technology transfer

One less surgery – researchers design biodegradable medical devices

Posted by on August 3, 2021

Dr. Chang-Soo Kim, professor and graduate coordinator of electrical engineering, has received a U.S. patent for medical devices made of bioactive glasses and metals that dissolve in the body at the end of their operational lifespan, eliminating the need for invasive surgical removal.

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Attend open forums for technology transfer director candidates

Posted by on April 26, 2021

Two open forums will be held next week with candidates for S&T’s director of technology transfer and economic development. The forums will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, and 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 28.

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Researchers get patent for fiber-optic micro-probes

Posted by on May 5, 2020

Missouri S&T and Clemson University recently received a U.S. patent for “Fiber-Optic Micro-Probes for Measuring Acidity Level, Temperature, and Antigens.”

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Woodson named interim tech transfer director

Posted by on April 27, 2020

John Woodson is Missouri S&T’s interim director of technology transfer and economic development. His appointment follows Keith Strassner’s retirement after leading the department for 15 years.

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John Woodson named interim Director of Technology Transfer and Economic Development

Posted by on April 24, 2020

Mr. John Woodson has assumed the role of Interim Director of Technology Transfer and Economic Development. After 15 years of service, Mr. Keith Strassner, has retired from his role of Director and John has stepped in. John has worked for this department as both a Sr. Licensing Associate and a Business Development Counselor for over 10 years.

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Patent pending – Strassner to present on patents

Posted by on September 5, 2019

Keith Strassner, director of technology transfer and economic development at S&T, will talk about how to secure and protect your ideas through patents and licenses 1-2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the Meramec Room of the Havener Center. Please register at

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Leatherman selected to speak on rural business women

Posted by on July 2, 2019

Karen Leatherman has been selected to speak at the annual America’s SBDC Conference in Long Beach, California, in September.

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Grants available to move technology forward

Posted by on March 22, 2018

S&T’s office of technology transfer and economic development is offering Technology Acceleration Grants (TAG) to close the gap between university research and the needs of the customer. In many cases, an industry partner will require a working prototype, test results or the refinement of research. The application deadline is Friday, April 20.

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Tech transfer to be topic of faculty forum

Posted by on January 10, 2018

Join the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) for an early career faculty forum, “Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Room 204 Curtis Laws Wilson Library. The event is designed for un-tenured, tenure-track faculty, assistant teaching professors and research professors.

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Technology transfer sees record year

Posted by on July 31, 2017

Fiscal Year 2017 was a record-breaking year at Missouri S&T in terms of technology transfer. Keith Strassner, director of technology transfer and economic development, noted four records for the department. The records are:

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