On April 18, Tech Launch Arizona held its fourth annual I-Squared Expo & Awards, highlighting University of Arizona researchers whose inventions affect the quality of life of people in Tucson, across Arizona and throughout the world.
During the award presentation, MSE professor Douglas Loy was named Inventor of the Year for the physical sciences.
Loy holds joint appointments in MSE and the UA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. A prolific inventor, he is presently developing a nontoxic, long-lasting sunscreen for which he received early-stage funding from TLA through TLA's Asset Development program.
Photo: Douglas Loy, center, accepts his award from David Allen, vice president of TLA, and Kimberly Espy, right, senior vice president for research at the UA.