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SoFab Inks LLC, a startup consisting of University of Louisville graduate students and mentored by UofL faculty members, is a finalist in the U.S. Department of Energy’s American-Made Perovskite Startup Prize. From left, Craig Grapperhaus, professor of chemistry, graduate students Sashil Chapagain, Blake Martin and Peter Armstrong and Thad Druffel, research theme leader. Photo by Andrew Marsh.

UofL-based startup wins energy prize for ink to be used in solar cells

By Betty Coffman A University of Louisville student-led startup has won $200,000 in a prestigious U.S. Department of Energy competition focused on next-generation energy technologies and now will compete for an additional $500,000. SoFab Inks LLC was founded by UofL graduate students Blake Martin, Peter Armstrong and Sashil Chapagain, who won DOE’s American-Made Perovskite Startup Prize for...
The Adaptive Robotic Nursing Assistant, developed by UofL's robotics team. The team participated in UofL's I-Corps site program.

UofL, partners launch new regional hub for research-backed innovation

By Baylee Pulliam The University of Louisville and partners have received $15 million from the National Science Foundation to launch a new regional hub aimed at accelerating product innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.  The new NSF Mid-South Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Hub, one of only 10 across the U.S., is part of the operational backbone of the NSF’s National...
Aerial photo of the Advanced Photon Source at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Photo courtesy Argonne National Laboratory.

UofL cancer researchers develop new model to identify key points on genes to aid in drug discovery

By Betty Coffman A research team at the University of Louisville and the UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center has developed a structural model allowing study of longer genetic sequences that will aid in the discovery of potential anti-cancer drugs. The sequences, known as G4 quadruplexes, are believed to be key locations involved in the...
Donghoon Chung, associate professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the UofL Center for Predictive Medicine for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases

UofL awarded $3.7 million for research to fight future pandemics

By Baylee Pulliam The University of Louisville has been awarded $3.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to further innovative research that could help combat future pandemics. Infectious disease researcher Donghoon Chung will lead the work at UofL as part of the newly created NIH Midwest Antiviral Drug Discovery (AViDD) Center for Pathogens of...
A UofL Health – neurosurgery team has become the first in Kentucky to offer GammaTile Therapy, a novel approach to treating brain tumors.

UofL Health surgeons become the first in Kentucky to perform new brain cancer treatment

By UofL Health A UofL Health – neurosurgery team has become the first in Kentucky to offer GammaTile Therapy, a novel approach to treating brain tumors. Neurosurgeon Dr. Brian Williams and his team worked alongside radiation oncologist Dr. Shaio Woo and others, developing a plan for the safe removal of an aggressive brain tumor. Thomas Shober underwent brain...
UofL’s Will Metcalf, Lihui Bai, Faisal Aqlan and Kunal Kate, who lead the new Center for Organizational Readiness towards Enterprise 4.0.

UofL launches center focused on Industry 4.0 

By Baylee Pulliam The University of Louisville has launched a new Center for Organizational Readiness toward Enterprise 4.0 (CORE4.0) aimed at helping companies prepare for smart and connected technology such as automation, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.   Backed by a new roughly $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the center will...
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