Spark Award 2016

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On 22 March 2016, ETH Zurich presented the Spark Award 2016. Researchers at ETH Zurich won the award for the most promising invention of last year which was registered for a patent.

Winning project:

Hand-held ultrasound imaging of speed-of-sound for breast examination
Inventors: Prof. Dr Orçun Göksel and Dr Sergio Sanabria

Spark Award 2016 Winners  
Keynote Speaker Manuel Aschwanden (Optotune) with the two winners Sergio Sanabria and Orçun Göksel and ETH Vice-President Detlef Günther / Pictures: ETH Zurich, Oliver Bartenschläger
Spark Award 2016 Winner: Hand-held ultrasound imaging of speed-of-sound for breast examination (Orçun Göksel and Sergio Sanabria)
Spark Award 2016 Top 5: Formulation for lymphatic system fluorescent imaging (Davide Brambilla, Michael Detmar, Jean-Christophe Leroux, Steven Proulx)
Spark Award 2016 Top 5: Universal heat flux sensor with embedded temperature measurement probes (Thierry Meier, Philipp Rudolf von Rohr)
Spark Award 2016 Top 5: Heavy metal free quantum dot emitters (Vanessa Wood, Maksym Yarema, Olesya Yarema)
Spark Award 2016 Top 5: Sub-micron 3D metal printing (Luca Hirt, Stephan Ihle, Janos Vörös, Tomaso Zambelli)
Spark Award 2016 Top 20  
Top 20 Inventions

Overview of the most promising inventions in 2015 which were filed as a patent:

 

- Portable preset-pressure testing device for membrane expansion vessels (Ralph Eismann)

- Tracking absolute human locomotion by relative positional tracking of limbs (Andreas Kunz, Markus Zank, T. Nescher)

- 2 Axes miniture pointing device (Marco Hutter, Markus Hoepfinger)

- Liquid-immersed graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid for ultrafast cooling (Petros Koumoutsakos, Jie Chen, Jens Honoré Walther)

- Distributed sensors based on nucleic acid damage detection (Robert Grass, Jan Wendelin Stark, Gediminas Mikutis, Michela Puddu)

- Control of temperature and species distributions in internal combustion engines by a dual swirl intake configuration (Konstantino Boulouchos, Martin Schmitt)

- The use of a mutated version of the splicing regulator SRSF1 (ASF/SF2) as a new strategy to cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) (Frédéric Allain, Antoine Clery)

- An In-situ Aqueous Solution Growth Approach for UV-stable and Super-hydrophobic Wood Surface (Ingo Burgert, Etienne Cabane, Huizhang Guo)

- Formulation for lymphatic system fluorescent imaging (Jean-Christoph Leroux, Michael Detmar, Davide Brambilla, Steven Proulx)

- Stretchable nanocomposite with tunable electrical strain-response (Janos Vörös, Flurin Stauffer, Vincent Romain Joseph Martinez, Csaba Forro, Klas Tybrandt, Alexandre Larmagnac)

- Multi-Repellent Wood Veneer and Paper Surfaces (Ingo Burgert, Etienne Cabane, Huizhang Guo)

- Sample holder for living systems compatible with scanning probe microscopy and modern optical techniques (Daniel Müller, David Martín Martínez, Sascha Martin, David Alsteens, Gotthold Fläschner)

- Universal heat flux sensor with embedded temperature measurement probes (Philipp Rudolf von Rohr, Thierry Antony Albert Meier)

- Reconstruction of the force versus displacement curve by tapping the material's surface (Damien Eggenspieler, Chiara Daraio, Luca Bonanomi, Clara Beck, Marc Serra Garcia, Tom Reuter)

- Heavy metal free quantum dot emitters (Vanessa Wood, Maksym Yarema, Olesya Yarema)

- A semi-disposable diagnostic device for prediction of preterm birth (Edoardo Mazza, Sabrina Badir)

- Hand-held ultrasound imaging of speed-of-sound for breast examination (Orçun Göksel, Sergio José Sanabria Martin)

- Sub-micron 3D metal printing (Janos Vörös, Tomaso Zambelli, Luca Daniele Hirt, Stephan Johannes Ihle)

- Parametric nonlinear sensor (Oded Zilberberg, Luca Papariello, Ramasubramanian Chitra)

- A programmable synthetic lineage control network that differentiates human IPSCs into glucose-sensitive insulin-secreting beta-like cells (Martin Fussenegger, Pratik Saxena, Henryk Zulewski)


 

 
 
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