HEMI Fellow Morgan Trexler receives Patent Recognition Award from the Society of Women Engineers

Nov 10, 2021 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

Morgan Trexler, HEMI Fellow and materials engineer at the Applied Physics Laboratory, recently was honored by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) with a Patent Recognition Award.

SWE’s Patent Recognition Award is given to members who have earned a patent within the previous 10 years. Trexler surpassed that amount, as illustrated by her receipt of the Applied Physics Laboratory’s Master Inventor designation in 2020. Her inventions include an implantable pressure-actuated drug delivery system, wound-healing compositions comprising biocompatible cellulose hydrogel membranes, and nanoparticle taggants for explosive precursors, which can distinguish explosives forensically and potentially detect them from a distance.

Trexler, who has been at APL since 2008, is widely published and earned Outstanding Young Engineer honors from the Maryland Academy of Sciences in 2014.

Her award was formally recognized at the WE21 conference for women in engineering and technology.

The Society of Women Engineers strives to advance and honor the contributions of women at all stages of their careers and recognize the successes of SWE members and individuals who enhance the engineering profession through contributions to the industry, education, and the community.

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