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Acceleration of heterogeneous catalysis through dynamic resonance (2019-226)

A method to dynamically vary binding rates to drastically increase rate of chemical reactions involving heterogeneous catalysts.

High Yield Ammonia Production

Organic Photovoltaic Portfolio

Ultrathin Zeolite Production Method

Biodegradable Polylactide Polymer from Polymerized Oil

AMSOL 7.1: Software to Calculate Free Energies of Solvation

4 licensing options
Biodegradable Polyester Produced From Non-toxic, Renewable Monomer

Delivery System for Precursor Gas in Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)

Partial Oxidation for Production of Olefins with Intact Alkane Functional Groups

Syngas from Autothermal Reforming of Ethanol

Low pH High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography

Spray Pyrolysis Fabrication of Nanoporous Material

Magnetic Separator for Taconite Processing Plant

Minnesota Solvation (MNSOL) Database

An extensive and vetted database of free energies of solvation.

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Sustainable triblock copolymers as strong, tunable, and degradable pressure sensitive adhesives

A method to produce strong, tunable, and degradable pressure sensitive adhesives from by-products of the cashew industry.

Nanoparticle bio-pesticide to improve crop health, germination, and overall yield

A material and method of application for improving crop health and yield.

Fully-biodegradable controlled release coatings for fertilizer

A new, fully-biodegradable material and method of preparation of slow release fertilizers.

Reduce contamination from grains and powdered food

A method for scalable, non-thermal or low temperature pasteurization of powdered or particulate food.

Simplified Recycling of Multicomponent Polymer Products

Simplified, Single-Vessel Synthesis and Separation of Ammonia

An apparatus and process for simplified, high yield production of ammonia using a single vessel, isothermal reactor.

Click-Chemistry Reagent for Mass Cytometry

Nesocodin: A natural red colorant that’s easily synthesized

A method to synthesize a novel, natural red colorant that is biodegradable and likely non-toxic.

CoFe nanowires for remote heating using an alternating magnetic field

A nanowire material for remote, rapid and uniform heating of biological samples.

Biodegradable lactose-based hydrogel

A method to produce biodegradable lactose-based hydrogel from lactose-containing dairy waste.

One-Step Conversion of Methane to High Value Aromatics

Process to Manufacture Branched Caprolactone

Unique small molecule modulators of GPCRs

Novel small molecules that bind and modulate G-protein coupled receptors (specifically Sigma 1 and 5-HT7) for therapeutic development.

An accurate, high throughput method to measure site-specific ubiquitin abundance

Isotopically balanced quantification of ubiquitination (IBAQ-Ub): A rapid, sensitive method to measure site-specific ubiquitination abundance

Drug Delivery Device for Oral Topical Medicine

Block Copolymer Toughener for Isotactic Polypropylene

Durable, Water Resistant Wood-Based Energy Pellets

Polyacrylamide Chemistry Provides Pathway to Novel Polymers (20180205, Dr. Marc Hillmyer)

Cost Effective Preparation of Highly Stable, Reusable Whole Cell Biocatalysts

A novel method to immobilize, stabilize, and enhance the reactivity of whole cell biocatalysts.

Improving Biodiesel Production Efficiency via Methyl Ester Recovery

Versatile Biocatalyst System for Synthesizing Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Food Ingredients

Ultra-High Yield Para-Xylene from Biomass-Derived 2,5-Dimethylfuran

Solar UV-Induced Skin Cancer Inhibitor

Biomass-derived Butadiene from Tetrahydrofuran

Biomass-Derived Isoprene in High Yield

Efficient Process to Make Biodegradable Polyesters and Green Solvents from Itaconic Acid

Engineered enzymes to disrupt bacterial communication and reduce virulence

Engineered enzymes that inhibit bacterial virulence factors by breaking down bacterial communication molecules.

Engineered enzymes to disrupt and prevent biofilms

Engineered enzymes that inhibit hazardous and infectious biofilms by breaking down bacterial communication molecules.

Environmentally-friendly, enzymatic anticorrosion and antifouling coating

A method to reduce microbial-caused corrosion and biofouling through the use of an enzymatic coating to disrupt bacterial communication

Colorimetric Assay for Microbial Screening

Renewable Chemicals from Furans

Monomer Recovery from Biobased Polyurethane (20160238, Dr. Marc Hillmyer)

Nonsurgical Method for Restoring Tooth Enamel

Liquid Plasma Discharge for Biodiesel Synthesis

Selenium Nanoparticles Synthesis (20150326, Dr. Abdennour Abbas)

Improved Thiourea Catalysts (20150314, Dr. Steven Kass)

Isosorbide-based Methacrylate Monomer for High Tg Polymers (20150148, Dr. Marc Hillmyer)

Olefin Synthesis from Biomass (20150116, Dr. Hillmyer, Dr. Tolman)

Biodiesel from Scum Oil and Waste Oil (20150113, Dr. Roger Ruan)

High-efficiency Pyrrole Synthesis (20150075, Dr. Ian Tonks)

Solid Contact Electrochemical Sensor (20140304, Dr. Philippe Buhlmann)

Mesoporous Silica-coated Iron Oxide Nanoparticle (20140249, Dr. Christy Haynes)

Bio Based Polymer Synthesis from Sugar (20140196, Dr. Marc Hillmyer)

High Permeance Separation Membrane Support for Operation under High Pressure Conditions (20140165, Dr. Michael Tsapatsis)

Environmentally Friendly Thermoset from Sugar (20140072, Dr. Marc Hillmyer)

Biosynthetic Pathway to 1,4-Butanediol and other C4-C5 Chemicals (20130128, Dr. Kechun Zhang)

Isochronous Time Integration Algorithms (20130092, Dr. Kumar Tamma)

Hydrogen Extraction from Wastewater (20130046, Dr. William Arnold)

Thermodynamic Database Population Software (DBCreate) (20120324, Dr. Martin Saar)

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Liquid-Phase Deposition of Silicon Nanocrystal Films (20120201, Dr. Uwe Kortshagen)

Small Aromatic Molecule Synthesis at Ambient Conditions Using Diels-Alder Reactions and Benzyne Intermediates

Lamellar Zeolites (20110222, Dr. Michael Tsapatsis)

Zeolite Nanosheet Membrane Process (20110221, Dr. Michael Tsapatsis)

Silica Encapsulated Biocatalysts for Bioremediation of Fracking Wastewater (20110080, Dr. Alptekin Aksan)

Affordable Hydrogen Production from an Efficient Solar Reactor (20110019, Dr. Jane Davidson)

Bio-Based, Phthalate-Free Polyvinyl Chloride Plasticizer (20100213)

Nanoporous Polymer Membrane Fabrication (20100133, Dr. Marc Hillmyer)

Fluid Mechanics Simulation Software based on Lattice-Boltzmann Models (20100042, Dr. Martin Saar)

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High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Using Carbon-Coated Silica