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APLU Names Six Public Research Universities as Finalists for 2018 Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities Awards

UNM one of six finalists Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named six public research institutions as finalists for its sixth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards. The winners will be announced at the association’s annual meeting, which will be held November 11-13 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The finalists — Colorado State University, Iowa State University, Montana State University, the University of …Read More

Pitch competition delivers creative solutions

UNM Innovation Academy students bring diverse product ideas The Rainforest Pitch Competition is more competitive than ever before. Students from a variety of majors entered the competition, with ideas ranging from a local kombucha company to an app that helps students choose courses and professors. “The Rainforest Pitch competition gets better and better each semester,” Innovation Academy’s program manager, Tiffini Porter said. “We love seeing what ideas our students come …Read More

Edl Schamiloglu, Ph.D.

Edl Schamiloglu, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Associate Dean for Research, School of Engineering The University of New Mexico Dr. Schamiloglu has disclosed six inventions, received four UNM-affiliated issued U.S. patents, and has one pending patent application for his magnetron technologies. Magnetrons are devices that generate microwaves using crossed electric and magnetic fields to produce high-power output required, for instance, in radar equipment.  Cathode performance plays …Read More

Second I-Corps Program Launching at the Lobo Rainforest Building

A second I-Corps-based entrepreneurial program will soon be launching at the Lobo Rainforest Building. The National Labs Lobo Rainforest I-Corps Site, funded by Sandia National Labs and the Air Force Research Lab and administered by STC.UNM (STC) and the UNM Innovation Academy (IA), will provide entrepreneurial training to researchers at the national labs who want to learn how to move their technologies out of the lab and into the marketplace. …Read More

Albuquerque’s Growing Startup Ecosystem Catches National Attention

A just released report by Startup Genome, a data and analysis organization devoted to startup ecosystem research, profiled Albuquerque, along with five other mid-sized US cities (Fresno, CA, Hartford, CT, New Orleans, LA, Reno, NV, and Springfield, MA) for their emerging startup ecosystems.  The study, “How Early-Stage Ecosystems Are Developing in the United States,” was funded by the Kauffman Foundation, and examines how these mid-tier cities (with smaller populations and …Read More

Local Startup Lens to Sell First Product

Local startup Lens will soon sell its first product at a December 6th launch party for the company at the Lobo Rainforest Building.   Lens is developing a technology to give online users control over their own data in an innovative peer-to-peer online communications program that circumvents current social media platforms to give users cloud-free online privacy and security.  The device, called a “Lumen,” is completely independent of social media “platform …Read More

UNM Distinguished Faculty and Inventor Receives National Honor

Dr. C. Jeffrey Brinker, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering and Fellow at Sandia National Labs, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Dr. Brinker is a prolific inventor at UNM who combines advanced materials science and biology to create innovative membranes, sensors, thin films, and nanoparticles that have a far-reaching and disruptive impact on cancer treatment, environmental remediation …Read More

Richard C. Harvey, Ph.D.

Richard C. Harvey, Ph.D. Research Professor, Department of Pathology Health Sciences The University of New Mexico Dr. Harvey has disclosed three inventions, received one UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patent, and has one pending patent application for his leukemia technologies. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children. High-risk B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) patients are fewer in number and have not been well studied. In the …Read More

Fourteen U.S. Patents Issued and One Trademark Registered for UNM Technologies in July, August, and September

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued fourteen U.S. patents and registered one trademark during July, August, and September for technologies invented at the University of New Mexico. The patents issued during STC.UNM’s 2019 fiscal 1st quarter are for a variety of technologies created by researchers in the Departments of  Pharmaceutical Sciences, Computer Science, Radiology, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pathology, Electrical & Computer Engineering, …Read More

STC.UNM Receives EDA University Center Grant

STC.UNM, the University of New Mexico’s technology-transfer and economic-development organization, announced today that it has received a University Center Grant from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support high-growth entrepreneurs and provide training and technical assistance at all UNM campuses.  The grants are awarded through an open and competitive process in five-year cycles across all six economic development regions as designated by the EDA.  UNM will join 58 other …Read More