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Low carbon-footprint cementitious materials
Unmet Need: An eco-friendly and low-carbon-footprint material comparable in strength and durability to regular concrete Today’s society desires to reduce the continuously increasing carbon footprint on our planet, and the industry is hungry for the introduction of eco-friendly solutions for the built environment, without compromising the strength...
Published: 3/19/2024   |   Inventor(s): Xianming Shi, Zhipeng Li
Keywords(s): 3D printing, Activated carbon, Agriculture, binders, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon-negative, Carbon-neutral, composites, Concrete, Nanotechnology, recycling
Paper-based cationic isotachophoresis for lateral flow immunoassay development
Unmet Need: Improving sensitivity and specificity in Lateral Flow Immunoassays at low concentrations Lateral flow immunoassays (LFIAs) are among the most popular diagnostic platforms on the market due to ease of use and capacity for antigen detection in diverse biological samples. However, they are often critiqued for their relatively high limits of...
Published: 9/21/2023   |   Inventor(s): Wenji Dong, Devon McCornack
Keywords(s): Adsorption, Applied Technologies, biosensors, Biotechnology, Cancer and aging, Cationic Isotachophresis, depletion of abundant serum proteins, Nanotechnology, Purification, Real time virus sensor
Graphene oxide nano-engineering for interfacial transition zone in cement composites
Unmet Need: Mitigating weakness in the interfacial transition zone in cementitious composites. Cement composites are a type of affordable and versatile artificial building material that have been extensively used in modern civil engineering. However, their inherently quasi-brittle behavior has limited their structural applications, due to the associated...
Published: 4/28/2023   |   Inventor(s): Xianming Shi, Jing Zhong
Keywords(s): 2D Nanomaterials, Building Materials, Nanotechnology, Sustainability
Nano-Modified Waterproof Sealers and Methods for Concrete Preservation
Unmet Need: Prevents aging of and damage to concrete in harsh environments Commercial surface treatments have demonstrated limited ability to protect concrete from salt scaling and thus extend the service life of concrete pavements, bridge decks, etc. Based on their functions, surface treatments are often divided into the following categories: barrier...
Published: 5/25/2023   |   Inventor(s): Xianming Shi, Zhipeng Li
Keywords(s): Building Materials, Concrete sealer, Nanotechnology, UV resistant, waterproof, Waterproofing, wear resistant
High Resolution Focusing and Separation of Proteins in Nanochannels
Abstract Development of device and methods to concentrate, separate and characterize low-abundance proteins with high resolution for diagnostic detection of trace biomarkers and treatment of economically important human diseases has always been desired. Commercially available, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE), has been the widely used tool...
Published: 10/27/2021   |   Inventor(s): Cornelius Ivory
Keywords(s): Nanotechnology
CaP-Ti6Al4V Composite Surfaces and Lubricated Hip Stem Surfaces Using Laser Re-melting on the Microstructure of Ti6Al4V
Abstract Recently there is a growing interest in the fabrication of novel structures to mimic multiple tissues and tissue interfaces on the same implant, such as implants with gradients in porosity and pore sizes that will allow on one side of the implant high vascularization and direct osteogenesis, while promoting osteochondral ossification on the...
Published: 4/28/2023   |   Inventor(s): Amit Bandyopadhyay, Susmita Bose
Keywords(s): Nanotechnology