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Mathematics and engineering professor George Karniadakis was noted as a machine learning expert to follow by Digilab Academy based on his groundbreaking work in Physics-Informed Neural Networks (PINNs).
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Padture elected to MRS 2023 Fellows Class

Professor Nitin Padture was elected to the Materials Research Society (MRS) 2023 Fellows Class for his research in advanced composites, high-temperature coatings, and emerging photovoltaics. Padture has been awarded eight patents in his career.
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BTI hosts FM Global roundtable

Researchers from the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) and the School of Engineering met with senior leaders from FM Global to discuss climate change and risk management in relation to the insurance industry, with a focus on climate science, technology, policy, and solutions.
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NEMIC launches virtual classroom

Want to embark on a Medical Device or Digital Health entrepreneurship journey? Our partners at NEMIC just launched the NEMIC Virtual Classroom. Learn where you want, when you want!
The Engine is seeking applications from aspiring entrepreneurial scientists and engineers for their Spring 2023 Blueprint program. The program website contains additional information and a section to apply by Friday, March 17.
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PedialyDX receives multiple accolades

PedialyDX, recently secured a $1.8M SBIR Phase 2 grant from NICHD, and an Exclusive License Agreement with Brown, that will allow them to conduct a 7-site study to conduct further research on their NOWS recognition device.
Dr. Srivastava and colleagues are developing a new machine learning technology that utilizes convolutional neural networks (CNN) to analyze ultrasound wave patterns in metal pipelines to locate cracks and prevent catastrophic events like gas explosions.
Dr. Laiwalla has been accepted to the 2023 MedTech cohort of the 6-month Equalize Program, pairing women academic researchers with mentors in entrepreneurship across therapeutics, medical technologies, physical sciences, and digital tools sectors.
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BTI staff featured in Tech Transfer Central article

Neil Veloso and Brian Demers were featured in the January 2023 University-Industry Engagement Advisor discussing technology scouting, startups, and industry-academic partnerships and commercialization timelines.
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Apply Now for the 2023 NEMIC Accelerator

NEMIC is now taking applications for the 2023 Med Tech + Digital Health Accelerator Program. This 6-month intensive business program is designed to educate entrepreneurs on how to navigate the startup to commercialization process.
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RI Broke Ground on New State Lab Facility

On Oct. 24, Rhode Island broke ground for the construction of a seven-story building in Providence to house new RIDOH State Health Laboratories. Space will also be available for Brown’s life sciences labs and interested biotechnology companies.
The Brown Technology Innovations office has released the 2022 Annual Report. Recent highlights include an increase in issued patents, licensing agreements, and biomedical business ventures driven by continued support and initiatives from the BBII, and Entrepreneur Connect programs.
Pulse oximeters fail to accurately measure blood oxygen levels in patients of color. To combat this issue, Brown doctoral student Rutendo Jakachira of the Toussaint Lab is developing a pulse oximeter that works on all patients, regardless of melanin levels
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BTI launches Innovations Fellowship Program

Brown Technology Innovations (BTI) has launched the Brown Innovation Fellows program for graduate students, medical students, and postdocs interested in applying their scientific and technical expertise to projects in technology evaluation, market research, and intellectual property. The four inaugural interns include Josephine Kalshoven, Liam Connolly, Xiaozhou Fan, and Alex Wong.
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BTI hires new Science Communications Intern

The Brown Technology Innovations (BTI) office has hired Julia Hecking as the new Science Communications Intern. Julia is a current Master’s student in Brown’s Biotechnology program.
Brown Technology Innovations facilitated two collaboration agreements with a semiconductor contract manufacturing and design company to support research by Daniel Mittleman (Engineering) with $330,000 using Terahertz for imaging and circuit diagnostics.
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New Patent for Gabriel Taubin

Dr. Gabriel Taubin (Engineering and Computer Science)’s research projects emphasize low cost precise 3D scanning systems, 3D scanning for 3D printing, industrial applications of 3D scanning systems, and more generally digital fabrication. This month, Brown was awarded a method patent (#11,425,356) to calibrate an uncollimated laser diode for 3D imaging applications.
George Karniadakis, a professor of applied math and engineering, is one of nine faculty scientists and engineers from across the U.S. to receive a Vannevar Bush Fellowship with the Department of Defense (DoD).
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New Patents to Brown

Brown was recently awarded two patents. Stefanie Tellex (Computer Science) continues to shine with another innovative patent (US 11,383,386) related to robotic drawing. Nitin Padture (Engineering) and National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) received a patent for their joint work on perovskite films and methods (US 11,387,420).