UCF Research and Innovation Recognized at International Conference

Qun “Treen” Huo, Ph.D. will be recognized for her groundbreaking technology and will present her innovation at the 2015 TechConnect World Innovation Conference from June 14 – 17 in Washington, D.C. TechConnect-548x242

Her discovery, along with two others from UCF, are among the top 20 percent of submittals selected to receive TechConnect Innovation Awards. The annual event is designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations out of the lab and into industry, and draws some of the brightest researchers, funding agencies, national labs, international research organizations, universities, investors and corporate partners.

Huo, associate professor of chemistry and of the NanoScience Technology Center, developed a method of using gold nanoparticles to screen for prostate and other types of cancer, as well as autoimmune diseases.

The other two innovations are a color-changing tape that can be used at power plants and other facilities to detect hydrogen gas leaks, HySense Technology, a company founded by Nahid Mohajeri, Ph.D. As well as a nanoparticle system whose light-scattering properties can be controlled to display an image with depth perception. The research was led by Ayman Abouraddy, Ph.D. and Aristide Dogariu, Ph.D.

Assistant professor and researcher Jayan Thomas will speak at the conference. He was a finalist for the 2014 World Technology Network Award for his research on cables that can store and transmit energy.

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