Faculty Success Recognized at UT Research Foundation Innovation Awards


Researchers from the University of Tennessee were recognized for their commercialization efforts and discoveries made during 2016 at the UT Research Foundation Innovation Awards. UTIA faculty and staff were well represented and received recognition for their research activity. Dr. Ky Pohler, Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Science, was the recipient of the new Innovation Driver Award. See his nomination video here.

UTIA Patent Plaque Recipients

  • Siqun Wang and Cheng Xing
    Wood Adhesives Containing Reinforced Additives for Structural Engineering Products

  • Federico Harte, Vinay Mannam, Stacy Worley, John Wilkerson, and David Smith
    Soak Chamber and System to Measure the Seed Density Hydration Profile of Seeds

  • Neal Stewart, Mitra Mazarei, and Wusheng Liu
    Inducible Plant Promoters and the Use Thereof

  • Nicole Labbé, Naima Moustaid-Moussa, Doris D’Souza, Kimberly Gwinn, and Bonnie Ownley
    Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Switchgrass Extracts

  • Stephen Kania and Linda Frank
    Detection and Differentiation of Dermodex Mites


UTIA Recipients of UTRF License Certificates

  • Dean Kopsell
    Natural Plant Pigment as Sunscreen for Specialty Crops

  • Neal Stewart
    Strong Constitutive Promoter

  • Scott Lenaghan and Neal Stewart
    Software to Identify Promoter Motif for Use in Agronomic Crops


For more about the ceremony and the impacts researchers have made in the past year, view more…