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Inventors Spotlight

IPP is highlighting a selective group of faculty who have made significant inventive scientific or engineering contributions with important societal or financial impacts.  Our series, "SBU Inventors  Spotlight ," features fascinating stories of the challenges and joys of the inventors’ path from discovery to commercialization.

November 30, 2020

“So you ask me what brings me joy and fun in my work. 2D is basically a kind of boring image; it is when you add 3D when you start to have fun. It is analogous to the differences between painting and sculpting. And then if you go to 4D, you have 3D plus time - so this includes videos and animations - this is a real joy. And if you add total immersion, as I have with virtual reality, then this is really euphoria or dream. So that’s where we experience all the fun.”

Dr. Arie Kaufman shares his experiences discretizing the world through his ground-breaking, application-driven advancements in the field of virtual reality.


March 13, 2020

There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. ”  Dr. Marie Badalamente shares her personal views on technology commercialization partnerships from a university researcher’s perspective, formulated as a result of her journey getting a new FDA-approved treatment “from idea to prescription.”