STC.UNM hosts its 11th annual awards dinner on Thursday, April 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the UNM Student Union Building (SUB) in Ballrooms B & C, in honor of 51 faculty, staff and students who have received issued patents and registered copyrights/trademarks within the past year. The 2014 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow Award will also be presented to Plamen B. Atanassov, professor in the Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering at UNM’s School of Engineering, for his achievements as one of the University of New Mexico’s leading innovators.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Thomas J. Stephenson, co-founder and managing general partner of Verge Fund, a local venture capital fund that invests in seed-stage, high-growth start-up companies in the Southwest. Several of Verge Fund’s portfolio companies were formed around UNM technologies. 

The following 51 UNM faculty, staff and students received issued patents and registered trademarks within the past year (April 2013-February 2014)

Ladan Arissian, Ph.D.Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Scanning Phase Intracavity Nanoscope
U.S. Patent No. 8,446,592, issued on 5/21/2013
Systems and Methods Having a Frequency Comb
U.S. Patent No. 8,488,639, issued on 7/16/2013
 
Plamen B. Atanassov, Ph.D. Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Biofuel Cell Electrocatalysts Utilizing Enzyme-Carbon Nanotube Adducts
U.S. Patent No. 8,642,308, issued on 2/4/2014
 
Susan R. Atlas, Ph.D. Department of Physics & Astronomy
Identification of Novel Subgroups of High-Risk Pediatric Precursor B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Outcome Correlations and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods Related to Same
U.S. Patent No. 8,568,974, issued on 10/29/2013
 
Ganesh Balakrishnan, Ph.D. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Misfit Dislocation Forming Interfacial Self-Assembly for Growth of Highly-Mismatched III-Sb Alloys
U.S. Patent No. 8,410,523, issued on 4/2/2013
Optically-Pumped Reconfigurable Antenna Systems (OPRAS)
U.S. Patent No. 8,482,465, issued on 7/9/2013
Semiconductor Epitaxy on Diamond for Heat Spreading Applications
U.S. Patent No. 8,609,461, issued on 12/17/2013
 
Cristian G. Bologa, Ph.D.
Department of Internal Medicine
Compounds for Binding to ER Alpha/Beta and GPR30, Methods of Treating Disease States and Conditions Mediated Through These Receptors and Identification Thereof
U.S. Patent No. 8,487,100, issued on 7/16/2013
 
C. Jeffrey Brinker, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Freezing Assisted Fabrication of Nano and Micro Hollow Cubic Metal Oxides
U.S. Patent No. 8,501,057, issued on 8/6/2013
 
Steven R. J. Brueck, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Self-Aligned Spatial Frequency Doubling
U.S. Patent No. 8,426,121, issued on 4/23/2013
Structural Illumination and Evanescent Coupling for the Extension of Imaging Interferometric Microscopy
U.S. Patent No. 8,526,105, issued on 9/3/2013
Epitaxial Growth of In-Plane Nanowires and Nanowire Devices
U.S. Patent No. 8,557,622, issued on 10/15/2013
 
I-Ming Chen, D.V.M.
Department of Pathology
Identification of Novel Subgroups of High-Risk Pediatric Precursor B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Outcome Correlations and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods Related to Same
U.S. Patent No. 8,568,974, issued on 10/29/2013
 
Christos G. Christodoulou, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Optically-Pumped Reconfigurable Antenna Systems (OPRAS)
U.S. Patent No. 8,482,465, issued on 7/9/2013
 
Daniel F. Cimino, M.S.
Department of Cell Biology & Physiology
Compounds for Binding to ER Alpha/Beta and GPR30, Methods of Treating Disease States and Conditions Mediated through These Receptors and Identification Thereof
U.S. Patent No. 8,487,100, issued on 7/16/2013
 
Thomas S. Corbitt, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Surface Grafted Conjugated Polymers
U.S. Patent No. 8,455,265, issued on 6/4/2013
Materials Incorporating Antimicrobial Polymers
U.S. Patent No. 8,598,053, issued on 12/3/2013
Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Capsules: Light-Activated Antimicrobials
U.S. Patent No. 8,618,009, issued on 12/31/2013
 
L. Ralph Dawson, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Misfit Dislocation Forming Interfacial Self-Assembly for Growth of Highly-Mismatched III-Sb Alloys
U.S. Patent No. 8,410,523, issued on 4/2/2013
 
Vojo P. Deretic, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Diagnosis of Infection in the Lungs of Patients
U.S. Patent No. RE44,533, issued on 10/8/2013
 
Jean-Claude Diels, Ph.D.
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Scanning Phase Intracavity Nanoscope
U.S. Patent No. 8,446,592, issued on 5/21/2013
Systems and Methods Having a Frequency Comb
U.S. Patent No. 8,488,639, issued on 7/16/2013
 
Bruce S. Edwards, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
Compounds for Binding to ER Alpha/Beta and GPR30, Methods of Treating Disease States and Conditions Mediated Through These Receptors and Identification Thereof
U.S. Patent No. 8,487,100, issued on 7/16/2013
Flow Cytometry for High Throughput Screening
U.S. Patent No. 8,637,261, issued on 1/28/2014
 
Hongyou Fan, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Method of Making Nanoporous, Hydrophobic Coatings
U.S. Patent No. 8,425,981, issued on 4/23/2013
 
Andrew Frauenglass
Center for High Technology Materials
Self-Aligned Spatial Frequency Doubling
U.S. Patent No. 8,426,121, issued on 4/23/2013
 
Steven W. Graves, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Synthesis of Stable Elastomeric Negative Acoustic Contrast Particles
U.S. Patent No. 8,658,734, issued on 2/25/2014
 
Sang M. Han, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
High Resolution Focusing and Separation of Proteins in Nanofluidic Channels
U.S. Patent No. 8,623,192, issued on 1/7/2014
 
Richard C. Harvey, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
Identification of Novel Subgroups of High-Risk Pediatric Precursor B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Outcome Correlations and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods Related to Same
U.S. Patent No. 8,568,974, issued on 10/29/2013
 
Majeed M. Hayat, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lens-Less Digital Microscope
U.S. Patent No. 8,624,968, issued on 1/7/2014
Spectral Ratio Contrast for Edge Detection in Spectral Images
U.S. Patent No. 8,649,607, issued on 2/11/2014
 
Elizabeth L. Hedberg-Dirk, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Polymer Scaffold Degradation Control Via Chemical Control
U.S. Patent No. 8,648,167, issued on 2/11/2014
 
Stephen D. Hersee, Ph.D. (Emeritus)
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Pulsed Growth of Catalyst-Free Growth of GaN Nanowires and Application in Group III Nitride Semiconductor Bulk Material
U.S. Patent No. 8,410,496, issued on 4/2/2013
Integration of LED Driver Circuit with LED
U.S. Patent No. 8,455,856, issued on 6/4/2013
Lens-Less Digital Microscope
U.S. Patent No. 8,624,968, issued on 1/7/2014
Nanowires, Nanowire Networks and Methods for their Formation and Use
U.S. Patent No. 8,658,519, issued on 2/25/2014
 
Kerry J. Howe, Ph.D.
Department of Civil Engineering
High Water Recovery from Desalination Systems Using Ion Exchange Technology
U.S. Patent No. 8,557,119, issued on 10/15/2013
 
Linnea K. Ista, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Surface Grafted Conjugated Polymers
U.S. Patent No. 8,455,265, issued on 6/4/2013
Materials Incorporating Antimicrobial Polymers
U.S. Patent No. 8,598,053, issued on 12/3/2013
 
Tariq A. Khraishi, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dental Compositions Based on NanoComposites for Use in Filling and Dental Crowns
U.S. Patent No. 8,426,489, issued on 4/23/2013
 
Sanjay Krishna, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Spectral Ratio Contrast for Edge Detection in Spectral Images
U.S. Patent No. 8,649,607, issued on 2/11/2014
 
Yuliya V. Kuznetsova, Ph.D.
Center for High Technology Materials
Structural Illumination and Evanescent Coupling for the Extension of Imaging Interferometric Microscopy
U.S. Patent No. 8,526,105, issued on 9/3/2013
 
Richard S. Larson, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
Non-Invasive Diagnostic Agents of Cancer and Methods of Diagnosing Cancer, Especially Leukemia and Lymphoma
U.S. Patent No. 8,435,489, issued on 5/7/2013
 
Seung Chang Lee, Ph.D.
Center for High Technology Materials
Epitaxial Growth of In-Plane Nanowires and Nanowire Devices
U.S. Patent No. 8,557,622, issued on 10/15/2013
 
Shuang (Sean) Luan, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science
System and Method for Using a Dynamic Gamma Knife for Radiosurgery
U.S. Patent No. 8,654,923, issued on 2/18/2014
 
Yubin Miao, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Compounds and Methods for Use in Diagnosing and Treating Melanoma, Including Metastatic Melanoma and Methods Related to Same
U.S. Patent No. 8,603,435, issued on 12/10/2013
 
Victor Manuel Murray Herrera, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
System and Methods of Amplitude-Modulation Frequency-Modulation (AM-FM) Demodulation for Image and Video Processing
U.S. Patent No. 8,515,201, issued on 8/20/2013
 
Alexander Neumann, Ph.D.
Center for High Technology Materials
Structural Illumination and Evanescent Coupling for the Extension of Imaging Interferometric Microscopy
U.S. Patent No. 8,526,105, issued on 9/3/2013
 
Jeffrey P. Norenberg, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Program
Non-Invasive Diagnostic Agents of Cancer and Methods of Diagnosing Cancer, Especially Leukemia and Lymphoma
U.S. Patent No. 8,435,489, issued on 5/7/2013
Non-Invasive Diagnostic Agents and Methods of Diagnosing Infectious Disease
U.S. Patent No. 8,623,322, issued on 1/7/2014
 
Tudor I. Oprea, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Internal Medicine
Compounds for Binding to ER Alpha/Beta and GPR30, Methods of Treating Disease States and Conditions Mediated Through These Receptors and Identification Thereof
U.S. Patent No. 8,487,100, issued on 7/16/2013
 
Marek A. OsiƄski, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Halide-Based Scintillator Nanomaterial
U.S. Patent No. 8,431,041, issued on 4/30/2013
 
Marios S. Pattichis, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
System and Methods of Amplitude-Modulation Frequency-Modulation (AM-FM) Demodulation for Image and Video Processing
U.S. Patent No. 8,515,201, issued on 8/20/2013
 
Dimiter N. Petsev, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Synthesis of Stable Elastomeric Negative Acoustic Contrast Particles
U.S. Patent No. 8,658,734, issued on 2/25/2014
 
James F. Plusquellic, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
System and Methods for Generating Unclonable Security Keys in Integrated Circuits
U.S. Patent No. 8,610,454, issued on 12/17/2013
 
Eric R. Prossnitz, Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology & Physiology
Compounds for Binding to ER Alpha/Beta and GPR30, Methods of Treating Disease States and Conditions Mediated Through These Receptors and Identification Thereof
U.S. Patent No. 8,487,100, issued on 7/16/2013
 
Larry A. Sklar, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
Compounds for Binding to ER Alpha/Beta and GPR30, Methods of Treating Disease States and Conditions Mediated Through These Receptors and Identification Thereof
U.S. Patent No. 8,487,100, issued on 7/16/2013
Flow Cytometry for High Throughput Screening
U.S. Patent No. 8,637,261, issued on 1/28/2014
 
Gennady A. Smolyakov, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Halide-Based Scintillator Nanomaterial
U.S. Patent No. 8,431,041, issued on 4/30/2013
 
Mahmoud R. Taha, Ph.D.
Department of Civil Engineering
Generation of Polymer Concretes Incorporating Carbon Nanotubes
U.S. Patent No. 8,426,501, issued on 4/23/2013
 
Youssef Antoine Tawk, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Optically-Pumped Reconfigurable Antenna Systems (OPRAS)
U.S. Patent No. 8,482,465, issued on 7/9/2013
 
Bruce M. Thomson, Ph.D.
Department of Civil Engineering
High Water Recovery from Desalination Systems Using Ion Exchange Technology
U.S. Patent No. 8,557,119, issued on 10/15/2013
 
Graham S. Timmins, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
MPF(TM)
Trademark No. 4,392,561, registered on 8/27/2013
Diagnosis of Infection in the Lungs of Patients
U.S. Patent No. RE44,533, issued on 10/8/2013
 
Alan E. Tomkinson, Ph.D.
Department of Internal Medicine
Compounds that Inhibit Human DNA Ligases and Methods of Treating Cancer
U.S. Patent No. 8,445,537, issued on 5/21/2013
 
Peter V. Vorobieff, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Optical Phase Shift Fluid Flow Velocity Measurement Mechanism
U.S. Patent No. 8,567,259, issued on 10/29/2013
 
David G. Whitten, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Surface Grafted Conjugated Polymers
U.S. Patent No. 8,455,265, issued on 6/4/2013
Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Capsules: Light-Activated Antimicrobials
U.S. Patent No. 8,618,009, issued on 12/31/2013
Materials Incorporating Antimicrobial Polymers
U.S. Patent No. 8,598,053, issued on 12/3/2013
 
Cheryl L. Willman, M.D.
Department of Pathology
Identification of Novel Subgroups of High-Risk Pediatric Precursor B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Outcome Correlations and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods Related To Same
U.S. Patent No. 8,568,974, issued on 10/29/2013