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USF inventors post record patent numbers, ranking in the nation’s top 10 university producers

Annual ranking from the National Academy of Inventors and International Property Owners Association is a key measure of global innovation.

June 15, 2021Innovation

USF professor inducted into Florida Investors Hall of Fame or her work with cacti

USF College of Engineering professor Norma Alcantar has 12 patents for cactus mucilage, the gummy stuff inside the plant, used for everything from water purification to using it in the fight against Parkinson’s disease (Bay News 9).

June 14, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation, Research

USF Distinguished University Professor Yogi Goswami Honored by American Society of Mechanical Engineers

USF College of Engineering Distinguished Professor Yogi Goswami has been named the 2021 recipient of the ASME Safety Codes and Standards Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for leading the development of new safety standards for thermal energy systems.

June 11, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation, Research

The cactus, the ally of purification

A member of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, Norma Alcantar is a chemical engineer who has made amazing discoveries with natural products to solve complex problems such as ocean decontamination. The correspondent of the Voice of America in Miami Alonso Castillo takes us into his world of traditions and innovation (VOA).

June 7, 2021Global Research, Innovation, Research

New method developed to improve durability of nano-electronic components, further semiconductor manufacturing

University of South Florida researchers recently developed a novel approach to mitigating electromigration in nanoscale electronic interconnects that are ubiquitous in state-of-the-art integrated circuits (Phys.org).

June 2, 2021Innovation, Research

Auto manufacturers test connected vehicle technology implemented in Tampa Bay, evaluated at USF

The USF Center for Urban Transportation Research has entered the fourth and final phase of a $22 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation to create and implement connected vehicle technology in downtown Tampa (USF Newsroom).

May 27, 2021Innovation, Research

USF’s Tampa Bay Technology Incubator Wins National Award for Client Service

The International Business Innovation Association lauds USF’s program for supporting startup COI Energy’s trailblazing efforts.

May 18, 2021Entrepreneurship, Honors and Awards, Innovation

New method to improve durability of nano-electronic components to help further semiconductor manufacturing and resilience

USF Mechanical Engineering assistant professor Michael Cai Wang and his research team recently developed a novel approach to mitigating electromigration in nanoscale electronic interconnects that are ubiquitous in state-of-the-art integrated circuits (USF Newsroom).

May 18, 2021Innovation, Research, Student Research

USF biomedical engineers, psychiatrists use neuroimaging technology to more effectively treat depression

A current study initiated by a team of USF biomedical engineers and psychiatrists, including Glenn Currier, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences as well as senior author of the study, indicates a sign of hope for those seeking effective depression treatment (USF Oracle).

May 18, 2021Health, Innovation

“The future of conflict”: how a USF institute is developing military technology

Through an $85 million contract with U.S. Special Operations Command, the Institute of Applied Engineering is developing everything from satellites to brain injury research (Tampa Bay Times).

May 14, 2021Innovation, Research

Florida professor who harnessed power of cactuses is a top inventor

When Norma Alcantar got a call last month from Judy Genshaft, the former University of South Florida president, she was pleasantly surprised to hear that she would be inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Genshaft had nominated her for the honor (Orlando Sentinel).

May 9, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation

USF professor who harnessed the power of cactuses is a top Florida inventor

Norma Alcantar has more than 22 patents based on a natural substance she found out about from her grandmother (Tampa Bay Times).

May 5, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation

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