Brookhaven National Laboratory

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science and located in the center of Long Island, New York. Home to seven Nobel Prizes, BNL brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, energy, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's 2,700 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between.

Energy research represents a major focus for BNL over the next decade. We are using a multifaceted approach driven by the unique state-of-the art laboratory facilities and the inter-disciplinary expertise of our scientific staff to solve fundamental questions regarding U.S. energy independence and to translate discoveries into deployable technologies. The laboratory has identified several energy focus areas – including biofuels, complex materials, catalysis, and solar energy.

BNL's one-of-kind user facilities include the National Synchrotron Light Source II NSLS-II, which produces extremely bright beams of x-ray, ultraviolet, and infrared light for scientists exploring materials—including superconductors, catalysts, geological samples, and proteins—to accelerate advances in energy, environmental science, and medicine. Scientists at our Center for Functional Nanomaterials create materials and explore their unique structure and properties at the nanoscale, with a focus on more efficient solar and energy storage materials. And at BNL's Northeast Solar Energy Research Center, where researchers from labs, academia, and industry study test new solar technologies, working to make solar "power plants" more efficient and economical

In addition to fundamental research, the laboratory actively collaborates with industry and other academic institutions to bring the benefits of scientific discoveries to the marketplace. Brookhaven's Office of Strategic Partnerships integrates Brookhaven Lab's industry engagement, technology licensing, and economic development functions to expand the impact of collaborative research and technology commercialization. Strategic Partnerships supports the Laboratory's science mission through identifying, pursuing and managing partnerships with a broad set of private-sector companies, federal agencies, and non-federal entities. For information on licensing and industry.

Summaries of Available Technologies

Read the following summaries about the technologies available to license from the Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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Patents associated with this Lab are reviewed and updated quarterly. Some patents may no longer be maintained or available for licensing.

Number Date issued Title
10,246,499 04/02/2019 Composition and method for delivery of BMP-2 amplifier/co-activator for enhancement of osteogenesis
10,242,770 03/26/2019 Long length high temperature superconducting wires with uniform ion implanted pinning microstructures
10,189,704 01/29/2019 Formation of superhydrophobic surfaces
10,132,942 11/20/2018 Positron-emission tomography detector systems based on low-density liquid scintillators and precise time-resolving photodetectors
10,126,652 11/13/2018 Lithographic patterning
10,126,167 11/13/2018 Photon counter with pile-up rejection
RE47,115 11/06/2018 Composition and method for delivery of BMP-2 amplifier/co-activator for enhancement of osteogenesis
10,049,848 08/14/2018 Photocathode and method for assembly
9,976,199 05/22/2018 Synthesis of Au-induced structurally ordered AuPdCo intermetallic core-shell nanoparticles and their use as oxygen reduction catalysts
9,976,155 05/22/2018 Accumulation of omega-7 fatty acids in plant seeds


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