New Jersey Inventors
Hall Of Fame

Award Winners 2015

TRUSTEES AWARD

Paul Hoffman                                  

In recognition of a world-renown career and leadership role in promoting all facets of STEM education with an entrepreneurial spirit.

 

INDUCTEES INTO THE NJ INVENTORS HALL OF FAME

George Feldstein

Extensive patents and lifetime achievement awards in audio, visual and automation technologies.

John B. Fenn, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate                         

Developed and standardized the Electrospray Mass Spectrometry (ESMS) technique used in biomedical research, proteomics and the pharmaceutical industry. Awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for development of soft desorption ionisation methods for mass spectrometric analyses of biological macromolecules. 

Dennis D. Jamiolkowski                 

Innovations in absorbable polymers and their applications in implantable medical and surgical devices.

Owen A. O’Connor, M.D., Ph.D.    

Patented work on novel small molecules, including a pioneering drug portfolio for treatment of lymphoma.

 

INVENTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Walter Alina                                     

Lifetime achievements in electroplating methods and developing synergistic coatings used in prestigious agencies such as NASA. 

William J. Brorein                            

Indispensable patent on multi-pin electrical connector for telephone cords.

Joseph Goffreda, Ph.D.                                

Bred a hybrid peach resistant to environmental adversity while advancing the fruit's characteristics, enabling NJ to be a leading state in peach production.

Markus Hofmann, Ph.D.                                

Invented design techniques for content distribution networks (CDNs), which are key to today's delivery of internet multimedia.

Ramasamy Krishnan, Ph.D.

Innovative patents on printing inks designed for faster and more efficient processing in commercial fields.

Rajeshwar Motheram, Ph.D.         

Formulated an ultrashort-acting drug (Cleviprex) that controls blood pressure by relaxing the muscles of heart and blood vessels.

David Lawrence Turock, Ph.D.      

Invented the widespread communication system that uses the internet to make phone calls.

 

INNOVATORS AWARD

David A. Ackerman, Ph.D.              

Enhanced telecommunication and imaging industry with numerous inventions in optics, materials, sensors and systems.

Christopher Brunkhorst                 

Developed a novel technique to significantly reduce Salmonella poisoning by pasteurizing eggs with radio frequency heating.

Rajesh N. Davé, Ph.D.                     

Innovations in particle engineering for selective properties and their applications in electronics, energy, food and the pharmaceutical field.

Peter Lobel, Ph.D. and David Sleat, Ph.D.                            

Innovative work on an enzyme replacement treatment to battle Batten disease, a rare yet fatal childhood disease.

Robert G. McCoy                            

Invented ingenious mechanical devices across many fields.

Jefferson W. Tilley, Ph.D.              

Lifetime of pharmaceutical work resulting in new drug patents and treatment methods. Delivering more than a dozen clinical candidates in cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic diseases. 

 

CORPORATE AWARD

Sun Chemical Corp.

Multiple patents on improvements in pearlescent and other metal oxide coated pigments that provide more vibrant, lustrous colored shades and optimal control of color and opacity, with applications in plastics, automotive and architectural coatings, ink compositions and cosmetics.

 

ADVANCEMENT OF INVENTION & PROCESS AWARD

Alexei Miasnikov, Ph.D. and Alexey Myasnikov   

Developed an online tutor to serve math students' needs through a declarative problem solving approach that provides comprehensive feedback. 

James Wallace and Michael Aaron Flicker                                      

Created and sustained the "Super Science Saturday" extravaganza to expose children to the marvels of science.

                                                                                                                                                                    

SPECIAL AWARD

Stewart Hartshorn                          

Invented many elements of the ubiquitous roller shade, notably the sliding pin and gravity pawl.                                 

 

GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Chao Jia                                            

Continuous research on tissue-engineered constructs and microfiber networks in vasculature to push the limitations of autografts. 

Christopher Ochs, Ph.D.                 

Co-patent holder for Optimized Ontology Based Internet Search Systems and Methods, making Internet searches more accurate.

Ha Pham, Ph.D.                                           

Co-invented Concealed Fastener Window Wall Assembly, which incorporates structural mullions as an internal part of windows, imparting energy efficiency.

Vidya Sagar                                       

Invented Software Defined Access (SDA), a novel control path enabling seamless mobility of flow, users and services across different wireless networks.

Qiaoling Sun                                    

Created a perfusion culture device to help model ex vivo 3D tissue and tumors for various clinical and research applications.

Yamin Yang                                      

Developed innovative strategies for use of gold nanospheres, which attach to tumors and act as a photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy for treatment of cancers.