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Sept 07

  INVENTORS OF THE MONTH>
Tim Long and his research group seek to design novel polymers for global impact on everything from consumer products to biomedical devices.
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Aug 01

  INVENTORS OF THE MONTH>
Joe Wheeler and Bobby Vance of the School of Architecture + Design have developed a modular dwelling unit that can be deployed rapidly on any site without needing any raw construction materials or skilled labor. The fully functional living unit, with kitchen and bathroom already installed, simply unfolds hinged panels to create a roof and walls, with pre-integrated doors, windows, electrical and plumbing systems.
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Jul 12

  CIT SBIR/STTR TRAINING SCHEDULED>>
FALL Events planned for:
Arlington, VA -- Aug. 17
Roanoke, VA -- Aug. 24
Floyd, VA -- Aug. 25
Norfolk, VA -- Sept. 20 & 21
Hampton, VA -- Sept. 22
Fairfax, VA -- Oct. 17-18

A set aside for small businesses, over $2.5B is available each year in SBIR/STTR funding from 11 participating federal agencies. This strategic funding provides critical financing for early stage, high risk research projects that have a strong commercial or federal acquisition pathway. Virginia's SBIR/STTR support program, administered by CIT, provides low cost training and other support for Virginia's technology community to help facilitate successful participation in these programs.

Jul 05

  INVENTORS OF THE MONTH>>
Plasmonic Nanoparticle Layers with Controlled Orientation invented by Greg Liu's team have a variety of possible applications. Imagine
- A window that controls light transmission while also harvesting solar energy for use within the building.
- A membrane that actuates controlled mechanical vibrations when photons of selected wavelengths are shone on it.
- A packaging film that prevents light from degrading the precious nutrients in food.
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