Dr. Yen Wei Receives a U.S. Patent

April 14, 2004 — Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymer and Materials Chemistry, received a U.S. Patent (No. 6,696,258 B1 issued on February 24, 2004) for "Mesoporous materials and methods of making the same". Co-inventors include Dr. Danliang Jin, Mr. Tianzhong Ding and Dr. Jigeng Xu,, who are former graduate students and research associates with Dr. Wei. He also delivered two invited seminars at Sandia National Laboratories on "Nonsurfactant pathway to mesoporous materials and nanohosts for proteins" and at Los Alamos National Laboratories on "Electroactive polymers and nanostructured materials for neuronal tissue engineering".