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Heather E. Canavan, Ph.D.

Heather E. Canavan, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering Center for Biomedical Engineering The University of New Mexico Dr. Canavan’s research areas include cell/surface interactions, bioactive polymers and biocompatibility, and the design of adaptive tools and devices for enhanced mobility.  Dr. Canavan’s lab, The Canavan Group, uses creative, diverse and interdisciplinary methods to explore both fundamental science and new research—all with the goal of creating practical, real-world …Read More

UNM Faculty Inventor Angela Wandinger-Ness to Receive the 2019 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow Award

Albuquerque, NM – April 11, 2019. Dr. Angela Wandinger-Ness has been chosen to receive the 2019 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow Award in recognition of her achievements as a leading innovator at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Wandinger-Ness is a Professor in the Department of Pathology, the Victor and Ruby Hansen Surface Endowed Professor in Cancer Cell Biology & Clinical Translation, and the Associate Director for Education, Training & Mentoring at …Read More

2019 STC.UNM Innovation Awards Dinner Will Honor University of New Mexico Inventors and STC Innovation Fellow

Albuquerque, NM – April 11, 2019.  STC.UNM will host its sixteenth annual Innovation Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building (SUB) Ballrooms B & C. The event will honor 58 faculty, staff and students who have received issued U.S. patents and registered U.S. copyrights/trademarks within the past year.  The 2019 STC.UNM Innovation Fellow Award will also be presented …Read More

Spring Rainforest Student Pitch Competition Kicks Off Ninth Event

STC and the UNM Innovation Academy kicked off their ninth Rainforest Student Pitch Competition on the evening of March 25 at Bow & Arrow Brewing Co.  This popular community event recognizes student entrepreneurs in the state. The pitch competition was an opportunity for aspiring student entrepreneurs to present their innovative ideas for products, services and technologies to local entrepreneurs, investors, and business professionals.  The competition is open to currently enrolled …Read More

Twelve U.S. Patents Issued to STC for UNM Technologies in January, February, and March

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued twelve U.S. patents to STC during the months of January, February, and December for technologies invented at the University of New Mexico. The patents, issued during STC’s 2019 fiscal 3rd quarter, are for a variety of technologies created by researchers in the Departments of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Chemistry, Pathology, Internal Medicine, Computer Science, Neurosurgery, …Read More

Peter C. Simons, Ph.D.

Peter C. Simons, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor Department of Pathology Health Sciences Dr. Simons  research areas include Modification of beads for flow cytometry; Small GTPases; Red fluorescent polystyrene beads from different precursor beads to measure the activiation of mulitple GTPases. PENDING U.S. PATENT APPLICATIONS (UNM-AFFILIATED) Biomarkers for Early Detection of Sepsis Activated GTPase-Based Assays and Kits for the Diagnosis of Sepsis and Other Infections ISSUED U.S. PATENTS (UNM-AFFILIATED) 7,189,519      Bead …Read More

New Collaborative Center at UNM Working with Air Force Research Lab to Advance High-Tech Manufacturing Technologies

New Mexico is fast becoming the place to be for the space and defense technology industries thanks to new partnerships with the UNM School of Engineering, local companies and startups and the Air Force’s national research lab in Albuquerque.  The emphasis is on rapid technology development, prototyping, and manufacturing through the use of AI and machine learning technologies.  The UNM/AFRL Agile Manufacturing Center, a joint lab located in UNM’s Science …Read More

Randall Starling, Ph.D.

Randall Starling, Ph.D. Senior Scientist 2 Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) The University of New Mexico Dr. Starling’s current research areas focus on alcohol and drug research; Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD); Prevention of drinking and drugs in adolescents; Research on HPV vaccine uptake; Mobile technology to deliver tailored information and feedback to users; and Identifying and correcting risky drinking behavior. REGISTERED U.S. TRADEMARK (UNM-AFFILIATED) 85/197,189, WAYTOSERVE®, …Read More

Japanese University Students Pitch Their Ideas at the Lobo Rainforest Building

Two groups of students from Japanese universities visited STC in February as participants in its Internship Academy.  The students spent a week receiving entrepreneurial training and pitch coaching from STC staff that culminated in pitch competitions where the students presented their ideas and technologies before Rainforest judges. Professor Toshiyuki Matsui from Osaka Prefecture University (OPU) brought five graduate students from the Graduate Schools of Engineering and Life and Environmental Science. …Read More

New Mexico Startup Receives $1.2 Million Grant from DOE and Follow-on State Funding for Its Solar Cell Technology

Local startup Osazda Energy, commercialization solar cell technology jointly developed at the University of New Mexico and the Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico by UNM Regents’ Professor Sang M. Han and his team, has received great news.  Osazda, a New Mexico Angels Start-Up Factory II-funded company, is developing innovative new materials that improve the efficiency and life of solar cells and panels for the photovoltaic market.   Solar cells today …Read More