Members of the UNM community who received patents in 2015.

JACOB AGOLA, PH.D.

Department of Pathology

Rab7 GTPase Inhibitors and Related Methods of Treatment

U.S. Patent No. 8,765,803, issued on July 1, 2014

LADAN ARISSIAN, PH.D.

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Multi Comb Generation with a Mode Locked Laser Cavity

U.S. Patent No. 8,929,408, issued January 6, 2015

PLAMEN B. ATANASSOV, PH.D.

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Biofuel Cell Electrocatalysts Utilizing Enzyme-Carbon Nanotube Adducts

Patent No. 8,871,483, issued October 28, 2014

Monodispersed Particles Fabricated by Microfluidic Device

Patent No. 8,911,864, issued December 16, 2014

Oxygen Side Electrode for a Fuel Cell

Patent No. 8,945,791, issued February 3, 2015

SOFIA M. BABANOVA, PH.D.

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Biofuel Cell Electrocatalysts Utilizing Enzyme-Carbon Nanotube Adducts

Patent No. 8,871,483, issued October 28, 2014

C. JEFFREY BRINKER, PH.D.

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Durable Polymer/Aerogel-Based Superhydrophobic Coatings, a Composite Material

Patent No. 8,663,742, issued March 4, 2014

Porous Nanoparticle-Supported Lipid Bilayer Nanostructures

Patent No. 8,734,816, issued May 27, 2014

Aerosol Fabrication Methods for Monodisperse Nanoparticles

Patent No. 8,864,045, issued October 21, 2014

Protocells and Their Use for Targeted Delivery of Multicomponent Cargos to Cancer Cells

Patent No. 8,992,984, issued March 31, 2015

DAVID C. BROWN, M.S.

Health Sciences Center Laboratory/Animal Resource Facility

Detection of Bioagents Using a Shear Horizontal Surface Acoustic Wave Biosensor

Patent No. 8,709,791, issued April 29, 2014

STEVEN R. J. BRUECK, PH.D.

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Large Area Patterning Using Interferometric Lithography

Patent No. 8,685,628, issued April 1, 2014

Epitaxial Growth of In-Plane Nanowires and Nanowire Devices

Patent No. 8,785,226, issued July 22, 2014

Plasmonic Detectors

Patent No. 8,835,851, issued September 16, 2014

Fabrication of Optical-Quality Facets Vertical to an (001) Orientation Substrate by Selective Epitaxial Growth

Patent No. 8,841,756, issued September 23, 2014

Integrated Affinity Microcolumns and Affinity Capillary Electrophoresis

Patent No. 8,895,321, issued November 25, 2014

Method and Apparatus for Fabrication of Controlled Chirp Gratings

Patent No. 8,908,724, issued December 12, 2014

Selective Nanoscale Growth of Lattice Mismatched Materials

Patent No. 8,980,730, issued March 17, 2015

VINCE D. CALHOUN, PH.D.

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

3D and 4D Magnetic Susceptibility Tomography Based on Complex MR Images

Patent No. 8,886,283, issued November 11, 2014

ERIC C. CARNES, PH.D.

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Porous Nanoparticle-Supported Lipid Bilayer Nanostructures

Patent No. 8,734,816, issued May 27, 2014

Protocells and Their Use for Targeted Delivery of Multicomponent Cargos to Cancer Cells

Patent No. 8,992,984, issued March 31, 2015

BRYCE CHACKERIAN, PH.D.

Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Protocells and Their Use for Targeted Delivery of Multicomponent Cargos to Cancer Cells

Patent No. 8,992,984, issued March 31, 2015

ALEXANDRE CHIGAEV, PH.D.

Department of Pathology

Method for Integrin Ligand Discovery

Patent No. 8,911,952, issued December 16, 2014

ABHAYA K. DATYE, PH.D.

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Synthesis of Pd Particles by Alcohols-Assisted Photoreduction for Use in Supported Catalysts

Patent No. 8,962,512, issued February 24, 2015

LORRAINE M. DECK, PH.D.

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Therapeutic Curcumin Derivatives

Patent No. 8,841,326, issued September 23, 2014

Substituted CIS- and Trans-Stilbenes as Therapeutic Agents

Patent No. 8,980,954, issued March 17, 2015

VOJO P. DERETIC, PH.D.

Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Rationally Improved Isoniazid and Ethionamide Derivatives and Activity Through Selective Isotopic Substitution

Patent No. 8,921,569, issued December 30, 2014

JEAN-CLAUDE DIELS, PH.D.

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Multi Comb Generation with a Mode Locked Laser Cavity

Patent No. 8,929,408, issued January 6, 2015

RAVI V. DURVASULA, M.D.

Department of Internal Medicine

Fluorescent Fusion Polypeptides and Methods of Use

Patent No. 8,877,898, issued November 4, 2014

BRUCE S. EDWARDS, PH.D.

Department of Pathology

Methods and Related Compositions for the Treatment of Cancer

Patent No. 8,835,506, issued September 16, 2014

ANDREW FRAUENGLASS

Center for High Technology Materials

Large Area Patterning Using Interferometric Lithography

Patent No. 8,685,628, issued April 1, 2014

STEVEN W. GRAVES, PH.D.

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Multinode Acoustic Focusing for Parallel Flow Cytometry Analysis Applications

Patent No. 8,830,451, issued September 9, 2014

PAMELA HALL, PH.D.

Department of Pathology

Detection of Bioagents Using a Shear Horizontal Surface Acoustic Wave Biosensor

Patent No. 8,709,791, issued April 29, 2014

SANG M. HAN, PH.D.

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Selective Epitaxial Overgrowth Comprising Air Gaps

Patent No. 8,937,366, issued January 20, 2015

MARK K. HAYNES, PH.D.

Center for Molecular Discovery

Methods and Related Compositions for the Treatment of Cancer

Patent No. 8,835,506, issued September 16, 2014

ELIZABETH L. HEDBERG-DIRK, PH.D.

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Electrospun Fiber Mats from Polymers Having a Low Tm, Tg, or Molecular Weight

Patent No. 8,809,212, issued August 19, 2014

STEPHEN D. HERSEE, PH.D.

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Pulsed Growth of Catalyst-Free Growth of GaN Nanowires and Applications in Group III Nitride Semiconductor Bulk Material

Patent No. 8,716,045, issued May 6, 2014

Integration of LED Driver Circuit with LED

Patent No. 8,866,125, issued October 21, 2014

Solid-State Microscope for Selectively Imaging a Sample

Patent No. 8,964,020, issued February 24, 2015

BRIAN L. HJELLE, PH.D.

Department of Pathology

Detection of Bioagents using a Shear Horizontal Surface Acoustic Wave Biosensor

Patent No. 8,709,791, issued April 29, 2014

LUCY A. HUNSAKER

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Therapeutic Curcumin Derivatives

Patent No. 8,841,326, issued September 23, 2014

LINNEA K. ISTA, PH.D.

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Structure, Synthesis, and Applications for Oligo Phenylene Ethynylenes

Patent No. 8,753,570, issued June 17, 2014

Integrated Affinity Microcolumns and Affinity Capillary Electrophoresis

Patent No. 8,895,321, issued November 25, 2014

DAVID J. KELLER, PH.D.

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Structure, Synthesis, and Applications for Oligo Phenylene Ethynylenes

Patent No. 8,753,570, issued June 17, 2014

SANJAY KRISHNA, PH.D.

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Plasmonic Detectors

Patent No. 8,835,851, issued September 16, 2014

RICHARD S. LARSON, M.D., PH.D.

Department of Pathology

Detection of Bioagents Using a Shear Horizontal Surface Acoustic Wave Biosensor

Patent No. 8,709,791, issued April 29, 2014

Noninvasive Diagnostic Agents of Cancer and Methods of Diagnosing Cancer, Especially Leukemia and Lymphoma

Patent No. 8,834,838, issued September 16, 2014

SEUNG-CHANG LEE, PH.D.

Center for High Technology Materials

Epitaxial Growth of In-Plane Nanowires and Nanowire Devices

Patent No. 8,785,226, issued July 22, 2014

Plasmonic Detectors

Patent No. 8,835,851, issued September 16, 2014

Fabrication of Optical-Quality Facets Vertical to a (001) Orientation Substrate by Selective Epitaxial Growth

Patent No. 8,841,756, issued September 23, 2014

Selective Nanoscale Growth of Lattice Mismatched Materials

Patent No. 8,980,730, issued March 17, 2015

ZAYD LESEMAN, PH.D.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Carbon Fiber Foam Composites and Methods for Making the Same

Patent No. 8,679,381, issued March 25, 2014

Generation of Metal and Alloy Micron, Submicron, or Nanoparticles in Simple, Rapid Process

Patent No. 8,709,126, issued April 29, 2014

GABRIEL P. LOPEZ, PH.D.

Chemical & Biological Engineering

Structure, Synthesis, and Applications for Oligo Phenylene Ethynylenes

Patent No. 8,753,570, issued June 17, 2014

Multinode Acoustic Focusing for Parallel Flow Cytometry Analysis Applications

Patent No. 8,830,451, issued September 9, 2014

Integrated Affinity Microcolumns and Affinity Capillary Electrophoresis

Patent No. 8,895,321, issued November 25, 2014

SHUANG (SEAN) LUAN, PH.D.

Department of Computer Science

System and Methods of Photon-Based Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery Delivery

Patent No. 8,835,877, issued September 16, 2014

DEBRA A. MACKENZIE, PH.D.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Methods and Related Compositions for the Treatment of Cancer

Patent No. 8,835,506, issued September 16, 2014

VICTOR MANUEL MURRAY HERRERA, PH.D.

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

System and Methods of Regularized Optimization for Matrix Factorization and Image and Video Reconstruction

Patent No. 8,908,992, issued December 9, 2014

JEFFREY P. NORENBERG, PHARM.D., PH.D.

College of Pharmacy

Noninvasive Diagnostic Agents of Cancer and Methods of Diagnosing Cancer, Especially Leukemia and Lymphoma

Patent No. 8,834,838, September 16, 2014

TUDOR I. OPREA, M.D., PH.D.

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Methods and Related Compositions for the Treatment of Cancer

Patent No. 8,835,506, issued September 16, 2014

Bifunctional Metnase/Intnase Inhibitors and Related Compositions and Methods of Treatment of Cancer

Patent No. 8,889,689, issued November 18, 2014

ROBERT A. ORLANDO, PH.D.

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Therapeutic Curcumin Derivatives

Patent No. 8,841,326, issued September 23, 2014

MAREK A. OSIŃSKI, PH.D.

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Nanocrystalline Optically-Based Neutron Irradiation History Sensor

Patent No. 8,680,469, issued March 25, 2014

MARIOS S. PATTICHIS, PH.D.

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

System and Methods of Regularized Optimization for Matrix Factorization and Image and Video Reconstruction

Patent No. 8,908,992, issued December 9, 2014

DAVID PEABODY, PH.D.

Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Protocells and Their Use for Targeted Delivery of Multicomponent Cargos to Cancer Cells

Patent No. 8,992,984, issued March 31, 2015

DIMITER N. PETSEV, PH.D.

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Monodispersed Particles Fabricated by Microfluidic Device

Patent No. 8,911,864, issued December 16, 2014

MANSOOR SHEIK-BAHAE, PH.D.

Department of Physics & Astronomy

All-Solid-State Optical Cryocooler Using Intracavity Optically Pumped Semiconductor Lasers and a Method of Making the Same

Patent No. 8,720,219, issued May 13, 2014

LAUREL O. SILLERUD, PH.D.

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Biological Detector and Method

Patent No. 8,698,494, issued April 15, 2014

LARRY A. SKLAR, PH.D.

Department of Pathology

Rab7 GTPase Inhibitors and Related Methods of Treatment

Patent No. 8,765,803, issued July 1, 2014

Methods and Related Compositions for the Treatment of Cancer

Patent No. 8,835,506, issued September 16, 2014

Bifunctional Metnase/Intnase Inhibitors and Related Compositions and Methods of Treatment of Cancer

Patent No. 8,889,689, issued November 18, 2014

Method for Integrin Ligand Discovery

Patent No. 8,911,952, issued December 16, 2014

ZURAB SURVILADZE, PH.D.

Department of Pathology

Rab7 GTPase Inhibitors and Related Methods of Treatment

Patent No. 8,765,803, issued July 1, 2014

TODD A. THOMPSON, PH.D.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Methods and Related Compositions for the Treatment of Cancer

Patent No. 8,835,506, issued September 16, 2014

GRAHAM S. TIMMINS, PH.D.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Rationally Improved Isoniazid and Ethionamide Derivatives and Activity Through Selective Isotopic Substitution

Patent No. 8,921,569, issued December 30, 2014

DAVID L. VANDER JAGT, PH.D.

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Therapeutic Curcumin Derivatives

Patent No. 8,841,326, issued September 23, 2014

Substituted CIS- and Trans-Stilbenes as Therapeutic Agents

Patent No. 8,980,954, issued March 17, 2015

ANGELA WANDINGER-NESS, PH.D.

Department of Pathology

Rab7 GTPase Inhibitors and Related Methods of Treatment

Patent No. 8,765,803, issued July 1, 2014

WEI WANG, PH.D.

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Bifunctional Metnase/Intnase Inhibitors and Related Compositions and Methods of Treatment of Cancer

Patent No. 8,889,689, issued November 18, 2014

WALKER R. WHARTON, PH.D.

Department of Pathology

Protocells and Their Use for Targeted Delivery of Multicomponent Cargos to Cancer Cells

Patent No. 8,992,984, issued March 31, 2015

DAVID G. WHITTEN, PH.D.

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Structure, Synthesis, and Applications for Oligo Phenylene Ethynylenes

Patent No. 8,753,570, issued June 17, 2014

CHERYL L. WILLMAN, M.D.

Department of Pathology

Protocells and Their Use for Targeted Delivery of Multicomponent Cargos to Cancer Cells

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