Congrats! Professor Jyh-Wei Lee Won the 17th National Innovation Award
update date : 2021-02-23Professor Jyh-Wei Lee from the Center for Plasma and Thin Film Technologies, who has cooperated with Professor Chun-Pin Lin from National Taiwan University in the research on endodontic files with high fatigue resistance, won the 17th National Innovation Award.
The National Innovation Excellence Award was created by the Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry (IBMI), and for years has become the highest honor for corporations with core biomedical technologies and research teams with great R&D potentials. This year, 268 teams participated in the competition, which was composed of five main categories: potential startups, innovative epidemic technologies, innovative incubations, clinical startups, and R&D innovations. Among them, 174 projects were selected by 80 reviewers and won the awards.
The techniques developed by Professor Lee and Professor Lin can improve 50% of the durability of endodontic files. According to their research and discoveries, an endodontic file comprising a conical body made of a metal alloy as well as an amorphous titanium-zirconium-boron deposited on a surface of the conical body can successfully resist fatigue. Their techniques not only represent great breakthroughs in research, but are expected to widely used in dental industry.
Ming Chi University of Technology for years has focused on R&D and encouraged the interactions between academia and industries. The University appreciates that the IBMI has been supportive of innovations in Taiwan, and will continue to deepen the cross-disciplinary R&D in Ming Chi.