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Lehigh shines at global innovation event

Six engineering faculty members were invited to display their research recently at the 2014 TechConnect World Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C. Two Lehigh technologies – both from Martin P. Harmer, professor of materials science and engineering, and Animesh Kundu, a research scientist, won a National Innovation Award, won a National Innovation Award were selected as National Innovation Awardees.

The event is billed as the "world’s largest multidisciplinary multi-sector conference and marketplace of vetted innovations, innovators and technology business developers and funders." It focuses on advancements in four areas: nanotechnology, microtechnology, biotechnology and clean technology.

Lehigh’s participation at the conference was organized by Yatin Karpe, associate director of the office of technology transfer (OTT).

"Events like the TechConnect conference give faculty inventors an important opportunity to highlight the strengths of their innovations and research in face-to-face interactions with industry representatives," said Karpe. "They provide a much-needed platform to make the technology transfer process as efficient as possible."

Read the full story at the Lehigh University News Center.

-By Kurt Pfitzer

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