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2012 STC.UNM Creative Awards Ceremony to Honor UNM Inventors

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STC.UNM will host an awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 25 from 5-7 pm at the UNM Science & Technology Park Rotunda to honor 44 faculty, staff and students who have received issued patents and disclosed copyrights within the past year.

Keynote speaker for the event will be Christopher C. Gallagher, Esq., Senior Policy Director of New Venture Advisors.  The 2012 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow Award will also be presented to Dr. Stephen D. Hersee in recognition of his achievements as one of the University of New Mexico's leading innovators.

The following UNM faculty, staff and students received issued patents and disclosed copyrights within the past year:

Mark R. Ackermann, Ph.D.
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Structure Function Monitor
U.S. Patent 8,103,045, issued January 24, 2012

Kateryna Artyushkova, Ph.D.
Dept. of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering and Center for Emerging Energy Technologies
Method for Multivariate Analysis of Confocal Temporal Image Sequences for Velocity Estimation
U.S. Patent 8,045,140, issued October 25, 2011

Plamen B. Atanassov, Ph.D.
Dept. of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Hybrid Thin Films that Incorporate Lamellar Phospholipid Layer Assemblies and Transmembrane Proteins
U.S. Patent 8,114,464, issued February 14, 2012

C. Jeffrey Brinker, Ph.D.
Depts. of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Method of Making Dense, Conformal, Ultra-Thin Cap Layers for Nanoporous Low-k ILD by Plasma Assisted Atomic Layer Deposition
U.S. Patent 7,947,579, issued May 24, 2011

Self-Assembly of Water Soluble Nanocrystals
U.S. Patent 8,092,595, issued January 10, 2012

Lee K. Brown, M.D.
Depts. of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and UNM Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
WinSomn Sleep Laboratory Database Solution
Disclosed October 5, 2011


Steven R. J. Brueck, Ph.D.
Depts. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics & Astronomy and the Center for High Technology Materials
Nanostructured Separation and Analysis Devices for Biological Membranes
U.S. Patent RE42,315, issued May 3, 2011
Integrated Affinity Microcolumns and Affinity Capillary Electrophoresis
U. S. Patent 7,959,861, issued June 14, 2011
Imaging Interferometric Microscopy
U.S. Patent 7,978,403, issued July 12, 2011
Epitaxial Growth of In-Plane Nanowires and Nanowire Devices
U.S. Patent 8,030,108, issued October 4, 2011
Nanofluidics for Bioseparation and Analysis
U.S. Patent 8,105,471, issued January 31, 2012
Structural Illumination and Evanescent Coupling for the Extension of Imaging Interferometric Microscopy
U.S. Patent 8,115,992, issued February 14, 2012

Paula Victoria Couselo, B.A.
New Mexico Center for Language Access
Language Access Specialist Certificate Program
Disclosed May 4, 2011

Terry W. Du Clos, M.D., Ph.D.
Depts. of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
C-Reactive Protein and Its Use to Treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Related Conditions
U.S. Patent 8,013,120, issued September 6, 2011

Bruce S. Edwards, Ph.D.
Dept. of Pathology and Center for Molecular Discovery
Flow Cytometry for High Throughput Screening
U.S. Patent 8,021,872, issued September 20, 2011

Mohamed S. El-Genk, Ph.D.
Depts. of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies
Methods and Apparatuses for Removal and Transport of Thermal Energy
U.S. Patent 8,073,096, issued December 6, 2011


Christie G. Enke, Ph.D.
Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Energy Focus for Distance of Flight Mass Spectrometry with Constant Momentum Acceleration and an Ion Mirror
U.S. Patent 7,947,950, issued May 24, 2011

Ion Focusing and Detection in a Miniature Linear Ion Trap for Mass Spectrometry
U. S. Patent 7,960,692, issued June 14, 2011

Yuliya Fedasenka, M.A.
New Mexico Center for Language Access
Language Access Specialist Certificate Program
Disclosed May 4, 2011

Mikhail I. Fuks, Ph.D.
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Magnetron Device with Mode Converter and Related Methods
U.S. Patent 8,018,159, issued September 13, 2011

Sang M. Han, Ph.D.
Depts. Chemical & Nuclear Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ultra-Thin High-Quality Germanium on Silicon by Low-Temperature Epitaxy and Insulator-Capped Annealing
U.S. Patent 7,968,438, issued June 28, 2011

Nanofluidics for Bioseparation and Analysis
U.S. Patent 8,105,471, issued January 31, 2012

Majeed M. Hayat, Ph.D.
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Center for High Technology Materials
System and Method for Reduction of Speckle Noise in an Image
U. S. Patent 7,961,975, issued June 14, 2011

Detector with Tunable Spectral Response
U.S. Patent 8,134,141, issued March 13, 2012

Infrared Retina
U.S. Patent 8,071,945, issued December 6, 2011

Stephen D. Hersee, Ph.D.
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Center for High Technology Materials
Thin-Walled Structures
U. S. Patent 7,968,359, issued June 28, 2011

Pulsed Growth of Catalyst-Free Growth of GaN Nanowires and Application in Group III Nitride Semiconductor Bulk Material
U.S. Patent 8,039,854, issued October 18, 2011

Linnea K. Ista, Ph.D.
Dept. of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering and Center for Biomedical  Engineering
Nanostructured Separation and Analysis Devices for Biological Membranes
U.S. Patent RE42,315, issued May 3, 2011

Integrated Affinity Microcolumns and Affinity Capillary Electrophoresis
U. S. Patent 7,959,861, issued June 14, 2011

Woo-Yong Jang, M.S.
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Center for High Technology Materials
Infrared Retina
U.S. Patent 8,071,945, issued December 6, 2011

Ying-Bing Jiang, Ph.D.
Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Method of Making Dense, Conformal, Ultra-Thin Cap Layers for Nanoporous Low-k ILD by Plasma Assisted Atomic Layer Deposition
U.S. Patent 7,947,579, issued May 24, 2011

Tariq A. Khraishi, Ph.D.
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Metal-Carbon Nanotube Composites for Enhanced Thermal Conductivity for Demanding or Critical Applications
U.S. Patent 7,998,367, issued August 16, 2011

Sanjay Krishna, Ph.D.
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Center for High Technology Materials
Infrared Retina
U.S. Patent 8,071,945, issued December 6, 2011

Detector with Tunable Spectral Response
U.S. Patent 8,134,141, issued March 13, 2012

Yuliya V. Kuznetsova, Ph.D.
Center for High Technology Materials
Imaging Interferometric Microscopy
U.S. Patent 7,978,403, issued July 12, 2011

Structural Illumination and Evanescent Coupling for the Extension of Imaging Interferometric Microscopy
U.S. Patent 8,115,992, issued February 14, 2012

Richard S. Larson, M.D., Ph.D.
Dept. of Pathology
Non-Invasive Diagnostic Agents of Cancer and Methods of Diagnosing Cancer, Especially Leukemia and Lymphoma
U.S. Patent 8,097,237, issued January 17, 2012

Seung-Chang Lee, Ph.D.
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Center for High Technology Materials
Epitaxial Growth of In-Plane Nanowires and Nanowire Devices
U.S. Patent 8,030,108, issued October 4, 2011

Steven A. Lopez, R.P.S.G.T.
UNM Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
WinSomn Sleep Laboratory Database Solution
Disclosed October 5, 2011

Shuang (Sean) Luan, Ph.D.
Depts. of Computer Science and Radiology
Single-Arc Dose Painting for Precision Radiation Therapy
U.S. Patent 8,014,494, issued September 6, 2011

John T. McGraw, Ph.D., Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Structure Function Monitor
U.S. Patent 8,103,045, issued January 24, 2012

Carolyn Mold, Ph.D.
Dept. of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
C-Reactive Protein and Its Use to Treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Related Conditions
U.S. Patent 8,013,120, issued September 6, 2011

Alexander Neumann, M.S.
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Center for High Technology Materials
Imaging Interferometric Microscopy
U.S. Patent 7,978,403, issued July 12, 2011

Structural Illumination and Evanescent Coupling for the Extension of Imaging Interferometric Microscopy
U.S. Patent 8,115,992, issued February 14, 2012

Jeffrey P. Norenberg, Pharm.D.
Division of Pharmacy Practice
Non-Invasive Diagnostic Agents of Cancer and Methods of Diagnosing Cancer, Especially Leukemia and Lymphoma
U.S. Patent 8,097,237, issued January 17, 2012

Marek A. Osiński, Ph.D.
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics & Astronomy and Center for High Technology Materials
Light-Emitting Device Having Injection-Lockable Semiconductor Ring Laser Monolithically Integrated with Master Laser
U.S. Patent 8,009,712, issued August 30, 2011

Dimiter N. Petsev, Ph.D.
Dept. of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Fabrication and Use of Semipermeable Membranes and Gels for the Control of Electrolysis
U.S. Patent 7,976,691, issued July 12, 2011

Nanofluidics for Bioseparation and Analysis
U.S. Patent 8,105,471, issued January 31, 2012

Omar K. Qassim, M.S., M.B.A.
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Light-Emitting Device Having Injection-Lockable Semiconductor Ring Laser Monolithically Integrated with Master Laser
U.S. Patent 8,009,712, issued August 30, 2011

Megan Mckenzie Rauch, A.S.
UNM Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
WinSomn Sleep Laboratory Database Solution
Disclosed October 5, 2011

Balu Santhanam, Ph.D.
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
System and Method for Reduction of Speckle Noise in an Image
U. S. Patent 7,961,975, issued June 14, 2011

Edl Schamiloglu, Ph.D.
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Magnetron Device with Mode Converter and Related Methods
U.S. Patent 8,018,159, issued September 13, 2011

Scott Sibbett, Ph.D.
Dept. of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering and Center for Biomedical Engineering
Fabrication and Use of Semipermeable Membranes and Gels for the Control of Electrolysis
U.S. Patent 7,976,691, issued July 12, 2011

Larry A. Sklar, Ph.D.
Dept. of Pathology and Center for Molecular Discovery
Flow Cytometry for High Throughput Screening
U.S. Patent 8,021,872, issued September 20, 2011

Gennady A. Smolyakov, Ph.D.
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Center for High Technology Materials
Light-Emitting Device Having Injection-Lockable Semiconductor Ring Laser Monolithically Integrated with Master Laser
U.S. Patent 8,009,712, issued August 30, 2011

Jean-Michel Tournier, Ph.D.
Dept. of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering and Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies
Methods and Apparatuses for Removal and Transport of Thermal Energy
U.S. Patent 8,073,096, issued December 6, 2011

Charles R. Truman, Ph.D.
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Dry Powder Inhaler with Aeroelastic Dispersion Mechanism
U.S. Patent 8,127,763, issued March 6, 2012

Wei Wang, Ph.D.
Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Organocatalysts and Methods of Use in Chemical Synthesis
U.S. 7,968,734, issued June 28, 2011

Organocatalysts and Methods of Use in Chemical Synthesis
U.S. Patent 8,084,641, issued December 27, 2011

Nathan J. Withers, M.S.
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Center for High Technology Materials
Light-Emitting Device Having Injection-Lockable Semiconductor Ring Laser Monolithically Integrated with Master Laser
U.S. Patent 8,009,712, issued August 30, 2011

Peter C. Zimmer, Ph.D.
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Structure Function Monitor
U.S. Patent 8,103,045, issued January 24, 2012

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