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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering’s Umut Gurkan wins APT Center’s Steven Garverick Innovation Incentive award

Umut Gurkan, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and collaborator Glenn Wera, of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, have won the first annual Steven Garverick Innovation Incentive award from the APT Center.
 
The team is working to develop a biochip to measure synovial fluid in joints and prosthetics for signs of infection or inflammation.
 
The annual award program has a four-year history and was renamed this year to honor Steven Garverick, a member of the faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and advisor to the APT Center, who passed away in 2013.
 
The APT Center is a VA Research Center of Excellence established in partnership with Case Western Reserve University. The goal of the Innovation Incentive program is to foster stronger ties between investigators associated with the APT Center and interested clinical collaborators.