Look: Pitt Innovators

Issue Date: 
October 22, 2007

The University’s third annual Celebration of Innovation honored 69 “Pitt Innovators” at a reception and award ceremony Sept. 24 at the Petersen Events Center.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Technology Management, the event recognized Pitt faculty, staff, and students who participated in the University's technology commercialization activities.

Pitt Innovators submitted 246 invention disclosures and executed 58 licenses and options, including the creation of eight start-up companies, last year.

Above, (third from left) Marlin Mickle, Nickolas A. DeCecco Professor of Electrical Engineering, professor of computer engineering, telecommunications, industrial engineering, and executive director of Pitt’s RFID Center of Excellence, received an Innovator Award.

He is shown with (from left) Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg; Arthur S. Levine, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine; and James V. Maher, provost and senior vice chancellor.