UTRF Cosponsors Knoxville Scipreneur Challenge to Advance STEM Entrepreneurship

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is involved in an exciting new endeavor to support entrepreneurship in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), along with the commercialization of intellectual property in the Knoxville region. In partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, UTRF is cosponsoring the Knoxville Scipreneur Challenge,… Read More

Electro-Active Technologies licenses biorefinery innovations jointly patented by ORNL and UTRF

Electro-Active Technologies, Inc., of Knoxville, Tenn., has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies invented and patented by the startup’s co-founders while working at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel. The system combines biology and electrochemistry… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Darryl Quarles

The Clinical Investigator: A Path to Improving Patient Outcomes It’s not often the same doctor who treats patients in a clinical practice also conducts scientific research in a laboratory. But then again, L. Darryl Quarles isn’t a typical doctor. Darryl is a physician-scientist, or as he puts it, “both a clinician and investigator.” He’s currently… Read More