Technology Accelerator Fund Awardees

Projects funded by TAF

Since 2011, the Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) has helped faculty inventors and scientists turn their research into market-ready technologies. These are the annual award winners:

TAF Class of 2017

Four SUNY-developed technologies received a total of $200,000 to advance commercial readiness of technologies touching information technology, materials, medical devices, drug delivery, and therapeutics.

Dr. Daniele Fabris, University at Albany
Innovating Quick and Accurate Testing in Dairy Production

University at Albany
Dr. Daniele Fabris
fabris@albany.edu


Dr. Susan Bane, Binghamton University
Connecting Biomolecules for Cancer Treatment or Medical Imaging

Binghamton University
Dr. Susan Bane
Sbane@binghamton.edu


Dr. Sathy Balu-lyer, University at Buffalo
Increasing the Success Rate of Therapeutics

University at Buffalo
Dr. Sathy Balu-lyer
svb@buffalo.edu


 

TAF Class of 2016

Six SUNY-developed technologies received a total of $300,000 to advance commercial readiness of technologies touching information technology, materials, medical devices, drug delivery, and therapeutics




Dr. Christopher Nomura
Nanotech Anticancer Drug Delivery System

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Dr. Christopher Nomura
ctnomura@esf.edu



 

TAF Class of 2015

TAF Class of 2014 Fall

TAF Class of 2014 Spring

Five promising SUNY-developed technologies received a total of $250,000. These innovations span groundbreaking advancements in medical imaging, pharmaceutical, fine chemical, petrochemical, and refining industries.

Dr. Steven Diver
Scavengers Provide Quick Recovery of Precious Metals

University at Buffalo
Dr. Steven Diver
driver@buffalo.edu


Dr. Gary Nieman
Lifesaving Treatment for Abdominal Trauma and Sepsis

Upstate Medical University
Dr. Gary Nieman
niemang@upstate.edu


Dr. Susan Sharfstein
Fake Eyes for Glaucoma Screening

College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Dr. Susan Sharfstein
ssharfstein@albany.edu
Technology Receives Angel Investment


Dr. Balaji Sitharaman
Low-Dose MRI Contrast Agent for Renal Imaging

Stony Brook University
Dr. Balaji Sitharaman
balaji.sitharaman@stonybrook.edu


Dr. Leslie Ying
Super-Fast MRI

University at Buffalo
Dr. Leslie Ying
leiying@buffal.edu

 

TAF Class of 2013 Spring

Five promising SUNY-developed technologies received a total of $250,000. These innovations span groundbreaking advancements in nanotechnology, novel cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, the production of biodiesel, and research tool metrology.

Dr. Jason Armstrong
Smaller, Lighter Electronics and Medical Devices

University at Buffalo
Dr. Jason Armstrong
jna4@buffalo.edu


Shadi Sandvik
Quality Control for Semiconductor Devices

College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Dr. Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik
sshahedipour-sandvik@sunypoly.edu


Henri Tiedge
Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Downstate Medical Center
Dr. Henri Tiedge
tiedge@hscbklyn.edu


Sabine Brouxhon
New Therapy for Breast and Other Cancers

Stony Brook University
Dr. Sabine Brouxhon


Stewart Loh
Arthur Stipanovic
Biomass to Bioethanol

Upstate Medical University
Dr. Stewart N. Loh
lohs@upstate.edu

College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Dr. Arthur J. Stipanovic
astipano@esf.edu

 

TAF Class of 2012

Six promising SUNY-developed technologies received a total of $300,000. These innovations span groundbreaking advancements in multispectral imaging, energy-cost reduction, novel antibiotics, assistance for the disabled, weight-loss and suicide prevention.

Paul Agris
New Antibiotics for Drug-Resistant Infections
University at Albany, The RNA Institute

Dr. Paul Agris
pagris@albany.edu


Alexander Cartwright
True Color Detection for Advanced Manufacturing

University at Buffalo
Dr. Alexander Cartwright


Kenneth McLeod
Personal Heating System for Weight Loss

Binghamton University
Dr. Kenneth McLeod
kmcleod@binghamton.edu


Anurag Purwar
A Mobility Assist Sit to Stand Device for Improved Quality of Life

Stony Brook University
Dr. Anurag Purwar
anurag.purwar@stonybrook.edu


Sarbajit Banerjee
Smart Windows for the Improved Energy Efficiency of Buildings

University at Buffalo
Professor Sarbajit Banjeree


Andrew Kaufman
Wireless Suicide Detection System

Upstate Medical University
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
kaufman@upstate.edu

 

TAF Class of 2011

Five promising SUNY-developed technology received a total of $500,000.  These innovations span groundbreaking advancements in energy, diagnostics, therapeutics, engineering, and biomimetics.

Ron Miles
New Microphone Design to Improve Hearing Aids

Binghamton University
Dr. Ronald Miles
miles@binghamton.edu


Thomas Szyperski
A Screening Test for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

University at Buffalo
Dr. Thomas Szyperski
szypersk@acsu.buffalo.edu


Scott Tenenbaum
Targeting a Cell’s RNA to Create Novel Diagnostic Tools

College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Dr. Scott Tenenbaum
stenenbaum@albany.edu 
Press Release:
Governor Cuomo Announces Technology Developed at SUNY Attracts New Investment 


Edward Quadros
A New Test to Identify Birth Defect Risk and Developmental Disorders

Downstate Medical Center
Dr. Edward Quadros
Edward.Quadros@downstate.edu


Lei Zuo
Harvesting Vehicle Vibration into Usable Energy

Stony Brook University
Dr. Lei Zuo

 

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