Multiple-use Corn zein-based Biodegradable Resins, Sheets, and Films are an attractive alternative to plastic
This technology is a process for preparing biodegradable resins comprised of corn zein and fatty acids and forming the resins into sheets, thin films, and similar products useful in a broad range of food packaging and agricultural applications. Corn zein-based Biodegradable Resins present an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic.
This technology is a powerful new route to the manufacturing of high performance thin film transistors on plastic substrates. Free standing micro and nanoscale objects of single crystal silicon can be fabricated from bulk silicon or silicon on insulator wafers by lithographic patterning of resist, etching of the exposed top silicon, and removing the underlying SiO2 to liftoff the remaining silicon. This form of "top down" microtechnology represents an attractive route to high performance flexible electronic systems.
Ice formation and other surface contaminants frequently endanger aircraft by reducing their level of performance and maneuverability. This new sensing device improves the chances for aircraft pilots or autopilots to react, change flight controls to adjust to the situation, and avert accidents. Similar sensing systems exist; however, this system is a more efficient and better safeguard. This system uses a sensor that measures the effects of the contaminant on the lifting surfaces, such as the wings of the aircraft, and relays this information to the pilot in real time.
Researchers in the bioengineering department at the University of Illinois have developed a highly sensitive in vivo selection method for directed evolution of homing endonucleases. The Zhao Lab has
Test Methods and Kits for Identifying Resistance or Susceptibility to Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV)-Induced Persistent Lymphocytosis (PL)
This technology provides an accurate means for determining whether a cow is resistant to or susceptible to persistent lymphocytosis (PL).
MarketMakerTM is a collaboration of the University of Illinois Extension, the Initiative for the Development of Entrepreneurs in Agriculture, the Illinois Deoartment of Agriculture, and C-FAR. The idea for MarketMakerTM was an outgrowth of previous C-FAR projects exploring market opportunities for value-added meat products. MarketMaker provides a one-stop shop for strategic marketing information for producers and food retailers alike.
These technologies provide greater control over the interactions of microscopic particles suspended within a liquid (i.e., colloids).
This invention is an improved process for three-dimensional cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), designed to overcome the limitations of current MRI systems in imaging dynamic phenomena such as the beating heart, flow of contrast agents in blood vessels, brain excitation, or joint movement. This invention produces motion movies of the beating heart, and other dynamic phenomena, with significantly higher spatial and temporal resolution than currently feasible.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a family of novel, synthetic nucleoside analog inhibitors of viral reverse transcriptase (RT) that could potentially offer new treatment option
As semiconductor device scaling extends into the deep sub-micron regime, the criteria for a salicide process become more stringent. Of particular concern is the junction leakage current, which is a strong function of silicided contact quality. The necessity for epitaxial metal-silicides has become apparent for future generation ultra-shallow junction devices in order to provide uniform silicide-Si interface and preserve the junction integrity.