Fall 2013 Agenda

Technology and Innovation Expo

Friday, October 25, 2013

Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center, 150 E. Pleasant Hill Road, Carbondale, IL (View Map)

Time Details
8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome, Opening Remarks
9:30 – 10:30 AM Technology Presentations
10:30 – 10:50 AM Networking Break
10:50 – 11:50 AM Technology Presentations
11:50 AM – 12:00 PM Break
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch
Keynote: Lawrence Cruz, Conair Corporation, Chief Patent Counsel; SIU Alum
1:30 – 2:45 PM Discussion Panel Topic: Innovative Funding Sources for Inventors and Entrepreneurs
2:45 – 3:00 PM Networking Break
3:00 – 4:00 PM Saluki Idea Competition Pitches
Student Tech Presentations
4:00 – 5:00 PM Reception
Faculty Awards
Saluki Idea Competition Awards

Confirmed Speakers

Time Presenters Topic
9:30-9:50 Dr. Paul Chugh, Dr. Kanchan Mondal A Novel Micro-emulsion Technology for Fine Dust Control
9:50-10:10 Dr. Tomasz Wiltowski Recent Advances in Coal and Energy Research and Development at SIU Carbondale
10:10-10:30 Dr. Bidyut Gupta, Dr. Shahram Rahimi (LinkedIn Profile), Sindoora Koneru A Vastly Improved Network Communication Protocol
10:30-10:50 Networking Break
10:50-11:10 Dr. Saikat Talapatra, Dr. Kanchan Mondal A Single Step Method for Producing Carbon Nanotube Based Catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Process
11:10-11:30 Dr. Punit Kohli Salt Micro Lenses For Ultra-high Resolution Aided Imaging
11:30-11:50 Dr. Om Jha Pediatric Condom Catheter


Panel Topic: Innovative Funding Sources for Inventors and Entrepreneurs

  • Moderator: Dr. Mark Peterson, Finance Chair, SIU Carbondale
  • Dr. John McCallister, CEO, Thermaquatica
  • Dr. Treg Brown, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois
  • Jeff Martin, President of Dwarven Forge
  • Dr. Chester Wilson, Associate Professor, Louisiana Tech University

Student (Past/Present) Tech Presenters

Student Presenters 3:30
Claude Leco, Industrial Designer
Senior Industrial Design and Art Communication
Title of Presentation: Ecolight 3:40
Jeremy Packer, Co -Founder and CEO
Senior, Computer Science, Business Administration
Title of Presentation: Gaining Traction 3:50
Tom Harness, Vice President of Operations and Technology
2001 Bachelors in Elementary Education, 2009 Masters in Educational Administration
Title of Presentation: orderbolt | Your Life. Faster.