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2016 Innovation Celebration


The sixth annual MSU Innovation Celebration was Thursday, April 14, 2016, 4-6:30 p.m. in the Huntington Club on the 4th floor of Spartan Stadium.

This networking reception showcases innovative technologies and startups developed in campus labs, classrooms and beyond. We honor MSU researchers and students who reported an invention, licensed a technology or were awarded patents during the academic year, and recognize the winners of awards for innovation and achievement in technology transfer.

Showcase Technologies: 

2016 MSU Technology Transfer Achievement Award

Microwave Plasma Machines and Processes to Produce Synthetic Diamonds  Dr. Jes Asmussen University Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Asmussen holds twenty-six U.S. and over twenty international patents in the field of microwave technology and microwave processing. These methods have been critical to the advance of the semiconductor industry.  Microwave energy generates unique...

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2016 Innovation of the Year

Methods and Systems for Cropland Evaluation and Crop Growth Management Dr. Bruno Basso Professor, Department of Geological Sciences Intensive agricultural practices raise serious concerns about human’s ability to raise agricultural productivity while maintaining the sustainability of row-crop production systems. In order to tackle this problem, Dr. Basso created algorithms and software involving advanced crop...

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2016 Innovator of the Year

Biproducts from Waste via Microbial Electrochemical Reactors Dr. Gemma Reguera Professor, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics Geobacter bacteria transfer electrons to external electron accepters in order to gain energy for growth. This process has the potential to assist in the remediation of radioactive and toxic metals and in the generation of renewable energy. Prof. Gemma Regeura...

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