Mano Misra named 2021 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Established Innovator
The award honors a career that includes 19 patents, 240 papers, and research funding totaling $35 million, in addition to mentorship of more than 50 M.S. and Ph.D. students.
Last year, when the world first faced the challenges of COVID-19, Department of Chemical and Materials Science Engineering Professor Mano Misra harnessed his resources and expertise to help fight the battle. By working with a collaborative team including members from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, his lab developed a test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that provided results within 30 seconds. The innovative research was the latest in a distinguished career that includes 19 patents, 240 papers, and research funding totaling $35 million. In recognition of his achievements, Misra was recently named the 2021 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Established Innovator.
“The award motivates me to pursue more innovative research that could have potential application for society,” Misra said.
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