Our undergraduate student Khanh Vo attended the Partnership for Innovation/Small Business Innovation Research (PFI/SBIR) conference, held June 4-6 in Atlanta, Georgia. Khanh and collaborator Dr. Axel Schϋzlgen presented a poster titled “Multi-Scale and In-Situ Sensing Technology for Structural Integrity.” This poster gives a brief description of how the stress-sensing coating operates and the potential it has in industry.
Khanh participated in the “Perfect Pitch Competition” as part of the PFI conference. He also attended sessions that provided knowledge vital to pitching, knowing the customer base, team core values and working with large companies.
Partnership for Innovation and Small Business Innovation Research is a significant conference for academic researchers and aspiring startups who want to bring their research and projects out into industry as a commercially viable product.