A map of the globe showing the potential for increased network bandwidth using overlapping circles.

$825,000 Moore Inventor Fellowship will advance quantum optical networks

Dr. Xingjie Ni, Charles H. Fetter Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, is one of five inaugural Moore Fellows announced by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation on Nov. 2. His work on quantum light sources aims to improve the reach and speed of global quantum communication networks.

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Jun 18, 2016

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Tech Transfer at Penn State

Fueling Innovation

Tech transfer from research at Penn State generated $22.5 million in fiscal 2015. This is partly thanks to the university's reworked approach to intellectual property, which makes it easier than ever for researchers to work with outside companies to fast-track innovations:

  • Penn State will not seek to retain ownership of  IP.
  • Penn State will assign IP to sponsor upon request.
  • Penn State has the right to publish research results.
  • Penn State has the right to practice IP for research and educational purposes.
  • If Penn State research results lead to exceptional commercial success, sponsor agrees to share proportionally with Penn State.
  • Exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Research Penn State Fall 2016
Volume 36 | Number 2
In This Issue: The Virus in the Cupboard: Hunting Pathogens Close to Home // Abandoning Creativity // Civil War Goes Graphic // Materials Matter // Road Salt After the Melt