Join UCI Applied Innovation at TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo where we will be hosting panels, providing access to faculty researchers, featuring listings of the top ready-to-license technologies from UCI, and offering information on UCI facilities and tools available for industry use. Visit us at the UC Pavilion.

Featured Faculty @ TechConnect*

Monday, May 14

Professor Mohammad Al Faruque


Professor Faruque’s current research is focused on system-level design of Internet-of-Things (IoT), Embedded Systems and Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPS) with special interests on design automation methodologies, data-driven modeling techniques including machine learning for design, CPS security, etc.

Secret Key Generation For Wireless Communication In Cyber-Physical Automotive Systems


Monday, May 14

Professor Reg Penner


Professor Penner is an electrochemist whose research group develops methods based upon electro-deposition for making nanomaterials, such as nanowires, composed of metals and semiconductors.

Process For Electrodepositing Manganeese Oxide With Improved Rate Capabilities For Electrical Energy Storage

Enhanced Cycle Lifetime With Gel Electrolyte For Mn02 Nanowire Capacitors


Tuesday, May 15

Professor Yun Wang


Dr. Wang’s work emphasizes exploration on fundamentals of the physicochemical processes in advanced energy systems. His current research activities focus on the computational modeling and experimental diagnostics of polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs).

Energy Harvester From Breath-Associated Belly Movement


Tuesday, May 15

Professor Shane Ardo


Shane is the lead inventor on three patents, lead author of a book chapter on dye-sensitized solar cells and a co-author of over 20 peer-reviewed journal papers.

Solar Desalinization Device (link coming soon)



UCI Applied Innovation Hosted Panels*

Tuesday:  May 15 – 11:20 to 12:00

SBIR/STTR Support Organizations

Moderator – To be announced
Panelist #1 – Misty Madero, Industry Contracts Officer, UCR
Panelist #2 – Stephen A. Way, Director, Global Products – Research, Technology & Engineering, NORTHROP GRUMMAN  Aerospace Systems


Wednesday:  May 16 – 9:00 to 9:50

Partnering w/ University & Labs

Moderator – To be announced
Panelist #1 – Brian Suh, UCR, Director, Office of Technology Commercialization
Panelist #2 – Kevin Kennan –  Director, Intellectual Property Administration & Industry Sponsored Research


Wednesday:  May 16 – 9:00 to 9:50

Building Your Business

Moderator – To be announced
Panelist #1 – Rosibel Ochoa, Associate Vice Chancellor, Technology Partnerships
Panelist #2 – Bill Waldo, Senior Consultant, SBDC at UCI


Wednesday:  May 16 – 11:00 to 11:50

Business Plan

Moderator – To be announced
Panelist #1 – Martin Kleckner, Consultant, SBDC
Panelist #2 – Nicole Washington – Octane


*Subject to change


Top Available Technologies

Methods for Producing Neocartilage with Functional Potential

Tech ID: 29129

Methods for Enhancing Cell Populations for Articular Cartilage Repair 

Tech ID: 29131

Ultra-Durable Concrete with Self-Sensing Properties

Tech ID: 29112

Portable Waterborne Pathogen Detector

Tech ID: 28879

Shape Reconfigurable Materials And Structures For Shape Morphing, Energy Absorption And Tunable Phononic

Tech ID: 27071

Continuous, Efficient Production of Medical Radioisotopes

Tech ID: 25985

Electrical Conduction In A Cephalopod Structural Protein

Tech ID: 29033

Process for the Fabrication of Nanostrucured Arrays on Flexible Polymer Films 

Tech ID: 25037

Silicon On Sapphire Based Plasmonic And Metasuraface Design For Optical Light Manipulation 

Tech ID: 24844

Fast Sensitive Hydrogen Gas Detection Using Single Palladium Nanowires 

Tech ID: 19588

Successive Transmit Beamforming Algorithms for Multiple-Antenna OFDM Systems 

Tech ID: 18797

Ultra-High Strength, Energy-Absorbing Metal-Ceramic Composites 

Tech ID: 23591

Bladder Denervation For Treating Overactive Bladder 

Tech ID: 23747

Directed Facial Nerve Stimulation 

Tech ID: 25566

Coulter Counting and Particle Shape Sensing with a Single Pore Membrane 

Tech ID: 22811

A General Noise Suppression Scheme With A Reference Beam In Optical Heterodyne Spectroscopy 

Tech ID: 28768


Recharge Facilities

UCI laser Spectroscopy Labs

Cary-60 Spectrometer
Shimadzu UV1700 Spectrometer
Hitachi F4500 Spectrofluorimeter
Cary Eclipse Spectrofluorimeter
Malvern SEC-MALS system
Malvern Zetasizer UV
Malvern Zetasizer Nano DLS
Jasco J-810 Spectropolarimeter
Jasco 4700 Fourier Spectrometer
Jasco V-670 absorption spectrometer
Kleine Friedrich – Raman/fluorescence microscope
Renishaw inVivo Raman microscope
Grote Gretchen – Nanosecond time-resolved absorption setup
Nanosecond time-resolved fluorescence setup
Big Ben – Picosecond system beam line
Gargantua – ultrafast laser beam line
Ultrafast transient absorption
Ultrafast time-resolved fluorescence


UCI Materials Research Institute

Nion200 STEM
FEI-Philips CM20 TEM
FEI Magellan 400 XHR SEM
FEI Quanta 3D FEG Dual Beam (SEM/FIB)
Rigaku SmartLab X-ray Diffractometer
Rigaku Ultima-III
Siemens D5000 XRD
AXIS Supra by Kratos Analytical
Nano CT
Polytec MSA-500 Micro System Analyzer (vibrometer)
Angstrom Engineering EvoVac Glovebox Evaporator


UCI Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation

Stratasys Dimension sst 1200es / Material Extrusion
Stratasys Fortus 450MC / Material Extrusion
Stratasys Objet30 / Material Deposition
Stratasys Objet260 Connex3 / Material Deposition
Zcorp z510 / Binder Deposition
Zcorp z310 / Binder Deposition
SLM 125HL / Powderbed Fusion
DTM Sinterstation 2000 / Powderbed Fusion
EnvisionTEC Perfactory3 SXGA+ ERM / Vat Photopolymerization
B9 Creator / Vat Photopolymerization
Autodesk Ember / Vat Photopolymerization
Trotec Speedy 360 / Laser Cutter And Engraver
Universal VLS 660 / Laser Cutter And Engraver
NextEngine HD / Laser Scanner
ZCorp Zscanner 700 / Laser Scanner
GOM ATOS Core 200 / Structured Light Scanner
ShopSabre 4860 / Machining
Formech Compac Midi / Vacuum Forming
Laguna Band Saw / Material Modification
Laguna Table Saw / Material Modification
Laguna Drill Press / Material Modification
Chicago Oven / Casting
Grobet Kiln / Metal Casting
VCG Ventura Electric Furnace / Electromelt
BJB Vacuum Chamber / Moldmaking
Binx Pressure Chamber / Moldmaking


Campus Center for Neuroimaging

MRI Scanner at FIBRE
MRI Scanner at NIC
PET Scanner at NIC


TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo connects top applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, labs and startups with industry end-users and prospectors.The 2018 TechConnect World Innovation event includes the annual SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference, Spring Defense TechConnect, the TechConnect Technical Program and the Nanotech Conference Series – the world’s largest and longest running nanotechnology event.

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