Yajun Yan

Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018 Yajun Yan, associate professor in the College of Engineering, leads UGA’s research in microbial production of biofuels and high-value chemicals. His work has led to six issued U.S. patents and several pending patent applications. In 2014, he and his colleague,...

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Biao He

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UGA researcher in the field

Valentine Nzengung

Academic Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2016 Valentine Nzengung, professor of environmental geochemistry and founder of MuniRem Environmental, LLC has been working for over 15 years to move innovative environmental remediation technologies from the academic laboratory to the field.  His research interests include the development and...

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Steven Stice

Academic Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Steven Stice, D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, and Director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center, has led industry and academic research teams in the area of pluripotent stem cells for over 20 years.  Prior to joining the...

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Robert Woods

Academic Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Robert Woods, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and chemistry, and researcher in the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, is a leading expert in the fields of glycomics and computational chemistry. He has worked as consultant for numerous companies interested in...

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Lionel Carreira

Academic Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Lionel Carreira, professor emeritus of chemistry, is recognized for his successes as a spirited entrepreneur and for his longstanding commitment to education and research. He is the founder and chief executive officer of ARChem, an Athens-based company that provides a...

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Tom Robertson

Academic Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Tom Robertson, associate professor of physiology and pharmacology, is CEO and co-founder of IS3D LLC, which creates revolutionary educational software that shows great promise as a more effective teaching tool in science education. Robertson and his partners began by developing...

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Ralph Tripp

Academic Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Ralph Tripp, professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, founded Argent Diagnostics, a company that develops diagnostic products and services based on Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS), a proprietary nanotechnology platform. The platform facilitates the direct, rapid detection of pathogens and...

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Ron Orlando

Academic Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Ron Orlando, professor of biochemistry, molecular biology, and chemistry, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, founded chemistry, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, founded BioInquire, LLC, a bioinformatics software development company, along with cofounders Rick Tarleton, James Atwood, and Brent Weatherly. Established in 2007,...

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