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Plant SWEET and Yeast MSF Transporter Capable of Transporting Difference Sugars Simultaneously

Dr. Jin from the University of Illinois has developed a strain of yeast for enhanced biofuel production. Dr. Jin’s yeast expresses specific transporters which enable...

Maximum Power Point Tracking System for use in Offshore Windmill Turbines

Dr. Arijit Banerjee from the University of Illinois has developed a system and method for maximum power point tracking (MPPT) in windmill turbine motors. This is a method...

A Semi-Automated Multi-Endpoint Reactive Oxygen Species Activity Analyzer (SAMERA) for measuring the Oxidative Potential of Ambient PM2.5 Aqueous Extracts

Dr. Vishal Verma from the University of Illinois has developed an instrument for the analysis of oxidative potential in PM2.5. This semi-automated instrument can analyze all five of...

Dr. Vishal Verma from the University of Illinois has developed an instrument for the analysis of oxidative potential in PM2.5. This semi-automated instrument can analyze all five of most used endpoints (AA, DTT, GSH, OH radical generation) for a given sample in only 3 hours. Moreover, this instrument can yield the kinetic properties for antioxidant consumption and reactive oxygen species generation which typically can not be obtained otherwise. This technology will be of use to end users for analytical instrumentation in environmental testing applications such as regulatory laboratories, contract testing laboratories, municipal wastewater utilities, power generation utilities, pharmaceutical organizations, chemical and petrochemical companies, oil and gas companies, food manufacturers, academic and research institutions, among others.

Coating for Anti-fouling and Anti-corrosion on Metals

Dr. Nenad Miljkovic’s research group has developed a new technology to reduce the susceptibility of metallic surfaces to fouling/scaling. The invention is a thin (<~100...

Electrochemical Remediation of Mercury using Semi-Conducting and Redox-Active Polymers

Dr. Xiao Su has created a system and method for the electrochemical remediation of mercury using semiconducting polymer electrodes. This system and method is directly...

Rapid Fabrication of Elastomers

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new technique for fabricating elastomeric materials, namely 1,4-polybutadiene and co-polymers of 1,4-...

Advanced Recycling Method for Polyethylene and Polypropylene Solid Wastes

Dr. Damien Guironnet from the University of Illinois has developed a chemical recycling method for upcycling propylene and isobutene solid wastes. This technique may be...

A Method for Synthesizing Zeolites with Tunable Hydrophobicity

Dr. Flaherty has developed a method for synthesizing zeolites with controlled defect density. By controlling the defect density of the zeolite materials during synthesis,...

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