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Innovation Transfer Grants

Funding Year Name Description Team Members
2017 Fall IRCool Textiles IRCool is developing commercially-ready infrared (IR) radiative cooling fabrics based on photonic structure textiles.

Peter Catrysse (Sr. Research Engineer, EE), Prof. Yi Cui MSE, Prof. Shanhui Fan EE (PI)

2017 Spr ClimateAI ClimateAI has developed a cloud based enterprise software platform for existing (or planned) energy generation assets (including hydropower plants) which will enable stakeholders to undertake precise evaluations of climate change related impacts.

Himanshu Gupta (MBA, MS E-IPER), Max Cody Evans (MBA, MS E-IPER), Prof. Hau Lee (GSB) 

2017 Spr DRIVN DRIVN is a fast and reliable matching service that pairs car owners with trustworthy professional drivers, who want to resolve issues of parking and car latency by creating an accountable network of car owners and drivers.

James Pelly (MBA), Prof. Seungjin Whang (GSB)

2017 Spr HomeIntel HomeIntel is a new type of service business that is built on a new pay-for-performance contract being piloted by California utilities.

Ben Sowers (MBA), Prof. Stefan Reichelstein (GSB)

2017 Spr HowPower HowPower is a virtual ‘concierge’ that ushers people around their home to make their own upgrades without requiring a human expert.

Carrie Armel (Research Associate, PEEC), Prof. James Sweeney (MS&E)

2016 Fall Indrio Technologies Laser sensor for monitoring chemicals at high temperatures and pressures in order to enhance engine performance and reduce emissions

Ritobrata Sur (PostDoc, PhD, ME), Shengkai Wang (PhD, ME), Prof. Ronald K. Hanson (ME)

2016 Fall ClearFlame Engines Diesel-engine-replacement technology that allows for greater efficiency, higher performance, and cleaner emissions

Julie Blumreiter (PhD, ME), Bernard Johnson (PhD, ME), Prof. Chris Edwards (ME)

2016 Fall Airity Technologies Cold plasma device for disinfection, run on a power supply considerably more energy efficient and less energy intensive than comparable devices

Johan Andreasson (PostDoc, Biotechnology; PhD, Physics), Luke Raymond (PhD, EE), Julie Saiki (PhD, Chemical and Systems Biology), Prof. Juan Rivas-Davila (EE)

2016 Fall Gemini Energy Solutions Energy management technology that devises energy-savings programs marketed to small and medium-sized businesses

Anthony Kinslow (PhD, CE), Johnny Mazraani, Prof. Martin Fischer (CEE)

2015 Fall Gallop Semiconductor Developing low-cost high-quality semiconductor devices

Garrett Hayes (PhD, MSE), Xiaoqing Xu (Stanford Nanofabrication Facility) and Prof. Bruce Clemens (MSE)

2015 Fall XStream Trucking Device that covers the gap between the tractor and the trailer of trucks, making trucks more efficient and reducing fuel consumption by 3-5%

Daniel Burrows (MBA), Annissa Alusi (MBA/MS-EIPER), David Folette, Roger LeMesurier, and Prof. Stefan Reichelstein (GSB)

2015 Fall SkyCool Passively reject heat to outer space from residential and commercial buildings to reduce energy consumed for cooling

Aaswath Raman (Research Associate, EE), Eli Goldstein (Postdoc, EE) and Prof. Shanhui Fan (EE)

2015 Spr Humblade Miniature ultrasound sensor system for structural monitoring applications

Alex Guo (Post Doc, PhD, EE), Kevin Zheng (PhD, EE), and Prof. Boris Murmann (EE)

2015 Spr ClearMetal Reducing the transportation sector's carbon footprint through predictive demand and optimization of shipping-container logistics

Adam Compain (MBA, GSB), Will Harvey (BS CS; MS MS&E), Diego Canales (BS CS; MS MS&E), and Prof. Seungjin Whang (GSB)

2015 Spr Spectrum Cloud based architectural analysis software platform for real-time sustainability feedback on building design

John Basbagill (Post Doc, PhD, CEE), and Prof. Michael Lepech (CEE)

2014 Fall Keewi Energy management system targeted towards users seeking control over their electric bills

Jennifer Tsau (MS, CEE), Hedi Razavi (PhD, BioEng), Rommy Joyce (MS, EE), Joe Kendall (MS, Product Design),  Andrew Ging, James Ging, and Prof. Ram Rajagopal (CEE)

2014 Fall Vorpal Small, low energy devices for sterilizing liquids using pulsed electric field (PEF) technology

Luke Raymond (PhD, EE), Wei Liang (PhD, EE), and Prof. Juan Rivas-Davila (EE)

2014 Spr Glow Novel heat pumps

Jake Saper (MBA/MS Environment & Resources), Thomas Hand (MBA), Andreas Zoellner (PhD, ME) and Prof. Gil Masters (CEE)

2014 Spr NexTint Films Low cost organic electrochromic windows

David Abram (PhD, ChemE) and Toby Sachs-Quintana (PhD, MatSci), with Prof. Michael McGehee (MatSci).