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New grant to translate research to marketable product

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Kevin Leonard, Assistant Professor of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, was awarded an Innovation Corps grant from the Department of Defense. 

The I-Corps @ DoD grant seeks to commercialize a low-cost hydrogen generation technology that Leonard’s team developed recently as part of an Army Research Office Young Investigator grant.

The $70,000 grant will fund extensive training in product commercialization for Leonard and his graduate student, Joe Barforoush.  The team will learn from industry experts and ‘serial entrepreneurs’ who have helped train over 1000 I-Corps™ Teams in how to bring their innovations to market.

The goals of the I-Corps @ DoD program are “to spur the transition of fundamental research with potential defense relevance to the marketplace, to encourage collaboration between academia and industry, and to train students, faculty, and other researchers to understand innovation and entrepreneurship.” 

CEBC Calendar

March 4, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Allyn Kaufmann, US Whitespace & Innovation Lead
"Serial Innovation in Consumer Heathcare - Intersection of Chemistry and the Consumer"

March 10, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

March 25, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Nikola Juhasz, Global Technical Director, Sustainability
Sun Chemical Corporation, Carlstadt, NJ
"Sustainability of Packaging Industry"

April 1, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Sagar Sarsani, Project Leader
Sabic, Sugarland, TX
"Chemical Industry R&D Career Pathways"

April 12 & 13, Monday & Tuesday - Spring Advisory Boards Meeting
& Project Evaluations

1:00-3:00 p.m. each day, via Zoom
Click here to register

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