6 Years of Excellence
Every year since 2010 has seen the National Academy of Inventors publish a list of the Top 100 Universities all over the world to have been granted U.S utility patents. For the sixth year in a row, Northeastern University has secured a place in the NAI Top 100 list without showing any signs of slowing down.
Founded in 2010 as a member organization with the goal of motivating and recognizing inventors who hold patents from the U.S Patent and Trademark Office, the National Academy of Inventors is parent to over 4000 members from 250 institutions. The organization bears improving visibility in innovation and technology in academia, emboldening intellectual property disclosure, and mentoring and educating enterprising students as its mission.
In NAI’s Top 100 list for 2020, Northeastern University finds itself rightfully recognized and ranked not only among neighbors such as University of Massachusetts, Tufts University, Boston University but also amid peers like California Institute of Technology, Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Northeastern has perennially striven to bridge the gap between academia and industry and has achieved tremendous strides of progress in doing so through its competitive curriculum, and experiential learning program. Usability and feasibility are core values of Northeastern University’s research body. Embodying the spirit behind the need of realistic, yet pioneering, research provides our resident scientists the much-coveted opportunity to traverse from theory to practice.
Through felicitously offering need-based solutions and resources, the Center for Research Innovation accelerates the problem-solving process for researchers and offers them the freedom to concentrate their expertise where it is most needed – in the research.
Northeastern University boasts an academic body whose dedication and impressive results in their work ensured that the institution kept its rightful place in the NAI Top 100 for the sixth year running. To ensure that Northeastern’s ascent towards excellence stays on this trajectory, we at the CRI equip our researchers with the instruments that make the path from innovation to reality as clear as possible. The best might be yet to come, but this is the best yet.
Northeastern 2020 U.S Utility Patents by College & Inventor
College of Engineering
Randall Erb – 1. Three Dimensional Mineralization Printer, 2. Electromagnetic System to Magnetically Align Discontinuous Composite Fibers Printed from a Direct-Write 3D Printer, 3. Methods For The Manufacture of Thermal Interfaces, and Articles Comprising The Same
Ahmed Busnaina, Sivasubramanian Somu – Damascene Template for Directed Assembly and Transfer of Nanoelements
Cristian Cassella, Matteo Rinaldi – Microelectromechanical Resonant Circulator (MIRC)
Carlos Hidrovo Chavez – An Integrated Microfluidic Platform for Liquid-in-gas Droplet Digital Biochemical Sensing
Kaushik Chowdhury, Yousof Naderi – Software-Defined Control Plane for Distributed Wireless Energy Transfer System
Charles DiMarzio – Methods, Systems, and Devices for Optical Sectioning
Hanchen Huang – Low-Temperature Welding with Spaced Nanorods and Eutectic Alloys
Yung Joon Jung, Swastik Kar (COS) – Fabrication of Carbon Nanoribbons from Carbon Nanotube Arrays
Sungho Kang, Matteo Rinaldi – Zero Power Plasmonic Microelectromechanical Device
Gregory Kowalski – Stop-Start Method in a Microfluidic Calorimeter
Amirabadi Mahshid – Highly Reliable and Compact Universal Power Converter
Jose Angel Martinez-Lorenzo – Compressive Coded Antenna/Meta-Antenna
Tommasso Melodia, Emrecan Demirors – Method And Apparatus for Software-defined Radio with Timing, Phase, and Frequency Synchronization
Shashi Murthy – Dendritic Cell Generator
Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy – Biomolecular processing platform and uses thereof
Srinivas Tadigadappa – Biochemical Sensing Using Microbubbles on a Chip Using Whispering Gallery Mode Resonance
Ming Wang, Wenjun Zhang – Saliva Glucose Monitoring System
Hongli(Julie) Zhu – Lignin Electrolyte Flow Battery
College of Science
Neel Joshi – Genetic Reprogramming of Bacterial Biofilms
Swastik Kar, Meni Wanunu – Low Noise Ultrathin Freestanding Membranes Composed of Atomically-Thin 2D Materials
Alexandros Makriyannis – Urea/Carbamates FAAH MAGL or Dual FAAH/MAGL Inhibitors and Uses Thereof
Alexandros Makriyannis, Alexander Zvonok – N-acylethanolamine Hydrolyzing Acid Amidase (NAAA) Inhibitors and Use Thereof
Latika Menon – Filtering Article Containing Titania Nanotubes
Jonathon Tilly, Dori Woods – Methods for Growth and Maturation of Ovarian Follicles
Meni Wanunu – Pinhole Zero-Mode Waveguides
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Shuyang Wang – System for beauty, cosmetic, and fashion analysis
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Written by Vijay Harisudan Sivasekar