2012 – 2014: Development of materials for THz Applications
In collaboration with Prof. Nelson at MIT, we have demonstrated materials (InGaN based) that are active in the critical 1 to 4 THz wavelength region. These materials are important in the fabrication of emitter and detector devices central to the next generation of defense, medical and oil instrumentation systems (imaging and treatment).
2013 – 2014: Solar Powered High Efficiency Water Management Systems
In partnership with a European Start up, we developed the product portfolio and business plan for a novel water management technology. This technology has applications in residential, industrial and agricultural settings. The technology allows for lower water consumption (better than 60% savings) while increasing users’ comfort, meeting their expectations and at lower energy cost. Initial product launch will be in Algeria and Morocco (Residential and drip irrigation applications).
2012 – 2014: Pilot plant design and implementation of a microalgae based line for pharmaceutical and food supplement products
Under funding by an established Algerian biotechnology company we have designed and delivered a pilot microalgae production plant. Target applications are: (1) medical (currently being tested in cancer treatment by a French laboratory) and (2) Food supplement.
2011- 2014: Low cost Solar Powered Products with IHARE
In collaboration with a Moroccan Think Tank (I.H.A.R.E), we developed a modular low cost approach for the deployment of low cost solar powered light and irrigation equipment for Morocco rural areas (design to be optimized for ease of maintenance and cross compatibility/minimum spare parts inventory).
2009 – 2012: Deep Sea Pipeline Monitoring Platform
Under funding by a large oil company, we designed, built, tested and deployed a compact, low cost, autonomous, self-powered, miniature multi-sensor platform capable of operating under deep sea conditions and fitted with a wireless underwater communication system.
2008 – 2015: Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurial Training (Algeria)
Collaboration with the Center for Technology Transfer (with the University of Tlemcen): The CTT has for mission to move University research to the market place with emphasis on young entrepreneurs. Its role is to train and mentor the participants, select the projects, help with market study and business plan development, and fund the projects using an incubator/accelerator model.