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CURF Maturation Fund

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The Technology Maturation Fund is a program managed by CURF and, unlike any other source of funding available to Clemson faculty, the sole purpose of this funding is to support the next critical research steps that will significantly increase the likelihood of commercializing Clemson intellectual property.

Funding

CURF 2019 Fiscal Year Recipients

We are privileged to work alongside some great minds in their perspective industries. Below are a few who have been able to partner with CURF to develop their technology in their field.

Recipients
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Dr. Kendall Kirk

Edisto Research & Education Center

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Dr. Alexey Vertegel

Bioengineering

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Dr. Liang Dong

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Dr. Igor Luzinov

Materials Science & Engineering

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Dr. Christopher Post

Forestry & Environmental Conservation

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Dr. Dan Simionescu

Bioengineering

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Dr. Jiro Nagatomi

Bioengineering

Dr. Kendall Kirk

Dr. Kendall Kirk

Bioengineering


Dr. Kirk will pursue construction of five pre-production hay yield monitor prototypes to be used in test and evaluation field trials. The monitoring system, which can be retro-fitted to existing hay balers currently in the market, will allow hay growers to generate precision yield data for zones within a specific field.
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Dr. Alexey Vertegel

Dr. Alexey Vertegel

Bioengineering


Dr. Vertegel will further develop a polymeric coating that can cling to metal implants. The technology can significantly reduce the burden of orthopedic implant pin site infections through the utilization of highly adhesive anti-microbial drug-eluting polymeric coatings.

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Dr. Liang Dong

Dr. Liang Dong

Bioengineering


Dr. Dong will create efficient all-solid photonic bandgap fiber lasers based on a three-level laser scheme system. The system, which operates at a 976nm wavelength, will improve scale precision processes in industrial micro-machining.
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Dr. Igor Luzinov

Dr. Igor Luzinov

Bioengineering


Dr. Luzinov will further develop a textile dyeing and finishing technology, created in conjunction with the University of Georgia (UGA), for exceptionally efficient and sustainable textile dyeing machinery using nanocellulosic (NC) fibers. The refined technology will decrease the amount of water, salt and alkali used in cotton/blended fabric dyeing processes to mitigate the environmental impact of these by-products.
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Dr. Christopher Post

Dr. Christopher Post

Bioengineering


Dr. Post will further develop a commercial color sensor smart-phone application that can be used for soil evaluation. Assessment of soil color has traditionally been accomplished by matching soil color with color ‘chips.’ This innovative color sensor will greatly improve the soil classification process.
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Dr. Dan Simionescu

Dr. Dan Simionescu

Bioengineering


Dr. Simionescu will continue development of vascular grafts that are resistant to diabetes. Numerous surgeons use small diameter synthetic grafts during bypass surgery to salvage failing limbs or hearts in diabetic patients; however, many of these grafts fail dramatically in diabetic patients.
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Dr. Jiro Nagatomi

Dr. Jiro Nagatomi

Bioengineering


Dr. Nagatomi will work to develop a novel mesh-adhesive system for abdominal hernia repair by combining a bifunctional polyamine hydrogel adhesive with a surface modification technology. This method does not have the drawbacks of traditional processes used to repair abdominal hernias and will be valuable in delivering a patient-specific solution for hernia repair.
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