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Metal Coating of Hydrophobic Polymer Surfaces

Executive SummaryAs the plastics industry has begun to reach the limits of mechanical properties, specialized applications are beginning to turn to composites instead. Metallic plating of materials offers many benefits such as increased abrasion resistance and improved mechanical properties, but is time consuming, costly, and manufacturing is poten...
Published: 6/16/2017   |   Inventor(s): Ilsoon Lee, Wei Wang, Ankush Gokhale
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals, Materials, Packaging

Fast and Efficient Production of Cellulose Nanowhiskers for Use in Composite Materials

Executive SummaryCellulose nanowhiskers (CNWs) are small needle like structures comprised of nanostructured cellulose that provide greater stiffness and higher tensile strength than conventionally used wood fibers. However, the current production process of CNWs is very costly and time-consuming, which renders commercialization impossible. This inn...
Published: 3/14/2017   |   Inventor(s): Ilsoon Lee, Shaowen Ji
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology

Multiscale Porous Polymer Films and Their Applications

IntroductionReverse osmosis (RO) is one of the most common technologies to purify water in locations where potable water is scarce. RO is the dominant production process for ocean water desalination and is also used in the production of bottled mineral water and boiler water purification in power plants. Thin-film composite membranes are the hear...
Published: 4/26/2016   |   Inventor(s): Ilsoon Lee, Jing Yu, Oishi Sanyal
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Environment

Electrobiocatalytic Reactor Including Reversible Bioelectronic Interface (split from TEC2005-0097)

IntroductionBioelectronics and biosensors are an integration of biological principles and electronic technology. The key process in the tailoring of enzyme-electrodes, the vital connection between electronic and biological sciences, is efficient electrical contacting of redox-enzymes with electrodes. Bioelectronic interfaces consisting of redox e...
Published: 12/16/2015   |   Inventor(s): Robert Worden, Brian Hassler, Ilsoon Lee, Lawrence Drzal
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Analytical Instruments, Test and Measurement

Device and Method for (Drug) Encapsulation

IntroductionThe pharmaceutical industry is reliant upon various methods that deliver medication to patients. Drug encapsulation systems have been of interest due to patient safety concerns and the need to control the high biological availability, or bioavailability, of drugs. Bioavailability indicates the extent and rate at which the active drug or...
Published: 11/17/2014   |   Inventor(s): Ilsoon Lee, Shaowen Ji
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Food Science and Nutrition, Packaging, Pharmaceutical

Continuous Nano-Hybrid Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Biofuels

IntroductionDue to its abundant resources, lignocellulosic biomass is a promising candidate for bioethanol production to reduce the dependence of transportation fuels on petroleum and decrease the greenhouse gas emission. Biomass pretreatment is an essential processing step in the enzymatic hydrolysis of biofuels or pulp from lignocellulosic plants...
Published: 1/21/2011   |   Inventor(s): Ilsoon Lee, Wei Wang, Shaowen Ji
Keywords(s): Biofuels, Biomass, Biomass Ethanol, Cellulose, Ethanol, Lignin Category(s): Biotechnology, Nanotechnology

Customizable and Renewable Nanostructured Interface for Bioelectronic Applications

IntroductionBiomimetic interfaces consisting of synthetic lipid membranes allow proteins to be immobilized in an active conformation on a surface. The protein's activity is transduced into an electrical signal using electrochemical techniques to render a biosensor. Biomimetic interfaces that contain an upper layer of a hydrophobic lipid membrane, a...