ASU ranks 8th among worldwide universities granted US utility patents in 2021
ASU has recently risen three places in the rankings of universities worldwide granted U.S. utility patents for new inventions and technology advancements. That is thanks in part to progress made through research led by Fulton Schools Professor Michael Kozicki and Associate Professor Zachary Holman. Kozicki has invented dendritic identifier technology, which provides secure, unique physical identifiers to ensure product authenticity and to foster trust and transparency in product supply chains. Holman’s has developed the flagship product for the ASU spinout venture Swift Coat, a self-cleaning coating that keeps solar panels producing optimal amounts of energy. Both products have gotten into the market through Skysong Innovations, ASU’s technology transfer and intellectual property management organization.