7 of 19 Startups at Wyant College FY2020

    Date Posted: 
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020

    In fiscal year 2020 the Wyant College saw seven startups emerge at the University of Arizona. Congratulations to all the faculty and students who took part in this great accomplishment in innovation. Tech Launch Arizona shared, "Not only was this a record number of startups in a single year for the university, it also brings the total number of startups created through the work of Tech Launch Arizona – the office that commercializes inventions stemming from university innovation – to over 100 since the office began operating in late 2012." Read more from the official press release. The seven startups from the Wyant College are listed below. 

    • CMLaser Technologies Inc., developing a mid-infrared supercontinuum laser to be used as a ballistic missile defensive countermeasure in military and other aircraft , invented by Nasser Peyghambarian, professor, Seppo Honkanen, adjunct professor, and Axel Schülzgen, adjunct research professor, all in the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, with Jacques Albert of Carleton University.
    • CThru Lasers Inc., developing multiple laser technologies – including multicolor-multiwavelength lasers, visible lasers and near-infrared lasers – all of which offer greater capabilities, increased efficiencies and lower costs than currently available technologies, invented by Mahmoud Fallahi, professor, Chris Hessenius, research professor, and Michal Lukowski, assistant research scientist, all from the College of Optical Sciences.
    • DeUVe Photonics Inc., whose deep-ultraviolet, short-wavelength technology will address an unmet need in the 230-400 nanometer wavelength range, useful in areas such as defense, mining and semiconductors, also invented by Fallahi, Hessenius and Lukowski of the College of Optical Sciences.
    • Gen3 LLC, developing a concentrated photovoltaic technology developed by Regents Professor Roger Angel, of astronomy and the College of Optical Sciences, and Brian Cuerden, principal engineer at Steward Observatory.
    • Grafite Logic Inc., offering a nanoarchitecture for graphite electrode preparation and electrolyte compositions for next generation high performance battery storage solutions, invented by a College of Optical Sciences team that included Palash Gangopadhyay, former adjunct research professor, Jayan Thomas, former adjunct research professor, Peyghambarian, and adjunct professor Andre Persoons, in collaboration with Sujung Feilen, a former intern.
    • QScint Imaging Solutions LLC, bringing to market a single-particle quantitative digital autoradiography system for alpha-emitting isotopes, invented by Regents Professor Emeritus Harrison BarrettBradford Barber, research professor, Lars Furenlid, professor, and Brian Miller, adjunct professor, all of the College of Medicine – Tucson and the College of Optical Sciences.
    • Wavelength Unlimited Technologies Inc., commercializing a tunable, pulsed mid-IR VECSEL laser for use in medical, commercial and military applications, invented by Fallahi, Hessenius, and Lukowski of the College of Optical Sciences.