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Engineering Faculty Members Honored

Ten engineering faculty members were recognized during the 2009 Innovation Showcase and Awards Ceremony hosted by the NC State Office of Technology Transfer and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.

Researchers recognized for patents issued during 2009 were Dr. Orlin Velev, Dr. Ruben Carbonell and Dr. George Roberts of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Dr. Melur Ramasubramanian of the Department of Mechanicaland Aerospace Engineering.

Faculty were honored for their roles with four start-up companies:

  • Dr. Doug Barlage of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dr. Mark Johnson of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, GaNDevices;
  • Dr. Alex Huang of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Genesis Semiconductor Inc.;
  • Carbonell and Dr. Patrick Gurgel of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ligamar;
  • Dr. Peter Fedkiw and Dr. Saad Khan of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Dr. Xiangwu Zhang of the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, Tec-Cel Inc.

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