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Researchers at CSM are on the forefront of innovation. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing creative solutions to a wide range of scientific and engineering challenges.

 

BIOFUELS

A Nanoparticle-Based Coagulation Method for Cost-Effective Microalgae Harvesting

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A cost-effective method to harvest microalgae 

Reference Number: 10005
 
Increased Lipid Accumulation and Carbohydrate Synthesis in Strains of Microalgae

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Modified microalgae that produce high levels of lipids and starch 

Reference Number: 11020

Use of Endogenous Promoters in Genetic Engineering of Nannochloropsis Gaditana

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The genome sequence and protocols for genetic manipulation for Nannochloropsis gaditana, a microalga that has high lipid and biomass production 

Reference Number: 12007

Nonstoichiometric Perovskite-Type Oxides for Solar Thermal Fuels Production

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Characterization of promising non-stoichiometric-perovskite-type oxide catalysts for solar thermochemical fuel productions 

Reference Number: 13023
 

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BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND MEDICAL DEVICES

Artificial Cells for Advanced Drug Delivery

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Targeted drug delivery across biological barriers using artificial cells 

Reference Number: 9002

Microfluidic Flow Assay for Measuring Hemostatic Phenotypes

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A microfluidic flow assay is a method for measuring the propensity to form a blood clot 

Reference Number: 10004

Detection of Magnetic Field Concentrated Analytes in a Lateral Flow Capillary

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A lateral flow capillary devise to detect target analytes that are concentrated by a magnetic field 

Reference Number: 11011

Optical Alignment Deformation Spectroscopy

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A microfluidic devise and method for high-throughput measurement of cell deformation 

Reference Number: 12012

Plasma based Flow Assay for Measuring Trombin and Fibrin Generation

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A microfluidic plasma-based flow assay for measuring thrombin and fibrin generation 

Reference Number: 12031

Delivery of Therapeutic Antibodies from Biodegradable Polymer Scaffolds

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A direct delivery system for the administration of therapeutic antibodies 

Reference Number: 13011

Polymer Modified Nanoparticles as Contrast Agents for the Non-Invasive Measurement of pH in vivo

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A non-invasive and accurate method for in vivo pH measurements 

Reference Number: 13014

Dynamic Viscoelasticity as a Rapid Single-Cell Biomarker

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A rapid non-destructive method to identify differences in cell phenotypes using cell viscoelastic properties 

Reference Number: 13021

Wrist Gimbal Rehabilitation Device

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A low-cost devise to asses and improve wrist and forearm motor function 

Reference Number: 14041

Three-Dimensional Gaze Control of Robots for Navigation and Object Manipulation

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A control system to guide robots for navigation and object manipulation that uses 3D eye tracking 

Reference Number: 15005

Autonomous Robotic Laparoscope based on Eye Tracking

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An autonomous control framework for robotic laparoscope using eye tracking 

Reference Number: 15006

Magnetic-Field Driven Colloidal Microbots Employing Wall-Based Propulsion

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Magnetic-field driven colloidal microbots for interventional procedures in the cardiovascular system 

Reference Number: 15031

Controlled Precipitation of Biomimetic Apatites via in situ Mineralization of an Organic Polymeric Matrix

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A method for the controlled precipitation of biological apatites within a polymeric support substrate 

Reference Number: 15038
 
Zwitterionic Hydrogels for the Sustained Release of Therapeutic Agents

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Compositions and methods to produce zwitterionic hydrogels for the sustained release of therapeutic agents 

Reference Number: 16044

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FUEL CELLS AND BATTERIES

Palladium Alloy Membranes for use in Hydrogen Separation

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Palladium alloy membranes for hydrogen separation that are resistant to poisoning by sulfide compounds 

Reference Number: 6001

Unsupported Palladium Alloy Membranes

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A cost-effective method to produce thin, durable, support-free palladium and palladium alloy membranes 

Reference Number: 8002

Stable Catalyst Layers for Hydrogen Permeable Composite Membranes

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A hydrogen permeable membrane that is stable over a broad temperature range 

Reference Number: 10007

Acidic Ion Exchange Membrane

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An acidic ion exchange membrane with very high proton conductivity 

Reference Number: 10012

A High Efficiency, Reversible Flow Battery System for Energy Storage

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A solid oxide fuel battery for high efficiency energy storage 

Reference Number: 11007
 
Fabrication of Palladium-Alloy Composite Membranes for High Temperature Applications

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Palladium-alloy membranes that exhibit structural stability, improved strength, and high hydrogen flux 

Reference Number: 12028

Impedance-Based Sensor for Detection of Catalyst Coking in Fuel Reforming Systems

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A novel sensor for detecting the early stages of catalyst coking in fuel reforming systems 

Reference Number: 13012

Electrochemical Devise for Synthesis Gas and Liquid Fuel Production

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A method for creating liquid fuels from carbon dioxide and water using a solid oxide electrolytic cell 

Reference Number: 13015
 
Triple Conducting Cathode Material for Intermediate Temperature Protonic Ceramic Electrochemical Devices

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A novel perovskite-type multicomponent compound that displays high electrochemical performance at intermediate temperatures 

Reference Number: 15016

Production of Alkali Sulfide Cathode Materials for Next Generation Rechargeable Batteries

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A method to produce hierarchically structured alkali sulfide cathode materials 

Reference Number: 16020

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MATERIALS

Colloidal Crystallization via Applied Fields

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The use of external fields to produce three-dimensional crystals of colloid-sized matter 

Reference Number: 4001

High Modulus Polymer Composites

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A method of producing high molecular weight filled polymeric matrices that have desirable physical characteristics 

Reference Number: 5001
 
Polylactide-Graft-Lignin Copolymers

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Methods to produce renewable polyactide-graft-lignin blends and copolymers 

Reference Number: 12020

Near Zero Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Beta-Eucryptite without Microcracking

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A method to produce doped Beta-eucryptite that does not display the normal problem of microcracking 

Reference Number: 12023
 
Polyamide Blends of Varying Renewable Content

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A method to produce blended polymers that have different renewable carbon content and a suite of high performance properties 

Reference Number: 13007
 
Alumina-Rich Glasses

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A low-temperature method for making aluminum rich glasses that have high chemical durability and mechanical properties close that are to sapphire single crystals 

Reference Number: 13027

Methods for Making Glasses from Organic Waste Food Streams

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A renewable method for making commercial and new glasses from organic waste products 

Reference Number: 14001
 
Fabrication of Electrochromic Tungsten Oxide Films for Optical Modulation

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Mesoporous tungsten oxide films that are capable of modulating optical transmission up to the theoretical limit of 100% in the visible regime 

Reference Number: 14005

Plasma-Assisted Nanofabrication of Two-dimensional Metal Chalcogenide Layers

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Low-temperature plasma-assisted methods to produce two-dimensional metal dichalcogenide layers 

Reference Number: 14008
 
Anisotropic Multiphysics Sensing Systems for Layered Materials

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A method to detect physical properties of layered materials 

Reference Number: 14039
 
 
Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Method

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A hybrid additive manufacturing method that allows for precise deposition of various photo curable resins 

Reference Number: 15040
 
Copper Containing Rail Steel

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Cooper alloy rail steel for improved hardness, toughness, wear resistance, fatigue, and tensile properties 

Reference Number: 16007
 
An Improved Self-Piercing Rivet

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A processing method to fabricate self-piercing rivets with enhanced ductility and improved strength 

Reference Number: 17006

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MINERALS AND MINING

A Piezo Sensor based Smart-Die Structure

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A piezoelectric thin film sensor that monitor the onset of failure during die casting operations 

Reference Number: 8001
 
Synthesis of Boron Using Molten Salt Electrolysis

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A method to produce elemental boron 

Reference Number: 9006
 
Methods for Osmotic Concentration of Hyper Saline Streams

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A novel method of extracting minerals from an aqueous source 

Reference Number: 12025
 
Cavitating Water Jet Hard Rock Dredge Mining System

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A way to incorporate high-pressure cavitating waterjets within a rotary cutter head 

Reference Number: 13028
 
Pressure Oxidation of Enargite Concentrates

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A method to separate copper and arsenic at moderate temperatures and pressures 

Reference Number: 14011
 
De-Zincing Zinc-Coated Metals

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An electrochemical method to dezinc zinc-coated metals 

Reference Number: 14012
 
Purification of Yttrium Using Iminodiacetic Acid Resin

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A method to separate yttrium from heavy rare earth mixtures 

Reference Number: 14015
 
The Sulfuric Acid Baking of NdFeB Magnet Scrap

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A method for extracting rare earth metals from Nd2Fe14B magnet scrap 

Reference Number: 15001
 
Pneumatic Mine Dust Sampling Instrument

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A hand-held coal and rock dust sampling devise suited to collect consistent mine dust samples 

Reference Number: 15034
 
Production of Indium Concentrate from Waste LCD Screens

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A commercially viable process for the extraction of indium from liquid crystal displays (LCDs) 

Reference Number: 16041

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MISCELLANEOUS

Reactor Unit Control System for Space and Terrestrial Applications

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A reactor unit control system for small space reactors 

Reference Number: 11021
 
Scoring and Shape Reconstruction of Antlers from Two-Dimensional Images

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A method to reconstruct three-dimensional shapes of antlers from two-dimensional images 

Reference Number: 15037

Coupled Thermally-Enhanced Bioremediation and Renewable Energy Storage System

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A method of treating contaminated soil using an in-situ thermally enhanced bioremediation system coupled to a subsurface renewable energy storage system 

Reference Number: 16027

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OIL AND GAS

Downhole Tools and Methods for Selectively Accessing a Tubular Annulus of a Wellbore

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A downhole tool that selectively opens and closes an axial/lateral bore of a tubular string positioned in a wellbore 

Reference Number: 10015
 
Wave-Equation Migration Velocity Analysis using Image Wrapping

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A method to construct velocity models for imaging the interior of the Earth 

Reference Number: 11009
 
Monitoring of Drinking Water Aquifers during Possible Contamination Operations

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A method to monitor the integrity of water aquifers 

Reference Number: 12019
 
Using Seismic Wavefields to Monitor Geological Targets

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A method to image geological mediums using seismic wavefields 

Reference Number: 13009
 
Surface Relaxivity Calculations using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurement

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A method to determine the surface relaxivity on unconventional rock formations 

Reference Number: 15002
 
Matrix-Fracture Interface Cleanup Protocol for Tight Sandstone and Carbonate Reservoirs

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A novel approach to clean up the matric-fracture interface to improve oil and gas production 

Reference Number: 15007

Casing Section Rotation Method and Apparatus

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An apparatus and method improve the cement seal at the bottom of surface casing during drilling operations 

Reference Number: 15015
 
Characterization of Water/Oil/Gas Emulsions and Foams Using Low Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

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A method to characterize the emulsion properties in oil and gas producing wells at downhole condition or pipelines 

Reference Number: 15025

Mobile Robot for In-Service Solid-State Repair of Pipeline Internal Cracks

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A mobile robot for in-service solid-state repair of cracks formed on the interior surface of liquid and gas pipelines 

Reference Number: 16029
 
Use of a Rocking Rig for Flow Assurance Testing Incorporated Multiphase Flow

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A simple and low-cost method for measuring flow assurance issues 

Reference Number: 16038

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REACTION ENGINEERING

A Novel ZnO Catalyst

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A method to produce unique ZnO structures that are rich in defect sites 

Reference Number: 9003

Synthesis of Boron Using Molten Salt Electrolysis

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A method to produce elemental boron 

Reference Number: 9006
 
Laser Ignition of Reaction Synthesis Systems

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Use of a tunable laser to initiate a self-propagating high-temperature combustion reaction 

Reference Number: 13001
 
Nonstoichiometric Perovskite-Type Oxides for Solar Thermal Fuels Production

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Characterization of promising non-stoichiometric-perovskite-type oxide catalysts for solar thermochemical fuel productions 

Reference Number: 13023
 
Ammonia Synthesis at Moderate Conditions

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The synthesis of ammonia at moderate temperatures and pressures using a membrane reactor 

Reference Number: 15028

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SEMICONDUCTORS AND PHOTOVOLTAICS

Solar Thermoelectric Generator

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A novel design for solar thermoelectric generators with improved efficiencies 

Reference Number: 8004

Novel Photoconductive Decay Measurement System

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A nondestructive, contactless means to measure the recombination of lifetime of a wide range of semiconducting and photoconducting materials 

Reference Number: 9001

Process to Recycle End of Life Cadmium Telluride Modules and Manufacturing Scrap

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A novel method for recycling of thin film Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic modules at the end of their life 

Reference Number: 11024
 
Solubilizing Imide Precursors for Poorly Soluble Polymers

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A method for making polyimides and other rigid conjugated polymers via soluble amide-ester precursors 

Reference Number: 13002

Rapid Reduction of Sodium Occupancy in Type II Silicon Clathrate by Chemical Etchinge

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A method to reduce the sodium occupancy in type II silicon clathrate 

Reference Number: 14019
 
Tailoring the Optical Gap and Absorption Strength of Silicon Quantum Dots

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Silicon-based quantum dots (SiQDs) with an organic surface functional that have improved electronic and optical properties 

Reference Number: 14024

Rapid Thermal Processing of Back Contacts for Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells

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A high-throughput method to produce back contacts for cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cells that improves the cell’s properties 

Reference Number: 14028

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SPECTROSCOPY

Hollow Waveguide Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy

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A hollow waveguide cavity ringdown spectroscopy design for measurements of an absorption medium 

Reference Number: 7001

Hybrid Dielectric/Surface Plasmon Polariton Waveguide

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A novel hybrid dielectric/Surface Plasmon Polariton waveguide design 

Reference Number: 8003

Spectroscopic Polarimeter

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A spectroscopic polarimeter that contains designs for filtering light for both a specific bandwidth and for selecting a single polarization state 

Reference Number: 10001

Spatially Chirped Pulses for Femtosecond Laser Ablation through Transparent Materials

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A method for micromachining high aspect ratio features in thick media using temporal focusing of spatially chirped femtosecond laser pulses 

Reference Number: 10011
 
LED Pumped Lasers and Amplifiersr

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A method and apparatus for pumping solid state lasers and amplifiers using high-powered LED arrays 

Reference Number: 14016

Integrated Single Grating Compressor for Variable Pulse Front Tilt in Simultaneously Spatially and Temporally Focused Systems

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A multipass chirped pulse amplification system for simultaneous spatially and temporal focusing 

Reference Number: 15012

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WATER

System and Method to Create Osmotic Saltwater Intrusion Barrier

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A method to eliminate or reduce or salt water encroachment into fresh water aquifers 

Reference Number: 9010
 
Methods for Sustainable Membrane Distillation of Impaired Water Streams

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A membrane distillation process for water reclamation and mineral extraction that reduces membrane fouling 

Reference Number: 12019
 
Biohydrochemical Enhancement structures for Streamwater Treatment

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A method to remove stream water contaminants 

Reference Number: 14029
 
Thermoelectric Irrigation Module

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A control module that activate sprinkler bases on ambient temperature and soil temperature and humidity 

Reference Number: 16037
 

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