Two faculty members from the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science recently won National Innovation Awards at the TechConnect 2015 World Innovation Conference and National Innovation Showcase held in Washington, D.C.
The awards were for a nanoscale device that captures tumor cells in the blood, a bioengineered enzyme that scrubs microbial biofilms.
The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, led by former interim Dean Daniel Lopresti, and the Office of Economic Engagement, led by assistant vice president Cameron McCoy, supported Lehigh’s third-straight appearance at the annual conference.
The National Innovation Awards were chosen through an industry review of the top 20 percent of annually submitted technologies and based on the potential positive impact the technology would have on industry.
Lehigh engineering’s National Innovation Awardees were:
- Yaling Liu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics and a member of the bioengineering program, has developed a tiny device that can capture tumor cells circulating in the blood and can potentially indicate disease type, as well as genetic and protein markers that may provide potential treatment options;
- and Bryan Berger, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, hopes to improve food safety and keep medical devices clean with an enzyme he’s developed that attacks biofilms.
See all of the winners and participants in the full story at the Lehigh University News Center.
-Jordan Reese is the Director of Media Relations at Lehigh University.