Ten NC State engineering faculty recognized for innovation

December 14, 2009

 2009 Innovation Showcase and Awards Ceremony
2009 Innovation Showcase and Awards Ceremony

Ten North Carolina State University engineering faculty were recognized during the 2009 Innovation Showcase and Awards Ceremony hosted by the NC State Office of Technology Transfer and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development on Dec. 8.

Researchers recognized for patents issued during 2009 were Dr. Orlin Velev, Dr. Ruben Carbonell and Dr. George Roberts of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Dr. Melur Ramasubramanian of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

The four start-up companies honored at the event were founded by College of Engineering faculty.

The companies included GaNDevices, founded by Dr. Doug Barlage of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dr. Mark Johnson of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Genesis Semiconductor, Inc., founded by Dr. Alex Huang of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ligamar, founded by Carbonell and Dr. Patrick Gurgel of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; and Tec-Cel, Inc., founded by Dr. Peter Fedkiw and Dr. Saad Khan of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Dr. Xiangwu Zhang of the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science.