Asso. Professor Rizzo Receives U.S. Patent

Associate Professor JaimeLee I'olani Rizzo, PhD

– Associate Professor JaimeLee I´olani Rizzo, PhD

Inventors and professors JaimeLee I´olani Rizzo (formerly Cohen) of Pace University, Robert Engel of CUNY’s Queens College, and Karin Melkonian of the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University have received a second U.S. patent, “Antimicrobial Surfaces” (#7285686) for an anti-microbial process that destroys bacteria and anthrax spores on fabrics and other surfaces. This patent differs from the first patent issued for the same technology in that it protects this technology when employed on synthetic fabrics (the original U.S. patent #7241453 protects the technology as used to modify fabrics made from natural carbohydrate- and protein-based materials such as wool, silk, cotton, wood and cork).

To learn more about this technology, read the Spring 2007 Dyson Digital Digest article.

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