Florida A&M University will hold an event to showcase the innovation of the campus’ top inventors and researchers, including Charles Magee, Ph.D., and Mandip Sachdeva, Ph.D.
Sponsored by the Division of Research Office of Technology Transfer and Export Control, the IShow: FAMU Innovation Showcase – “Inventing for the Future of our FAMULY” will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, September 8, at the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health, 1415 S. MLK Jr. Blvd.
The event is designed to give attendees an opportunity to learn about the numerous inventions and patents filed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for Charles Magee, Mandip Sachdeva, Satyanrayan Dev, Ph.D., and other faculty and staff.
The event is spearheaded by Vice President for Research Charles Weatherford, Ph.D., former Office of Technology Transfer and Export Control interim director Sharon Snelling and Office Manager Reba Hartsfield.
Magee, a biological system engineering professor in the FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS), has 10 U.S. patents, one co-patent, and six pending patents. Four of Magee’s patents are licensed to UVC CDE Technology LLC. They include a solar adiabatic cooling apparatus, an osmotic system for maintenance of perishable items; anti-icing and ultraviolet reflective apparatus for vehicle windshields and windows and an osmotic system and method for food and oxygen production.
Three out of four of Magee’s technologies are expected to revolutionize the food industry by rehydrating perishable items such as flowers, fresh food items, fruits, vegetables, other produce, and nuts during storage and the transportation process. The osmotic rehydration apparatus includes a pressurized chamber, a humidifier, an ozone generator, an electrostatic sprayer, a reservoir containing saline, and an air compressor.
Sachdeva, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health, made headlines several years ago for pioneering the use of a 3-D printer to manufacture contact lenses. His team works in a multidisciplinary approach using nanotechnology to combat devastating diseases like breast and lung cancer.
Dev is a CAFS associate professor and chair in the Biological Systems Engineering Program. He and his collaborators have a patent that is licensed to Microsystems First, Inc. The non-linear slotted waveguide for diverse applications is a device that could transform the egg industry. This is an in-shell egg pasteurization device in which the shaped waveguide applicators may employ oval, lens, or plum shaped non-liner slots to improve efficiency and efficacy of pasteurizing in-shell eggs, live oysters, tomatoes, or blueberries while maintaining the quality and functional attributes of the raw products.
Dev and Magee were both named in the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) 2022 Class of Senior Members.