The MetOxs team accepts their I-Squared awardOn April 18, Tech Launch Arizona held its fourth annual I-Squared Expo & Awards, highlighting University of Arizona researchers whose inventions impact the quality of life of people in Tucson, across Arizona and throughout the world.

This year's event showcased eight UA startups, including MetOxs Solutions, which was honored as 2017 Startup of the Year. 

MetOxs' flagship process is a toxin-free method of extracting copper metal from raw ore using high-temperature molten salts, developed by CHEE research professor Dominic Gervasio and former CHEE research specialist Hassan Elsentriecy.

This is Gervasio's second I-Squared Award in a row; in 2016, he received the Award for Innovation and Impact in engineering.

Photo of the MetOxs inventor team receiving their I-Squared award courtesy of Tech Launch Arizona

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