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Francesca Cavallo, Ph.D.

Francesca Cavallo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Center for High Technology Materials The University of New Mexico Dr. Cavallo leads a research program at the convergence of engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics, and biology. Her work addresses deep scientific questions while it establishes transformative solutions for energy production, healthcare, and national security. The cornerstone of Dr. Cavallo’s research work are inorganic sheets or thin slabs of …Read More

STC CEO Invited to Give Opening Remarks at APLU Meeting

In 2018, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) named The University of New Mexico an Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) awardee.  UNM won the IEP Place Award for exemplary initiatives resulting in social, cultural, or community development. The Place Award recognized UNM for its work, through STC, in creating the Lobo Rainforest Building at Innovate ABQ as a new model for other institutions to develop successful innovation economies …Read More

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

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued fifteen 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 2019 fiscal 4th quarter, are for a variety of technologies created by researchers in the Departments of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Chemistry, Pathology, Internal Medicine, …Read More

New Mexico Company Moving Medical Device Closer to Clinical Trials and Market

New Mexico startup Avisa Pharma, formed to commercialize breath-test technology created at The University of New Mexico, is moving closer to bringing its innovative medical device to market.  The technology was developed by UNM Associate Professor Graham Timmins from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the College of Pharmacy for the early detection and treatment of lung infections.  Avisa, a clinical-stage company, licenses the technology from STC and has developed …Read More

UNM Lab Using Its Sensor Monitoring Technology to Collaborate with Local Company to Monitoring the Structural Health of Structures

Under the leadership of Assistant Professor Fernando Moreu from the UNM Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering, the UNM Smart Management of Infrastructure Laboratory (SMILab) (http://smilab.unm.edu/) is collaborating with Sandia Peak Tramway to collect data using a low-cost wireless sensing platform that tests the structural health of industrial buildings, transportation systems, and other infrastructure systems.  Dr. Moreu and his team at the lab are developing next-generation smart sensing technologies …Read More

Enabling Vaccine Technology Has Limitless Potential

A vaccine technology developed at The University of New Mexico by Professors Bryce Chackerian and David Peabody continues to expand its ability to treat a growing number of infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and cancers.  Dr. David Peabody and Dr. Bryce Chackerian, professors in the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, are co-inventors of the VLP (virus-like particles) platform technology.  The faculty inventors have been collaborating since 2006 to develop various …Read More

The University of New Mexico Is Among Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico. June 20, 2019—The University of New Mexico (UNM) is again among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities granted U.S. utility patents during the 2018 calendar year, 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 translating university research and innovation. The …Read More

NMEDD’s Office of Science & Technology Announces New Technology Grant Program “New Mexico Technology Transfer Assistance Grants” (NM-TAG)

Funding Provided by the Technology Research Collaborative & NMEDD Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department is launching a new grant program to help facilitate the transfer of technology developed in the laboratory to businesses seeking to improve existing products or business procedures. The New Mexico Technology Transfer Assistance Grants (NM-TAG) are aimed to assist in the transfer and commercialization of technologies developed in New Mexico to …Read More

Spring I-Corps Entrepreneurial Training Program

The NSF-funded I-Corps (Innovation Corps) program at the Lobo Rainforest Building is a partnership between STC and the Innovation Academy.  The spring cohort of 14 commercialization teams in the NSF-funded I-Corps program completed the program’s 10-week entrepreneurial training, which started in February.  Teams this semester include one from the UNM Gallup branch campus and one from the UNM Taos branch campus.  Each team consists of a UNM faculty member, student, …Read More

Terry H. Wu, Ph.D.

Terry H. Wu, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine Center for Infectious Disease & Immunity Health Sciences The University of New Mexico Avisa Pharma, Inc. (STC Startup) Tularemia, also known as rabbit fever, is a highly debilitating and potentially fatal zoonotic disease. The natural incidence in humans is low, but it is considered a high priority for biodefense because the bacteria …Read More