March Edition: Newly Issued Patents

Congratulations to Purdue University researchers across all campuses and academic disciplines. They have recently received 10 patents on their intellectual property from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The majority of these are available to license and bring to market. Visit the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization’s website to learn more about these and other available technologies.

Are you a researcher at a Purdue University campus who has made an innovation discovery? Disclose your innovation to the Office of Technology Commercialization online.

Here are the primary investigators whose work was recently patented.

Rakesh Agrawal, College of Engineering

Mukerrem Cakmak, College of Engineering

Gary J. Cheng, College of Engineering

  • “Laser Shock Peening Apparatuses and Methods”

Robert Graham Cooks, College of Science

Meng Cui, College of Engineering

Debkalpa Goswami, no longer at Purdue

Jianguo Mei, College of Science

Ganesan Narsimhan, College of Agriculture and College of Engineering

Kazuaki Yazawa, Birck Nanotechnology Center


During the 2021 calendar year, Purdue Research Foundation ranked #6 internationally for patents received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. That mirrored the #6 international ranking from the year before. The information was listed in a report from the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the National Academy of Inventors.