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CSU Researchers Receive Commercialization Funding

Three CSU researchers have been selected for focused entrepreneurial and commercialization training though the 2019 I-Corps@Ohio Program, an initiative of the Ohio Department of Higher Education designed to advance the translation of fundamental research to commercial markets. Each selected research team will receive $15,000 and participate in a seven-week training program to better understand the market for their technology and develop a commercialization strategy.

Dr. Geyou Ao, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, will work to commercialize research she is conducting in boron nitride nanotubes. These microstructures are ideal candidates for a variety of applications, including protective shields, thermal reinforcements for composites, self-cleaning materials and a range of biomedical technologies.

Dr. William Matcham, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, and Dr. Wenbing Zhao, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), are developing an automated method to objectively assess the performance of students during human patient simulation (HPS) training that incorporates computer vision, predefined rules, and a custom designed debriefing mobile application to give feedback to students.

I-Corps@Ohio is a statewide program developed to assist faculty, staff and students from Ohio universities, colleges and community colleges in validating the market potential of technologies and launching startup companies. I-Corps@Ohio is modeled after the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) successful I-Corps (Innovation Corps) program, which has been proven to increase innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry collaboration.

For more information on commercialization resources available at CSU, contact Jack Kraszewski.