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Spring 2021 Innovation Fellows

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 12:02pm
By:
Alan Flurry

UGA Faculty members Melanie Reber and Eric Harvill have been named Innovation Fellows for spring 2021, a semester-long fellowship designed to help faculty align their research activities with industry needs and bring their discoveries to the marketplace:

Reber, an assistant professor of chemistry in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is developing a cavity-enhanced, two-dimensional spectroscopy that uniquely combines precision management and ultrafast lasers for molecular-level examinations. Reber previously participated in UGA I-Corps, exploring potential applications and markets for her technology including quantum computing.

“In my lab, I work on building massive laser-based instruments to study the fundamental quantum mechanics of molecules and we often develop new types of lasers or laser technology to do so,” Reber said. “With this fellowship, I am excited to pursue corporate partnerships and other ways to bring these technologies closer to commercialization.”

Congratulations to these faculty members as they lead their research endeavors and their classroom efforts to make valuable contributions to our campus, country and the planet.

Image: Reber adjusts one of the lasers she uses for her research in her lab at the Chemistry Building. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA)

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