OCAST awards $1.35 million to seven projects.

The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology on Thursday awarded $1.35 million to seven applied research projects.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: December 7, 2012
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Patrick McCann, of iRpowr Inc. in Norman, who received $183,900 to improve thermophotovoltaic technology, which converts heat into electricity.

Gerald Koelsch, of CoMentis Inc. in Oklahoma City, who received $300,000 to develop a drug to treat memory and cognitive loss in Alzheimer's and schizophrenic patients.

Scott Rollins, of Selexys in Oklahoma City, who received $300,000 to develop a therapy for patients with Crohn's disease.

Liuling Yan, of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, who received $90,000 to develop wheat that is resistant to certain diseases.

Ranji Vaidyanathan, of Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, who received $89,896 to develop thermoelectric devices.

Daryoosh Vashaee, of Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, who received $89,873 to develop a process for solar hydrogen production.