Alan Edwards

Manager, Technology Transfer Services

Email: alan.edwards@usu.edu
Office Phone: (435) 797-2328
Cell Phone: (801) 631-7160

Alan Edwards’s primary focus is on the innovative technologies originating from the College of Engineering, Physics Department and the Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University. He joined the Technology Transfer Services team in 2017 with previous experience as a technology manager at the University of Utah, commercializing faculty innovations ranging from laser interferometry to music recording systems through licensing or startup companies.

Edwards is a registered patent attorney with several years’ experience protecting, enforcing and defending technologies including diesel engines, photographic optics and nuclear plasma containment methods in New York, Utah, Colorado and Washington D.C. federal courts with additional experience in trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and domain name disputes.

Edwards has been an advisor to the officer of the National Congress of Inventor Organizations. He co-founded and was CEO of Great Sun Software, a sports-related startup company and was an award-winning journalist with the Salt Lake Deseret News for 10 years, covering technology, government and a variety of other topics.

Edwards holds a B.A. in Physics and M.A. in Communications from Utah State University and a JD from Duke University.

Contact Alan about these technologies:

2020-09-17T14:51:51+00:00

Active Stability Monitoring and Regulation

Active Stability Monitoring and Regulation A microgrid is a localized energy grid capable of operating autonomously while connected or disconnected from the traditional grid. Direct-current (DC) microgrids comprise several interconnected power electronic [...]

2020-09-09T21:42:13+00:00

A Method to Filter Electrodermal Activity Through Accelerometer Data

A Method to Filter Electrodermal Activity Through Accelerometer Data Skin gives away information about how a person feels when they are emotionally aroused, whether they feel stressed, fearful, nervous, excited, happy, etc. [...]

2020-09-09T18:54:57+00:00

Filter Incidence Narrowband Infrared Spectrometer

Filter Incidence Narrowband Infrared Spectrometer A spectrometer capable of detecting and mapping a target atmospheric gas by hyperspectral imaging in low Earth orbit, using the principle that matter can be identified by [...]

2020-09-17T14:55:15+00:00

DC Power Supply from a Constant Current Source

DC Power Supply from a Constant Current Source For certain direct current (DC) power applications, series resonant converters (SRCs) are preferred over cable transmission to supply power. Researchers from Utah State University [...]