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Non-Noble Metal Catalysts for Effective Electrochemical Acidic Oxygen Evolution (Case No. 2024-114)
Summary: UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a novel catalytic material that improves the oxygen evolution reaction for clean hydrogen production. Background: Hydrogen is a promising green alternative to lessen reliance on non-renewable, polluting fuel sources. Current hydrogen production is mainly...
Published: 2/29/2024   |   Inventor(s): Yu Huang, Haotian Liu
Keywords(s): acidic water splitting, anode material, green energy, hydrogen evolution reaction, hydrogen production, mass stability, overpotential, oxygen evolution reaction, proton exchange water membrane electrolyzer (PEMWE), Renewable energy sources, spinel oxide, water splitting
Category(s): Energy & Environment, Energy & Environment > Energy Generation, Energy & Environment > Energy Storage, Chemical, Chemical > Catalysts
Electrocatalysts With Tailored Local Chemical Environment for High-Performance Alkaline Water Electrolysis and Renewable Fuel Generation (Case No. 2023-212)
Summary: UCLA researchers have developed a novel catalytic system that improves reaction kinetics, durability, and resistance to impurities, making it a promising candidate for water electrolyzers and renewable chemical fuel production. Background: Hydrogen, boasting a remarkable energy density of 140 MJ/kg (nearly triple that of typical solid fuels...
Published: 12/13/2023   |   Inventor(s): Xiangfeng Duan, Yu Huang, Chengzhang Wan
Category(s): Chemical, Chemical > Catalysts, Chemical > Synthesis, Materials, Materials > Nanotechnology, Materials > Functional Materials, Materials > Water Treatment, Energy & Environment, Energy & Environment > Energy Storage, Energy & Environment > Energy Storage > Fuel Cells, Energy & Environment > Energy Efficiency
Ion-Solvent-Polymer Interactions for Preparing Polymer Networks and Composites of Tunable Structures and Properties (UCLA Case No. 2023-147)
Summary: Researchers in UCLA's Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a solution-based synthesis platform capable of generating micro and nanostructured gels, polymers, and composites with simultaneously improved safety, mechanical and ionic conductivity/transport properties. Background: Pore structure engineering holds...
Published: 11/20/2023   |   Inventor(s): Ximin He
Category(s): Chemical, Chemical > Polymers, Chemical > Synthesis, Energy & Environment, Energy & Environment > Energy Storage, Materials, Materials > Fabrication Technologies, Materials > Functional Materials, Materials > Composite Materials
Biosynthesis of Diacids (Case No. 2023-238)
Summary: UCLA researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering have developed a novel method for the biosynthesis of a native terpenoid from cellulose with high yield and selectivity. Background: With a growing need to identify sustainable chemical production methods for replacing conventional petrochemical synthesis, bioengineered...
Published: 10/18/2023   |   Inventor(s): Junyoung Park, Glenn Nurwono
Category(s): Chemical, Chemical > Chemical Processing & Manufacturing
Ultrafine Platinum Catalysts for Hydrogen Fuel Cells (Case No. 2023-026)
Summary: UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a novel method to synthesize platinum-based catalysts with ultralow base transition metal-oxide content. Background: Ultrafine platinum (Pt)-based catalysts present a promising avenue for achieving exceptional fuel cell activity while minimizing base transition...
Published: 3/11/2024   |   Inventor(s): Yu Huang
Keywords(s): Catalysts, Fuel Cell, Metals, Nanoparticle, Nanoparticles, Nanotechnology, Platinum, transition metal catalysts
Category(s): Materials, Energy & Environment, Energy & Environment > Energy Storage, Energy & Environment > Energy Storage > Fuel Cells, Chemical, Chemical > Catalysts, Chemical > Synthesis, Materials > Nanotechnology
Functionalized Materials for Surgical Closure Device (Case No. 2022-270)
Summary: UCLA researchers in the Department of Urology have developed a synthetic functionalized adhesive material that can be utilized for various purposes including wound closure. Background: Synthetic materials and adhesive polymers such as poly (glycerol sebacate) or PGS are often used in tissue engineering and medical devices. Such materials...
Published: 9/5/2023   |   Inventor(s): Renea Sturm, George Aninwene
Keywords(s): adhesive material, Biomaterial, Composite Material, Composite Materials, Functional Materials, internal suture lines, luminal repairs, Materials, Medical Device, Medical Devices and Materials, Smart medical device, suture line reinforcement, Urology, wearable medical device, Wound closure, Wound Healing
Category(s): Medical Devices, Medical Devices > Surgical Tools, Materials, Materials > Functional Materials, Materials > Membranes, Chemical, Chemical > Polymers
2023-102 A Dynamic Cholesteric Liquid Crystal for Organoid, Spheroid, 3D Cell Aggregate Manufacturing
Summary: UCLA and University of Connecticut researchers have engineered a novel liquid-crystal-based biomaterial with a simple fabrication process for organoid, spheroid and 3D cell aggregate manufacturing that enables rapid cell growth. Background: The current waiting list for people who need a lifesaving organ transplant is over 100,000 cases...
Published: 7/19/2023   |   Inventor(s): Paul Weiss, Amir Nasajpour, Ali Tamayol, Mohamadmahdi Samandari
Keywords(s): 3D biofabrication, 3D Printing, Biocompatibility, biocompatible, Biomaterial 3D Printing, biomedical implantation, Cell and tissue culture, Cell Culture, cell-extracellular matrix (ECM), cellular aggregates, Cellular agriculture, Cholesterol, cholesteryl ester liquid crystals (CLCs), Cultured meat, Electrode 3D Printing, liquid crystal, liquid crystal nanofibers, mesogens, Organ Transplant, organogenesis, scaffolds, self-assemble, Stem Cells / Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering
Category(s): Chemical, Chemical > Polymers, Materials, Materials > Functional Materials, Life Science Research Tools, Life Science Research Tools > Research Methods, Life Science Research Tools > Other Reagents, Medical Devices, Medical Devices > Surgical Tools, Therapeutics, Therapeutics > Stem Cells And Regenerative Medicine > Ips Stem Cells
2021-285 Chemical Stimulation of Cellular Contractability to Enhance the Quality of Cultured Meat
Summary: UCLA researchers in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology have developed a novel methodology to improve the texture and overall quality of muscle grown ex vivo for sustainable biomanufacturing applications. Background: Livestock production is known to be ecologically expensive due to its use of large swaths of land and release...
Published: 7/19/2023   |   Inventor(s): Amy Rowat
Keywords(s): Beyond meat, biomanufacturing, Cell and tissue culture, Cell Culture, Cellular agriculture, Cultured meat, Food Chain, meat, meat production, Sustainable nutrition
Category(s): Chemical, Therapeutics > Agtech And Animal Health
Robot-On-A-Dish: Automating Cellular Sorting and Analysis via Robotic Motor-Driven Flow
­Summary: UCLA researchers in the Department of Bioengineering have built a new cell sorting system that can handle and maintain linear flow control for a broad range of mesoscale particles in fluids. Background: The global market for drug discovery technologies was valued at $65.3 billion in 2019, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.6%....
Published: 7/19/2023   |   Inventor(s): Dino Di Carlo, Reem Khojah
Keywords(s): Cell Counting/Imaging, Content Analysis, Diagnostic Markers & Platforms, Drug Discovery, Flow Cytometry, Flow Device, High-Throughput Screening, mesoscale, mesoscale particles, Robotic liquid handling
Category(s): Life Science Research Tools, Life Science Research Tools > Research Methods, Chemical, Chemical > Instrumentation & Analysis, Life Science Research Tools > Lab Equipment, Life Science Research Tools > Cell Counting And Imaging, Life Science Research Tools > Microfluidics And Mems
SUMMARY: Researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA have developed a thermal interface for electronic devices that has highly desirable thermal conductivity and excellent elastic compliance. BACKGROUND: Electronic devices, such as smart phones and laptops, generate waste heat that must be dissipated to prevent...
Published: 7/19/2023   |   Inventor(s):  
Keywords(s): Electrical, Electronics & Semiconductors, Heat Transfer, Materials, Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Device, Semiconductors
Category(s): Chemical, Electrical, Materials, Materials > Nanotechnology, Materials > Semiconducting Materials, Optics & Photonics, Electrical > Electronics & Semiconductors
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