Congratulations to Chemsitry research faculty member Dr. Guido Verbeck!
As reported by the UNT Inhouse newsletter:
"UNT issued a royalty check to Guido Verbeck, associate professor of chemistry, for $10,000 for the use of his patented intellectual work.
"This is only the first check," said Michael Rondelli, associate vice president for innovation and commercialization in the Office of Research and Innovation. "We expect a lot more as this exciting new technology gets to marketplace."
Verbeck created an algorithm that works with a high-tech tool to detect the location of chemical signatures, everything from illegal drugs to hazardous materials and even chemical weapons.
He says a strong partnership with the university's technology transfer team, which is led by Rondelli, was a major factor in the commercial success.
"As researchers, we can keep doing our work without losing any stride thanks to UNT's tech transfer office," said Verbeck, who has created and patented modified parts for mass spectrometers for several private companies. He also patented his nanomanipulator in 2012."