NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tauriga Sciences Inc. (OTCQB:TAUG) or ("Tauriga" or "the Company"), a diversified company focused on generating profitable revenues through license agreements and the development of a proprietary technology platform in the nanorobotics space, has today announced the appointment of Jason C. Heikenfeld Ph.D ("Dr. Heikenfeld") as the third member of company's scientific advisory board. Dr. Heikenfeld currently serves as Director of the Novel Devices Laboratory ("NDL") at the University of Cincinnati, where he is an internationally known expert in the fields of electrofluidics and flex-electronics. His main objectives will be to assist the company in conducting important laboratory work and the designing of an industry specific Bacterial Robot ("BactoBot") prototype for the nuclear power industry.
Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Heikenfeld stated, "The University of Cincinnati is excited to participate in Tauriga's effort, bringing to the project world-class rapid-prototyping and engineering of fluidic devices within the Ohio Center of Microfluidic Innovation and the Novel Devices Laboratory. This is a perfect confluence of the right factors: enormous un-met market opportunity, solid business strategy, and now, full access for Tauriga to the multidisciplinary talent required for technology development."
Tauriga's CEO Seth M. Shaw commented, "The company is pleased to have Dr. Heikenfeld join its scientific advisory board as his knowledge base and world class experience are important assets to the Company moving forward. We look forward to working with the University of Cincinnati's prestigious laboratories in developing a new technology platform capable of benefiting both industry and society."
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Dr. Jason Heikenfeld is an internationally-known expert in electrofluidics and flex-electronics, with work spanning displays, lab-on-chip, and now wearable sensors. Dr. Heikenfeld is a recipient of NSF CAREER, and AFOSR and Sigma Xi Young-Investigator awards. He is currently a Prof. of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati and also currently working with his second start-up company in color-video electronic paper. Dr. Heikenfeld is a Senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Senior member of the Society for Information Display, and a member of SPIE. Website: (www.ece.uc.edu/devices) Google Scholar Profile: (http://scholar.google.com/citations)
Jason Heikenfeld received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cincinnati in 1998 and 2001, respectively. During 2001-2005 Dr. Heikenfeld co-founded and served as principal scientist at Extreme Photonix Corp. In 2005 he returned to the University of Cincinnati as a Professor in the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering.
In 2005, Dr. Heikenfeld joined the University of Cincinnati ("UC") as an Assistant Professor, and quickly propelled UC into a position of international leadership in electrofluidic technology. Dr. Heikenfeld's university laboratory, The Novel Devices Laboratorywww.ece.uc.edu/devices, is currently engaged in electrofluidic device research spanning electronic paper and biomedical applications. Since 2006, he has secured more than $12,000,000 in funded research, including a prestigious NSF CAREER award and a AFOSR Young Investigator Award (one of only 21 nationally in 2006, across all sciences). He has greater than 150 publications and his inventions have resulted in over 10 granted patents. Dr. Heikenfeld has now launched his second company, Gamma Dynamics, which is pursuing commercialization of color e-Readers that look as good as conventional printed media. Dr. Heikenfeld is a Senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Senior member of the Society for Information Display, and a member of SPIE. In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Heikenfeld is an award winning educator at UC and has lead the creation of programs and coursework at the University of Cincinnati that foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and an understanding of the profound change that technology can have on society.