Dear all,

Please join me in congratulating student Geetha Aluri, Prof. Rao Mulpuri, of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, who along with co-inventors Abhishek Motayed, Albert Davydov, and Vladimir Oleshko, from the University of Maryland and NIST, received from UMD's Office of Technology Commercialization, the outstanding invention award in the area of physical sciences for 2011 for their invention "Nanoengineered chemical sensors that offer superior detection of environmental pollutants, hydrogen, and other industrial chemicals."

Every year for the past 25 years, UMD's Office of Technology Commercialization selects nine finalists for outstanding invention awards in three different areas: information science, life science, and physical science.

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Dr. Daniel A. Menasce
Senior Associate Dean
University Professor of Computer Science
Volgenau School of Engineering, 
Long and Kimmy Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2510, MS 5C8
George Mason University
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