Peter Strauss Award
The Peter Strauss Award was established by Harold Newman, Hertz Foundation Director and financial advisor, and a long time associate of Peter Strauss, who was a Hertz Foundation Director and a financial advisor to the Foundation for many decades. The prize includes a $5,000 award. The nominated individual must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Either in-school Fellow or recently graduated (< 5 years)
- Awarded major patents
- Established significant licensing agreements
- Engineered a new start-up company
- Won major national recognition for his/her inventions
Nominations for the Peter Strauss Award are accepted at the Hertz Foundation office by September 1 and should include a clear description of the entrepreneurial accomplishments of the nominee, along with three (3) testimonials by industrial or academic leaders who can attest to the importance of the nominee's work.
For more information on the award or how to nominate a Hertz Fellow, please contact Linda Kubiak.
Dr. Christopher Loose founded Semprus BioSciences (formerly known as SteriCoat) in 2006 to develop medical and industrial products with surface modifications to reduce infection, clotting, and fouling. The company has 28 full time employees and has raised more than $28 million in funding. Dr. Loose is a 2003 Hertz Fellow.
Dr. John Stockton has founded two companies. The first, Entanglement Technologies, won a 2010 Shell Corporation Game Changer award for pushing the frontier with its ultra-sensitive trace-gas detection hardware. The company employs six people delivering the advanced, vapor detection technology to a variety of customers, including the DoD.
Dr. Stockton’s second company, quantiFind, is an algorithmic software-based analytical services company. Its customers include consumer products manufacturers, scientific publishers, movie studios and game makers. In a partnership with scientific publisher, Elsevier, the company provides the first paid-for application for the exploration of Elsevier’s massive scientific database. Dr. Stockton is acting Chief Scientist for quantiFind, now employing 21 people.