Researchers Rob McGinnis (foreground) and Jeff McCutcheon. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Startup Advances Carbon-Zero Fuels through UConn Partnership

As part of the Technology Incubation Program (TIP), Mattershift is developing ways to convert carbon dioxide from the air into fuels, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, and construction materials.

Mark Brand, professor of plant science and landscape architecture, with Aaonia berries growing at the Plant Science Research Farm on Aug. 9, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Horticulturist Wins Patents for Modified Black Chokeberry Cultivars

Prolific inventor and professor of horticulture Mark Brand was recently issued two patents for his novel black chokeberry plants. The new cultivars will be available in garden centers this spring.

Benjamin Grosse '21 (BUS) (Nathan Oldham)

Company Man and College Student

Ben Grosse started his earbud business in a basement room. But he listened to demand, and the company is thriving.

Nicole Wagner, CEO of UConn TIP company LambdaVision, works in the lab at the Cell and Genome Sciences Building in Farmington. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Technology Incubation Companies Raise $60M in 2017

The majority of this investment into development of technology-based startups came from out-of-state sources.

Altug Poyraz, left, a graduate student, with Steven Suib, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. According to Suib, some of the greatest benefits of being an academic inventor are the opportunities it allows him to provide to his students, many of whom will work in industry after graduating from UConn. (Peter Morenus/UConn File Photo)

UConn Chemist Nationally Recognized for Inventions

Advice from Steven Suib, UConn's newest fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)? Read on.

Peter J. Werth asks a question during the Entrepreneurial & Innovation Student Huddle held at the newly named Peter J. Werth Residence Tower on Dec. 4. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Supporting the Next Generation of Innovators

After announcing his $22.5 million commitment to foster innovation at UConn, donor Peter Werth attended presentations by student innovators at the newly named Peter J. Werth Residence Tower.

Peter J. Werth speaks at an event to announce his $22.5 million commitment to the University and the naming of the Peter J. Werth Residence Tower on Dec. 4, 2017. Seated is President Susan Herbst. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Receives $22.5M Gift for Entrepreneurship, Innovation

The pledge from Peter Werth, an innovator in generic prescription medication, is the second-largest in University history.

Engineering researcher Thanh Nguyen holds a slide loaded with microparticles just a few hundred microns in size that are shaped into thousands of silicone molds using a new 3-D fabrication technique. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

New 3-D Fabrication Technique Could Deliver Multiple Doses of Vaccine in One Shot

'In the developing world, that might be the difference between not getting vaccinated and receiving all of your vaccines in one shot.'

Chemistry professor Douglas Adamson, in the lab at the Institute of Materials Science on Aug. 23, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Synthesizing Pure Graphene, a ‘Miracle Material’

UConn chemistry professor Doug Adamson has found an inexpensive way to manufacture the pristine form of this substance, which is stronger than steel and thinner than a human hair.

Sandra Weller, left, and postdoctoral fellow Lorry Grady, examine a sample. (Janine Gelineau/UConn Health Photo)

Thinking like an Entrepreneur to Advance Science

Sandra Weller has adapted her decades of research on herpes simplex to address the related cytomegalovirus, which has even more serious effects. She hopes her work will lead to a treatment option with commercial potential.