Technology transfer award for a quieter airplane toilet

Kent Gee, Scott Sommerfeldt, and Scott Thomson (Mechanical Engineering) received the BYU Technology Transfer Award.  This award recognizes faculty members who hve made significant research contributions that have led to the development of useful commercial products.  They received the award for inventing noise-reduction technology for vacuum-assisted toilets used on airplanes.  Further information can be found at //physics.byu.edu/department/news/60


August 20

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