AME Faculty Honored at Patent Medallion Luncheon
The College of Engineering and Tech Launch Arizona recognized 17 engineering faculty for 24 inventions at the second annual Patent Medallion Luncheon. AME associate research professor Linan Jiang's patent is for Micro-Scale Concentrated Photovoltaic Module and Polymer Waveguide Interconnect Between Chips, AME professor Peiwen Li's patent is for High Temperature Fuel Cell System, and AME associate professor Jekan Thanga's patent is for Laser Position Control and Space Traffic Management.
At the luncheon, Doug Hockstad, assistant vice president of Tech Launch Arizona, thanked the inventors for their part in bringing the university to its second year as No. 28 in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents. The position marks an 11-point jump from its 2021 position and a 38-point jump from the year prior.
“The College of Engineering’s engagement with TLA and its commitment to creating impact from research and innovation is a model for the university,” Hockstad said. “That commitment, combined with the college’s current expansion, bodes incredibly well for the future, and we’re excited to grow our involvement and help shepherd many more impactful inventions from these top-performing investigators to create a better world.”