Stony Brook University researchers, together with SBU-affiliated startup Superclean Glass Inc., have received the R&D 100 Award from R&D World magazine. The award is often referred to as the “Oscars of Innovation.”
Every year the magazine selects the 100 most innovative products that exemplify revolutionary advances in science and innovation. The R&D 100 Awards are given to products in six categories: Analytical/Test, IT/Electrical, Mechanical/Materials, Other, Process/Prototyping and Software/Services.
The team included SBU researchers Shrish Patel and Dr. Victor Veerasamy, together with the company-affiliated Dr. Alexander Orlov and Jim Smith. The electrostatic-based self-cleaning technology that was recognized for the award will revolutionize the deployment of solar plants in desert regions. It was initially developed at Stony Brook in Professor Orlov’s Lab and won numerous business plan competitions before being licensed to SuperClean Glass Inc. for further commercial development.
The company is currently based at Stony Brook Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP), which provides assistance and resources for developers of disruptive renewable and clean energy technologies.