The fifth annual MSU Innovation Celebration was Thursday, April 23, 2015, 4-6 p.m. in the Huntington Club on the 4th floor of Spartan Stadium.
This networking reception showcases innovative technologies and startups developed in campus labs, classrooms and beyond. We honor MSU researchers who reported an invention, licensed a technology or were awarded patents during the academic year, and recognize the winners of awards for innovation and achievement in technology transfer.
Keynote speaker Dr. Eric Fossum is one of the world's experts in solid-state image sensors, and a professor at Thayer School of Engineering in Dartmouth College. He invented the CMOS active pixel image sensor used in almost all cellphone cameras, webcams, digital cameras and in medical imaging, among other applications. He worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was CEO of two successful tech companies, and is a serial entrepreneur.
The MSU Innovation Center also celebrates the inaugural MSU Chapter members of the National Academy of Inventors.
Showcased technologies include:
Geo Yields: Precision Agricultural Technology
Bruno Basso | NAT SCI/Geological Sciences
Via MSUToday: MSU Lands First Drone
Phenometric Plant Growth Chamber
David Kramer | MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, NAT SCI/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Via MSUToday: MSU Advances Algae's Viability as a Biofuel
UNRAVEL: A Cognitive Task for Measuring Human Performance
Erik Altmann | SOC SCI/Dept of Psychology
Via MSUToday: Brief Interruptions Spawn Errors
Transparent Solar Technology
(TEC2014-0088, TEC2013-0066, TEC2012-0100, TEC2012-0086)
Richard Lunt | EGR/Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Via MSUToday: Solar Energy That Doesn't Block the View
Carbon Fiber Technology for Graphite & Composite Technology
(TEC2010-0014, TEC2010-0047. TEC2009-0029, TEC2008-0074, and TEC2008-0042)
Larry Drzal | EGR/Composite Materials and Structures Center, EGR/Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Via MSUToday: 'Small' Research at MSU Leads to Advances in Energy, Electronics
Variable Optical Control for Data Communication
Nelson Sepúlveda-Alancastro | EGR/Electrical & Computer Engineering
Via EGR News: Small Stuff, Big Impact
Purification Membrane for Protein Biotheraputics
Merlin Bruening | NAT SCI/Chemistry
Via MSUToday: MSU Invention Could Help Pharmaceutical Industry Save Money
Laura McCabe | NAT SCI/Physiology, MSU Radiology, MSU Toxicology
Via MSUToday: Females Fend off Gut Disease
MSU Startup: TreeBorn Products
Brian Polowniak, CEO
Dennis Fulbright, CTO