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Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 on Copper Nanofoam Electrodes(Case 2262)
Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 on Copper Nanofoam ElectrodesPrincipal Investigator:Tayhas Palmore, Ph.D. ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry andSchool of EngineeringBrown UniversityProvidence, RIBrief Description:Researchers are continuously looking for ways to make use of CO2. A challenge has been that CO2 is very stable, and reducing it to a chem...
Published: 10/16/2015   |   Inventor(s): Tayhas Palmore
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Category(s): Energy, Environmental, Nanotechnology
Graphene-Based Environmental Barrier (Case 2120)
Principal Investigator:Robert Hurt, PhD, Professor School of EngineeringBrown UniversityProvidence, RIBrief Description:Toxic substances pose a huge threat to human health and the environment. The approach for containing toxic substances encompasses a wide range of technologies that include personal protective equipment for workers or military pers...
Published: 7/5/2012   |   Inventor(s): Robert Hurt
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Category(s): Engineering and Sensors, Environmental, Devices, Nanotechnology
Improved Method of Manufacturing Nanowire Nanoarray Memories (Case 1709)
Principal Investigator: John Savage, PhD, Professor Department of Computer ScienceBrown UniversityProvidence, RIBrief Description:Methods have been developed for growing nanowires (NWs) and carbon nanotubes (NTs) with diameters of a few nanometers and for assembling NWs into nanoarrays, crossbars containing two orthogonal sets of parallel wires on...
Published: 6/20/2012   |   Inventor(s): John Savage, Eric Rachlin, Andre Dehon, Charles Lieber
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Category(s): Devices, Diagnostics, Engineering and Sensors, Environmental, Metabolic diseases, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Oncology, Research Tools, Software, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Economical Ozone Treatment for Quality Fly Ash with Improved Performance (Case 1363)
Principal Investigators:Robert Hurt, PhD, ProfessorSchool of EngineeringEric Suuberg, PhD, ProfessorSchool of EngineeringBrown UniversityProvidence, RIBrief Description:Coal combustion fly ash is a useful additive in concrete due to its pozzolanic property or ability to react with calcium in concrete mixes and contribute to the formation of the cem...
Published: 6/11/2012   |   Inventor(s): Eric Suuberg, Robert Hurt, Yu-Ming Gao
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Category(s): Devices, Energy, Engineering and Sensors, Environmental, Instruments
Improved and Versatile Magnetic Field Sensor: A Magneto-Optoelectronic Device (Case 1424)
Principal Investigator:Arto Nurmikko, PhD, ProfessorSchool of EngineeringBrown UniversityProvidence, RIBrief Description:The ability to remotely sense magnetic fields without direct physical presence or contact with the field location is important in many industrial/commercial and military applications from environmental monitoring/testing to micro...
Published: 6/11/2012   |   Inventor(s): Arto Nurmikko
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Category(s): Devices, Energy, Engineering and Sensors, Environmental, Instruments, Research Tools
Micronized Hydrophobic Agents/Drugs for Superior Performance Medical and Otherwise (Case 1429)
Principal Investigator:Edith Mathiowitz, PhD, ProfessorDepartment of Bio Med Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & BiotechnologyBrown UniversityProvidence, RIBrief Description:Many hydrophobic agents, active and non-active, have utility in a variety of in vivo settings – medical and otherwise. Although techniques exist for preparing and f...
Published: 6/11/2012   |   Inventor(s): Edith Mathiowitz
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Category(s): Therapeutics, Drug Delivery, Environmental, Nanotechnology
Improved, Scalable, Optical Particle/Molecule Detector System by Solid State Energy Sources (Case 1494)
Principal Investigator:Arto Nurmikko, PhD, ProfessorSchool of EngineeringBrown UniversityProvidence, RIBrief Description:With environmental safety and defense/bioterrorism concerns, and the continuing drive for important medical breakthroughs, quick and accurate particle diagnostic capabilities have become increasingly important to identify and qua...
Published: 6/11/2012   |   Inventor(s): Arto Nurmikko, Richard Chang
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Category(s): Devices, Diagnostics, Energy, Engineering and Sensors, Environmental, Instruments, Metabolic diseases, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Oncology, Research Tools, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Nanostructured sorbent materials for capturing environmental mercury vapor (Case 1887)
Principal Investigator: Robert Hurt, PhD, ProfessorSchool of EngineeringBrown UniversityProvidence, RIBrief Description:Mercury is an environmental concern because of its toxicity. Elemental mercury is volatile and is therefore released as a vapor into the environment from a variety of human sources such as thermometers, thermostats and, notably, ...
Published: 3/9/2012   |   Inventor(s): Robert Hurt
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Category(s): Environmental, Nanotechnology, Engineering and Sensors
Improved, Modulated Release from Biocompatible Polymers for Effective Drug/Agent Delivery (Case 1277)
Principal Investigator:Edith Mathiowitz, PhD, ProfessorDepartment of Bio Med Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology Brown UniversityProvidence, RIBrief Description:Sustained release formulations have been prepared to provide a relatively constant release of prophylactics, therapeutics and diagnostic agents to more effecti...
Published: 2/8/2012   |   Inventor(s): Edith Mathiowitz, Christopher Thanos, Wendy Webber
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Category(s): Devices, Drug Delivery, Environmental, Nanotechnology, Therapeutics
Novel Quantum Dots and Nanowires for Photodetectors, Sensors, Solar Cells and Optics (Case 2050)
Principal Investigator:Domenico Pacifici, PhD, Assistant ProfessorSchool of EngineeringBrown UniversityProvidence, RIBrief Description:Germanium (Ge) nanostructure material can be used in optoelectronic devices and solar cells such as high-efficiency, quantum dot (QD) photodetectors, silicon (Si) and Ge heteronanowire (hetero-NW) solar cells, and e...
Published: 12/7/2011   |   Inventor(s): Domenico Pacifici, Alexander Zaslavsky
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Category(s): Devices, Engineering and Sensors, Nanotechnology, Research Tools, Energy, Instruments, Environmental
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