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Case Western Reserve University showcases student and alumni startups with 10 booths at CES 2017

CES show floorCase Western Reserve University will host 10 booths at CES 2017 with student, faculty and alumni founders.
 
Their new or developing technologies include: a sideline test to keep an athlete with a mild concussion off the field and out of danger from further damage, a maker machine costing less than $200 that prints hardware hacks or frosts a cake, and a pair of stuffed bears that transmit the touch of a faraway loved one. These and more will be displayed at CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 5-8. The trade show, produced by the Consumer Technology Association, draws more than 170,000 visitors from around the world.

Engineering student wins award from American Society for Gravitational and Space Research

Evan Rose, a junior from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, together with three local high school students, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Ken Souza Memorial Research Competition from the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR). 
 
The award includes a $1,000 research award and a NanoLab flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle to test their project, entitled “Effect of Longitudinal Oscillations on Flame Spread in Microgravity.”

Gomez del Campo one of four innovators chosen for Energy Department’s new entrepreneurship program

He’s been recognized as a rising energy innovator in Forbes “30 under 30” and honored at the White House as an emerging global entrepreneur by President Barack Obama.
 
Next up for Case Western Reserve University graduate student Felipe Gomez del Campo: He’ll be one of four innovators nationally to participate in a new two-year entrepreneurship program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois.
 
On Tuesday (Dec. 20) in Chicago, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz joined U.S. Senator Richard Durbin and officials from DOE to announce Gomez del Campo and the three other participants in Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), the Midwest’s first entrepreneurship program to embed innovators in a national laboratory.

Case Western Reserve, ICBM Medical sign license option to advance biosensor technology for non-invasive management of prostate and breast cancer

Case Western Reserve University and ICBM Medical Inc. signed a one-year option-to-license agreement to commercially advance a low-cost, rapid catalytic biomarker technology that improves patient screening and monitoring for a range of clinical conditions, from concussion to prostate cancer.

By leveraging existing biomarkers and developing new ones, ICBM Medical plans to commercialize its first clinical product applications, while establishing a pipeline for future biosensors. These biosensors are designed to outperform current tests more quickly and at a lower cost.

Distinguished University Professor Chung-Chiun (C.C.) Liu, the Wallace R. Persons Professor of Sensor Technology and Control in Case Western Reserve’s Department of Chemical Engineering, has been developing the technology for more than eight  years.

Researchers building flow battery prototype to augment grid

Researchers Bob Savinell, Nick Sinclair and Jesse Wainright with a 100-watt model of their iron-flow battery.Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are scaling up a prototype iron-flow battery to provide cleaner and cheaper power when renewable energy sources are ebbing or demand is peaking. The battery would also efficiently store excess electricity when use is low.
 
The engineers received $1.17 million in federal funding and have begun building a 1-kilowatt prototype to provide enough power to run a small window air conditioner, big screen LCD TV, Xbox 360 gaming system and a lamp with a 100-watt incandescent bulb for six hours.
 
The grant brings the total U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, funding to nearly $3.25 million for this project over the last five years.