Chemistry faculty and technical staff honored at 2020 Celebration of Inventorship



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September 10, 2020

The Celebration of Inventorship was held via webinar on September 10, 2020. The University innovation community convened online to recognize the UNC Inventor of the Year Michael Ramsey, PhD, Minnie N. Goldby Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, who will provide a talk about his research and work in commercialization. We will also celebrate all faculty, student and staff inventors from UNC-Chapel Hill who received issued patents during the past year.

Congratulations to all of the following recipients!

2020 Inventor of the Year

  • Mike Ramsey, Minnie N. Goldby Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Inventor of the Year

2019 Patent Recipients

  • Collin McKinney, Director, Electronics Design Facility and Director, Nano-Device Characterization Lab, Department of Chemistry
    • Patent No. 10,393,726 | Universal molecular processor for precision medicine
  • David Nicewicz, PhD, Royce Murray Term Professor of Chemistry, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry
    • Patent No. 10,399,947 | Photoredox-catalyzed direct C—H functionalization of arenes
  • Michael Ramsey, PhD, Minnie N. Goldby Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; Jointly appointed with the School of Medicine
    • Patent No. 10,181,396 | Solid phase extraction with capillary electrophoresis
    • Patent No. 10,242,857 | Ion traps with Y-directional ion manipulation for mass spectrometry and related mass spectrometry systems and methods
    • Patent No. 10,249,484 | Electrospray ionization interface to high pressure mass spectrometry and related methods
    • Patent No. 10,261,065 | Nanofluidic devices with integrated components for the controlled capture, trapping, and transport of macromolecules and related methods of analysis
    • Patent No. 10,283,341 | Microscale mass spectrometry systems, devices and related methods
    • Patent No. 10,312,070 | Integrated sample processing for electrospray ionization devices
    • Patent No. 10,393,698 | Pressure driven microfluidic injection for chemical separations
    • Patent No. 10,403,488 | Solid phase extraction with capillary electrophoresis
    • Patent No. 10,471,428  | Fluidic devices with nanoscale manifolds for molecular transport, related systems and methods of analysis
  • Edward Samulski, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Applied Physical Sciences and Department of Chemistry
    • Patent No. 10,517,824 | Methods for fabricating isolated micro- or nano-structures using soft or imprint lithography
  • Mark Schoenfisch, PhD, Peter A. Ornstein Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, jointly appointed with the School of Medicine & School of Pharmacy
    • Patent No. 10,196,349 | Tunable nitric oxide-releasing macromolecules having multiple nitric oxide donor structures
    • Patent No. 10,435,357 | Tunable nitric oxide-releasing macromolecules having multiple nitric oxide donor structures
  • Kevin Weeks, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry
    • Patent No. 10,240,188 | Detection of chemical modifications in nucleic acids

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