Innovation by the Numbers

Available Technologies

Abraham Badu-TawiahPaper-based Dried Blood Spheroids for Stabilization of Labile Organic Compounds Stored in Ambient
Robert L. BakerCO2 Reduction to Acetate on Mixed Metal Oxide Catalyst
Rafael BruschweilerAbsolute Minimal Sampling of Homonuclear 2D NMR TOCSY Spectra for High-Throughput Applications of Complex Mixtures
Anne CoUltra-Fast Charging Li-ion Battery Anodes

Flexible self-powered fabric for on demand generation of chemicals such as peroxide

Alcohol Production from Carbon Dioxide

High Surface Area Catalysts for Fuel Cells
Ross DalbeyDevelopment of a strain for high throughput screening of YidC inhibitors (available for non-exclusive licensing)
Özlem Doğan EkiciAza-peptide Aldehydes and Ketones: A New Class of Inhibitors for
Prabir DuttaA robust high temperature semiconducting CO sensor

Humidity interference-free high temperature CO2 sensor

Zeolite/Polymer Composite Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Separations
Craig ForsythSynthetic apratoxins and novel analogs for anticancer and therapeutic applications
Joshua GoldbergerScalable solution-phase routes to carbides

Germanium Graphane Semiconductor (available for non-exclusive licensing)
Christopher HadadPyridine and Pyridinium Electrophiles for Re-activation of Aged Acetylcholine Esterase

Aza-peptide Aldehydes and Ketones: A New Class of Inhibitors for Proteases

Novel Spin Adduct for Free Radical Elimination
Christopher JaroniecNovel small peptide polarizing agents for dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
Besik KankiaRapidly reversible DNA-quadruplex-based molecular capture system

Real-Time Quadruplex Priming Amplification (QPA) for Nucleic Acid Amplification and Quantification
Dmitri KudryashovMethod to improve efficiency and specificity of human tumor targeting and elimination by using a combination of split & splice protein toxins and oncolytic viruses
Thomas MaglieryImmunomodulating agents engineered from Notch receptor ligands: novel immunostimulatory anticancer agents and immunosuppressants
Susan OlesikMolecularly Imprinted Pyrolyzed Photoresist - A Molecularly Imprinted Carbon

Electrospun Nano-fiber Plates for Chromatography and Solid Phase Microextraction
Jonathan ParquetteDevelopment of Non-Foaming High Strength, Single Component Methacrylate/Polyurethane Adhesive

Thermogenic Compositions and Methods

Self-Assembly of Therapeutic-Agent Nanostructures
Casey WadePorous inorganic-organic material for removal of trace carbon dioxide from air or other gas
Yiying WuElectrolyte to Enable Reversible Dendrite-Free Potassium Plating and Stripping for Potassium Secondary Batteries

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Licensed Technologies

Christopher CallamMulti-Component Surfactant Solution for Cleaning Glass Surfaces
James CoeFaster Infrared Cancer Probe

Fast Infrared Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR), Laser-Based Probe and Discriminating Software to Detect Tumors in Resected Tissues
Prabir DuttaSunscreen Agents and Compositions

Highly Potent Nanozeolite-Based Silver Antimicrobials

Completely Inorganic Hierarchical Meso and Microporous Zeolite Architectures

A Composite Semiconducting Metal Oxide Sensor for Detection and Analysis of Trace Ammonia

Methods for Rapid Synthesis of Non-aggregated Nanocrystalline Zeolites and Application to Fabrication of Bendable Zeolite Membranes

Methodology for Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles on Nanometer-Sized Supports
Jane JackmanAssay for PRMT5 Methyltransferase Activity
Thomas MaglieryOptimized Sequences and Purification Methods for Stable, High-Affinity diabody Antibody Fragments That Bind to the Human Adenocarcinoma Marker TAG-72

Optimized Sequences and Purification Methods for Stable, High-Affinity Single-Chain Antibody Fragments that Bind to the Human Adenocarcinoma Marker TAG-72

Areas of Past Research Interest

Heather AllenIonizing Surface Potentiometry
Abraham Badu-TawiahN-Substituted Auxiliaries as Mediators for Aerobic Dehydrogenation of Tetrahydroisoquinolines

Fibrous Materials for Ambient Ionization Using Hydrophobic Paper Rectangles and Threads

Development of Hydrophobic Paper Spray Ionization for Direct Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Bio-fluid Samples

Development of Novel Ionic Probes for Direct Analysis Large-Molecular-Weight Analytes from Biofluids and Tissues Using Ambient Mass Spectrometry
Dennis BongHydrogen Bonding Polymers for Nucleic Acid Packaging, Isolation and Delivery

Expansion of Nucleic Acid Function with High Affinity Targeting Prosthetic Groups
Rafael BruschweilerEfficient Protein Removal in Human Serum by Charged Nanoparticles for
Anne CoHigh Capacity Anodes for Lithium Storage

Acetic Acid Production from the Direct Conversion of Carbon Dioxide

Electrochemical Thermoelectric Generator
Prabir DuttaMethod for High Yield Synthesis of Nano Zeolites

Electrochemical Ammonia Sensor Based on Silver Loaded Zeolite Y Electrolyte
Venkat GopalanRibonucleic Acid Microarrays for High-throughput Screening, In Vitro Diagnostic and Biosensor
Jane JackmanTargeted approach for 3'-5' extension of
Kotaro NakanishiA New Concept for RNA Interference-Based Therapies
Susan OlesikMethod of Separating Metal Nanoparticles with Neutral Surface Coatings

Enhanced-Fluidity Liquids for Electrospray Ionization

Carbon Nanoparticles: Filled Polyacrylonitrile Electrospun Stationary Phase for Ultrathin Layer Chromatography (UTLC)

Homogeneous Carbon as Stationary Phase for Liquid Chromatography

Development of Novel Carbon Media for Separation Based on the Self-Assembly and Self-Polymerization Properties of Functionalized Octatetrayne
Jon ParquetteSelf-Assembly of Telechelic Polyisobutylene Polymers for Drag Reduction

Immobilization of Biomolecules (Rubisco) by Self-Assembled Nanostructures
John SullivanDetermining the Internal Positional State of Certain Electromagnetic Mechanisms in the Absence of Any External Indication of Their
Claudia TurroDirhodium Compounds for the Catalytic Production of
Yiying WuA new electrolyte for the sodium-oxygen battery with good cycle life

A New Class of Electrolyte for Potassium Air Battery

A Scalable Method for Synthesizing Molecules Containing Disulfido Molybdenum and their Catalytic Applications

Ion-Conductive Oxygen-Blocking Separators for Metal-Air Batteries

Low-Cost Photo-Rechargeable Batteries

Double-Acceptor Organic Dye for p-type Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Epitaxial Growth and Transfer of Large Area Single-Crystalline Few-Layer MoS2 for Electronics and Optoelectronics

Solar Batteries: A Method for Reducing the Charging Overpotential of Lithium-Air Batteries with Solar Energy

A Method for Preventing Metal Dendrite Penetration in Sodium and Potassium Air Batteries

A Stable and Safe Potassium Anode Used for Potassium-air Batteries

Mild Synthesis of Potassium Superoxide and its Composites with Carbon

Soluble Inorganic Semiconductors for Solution-Processible Solar Cells, Electronics and Optoelectronics

Innovation Funding Opportunities


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program encourages businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development. It operates a three phase program to provide entrepreneurs with funding awards for establishing technical merit/feasibility, furthering technical development, and commercializing technology.

The Small Business Innovation Technology (STTR) program similarly provides funding opportunities for collaborations between small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. STTR differs from SBIR in that the business must establish an intellectual property rights agreement with the institution and the principle investigator need not be employed by the business. STTR requires that the business perform at least 40% of R&D and the research institution perform at least 30% of R&D.

The federal government awards more than $2.5 billion annually through these programs to assist the development of groundbreaking, high-risk technologies. Federal agencies with R&D budgets exceeding $100 million annually are required to allocate 3.2% of their R&D budgets to SBIR/STTR programs. Currently, these eleven federal agencies participate in the SBIR program.

  • Department of Agriculture
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (Department of Commerce)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Department of Commerce)
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Transportation
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Science Foundation

SBIR businesses must meet the following criteria.

  1. Organized for profit, with a place of business located in the United States;
  2. More than 50 percent owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the United States, or by another for-profit business concern that is more than 50% owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the United States; and
  3. No more than 500 employees, including affiliates
  4. For awards from agencies using the authority under 15 U.S.C. 638(dd)(1), an awardee may be owned and controlled by more than one VC, hedge fund, or private equity firm so long as no one such firm owns a majority of the stock.
  5. Phase I awardees with multiple prior awards must meet the benchmark requirements for progress toward commercialization.

More information about SBIR/STTR can be found here (

See open solicitations for research here (

Contact the Technology Commercialization Office at Ohio State:, Art Gooray,, 614-292-9640


Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) is an NSF initiative designed to stimulate collaboration between academic research institutions and industry. 

A proposal with the GOALI designation in the title should feature the following:

  • University-industry teams conducting collaborative and interdisciplinary research which is more likely to succeed due to the participation of the industry partner
  • The opportunity for university researchers, including faculty, postdocs and students, to conduct research in an industrial environment
  • The opportunity for scientists and engineers to bring industrial expertise and perspective to academic researchers

GOALI-designated proposals are reviewed by the programs to which they are submitted.  In addition to meeting program-specified goals, these proposals should be transformative in nature and have the potential to further interaction between academia and industry.

More details are available here.


Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) is an NSF program that funds the translation and development of technology based on prior NSF-funded research projects.  The program seeks to address critical needs of society through technology innovation while fostering project-based academic-industrial collaborations, providing training for academic researchers, and broadening the participation of women and individuals from underrepresented groups in technology development.

The PFI program consists of two tracks, PFI-Technology Translation and PFI-Research Partnerships.  The  PFI-TT  track encourages translation of  prior NSF-funded research innovations at academic research institutions into technological innovations with societal and economic benefits. The PFI-RP track also  strives to convert technological innovation to commercial and societal success, however, PFI-RP supports complex, multi-faceted projects that require creation of partnerships between academic researchers and non-academic research organizations such as federal laboratories, industry and public or non-profit technology transfer organizations.     Both tracks share the same four intended outcomes, namely the commercialization of intellectual property derived from NSF-funded projects, the creation of productive interactions between academic and industrial researchers, the licensing of NSF-funded technologies to start-ups or companies involved in PFI teams, and imparting innovation and entrepreneurship skills to researchers. More information can be found here.