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David Whitten honored as 2020 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow

Article by Savanah Romero and Rachel Whitt UNM Rainforest Innovations (formally STC.UNM) announced its 2020 Innovation Fellow – an individual whose work is not only driven by the pursuit of innovation and knowledge, but also by the objective of positively impacting our society. David Whitten has more than 50 years of experience as a scientist and an academic. He joined The University of New Mexico in 2005 and has since …Read More

UNM Rainforest Innovations Technology Showcase

On August 26, UNM Rainforest Innovations (formerly STC.UNM) will host a virtual Innovation Showcase to feature the latest developments in research and technology from the University of New Mexico. Six researchers will present on both life-science and physical-science technologies. This virtual event will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and industry representatives to learn more about commercialization opportunities. UNM Rainforest Innovations is the technology-transfer and economic-development organization for the University of New Mexico …Read More

The University of New Mexico Ranks 2nd on Innovation Impact Report

A report released from the Bush Institute and Opus Faveo ranks the University of New Mexico 2nd among mid-sized research universities for innovation impact productivity. This is a substantial national ranking for the university. The report measures the impact universities and research institutions have on the U.S. economy and society based on their innovation. They rank institutions for overall innovation output and separately for productivity in converting research inputs (measured …Read More

9 U.S. Patents Issued to STC for UNM Technologies in April, May, and June

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued nine U.S. patents to STC during the months of April, May, and June for technologies invented at the University of New Mexico. The patents, issued during STC’s 2020 fiscal 4th quarter, are for a variety of technologies created by researchers in the Departments of Cell Biology & Physiology; Molecular Genetics and Microbiology; Internal Medicine; Chemical and Nuclear Engineering; Chemical and Biological …Read More

The University of New Mexico is Among Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2019

The University of New Mexico (UNM) is among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2019, according to a report published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). The report uses data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to highlight the important role patents play in university research and innovation. The report ranks the University of New Mexico 61st among …Read More

Company started by UNM professor receives $1.25 million grant

By Kim Delker May 30, 2020 A solar energy company started by a professor at The University of New Mexico has received a $1.25 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance a technology that could add significant life to solar panels. Osazda Energy was started in 2017 by Sang M. Han, professor of chemical and biological engineering at UNM. The company developed a …Read More

UNM Graduate Students Design Simple Ventilator for COVID-19 Patients

A couple from the University of New Mexico, graduate students Mostafa Peysokhan and Maryam Bahmani, have designed a simple yet effective ventilator for COVID-19 patients. States in the U.S. and countries all around the world are finding it increasingly difficult to procure new ventilators as the numbers of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. To help combat this issue, Mostafa and Maryam have designed a ventilator that is inexpensive to make …Read More

UNM School of Engineering Faculty and Students Producing Respirator Masks and Hand Sanitizer

The UNM School of Engineering faculty and students are hard at work producing face masks for medical workers at UNM and medical providers across the state. Christina Salas, an assistant professor of the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation at UNM and special assistant to the dean of the School of Engineering for Health Sciences Center relations, is coordinating these efforts. Heather Canavan, a professor in the Department of Chemical and …Read More

2020 Innovation Awards Webinar Recognizes Talented University Inventors

On April 28th, University of New Mexico faculty, staff, and student inventors were honored for their achievements. This year a webinar was hosted due to the pandemic. STC’s Innovation Awards Webinar recognized the accomplishments of UNM inventors who have received issued U.S. patents, trademarks, and registered copyrights within the past year. Between March 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020, 57 UNM inventors received issued U.S. patents for 54 technologies. Thirty-three patents were …Read More

One-on-One with Angela Wandinger-Ness

By Ellen Marks / Journal Assistant Business Editor Monday, April 20th, 2020 at 12:02am ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Angela Wandinger-Ness says going through the sweeping coronavirus pandemic bears some resemblance to the experience she had when the Chernobyl nuclear plant went into meltdown more than three decades ago. The University of New Mexico pathologist was doing postdoctoral fellowship training in Heidelberg, Germany, at the time. Wandinger-Ness says the community, deeply concerned …Read More