Economic Development

We support economic development by providing economic development services preparing current and future workforce, retaining talent in the state and commercializing innovations generated by A&S faculty, staff and students through licenses to industry partners or the formation of spin-off enterprises based on UA technologies.

Arts and Sciences Innovation and Commercialization Disclosures

Department Date Technology Title Primary Inventor
Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20-0022 3/30/2020 Methods for Converting PVC Elastomers (Collaboration) Jason E. Rupar
Physics and Astronomy: 20-0025 4/21/20 Artificially Intelligent Navigation System Adam J. Hauser
Physics and Astronomy: 20-0034 6/19/20 Growth Methodology: Sputter Beam Epitaxy for Epitaxial Growth Adam J. Hauser
Biological Sciences: 20-0038 8/28/2020 State-Of-Health Indication and Estimation Methods for Batteries and other Electrochemical Devices Jaber A. Abu Qahouq

Spin-off Enterprises

Department Enterprise Faculty Member/s
Chemistry and Biochemistry ThruPore Technologies: Develops and manufactures superior heterogeneous catalysts for chemical research and chemical manufacturing Martin G. Bakker
Chemistry and Biochemistry 525 Solutions, Inc.: Utilizes natural ingredients to assist in the side effects of diseases like diabetes Robin Rogers
Chemistry and Biochemistry Innovative Valency: Manufactures air-sensitive reagents and ligands for organic synthesis and organometallic chemistry Anthony J. Arduengo III (emeritus)
three researchers in a lab
Dr. Adam Hauser, left, discusses chemical sensors developed in his lab with, from left, Smriti Ranjit, graduate student in material sciences, and Michael Bartz, an undergraduate student in physics and math. Hauser and his team are working with Army scientists to develop technology that uses the differences in frequency among chemicals to quickly detect dangerous airborne substances.


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