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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Organized Research Units at different stages in their funding. Read about their experiences and what they felt led to their success.

ORU Year One Success: Initiative for PON/POC Nano-bio-sensing (IPN)

Jayne Wu and IPN colleagues After only six months as an Organized Research Unit, Jayne Wu, associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and her colleagues have already published eight papers, received $240,000 in external funding, and have big plans in the works for their patented technology.
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  • Dayakar Penumadu, the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) Chair of Excellence in the Tickle College of Engineering, is in the process of patenting a new adhesive, referred to as a “smart joint” system consisting of distributed optical fiber sensors useful to designers and manufacturers in advanced materials. The UT Research Foundation and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering submitted the patent application on his behalf for Luna Innovations Incorporated O Di SI product (Optical Distributed Sensing).

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