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US-Issued Patents, Oct-Dec 2020

University of Nebraska-Lincoln logoThe following list includes all U.S.-issued patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers from Oct. 1, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2020, as reported by NUtech Ventures.

  • Leidenfrost Droplet Microfluidics; Sidy Ndao, Dennis Alexander, George Gogos, Troy Anderson, Craig Zuhlke; 10,792,660
  • Hydrogel Microphone; Li Tan, Yang Gao, Qin Zhou, Yongmei Chen; 10,801,906
  • Effective Hair Styling Compositions and Processes; Yiqi Yang, Helan Xu, Kaili Song; 10,828,246

Top Sponsored Awards, November 2020

University of Nebraska-Lincoln logoThese are awards from public entities, including all arts and humanities grants of $10,000 or more and all other grants of $200,000 or more between October 16 and November 15, 2020, as reported through NUgrant:

  • Ozan Ciftci (and colleagues D. Ciftci and R. Hutkins); FDST; $481,960; Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture; An Innovative Green Platform Technology to Manufacture Novel Multifunctional Hollow Solid Lipid Micro- and Nanoparticles
  • Evgeny Tsymbal; PHYS; $375,005; University of Wisconsin; Engineered Quantum Heterostructures with Epitaxial Antiperovskites

Ciftci receives LIST International Award in Bioinnovation

Dr. Ozan CiftciOzan Ciftci has received the LIST International Award in Bioinnovation from the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology. The award honors the most outstanding research in the areas of bioavailability of nutrients, nutrient transport or nutrient effectiveness on a cellular level. Ciftci was honored for his discovery of a novel, green-based approach to improve the bioaccessibility of curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric that has the potential to help prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer and other diseases. (12/7/20)

Takacs named AAAS fellow

Dr. James TakacsJames Takacs is one of four Nebraska faculty to be named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. Takacs was elected for distinguished contributions to synthetic organic chemistry, commitment to mentoring and excellence in postsecondary chemical education, and the advancement of science through academic administration. (11/24/20)

Iverson team earns grant to improve nitric oxide sensors

Dr. Nicole IversonA team led by Nicole Iverson has earned a $1.77 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to make nitric oxide sensors easy to use and to utilize them to study both healthy and diseased cells. (11/11/20)

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