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February 2012 Archives

Feb 8, 12

Michael Tsapatsis Elected AAAS Fellow


Tsapatsis.pngProfessor Michael Tsapatsis was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) by the AAAS Council. Each year the Council elects members whose "efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished."


He is a faculty member of IPrime's Coatings Process Fundamentals and Nanostructural Materials and Processes programs. Recently, he was also part of a research team that reported a breakthrough on zeolite films.

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Feb 7, 12

Member Optomec Expands to Twin Cities


Finance and Commerce recently published an article on Optomec, an IPrime member company.


Optomec makes "aerosol jet" printers that produce electronic circuits and has its headquarters and manufacturing plant in Albuquerque, N.M. But when it comes to research and development, the company is expanding its St. Paul presence.


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Feb 6, 12

New U of MN Industry-Sponsored Research Option


MN-IP is a new and unique approach to the way the University of Minnesota handles intellectual property arising from research projects funded by business and industry partners. This approach eliminates the need for protracted negotiations over rights to intellectual property that may result from industry-funded research.

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Feb 5, 12

CSP Receives $1.5M Plastics Grant


The University's Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) received a major grant from the National Science Foundation for research on environment-friendly plastics.

Marc Hillymer is the center's director and the program leader of IPrime's Microstructured Polymers program.

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