Undergraduate Researcher, Kotov Group

(Kotov Group Homepage)

University of Michigan Department of Chemical Engineering (Ann Arbor, MI)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Nicholas Kotov (UM Faculty Profile) (Kotov Lab Profile) (Google Scholar)

Ph.D. Student Mentor: Minjeong Cha (Kotov Lab Profile)

Duration: January 2017 - July 2020

Description: Invention of novel approach for LIDAR computer vision in autonomous robotics

Topics: Optics, Nanomaterials, Computer Vision, Automation, Kirigami Nanocomposites

Technologies: LIDAR, Computer Numerical Control, Arduino, CAD, 3D Printing, Stepper motors

Outcome: Co-inventor on a patent, Co-founder of Photon Semantics

Research Outcome 1: Patent

Material-Sensing Light Imaging, Detection, and Ranging (LIDAR) Systems

Inventors: Nicholas A. Kotov, Sharon Glotzer, Brian Shahbazian, Ryan Branch, Lizhi Xu, Wonjin Choi, Minjeong Cha, Matthew Spellings

First Published: 23 June 2020

PAT: WO2019139656 (World Intellectual Property Organization)

PAT: EP3695250 (European Patent Office)

PAT: KR1020200073247 (Korean Intellectual Property Office)

PAT: CN111448477 (China National Intellectual Property Organization)

Research Outcome 2: Photon Semantics

Startup company co-founded in 2017 by myself and several other inventors.