NYSTAR funds world-class university/industry partnerships and promotes outstanding high-technology research and commercialization efforts that contribute to New York's economy.
Columbia Award Recipients
Faculty Development Program
Kenneth Shepard, Ph.D.
Project: Using nanoscience and nanotechnology to improve biomedical measurement and detection in patients.
Technology Transfer Incentive Program
Carol Friedman, Ph.D.
Project: To improve searching, cataloging, and synthesis of knowledge contained in disparate, highly technical written documents
Andreas Hielscher, Ph.D.
Project: Breast cancer imaging using optical tomography.
Peter Allen, Ph.D.
Project: To integrate robotically-controlled imaging and effectors to make minimally invasive surgery safer, easier to learn, less costly, more accessible to patients and less invasive.
Chee Wei Wong, Sc.D.
Project Description: To develop nanocrystal light sources and detectors in solid-state nanocavities.
2005 James D. Watson Investigator Program
Scott Bandta, PhD
Research Focus: to develop a series of sensors that will be used to signal changes in certain proteins.