USC Stevens Center for Innovation Presents 1st Annual Commercialization Awards

The USC Stevens Center for Innovation presented its 1st Annual USC Stevens Center for Innovation Commercialization Awards. The awards recognize the commercialization success of technologies developed by inventors across USC who worked with the USC Stevens Center for Innovation to execute a license for their research or technologies during the 2016 Fiscal Year.

“USC Stevens is proud to showcase USC’s inventors and their technologies. We look forward to continuing to be a resource to USC faculty and researchers for the commercialization of USC inventions,” said Jennifer Dyer, Executive Director of the USC Stevens Center for Innovation.

The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is the technology transfer office for the University of Southern California and a university-wide resource for USC innovators in the Office of the Provost. The mission at the USC Stevens Center for Innovation is to maximize the translation of USC research into products for public benefit through licensing, collaborations, and the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation. For more information, read our brochure at http://stevens.usc.edu/mission.

The following individuals earned USC Stevens Commercialization Awards for their listed technologies. The awards ceremony was held in Downtown Los Angeles during the launch event of the USC Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. See pictures from the awards ceremony below.

USC Stevens Commercialization Awards recipients:

Robert Aniszfeld, Sri Narayan, Surya Prakash
Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, USC Dana & David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Chemistry
An Efficient Iron-Nickel Battery

Murali Annavaram, Sangwon Lee
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Mobile App Power Optimization

Jernej Barbic
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Simulation System for Human Anatomy

Mark Bolas, Paul Debevec, Graham Fyffe, Chloe Legendre, Alex Ma
USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Light Stage Technologies

Valter Longo, Roberta Buono, Sebastian Brandhorst
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Two Technologies: Fast Mimicking Diet; Diet Inducing Differential Stress Resistance

Elizabeth Beale, Behrokh Khoshnevis, Travis Williams
Keck School of Medicine of USC, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, USC Dana & David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Chemistry
Nutraceutical Weight Loss Technology

Alan Epstein, Peisheng Hu, Harvey Kaslow, Jacek Pinski
Keck School of Medicine of USC
CAR T-cell Immunotherapy

Jane Emerson
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Collection System for Serum Eye Drops

Scott Fraser, Jeff Fingler
Translational Imaging Center (USC Dana & David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and USC Viterbi School of Engineering)
Optical Coherence Tomography system

Arno Hartholt, Edward Fast
USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Virtual Human Toolkit

Aram Galstyan, Greg Ver Steeg
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Information Sciences Institute
CorEx Software

Amir Goldkorn
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells

Albert “Skip” Rizzo, Arno Hartholt
USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Bravemind: Virtual PTSD Software

Hao Li, Liwen Hu
USC Viterbi School of Engineering – Department of Computer Science
Realistic Hair Modeling Software

Mark Humayun, Nicos Petasis, Stan Louie
Keck School of Medicine of USC, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, USC Dana & David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Chemistry, USC School of Pharmacy
Novel Compounds to Treat Ophthalmic Diseases

Behrokh Khoshnevis
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Large Scale 3D Printing

Chengyu Liang
Keck School of Medicine of USC
UVRAG-FS Antibody

Florian Mansfeld, Artin Petrossians, John Whalen
USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Platinum/Iridium Electrodeposition on Microelectrodes

Shrikanth Narayanan
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Emotion Recognition System

Jing-Hsiung Ou
Keck School of Medicine of USC
HBV Mouse Model

Milind Tambe, Chao Zhang
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Artificial Intelligence for Public Safety and Security

Pin Wang, Michael Wong
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment

Arieh Warshel
USC Dana & David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Chemistry
MOLARIS-XG Software

Travis Williams, Zhiyao Lu
USC Dana & David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Chemistry
Ruthenium bis(pyrazolyl)borate Catalyst

Hui Yang
USC Dana & David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Neuroscience)
Phenotype Based Gene Analysis Software

–by USC Stevens Center for Innovation staff, published June 28, 2017

Robert Aniszfeld (Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, USC Dana & David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences), Jennifer Dyer (USC Stevens Center for Innovation), Surya Prakash (USC Dana & David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Chemistry)

Sangwon Lee (USC Viterbi School of Engineering), Jennifer Dyer (USC Stevens Center for Innovation), Murali Annavaram (USC Viterbi School of Engineering)

Jennifer Dyer (USC Stevens Center for Innovation), Paul Debevec (USC Institute for Creative Technologies), Chloe Legendre (USC Institute for Creative Technologies)

Sebastian Brandhorst (USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology), Jennifer Dyer (USC Stevens Center for Innovation), Roberta Buono (USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology)

Behrokh Khoshnevis (USC Viterbi School of Engineering), Jennifer Dyer (USC Stevens Center for Innovation, Elizabeth Beale (Keck School of Medicine of USC)

Harvey Kaslow (Keck School of Medicine of USC), Jennifer Dyer (USC Stevens Center for Innovation), Alan Epstein (Keck School of Medicine of USC)

Albert “Skip” Rizzo (USC Institute for Creative Technologies) and Jennifer Dyer (USC Stevens Center for Innovation)

Nicos Petasis (USC Dana & David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Chemistry) and Jennifer Dyer (USC Stevens Center for Innovation)

Shrikanth Narayanan (USC Viterbi School of Engineering) and Jennifer Dyer (USC Stevens Center for Innovation)

Pin Wang (USC Viterbi School of Engineering) and Jennifer Dyer (USC Stevens Center for Innovation)