Technology Transfer

Available Technology

Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a novel design and manufacturing process for crystalline silicon solar modules, significantly reducing costs, enhancing reliability, and promoting recyclability. This innovative approach eliminates the need for costly vacuum lamination, streamlining production while improving performance and sustainability. Additionally, a double edge seal system can be employed to protect sensitive PV circuit plates and is particularly beneficial for perovskite cells that are highly susceptible to moisture.

Researchers at Colorado State University have developed synthetic, stereomicrostructurally engineered biodegradable poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (P3HB) based materials as sustainable alternatives to traditional plastics, fibers, elastomers, and adhesives. These P3HBs exhibit exceptional toughness, optical clarity, tunable adhesion strength, and biodegradability, making them suitable for various applications. This technology aims to address environmental concerns associated with non-degradable plastics and other synthetic materials.

Researchers at Colorado State University have discovered a deeper-rooted gene model in maize and developed a maize mutant variant using the natural variation in its genome. This can improve crop yield especially in regions with suboptimal growing conditions, by increasing resource efficiency and drought resistance. This can contribute to more consistent and reliable harvests.

Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a new imaging technology that detects and locates stationary sources emitting electromagnetic or acoustic waves using data from moving passive receivers. This innovative method improves upon traditional approaches, offering enhanced resolution and statistical robustness.

Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a systematic and structured multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) approach for building maintenance practices in a resource-constrained environment. The software includes: (1) a Condition Assessment tool for Facility Management based on Fuzzy Sets Theory, and (2) a Multi-Criteria Decision-Making tool for Building Maintenance practices based on Choosing by Advantages.

Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a novel approach for Search-and-Rescue Operations (SAROs) post-disaster, leveraging wireless network cells and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to locate survivors using their own mobile devices. This technology, called UE-based SAROs (UE – user equipment), provides vital information to first responders by generating immediate crisis maps and identifying survivor clusters without requiring active communication from the victims.

Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a system to identify and filter unwanted wind turbine radar signatures. The technique uses prior observations as the signal model to suppress the wind turbine signature. It has been successfully applied to active turbine fields, significantly reducing the bias in the spectral moment estimates for reflectivity, radial mean Doppler velocity, and spectrum width.

Researchers at Colorado State University’s Agricultural Water Quality Program (AWQP) have developed a low-cost, automated water sampler (LCS) with Internet of Things (IoT) technology for scalable, near-real-time water quality research. This can be utilized in edge-of-field (EoF) monitoring and is significantly less expensive than current commercial water samplers.

Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a device to safeguard electronic devices from tampering or war-driving and to prevent interference between two or more wireless signals. This device uses novel 3D printed metal/plastic composite shielding to control the distance and direction of wave signal readability.  The novel composite shielding is capable of blocking EMI and RFI readability except in the direction and from the distance desired. Both traditional design and generative design approaches are used for the shielding architecture.

Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a novel technique and device for healing large bone defects based on a current standard of care and a bioreplaceable endoprosthetic device to protect and immobilize a highly osteogenic scaffold. With high (70%) porosity, this scaffold integrates with FDA approved fixation plates to accelerate native bone growth. This new method can be used in veterinary or human orthopedic settings, to heal and integrate large bone defects faster, leading to better long-term outcomes.