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NVTC University Technology Exhibition

Presented by NVTC and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC

March 23, 2012

    Join NVTC and the region's top universities at the second annual NVTC University Technology Exhibition for a sneak peek at the hot technologies currently being developed in academic labs. With presentations and exhibits from the region's top universities, this event will explore how research and development, commercialization and licensing can generate new businesses, create industries and open unexplored markets.

    During the luncheon, a panel of technology executives will share their companies' experiences with university collaborations and best practices for developing successful partnerships. Discussion will include Micron Technology's partnership with U.Va., the College of William & Mary and Old Dominion University on the Virginia Nanoelectronics Center (ViNC); L-3 Communications's cybersecurity R&D partnership with Va. Tech.; Trane's research partnership with U.Va.'s School of Engineering and Applied Science; and serial entrepreneur Michael Grisham's experience with SBIR grants and licensing university technology.

    Jerry Gordon, President and CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
    Scott Aken, Vice President of Strategic Ventures, L-3 Communications - STRATIS Division
    Larry Cummings, Marketing Leader & Strategic Partnerships Virginia District, Trane
    Mike Grisham, CEO/Managing Member, GPB Scientific
    Gurtej S. Sandhu, Senior Fellow and Director of Advanced Technology, Micron Technology Inc.

    Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about cutting-edge inventions and innovations ready for commercial applications.

    Breakout Presentations:

    Cybersecurity - 8:30-9:15 a.m.
    Health IT/Biotechnology - 9:30-10:15 a.m.
    Sensors - 9:30-10:15 a.m.
    Energy - 10:30-11:15 a.m.

    Cybersecurity - 8:30-9:15 a.m.

    Explore cybersecurity research with George Mason University, the University of Maryland, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Tech, with topics including securing the cloud, mobile security, cyber analytics, artificial malware immunizations and sensing for dynamic spectrum access.

    Tom Knox, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

    George Mason University, Xinyuan (Frank) Wang, Artificial Malware Immunization
    University of Maryland, Nate Goergen, Active Sensing for Dynamic Spectrum Access
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Meng Yu, Ph.D., Securing Cloud through Better Architecture and Placement
    Virginia Tech, Charles Clancy, Ph.D., Cybersecurity Research at Virginia Tech

    Health IT/Biotechnology - 9:30-10:15 a.m.

    Learn about research to improve health care from George Mason University, The George Washington University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Tech, including an IT-based solution for improving care of depression, machine-aided translation technology, analysis of microcirculations via image processing and the increasing role of academia in drug discovery.

    Dr. Sam Shekar, Chief Medical Officer, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

    George Mason University, Phan Giang, Machine-aided Translation of Narrative Clinical Notes to HL7 Clinical Document Architecture
    The George Washington University, Daniel Z. Lieberman, Best Practice Care - Depression
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Kayvan Najarian, Ph.D., An Automated Real-time Microcirculation Assessment Method for Monitoring of Tissue Oxygenation and its Clinical Applications
    Virginia Tech, Stan Hefta, The Changing Role of Universities in Pharmaceutical Research and Development

    Sensors - 9:30-10:15 a.m.

    Presenters from The George Washington University and the University of Maryland will discuss breakthrough technologies for molecular diagnostics, food safety inspection and biohazard detection, a portable cell lysis device for point of care analysis and sensing small changes in a wave chaotic scattering system.

    Eric Shirley, Group Leader, Sensor Science Division, Optical Radiation Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    The George Washington University, Zhenyu Li, Reagentless Hand-held Cell Lysis Device for Point of Care Analysis
    The George Washington University, Bowei Zhang, CMOS & Microfluidic Hybrid System on Chip for Molecule Detection
    University of Maryland, Bini Taddese, Sensing Small Changes in a Wave Chaotic Scattering System

    Energy - 10:30-11:15 a.m.

    The George Washington University and University of Virginia will share research in smart energy, including efforts to improve automobile fuel economy, energy conservation and replacing fossil fuels with solar energy.

    Andras Robert Szakal, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, IBM U.S. Federal

    The George Washington University, Stephen Hsu, Nanocomposites and Robust Surface Technology for Fuel Economy Improvement
    University of Virginia, Joe Campbell, Solar Energy Technology
    University of Virginia, Paxton Marshall, Solar Energy Technology
    University of Virginia, Ronald Williams, Rice Hall Living Laboratory


    George Mason University
    • George Mason University Office of Technology Transfer
    • George Mason University Research

    The George Washington University
    • CMOS & Microfluidic Hybrid System on chip for molecule detection
    • Best Practice Care - Depression
    • Nanocomposites and Robust Surface Technology for Fuel Economy Improvement
    • Self-Repairing and Self-Sustaining Autonomous Machines
    • The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus

    James Madison University
    • Research and Public Service at James Madison University

    Naval Research Laboratory

    University of Maryland

    University of Virginia
    • U.Va. School of Engineering and Applied Science
    • U.Va. Office of the Vice President for Research
    • U.Va. Applied Research Institute

    Virginia Commonwealth University
    • VCU Tech Transfer

    Virginia Tech
    • Virginia Tech - Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science
    • Virginia Tech - Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
    • Virginia Tech - Hume Center for National Security and Technology

    For more information, contact Katie Mickelson at kmickelson@nvtc.org.


    Keynote Sponsor: Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
    Industry Sponsors: The MITRE Corporation; Morrison & Foerster; Northrop Grumman; Virginia Department of Business Assistance

    Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
    7920 Jones Branch Drive
    McLean, VA