Prof. Steven Anlage's work on time reversed waves in chaotic systems has spun off a new wireless power transfer technology which has been chosen a finalist in the Physical Sciences Category for the UMD 2016 Invention of the Year Award. Winners will be honored at Innovate Maryland: Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships sponsored by the Division of Research, Office of Technology Commercialization, Corporate Connect Council, MTech, and the Academy of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm, at a soon-to-be announced venue.

Anlage's three inventions are a Method of Delivering Power to a Moving Target Wirelessly via Electromagnetic Time Reversal, Selective Collapse of Nonlinear Time Reversed Electromagnetic Waves, and Dual-Purpose Rectenna with Harmonic Generation for Wireless Power Transfer by Nonlinear Time-Reversal.

Each year, UMD honors exceptional inventions that have the potential to make an important impact on science, society, and the free market. The Invention of the Year award nominees come from three categories: Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Information Sciences. One invention from each category is selected to win the Invention of the Year Award.