MIRTHE+ develops valuable long-term relationships with industry members including large- and medium-scale established companies, start-ups and small businesses, as well as national laboratories. Through MIRTHE+ Industry Collaboration program, member companies leverage a unique access to innovative research and network of highly respected expertise from academia and industry with a focus on moving photonics sensing technologies towards commercialization. Through its fundamental research and prototyping in materials, sources, detectors, sensing systems, and applications, MIRTHE+ addresses a broad range of technologies and industry sectors – semiconductors, test and measurement, medical equipment manufacturers, chemical and petrochemical, and homeland security – as well as government labs. Our members and collaborator are listed here.
Mission & Goal
- Provide a coordinated program and formal framework to create valuable intellectual property and facilitate effective technology transfer, and promote partnerships amongst industrial partners;
- Facilitate effortless informational and knowledge exchange in the context of targeted research goals and through technology road-mapping created by industry and the academic community;
- Forge close, interpersonal and collaborative connections between industry in all sectors impacted by MIRTHE+ and the Center’s faculty, staff, and students;
- Create early ties between industry and the highly-trained student body as a practical means for technology transfer, mentoring by practitioners and job-placement;
- Engage the investment community to explore commercialization strategies for mid-IR photonics technologies
This approach provides a wide array of benefits by aligning and leveraging MIRTHE+ research and education efforts with the needs, capabilities and perspectives of our industry members for rapid adoption and commercialization of breakthroughs in trace-gas detection technologies and systems.
Scope & Impact
MIRTHE+ addresses a broad range of technologies and industry sectors – semiconductors, test and measurement, medical equipment manufacturers, chemical and petrochemical, homeland security, venture capital – as well as government labs and clinicians.
The Center spans fundamental research in materials, sensors and detectors through the systems level and applications: