Honoring inventors: IU ICO saluted almost 50 faculty, staff whose work received patents

The Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office recognized almost 50 faculty and staff members across all campuses and academic centers at its Patent Awards Presentation and Reception on April 22 at the Indiana History Center in Indianapolis.

Faculty and staff were recognized for receiving a patent between Jan. 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Their inventions have resulted, or may result, in commercial products, services and processes that will benefit society.

"The issuance of a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office represents the culmination of years of effort by the inventors and the staff of the ICO and is recognition of the novelty of these inventions. We congratulate all of the inventors," said Bill Brizzard, IU ICO executive director.

Faculty and staff whose inventions received a patent during that time frame are:

  • Mangilal Agarwal, IUPUI
  • Dr. Elliot Androphy, IU School of Medicine
  • Bonnie Blazer-Yost, IUPUI
  • Dr. Ching-Pin Chang, IU School of Medicine
  • Dr. Peng-Sheng Chen, IU School of Medicine
  • Stanley Chien, IUPUI
  • David Clemmer, IU Bloomington
  • Simon Conway, IU School of Medicine
  • David Crandall, IU Bloomington
  • Richard DiMarchi, IU Bloomington
  • Dr. John Finnell, IU School of Medicine
  • Melissa Fishel, IU School of Medicine
  • Amar Flood, IU Bloomington
  • Eri Hashino, IU School of Medicine
  • Gary Hieftje, IU Bloomington
  • Bryce Himebaugh, IU Bloomington
  • Roger Innes, IU Bloomington
  • Afshin Izadian, IUPUI
  • Apu Kapadia, IU Bloomington
  • Dr. Boaz Karmazyn, IU School of Medicine
  • Mark Kelley, IU School of Medicine
  • Karl Koehler, IU School of Medicine
  • Debomoy Lahiri, IU School of Medicine
  • Dr. Megan Marine, IU School of Medicine
  • Samy Meroueh, IU School of Medicine
  • Dr. Bruce Molitoris, IU School of Medicine
  • Razi Nalim, IUPUI
  • Peter Ortoleva, IU Bloomington
  • Dr. R. Mark Payne, IU School of Medicine
  • Louis Pelus, IU School of Medicine
  • Nicholas Port, IU Bloomington
  • Melanie Pride, IU School of Medicine
  • Dr. Mark Rodefeld, IU School of Medicine
  • Ruben Sandoval Jr., IU School of Medicine
  • Pratibha Singh, IU School of Medicine
  • John Turchi, IU School of Medicine
  • Michael VanNieuwenhze, IU Bloomington
  • Jiangmei Wu, IU Bloomington
  • Dong Xie, IUPUI
  • Jian Xie, IUPUI
  • Dr. Mervin Yoder, IU School of Medicine
  • Ken Yoshida, IUPUI
  • Lifan Zeng, IU School of Medicine
  • Adam Zlotnick, IU Bloomington

About Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office

Indiana University ICO is tasked with the protection and commercialization of technology emanating from innovations by IU researchers. Since 1997, IU research has generated almost 3,200 inventions resulting in more than 4,800 global patent applications. These discoveries have generated more than $145 million in licensing and royalty income, including more than $115 million in funding for IU departments, labs and inventors.