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Transparent Conducting Oxide Film – Indium Tin Oxide Alternative
11/26/18 01:40 PM EST
Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) is used as a transparent conducting oxide film in electronics, displays, windows and other devices. A highly reproducible and scalable process for making an ITO alternative that is highly transparent and has superior conductivity has been developed.

Bioprinting of Hybrid Tissue Engineering Constructs
11/26/18 01:18 PM EST
Researchers in Dr. Yunzhi Peter Yang’s lab have developed a 3D printing technology that can be used to form hybrid multi-material constructs incorporating a wide spectrum of materials (rigid and soft) and bioagents (such as cells and growth factors) with controlled spatial distribution across the hybrid structure.

A Wearable Microwave Meta-Skin with Tunable Frequency Selective and Cloaking Effects
11/26/18 12:57 PM EST
This technology is a multi-layered metamaterial-based “skin” that includes an array of liquid metal split ring resonators embedded in a stretchable elastomer, which can be used to benefit many electromagnetic applications.

Thermally Cured Thermoset Polymer Materials for Additive Manufacturing
11/26/18 12:50 PM EST
This technology provides on-demand thermal curing of polymer systems using nanoscale materials to efficiently convert light to heat. The conversion results in extreme temperatures near the nanoscale materials, which greatly enhances the rate of polymerization, achieving billion-fold enhancements of polymerization rates while preserving desired chemical control over the final products.

TechConnect 2018 Defense Innovation Awardees Announced!
09/27/18 01:32 PM EST
Hundreds of innovators to showcase technologies to military and corporate leadership at the Defense TechConnect Summit and Expo, taking place October 23-25 in Tampa.

Innovation Spotlight: Improved Natural Sorbents for Toxic Substance Remediation
09/26/18 12:31 PM EST
Modification of surface chemistries of natural sorbents improves performance and environmental viability for use in natural disasters.

Innovation Spotlight: Bio-inspired catalyst for electrolytic hydrogen production
09/26/18 12:26 PM EST
We have developed new electrode materials for electrolytic hydrogen generation that are inspired by the water splitting complex of photosynthetic organisms. Our catalysts are made from cheap and abundant metals (manganese and calcium) and are substantially more efficient than the chemical standard catalysts in neutral pH.

Innovation Spotlight: Vital signs detection while in motion using doppler radar
09/26/18 11:53 AM EST
This invention presents a new Doppler radar system, which is capable of extracting human vital signs in the presence of radar platform movement.