ECE Faculty among those Honored at Fifth Annual Inventorship Showcase

June 3, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – A number of LSU College of Engineering faculty were honored at the fifth annual Inventorship Showcase hosted by the LSU Office of Innovation & Technology Commercialization. The event recognized innovation and inventorship between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.

Mechanical Engineering Professor Guoqiang Li was one of four university faculty to receive the Excellence in Innovation honor. His research focuses on advanced polymer materials, including infrastructure composites, mechanics of composite materials, repair of composite materials, and self-healing composite materials.

Recognized for their patents obtained were:

  • Former LSU Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor James Henry and PhD graduate Mia Dvora—Whey Protein Hydrogels and Their Uses
  • Mechanical Engineering Professor Guoqiang Li and PhD graduate Gefu Ji—Sandwich Panel With a Ductile Hybrid Core Comprising Tubular Reinforcements
  • Mechanical Engineering Professor Wen Meng and PhD graduate Fanghua Mei—Metal-Based Microchannel Heat Exchanges and Their Method of Fabrication
  • Mechanical Engineering Professors Michael Murphy, Dorel Moldovan, Sunggook Park; Mechanical Engineering Chair Dimitris Nikitopoulos; Chemistry Emeritus Professor Steven Soper; Chemistry Professor Robin McCarley; Cornell Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Francis Barany; Director of Core Laboratories and Shared Research Resources at Cornell University George Grills; Chair and Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Clarkson University Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy; Electronics Designer and Lab Manager at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Collin McKinney—Biomolecular Processing Platform and Uses Thereof
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Ramachandran Vaidyanathan and ECE PhD candidate Ahmed Mansour—Asynchronous Distributed Optical Mutual Exclusion Interconnect and Method
  • Mechanical Engineering Professor Guoqiang Li, PhD graduate Amir Shojaei, and Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Penn State University Arash Dahi Taleghani—Shape Memory Polymer Proppants, Methods of Making Shape Memory Polymer Proppants for Application in Hydraulic Fracturing Treatments

Recognized for their publications were:

  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Louay Mohammad—Advancement in the Design and Performance of Sustainable Asphalt Pavements
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Murad Abu Farsakh—Advances in Analysis and Design of Deep Foundations
  • Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Professor Michael Khonsari—Applied Tribology: Bearing Design and Lubrication
  • Chemical Engineering Professor K.T. Valsaraj—Principles of Environmental Thermodynamics and Kinetics


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