Technology Transfer Center
From concept to commercialization: UD inventions at work
- Many people have a GPS in their car, but what about an underwater GPS? Mohsen Baidey, UD professor of marine science, filed two disclosures, including a prototype, that allow for transmitting data underwater and tracking position and velocity.
- Agriculture is a large part of Delaware, and when there is a drought, farmers are hurt the hardest. Janine Sherrier and Harsh Bias, UD professors of plant and soil sciences, have developed B. subtilis, which holds promise for battling droughts, plant diseases and increasing yield.
- Kathryn Coyne, marine science professor at UD, has discovered an algicide compound capable of killing harmful dinoflagellates, such as Pfiesteria, while having no significant effect on other algal species. However, there appear to be parallels between the mechanism in the compound that causes death of the selected algae and anti-cancer treatments.
- Terry Papoutsakis, the Eugene duPont Chaired Professor of Chemical Engineering, is working to create an ideal organism for producing biofuels and chemicals from renewable resources: resistant to toxic chemicals, a fast grower and producer and complete with only desired, beneficial bioprocessing characteristics.