Shane Farritor, the David and Nancy Lederer Professor of Engineering in mechanical and materials engineering, is the inaugural winner of the University of Nebraska system's Faculty Intellectural Property Innovation and Commercialization Award.
The Faculty IP Innovation and Commercialization Award, one of the President's Excellence Awards, was created to honor NU faculty who have developed and nurtured intellectual property from concept to licensing or startup business.
Farritor is chief technology officer of Virtual Incision, a Nebraska-based startup that he co-founded with Dmitry Oleynikov, former University of Nebraska Medical Center professor of surgery. The duo’s goal is to commercialize miniature surgical robots they developed together.
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