Prof. Allain has been chosen as an Engineering at Illinois’ Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellow for the 2016-17 year. He joins the second class of Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellows, a program first of its kind in a U.S. College of Engineering supported by a group of passionate alumni. Fellows focus on bringing their work to the world by developing a technology and testing its commercial potential while working with student teams.
Allain and his team will explore bioactive interfaces with atomic-scale additive plasma nanomanufacturing. Their goal is to disrupt the biosurface and biointerface technology space by introducing a plasma source that enables a synthesis approach that is clean, cheap, versatile and scalable.
Engineering and business students interested in joining a student team led by Prof. Allain this fall must register for the new innovation entrepreneurship course TE/ENG 401: Developing Breakthrough Projects.