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SK Infrared featured by TechOhio

Lured from New Mexico to The Ohio State University in 2017, Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Sanjay Krishna is seeing growing support for his startup business SK Infrared in Columbus.

The company is engineering innovative infrared detection devices capable of detecting everything from military threats to early-stage skin cancer.

TechOhio recently featured the progress of SK Infrared. Read the full story, "SK Infrared Detects Everything from Road Hazards to Skin Cancer."

Krishna and his team of students recently won a potential $3 million in grant funding via the High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office (HEL-JTO)Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Program, under the Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology, (DUSDS&T). It could help make Ohio State a worldwide leader in next-generation infrared detector technologies. 

SK Infrared established offices at Rev1 Ventures, a central Ohio regional partner of Ohio Third Frontier. Krishna said they were drawn by its proximity to the university, labs and other research institutions. With support from JobsOhio, SK Infrared hopes to grow its team substantially over the next two years.

Krishna joined Ohio State ECE as professor and George R. Smith Chair in Engineering, assisting Ohio State’s Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability (M&MS) Discovery Theme led by professor Steven Ringel at the Institute for Materials Research

The M&MS Discovery Theme is an effort at Ohio State to create pre-eminence in materials and technologies for sustainability, focusing on innovation and industry deployment.