Stevens Center Recognizes USC Researchers for 2019 Achievements

Each spring for the past several years the USC Stevens Center for Innovation has hosted a special reception to celebrate inventors at the University of Southern California. Researchers whose technology was licensed for the first time during the previous calendar year receive a lucite award that recognizes their achievement.

In addition, researchers who were named on a U.S. Patent that was issued during the previous calendar year are inducted into the USC Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. The USC Chapter of the NAI was launched in 2017 and, with more than 300 members, is now one of the largest in the United States.

Unfortunately, due to the current situation the spring reception had to be postponed until a future date to be determined. Therefore, Executive Director Jennifer Dyer sent emails on April 21 to congratulate researchers on their achievements.

“Since we were unable to hold an event this spring, we wanted to recognize USC inventors and the technologies that were licensed or patented in 2019,” said Dyer. “It is an impressive list that demonstrates how USC research and inventions are making a real impact in the world.”

A list of the 28 USC Stevens Technology Commercialization Award winners is below, followed by a list of the seven inductees into the USC Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. Each list is sorted by inventor school.

Technology Commercialization Awardees

Annenberg School for Communication & JournalismLucite award

Dmitri Williams
Methods for individual player and network value estimation in online games

Ernest Wilson III
Communication problem solving business method  AND
Software to facilitate a communication problem solving business method

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Robert Aniszfeld
Crossover Resistant Materials for Organic Redox Flow Batteries  AND
Inexpensive and Efficient Organic Redox Flow Battery Configurations for Large-Scale Energy Storage

Daniel Holland
Optimized volumetric imaging with selective volume illumination and light field detection

Vsevolod Katritch
Prediction of stabilizing mutations in G-protein coupled receptors

Allan Kershaw
1-Dimensional NMR Noise Reduction Software

Gayla Margolin
A Technology-Facilitated Support System for Monitoring and Understanding Interpersonal Relationships  AND
An Expert-Driven, Technology-Facilitated Intervention System for Improving Interpersonal Relationships

Advaith Murali
Crossover Resistant Materials for Organic Redox Flow Batteries  AND
Inexpensive and Efficient Organic Redox Flow Battery Configurations for Large-Scale Energy Storage

Sri Narayan
Crossover Resistant Materials for Organic Redox Flow Batteries  AND
Inexpensive and Efficient Organic Redox Flow Battery Configurations for Large-Scale Energy Storage

Archith Nirmalchandar
Crossover Resistant Materials for Organic Redox Flow Batteries  AND
Inexpensive and Efficient Organic Redox Flow Battery Configurations for Large-Scale Energy Storage

Surya Prakash
Crossover Resistant Materials for Organic Redox Flow Batteries  AND
Inexpensive and Efficient Organic Redox Flow Battery Configurations for Large-Scale Energy Storage

Andrew Smith
Aberrant Sperm DNA Methylation to Predict Male Fertility Status and Embryo Quality  AND
Method to calculate biological age of sperm using epigenomic signatures

Thai Truong
Optimized volumetric imaging with selective volume illumination and light field detection

Travis Williams
A Base and Solvent-Free Ruthenium-Catalyzed Alkylation of Amines

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences // Viterbi School of Engineering

Scott Fraser
Optimized volumetric imaging with selective volume illumination and light field detection  AND
OCT System with Multi-shaping Technique

Keck School of Medicine

Alan Epstein
DAP 10, 12 CAR-T Compositions; LYM-1 and LYM-2 antibody compositions and improved CAR constructs  AND
LYM-1 AND LYM-2 Antibody Compositions

Denis Evseenko
Novel modulators of gp130 receptor signaling

Peisheng Hu
DAP 10, 12 CAR-T Compositions; LYM-1 and LYM-2 antibody compositions and improved CAR constructs  AND
LYM-1 AND LYM-2 Antibody Compositions

Qilong Ying
Expansion and application of granulocyte-macrophage progenitors

Shi Yue
Expansion and application of granulocyte-macrophage progenitors

Long Zheng
DAP 10, 12 CAR-T Compositions; LYM-1 and LYM-2 antibody compositions and improved CAR constructs  AND
LYM-1 AND LYM-2 Antibody Compositions

Viterbi School of Engineering

Yong Chen
3D Printing with variable voxel sizes and shapes based on aperture plate with multiple apertures   AND
Curing-on-demand Printheads for Multi-material 3D Printing

Kristina Lerman
Dark/deepweb text-mining-based approach for the prediction of exploited software vulnerabilities

Shrikanth Narayanan
A Technology-Facilitated Support System for Monitoring and Understanding Interpersonal Relationships  AND
An Expert-Driven, Technology-Facilitated Intervention System for Improving Interpersonal Relationships

Ulrich Neumann
CNN Pruning

Nazgol Tavabi
Dark/deepweb text-mining-based approach for the prediction of exploited software vulnerabilities

Wei Wu
3D Printing with variable voxel sizes and shapes based on aperture plate with multiple apertures

Chongwu Zhou
Highly sensitive and quick detection of acute myocardial infarction biomarkers using In2O3 nanoribbon biosensors fabricated using shadow masks

Inductees Into the USC Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors

Keck School of MedicineNAI Fellow pin

Pinghui Feng
IKKepsilon phosphorylates NFAT and inhibits T cell activation

Mariana Stern
Gene Expression Panel for Prognosis of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Jacques Van Dam
Integrated Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) endoscope for diagnosing cholangiocarcinoma and cystic neoplasms of the pancreas

Zhen Zhao
Generation  of an inducible pericyte-specific Cre mouse model

Dan Hong Zhu
Novel 18F radiolabeling method based on vinyl sulfone

Viterbi School of Engineering

Rehan Kapadia
Efficient and Ultrafast Optical Modulation of On-Chip Thermionic Emission Using Resonant Cavity Coupled Electron Emitters

Mohammed Rajati
Linguistic Goal Oriented Decision Making (LGODM)

–Published April 30, 2020