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STEM Workers are Key Component of New Mexico’s Future

The UNM Business and Economic Summit held on January 12th brought together stakeholders (public, private and non-profit) from across New Mexico to envision economic growth in our state. Based on a report released by the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce called “Driving New Mexico’s Future and Powering a Competitive Economy in a Post-Pandemic World,” the summit analyzed the opportunities and challenges our state will face in the years following the …Read More

Local News Station KOB4 Reports on UNM Business and Economic Summit

As our state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must look ahead for opportunities to optimize our economic competitiveness. On January 12th, stakeholders from around the state were brought together to envision such growth. The UNM Business and Economic Summit, hosted by the University of New Mexico and UNM Rainforest Innovations, was based around a report released by the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce called “Driving New Mexico’s Future and …Read More

UNM Rainforest Innovations announces 2021 Business and Economic Summit

By Rachel Whitt January 07, 2021 The University of New Mexico hosts its third Business and Economic Summit, aimed at encouraging a statewide dialogue about ways to grow the New Mexico economy and innovation ecosystem. Themed, “New Mexico 2030,” the goal is to convene stakeholders (public, private and non-profit) from across New Mexico. “As the catalyst for economic development at the University, UNM Rainforest Innovations is honored to be offering this …Read More

18 U.S. Patents Issued to UNM Rainforest Innovations for UNM Technologies in October, November, and December

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued eighteen U.S. patents to UNM Rainforest Innovations during the months of October, November, and December for technologies invented at the University of New Mexico. The patents, issued during UNM Rainforest Innovations’ 2021 fiscal second quarter, are for a variety of technologies created by researchers in the Departments of Neurology; Molecular Genetics & Microbiology; Pharmacy; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Internal Medicine – Translational Informatics; …Read More

Sang Eon Han, Ph.D.

Sang Eon Han, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Center for High Technology Materials The University of New Mexico Dr. Han’s research areas include: Fundamental understanding of light scattering physics in biological materials and computational evolution of their nanostructures; Solar rejecting white coatings for building heat management; and Development of efficient silicon solar cells using symmetry-controlled light trapping structures and heat-removing architectures. ISSUED U.S. PATENTS (UNM-AFFILIATED) 9,246,031 Suppressing …Read More

UNM I-Corps Site Program Trains Fall 2020 Cohort

The UNM Lobo Rainforest I-Corps program trained five teams this fall consisting of entrepreneurial-minded faculty and students. This 10-week training program is designed for UNM faculty and students who want to learn how to transition their STEM-related technologies to the marketplace. The NSF-funded I-Corps program at the Lobo Rainforest Building is a partnership between UNM Rainforest Innovations (formerly STC.UNM) and the Innovation Academy. Its purpose is to foster innovation among …Read More

UNM Inventor Elected 2020 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Larry Sklar, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at the University of New Mexico, has been named a 2020 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI announced that it has chosen a cohort of 175 inventors from around the world for election as 2020 NAI Fellows. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have …Read More

Lobo Rainforest Virtual Pitch Competition Winners Announced

NEW MEXICO COLLEGE STUDENTS SHOWCASE INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY DESPITE ONGOING PANDEMIC TO WIN MONEY FOR THEIR BUSINESS IDEAS Albuquerque, NM, November 30, 2020–  A 9-month-long public health crisis, ninety-eight percent of classes being held online, and a complete lack of normal social interaction could have negatively impacted the Fall 2020 Lobo Rainforest Pitch Competition. But instead, students submitted 49 ideas to the all-virtual competition, providing judges with some of the …Read More

UNM Rainforest Innovations Featured in Albuquerque Journal Editorial

The Albuquerque Journal released an editorial highlighting UNM Rainforest Innovations’ work as a key driver of economic development in Albuquerque and the organization’s work to develop an ecosystem that fosters innovations, collaboration and entrepreneurship. See below the Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board’s November 30, 2020 editorial, “A rainforest that works – even in the New Mexico desert,” from the Albuquerque Journal, reprinted below. Editorial: A rainforest that works – even in …Read More