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Commercialization Awards

Awards Received by Umass Lowell Faculty and Staff

The following represents Technology awards that have been received by UMass Lowell Faculty and Staff. If you have any questions or would like more information on any of these awards please contact us.

MA Tech Transfer Center Awards

The Massachusetts Tech Transfer Center (MTTC) facilitates and accelerates technology transfer between research institutions and Massachusetts companies; promotes collaboration between research institutions and the Commonwealth’s technology industry; assists in the growth of Massachusetts companies, including startups, by enhancing technological leadership; and supports regional and statewide economic development priorities. For more information please visit the MTTC website.

Faculty interested in commercialization funding from the Mass Tech Transfer Center should contact OTC.

MTTC "Acorn" Fund Awardees
PI(s) Department Technology Year
Anna Yaroslavsky Physics and Applied Physics Reduction of Skin Cancer Care Costs Through Polarization-Sensitive Optical Imaging 2017
Daniel Schmidt Plastics Engineering Scale up and Characterization of a High Performance BPA-Free Unsaturated Resin 2017
MTTC Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund
PI(s) Department Technology Year
Daniel Schmidt Plastics Engineering Bisphenol A (BPA) Free Epoxy Resins for Food Can Liners 2015
Pradeep U. Kurup Civil Engineering Versatile Electronic Tongue for Environmental Monitoring and Food Safety Applications 2015
Erno Sajo Physics and Applied Physics Radiation Detection and Monitoring for Radiation Safety and Medical Applications Employing Self-Powered High Energy Current Nanofilms 2015
Xing-Wei Wang Electrical and Computer Engineering Catheter Based Ultrasound (CBU) Fiber Optic Temperature Distribution Measurement System for Controlling Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation 2015

Mass Clean Energy Center (CEC) "Catalyst" Awards

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is a publicly-funded agency dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in the Commonwealth. For more information please visit the MASS CEC website.

Faculty interested in Catalyst awards from the Mass CEC should contact OTC.

Mass Clean Energy Center (CEC) "Catalyst" Awards
PI(s) Department Technology Year / Cycle
Ertan Agar* and Patrick Cappillino Mechanical Engineering* and Chemistry, UMass Lowell; and Biochemistry, UMD High-performance redox flow batteries with bio-inspired electrolytes for grid-scale energy storage 2017 - 2
Fuqiang Liu Mechanical Engineering All-day Solar Cell Integrating High-capacity Photochromic Storage 2017 - 1
Wei Guo Physics and Applied Physics InGaN Nanowire Phosphor Materials for Energy Efficiency Solid State Lighting 2017 - 1
TechConnect National Innovation Awards
PI(s) Department Technology Year
Pradeep U. Kurup Civil Engineering A Portable Heavy Metal Detector 2016
Daniel Schmidt Plastics Engineering Bisphenol A (PBA) Free Epoxies Useful in Making Safer Paint Stripper Alternatives 2017
Gregory Morose TURI Safer Paint Stripper Alternative 2017
Joey Mead Nanomanufacturing Center Durable Icephobic and Superhydrophobic Coating Systems 2017

UMass Technology Development Fund Awardees

For more information on the UMass Technology Development Fund (UMPO TDF) please see the UMPO TDF Website.

Faculty interested in commercialization funding from the UMPO should contact OTC.

UMass Technology Development Fund Awardees
PI(s) Department Technology Year
Dave Kazmer Plastics Engineering Fractal Screw Extrusion 2017
Bob Giles & Cecil Joseph Physics and Applied Physics Grating Based Terahertz Spectrometer 2017
Ertan Agar* & Patrick Cappillino Mechanical Eng, UMass Lowell* & Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMD High-Performance Redox Flow Batteries with Bio-inspired Electrolytes for grid-scale Energy Storage 2017
Carol Barry & Joey Mead Plastics Engineering Corrosion Resistance Coating with Improved Durability 2016
Akshay Kokil & Daniel Schmidt Plastics Engineering Vinyl Hydroxyl Ether Resins (VHER): A New Family of Resins 2016
Joey Mead Plastics Engineering Superhydrophobic Coatings 2015
Zhiyong Gu Chemical Engineering Nanosolders 2015