Fall 2010 - Volume 1, Issue 1
Articles
Welcome
Future looks promising for Sand9
2011 WEF Pioneers focus on Clean-Tech
Grinstaff named BU's 1st Innovator of the Year
Waste-to-Hydrogen Production
Successful night of networking at Tech, Drugs & Rock 'n Roll
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Welcome
Welcome to the 1st issue of "Terrier Tech," a newsletter about technology, research and innovation from the Office of Technology Development at Boston University. This newsletter will highlight amazing and sometimes previously unrecognized research and technology developments at the university and through the individual work of faculty and students.

We hope you enjoy this issue! Thanks for reading!
Future looks promising for Sand9

Boston University professor Raj Mohanty founded Sand9, a company focused on developing high-precision micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) technology, in 2007. The start-up, which spent its early years in OTD's Technology Incubator, recently revealed... (Read more)
2011 WEF Pioneers focus on Clean-Tech

On September 1st, the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, announced its list of 2011 Technology Pioneers.
The rising global importance for energy e
fficiency was reflected as a record thirteen clean-tech companies were recognized this year. Israeli start-up Takadu created a software program to monitor water distribution networks, help utility companies detect potential leaks and sequentially alert employees of any problems through email or SMS messaging...(Read more)

Grinstaff named BU's 1st Innovator of the Year
Boston University Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry Mark W. Grinstaff was named the first recipient of Boston University's Innovator of the Year Award.
Grinstaff has published over 60 manuscripts and co-founded three companies: Hyperbranch Medical Technology, Acuity Bio and Flex Biomedical, which started out housed in OTD's Technology Incubator...(Read more)
Waste-to-Hydrogen Production
As a researcher in Uday Pal's mechanical engineering lab, Boston University Alum (Ph.d Mechanical Engineering '10) Soobhankar Pati developed environmentally-friendly procedures to produce metals like magnesium, calcium and titanium.
Pati's research shifted from metals to clean energy. He, along with other researchers, developed a single-step, carbon-neutral process...(Read more)
Successful night of networking at Tech, Drugs & Rock 'n Roll
More than 500 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technology professionals, students and faculty attended Tech, Drugs & Rock 'n Roll, OTD's first annual networking reception on July 27th at the George Sherman Union.
OTD Managing Director Vinit Nijhawan highlighted his goals for the future of technology development at BU, including increased student participation in entrepreneurship and mentoring programs...(Read more)