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Company Information:

Company Name: Chemat Technology, Inc.
City: Northridge
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.chemat.com
Phone: (818) 727-9786

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,252,827.00 52
SBIR Phase II $9,502,416.00 14
STTR Phase I $937,988.00 10
STTR Phase II $1,499,987.00 2

Award List:

LOW-COST, WEATHER-RESISTANT PHOTOCHROMIC THIN FILMS BY THE SOL-GEL PROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $49,258.00
Abstract:
Silver halid containing glasses are the most satisfactory photochromic materials which possess (a) a large transmittance change from 20-30% to 80-90% with and without direct solar illumination; (b) fast darkening and bleaching; (c) free optical fatigue; (d) good chemical durability. however,… More

CAPACITIVE ENERGY STORAGE USING HIGH SURFACE AREA TRANSITION METAL COMPOUNDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Sol-Gel Deposition of Active Coatings on Aluminum Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Sol-Gel Deposition of Active Coatings on Aluminum Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
The sol-gel process has been found to be good surface pretreatment of aluminum alloys. The sol-gel derived coatings with the necessary thickness, strength, adhesion and morphology can function as adhesive bonding on corrosion protection layers. Active, inorganic anhydrous coating is deposited on… More

CAPACITIVE ENERGY STORAGE USING HIGH SURFACE AREA TRANSITION METAL COMPOUNDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
High surface area materials have diverse applications, such as for energy storage systems and for catalytic converters. in phase i, high surface area materials will be prepared using the sol-gel process in phase i. various electrically conductive transition metal oxides, nitrides, and borides will… More

CONTINUOUS OPTICAL FIBERS VIA THE SOL-GEL PROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $60,474.00
Abstract:
In this proposed research, an optical fiber is formed by continuously coating a precursor core filament with a glass-forming coating, then removing the volatile filament and densifying the coating. A thorough investigation in coatings on volatile organic fibers or filaments will be carried out. A… More

Conductive Thermal-Control Coating via the Sol-Gel Process with Electrically Modified Optical Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: C.J. Chu
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Sol-gel processing has been proved to be a successful route to make diverse ceramic coatings. In this research, a composite ceramic coating via the sol gel process has been proposed, with the transition metal oxides (ZnO, FeTiO3, VO2) spherical partical particles having the required optical… More

COAL ASH TILES BY MICROWAVE PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This phase i project considers the use of microwave heating for the production of tiles and bricks from coal-derived ash. the generation of undesirable ash from coal-fired power plants has become a serious environmental problem. coal-fired power plants are responsible for the annual production of… More

Preparation of Low Cost, High Surface Area of Active MgO via the Sol-Gel Based Aerosol Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Haizing Zheng
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
With the development of advanced technologies (including military weapons), more and more chemicals are employed, subsequently, more hazardous chemicals and chemical agents are generated (e.g.millions of pounds of military chemical wastes per year in USA). Some of these chemicals related to… More

High Efficiency TiO2 Photocatalyst by the Sol-Gel Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Cheng-jye Chu
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this research, a TiO(2) ormocer-aerogel thickness film has been proposed. The TiO(2) ormocer-aerogel can provide advantages both from ormocer and aerogel, such as superior mechanical and optical properties, large surface area, and high porosity. Up to few hundred um thick of the TiO(2)… More

Refractive Index Gradient Lens Via Sol Gel Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $58,854.00
Abstract:
The optical systems are widely employed in military and civil equipment. The conventional optical system employs homogeneous materials which sometime are not sufficient to produce an adequate image. In this research, we propose to fabricate axial GRIN glasses via the layering of sol-gel solutions.… More

Multi-Layer Conductive Thermal Control Coatings Via The Sol-Gel Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cheng-jye Chu , R&d Manager
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Fabrication of TiC Fibers via Polymer Pyrolysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Su-jen Ting
Award Amount: $80,000.00

Amorphous Silicon Carbide Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by the Sol-Gel Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Cheng-Jye Chu
Award Amount: $65,000.00

Long Cycle Life And High Energy Density Ultracapacitors Made From The Modified Carbon With High Surface Area

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng , President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Sol-Gel Derived Porous Polyimide-Silica

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Low dielectric constant materials play a key role in the future semiconductor manufacture. Employment of low K materials as intermetal dielectrics (IMDs) will increase chip speed by reducing "RC" time delays. Currently, organic polymers (e.g. polyimides) and porous silica have been investigated and… More

Lightweight Composite Armore Tile

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Cheng-jye Chu
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Microwave sintering of ceramics has many advantages compared to the conventional process, for example, reduction in manufacturing cost and processing times, improving product uniformity, microstructures, properties, and yield. Pressureless sintering of B4C by microwave resulted the final products… More

High Energy Density and Long Cycle Life Ultra-Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Chung-tse Chu
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Capacitive energy storage devices based on double-layer capacitance or pseudocapacitance have attracted much attention in recent years because of their wide variety of potential applications. High Surface area activated carbon represents a typical material for double-layer capacitance, while Ru0(2)… More

Advance Low-k Dielectrics by the Sol-Gel Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Cheng-jye Chu
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we plan to synthesize UV-curable, fluorinated polycarbosilane (PCS) using fluoronation and substitution reactions. Conventional polycarbosilane (PCS) has been proven to be a good replacement for spin-on glass (SOG). PCS can be converted to a highly porous silicon… More

High Density Boron Carbide Armor Tiles by Microwave Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Cheng-jye Chu
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Microwave sintering of ceramics has many advantages compared to the conventional process, for example, reduction in manufacturing costs and processing times, improving product uniformity, microstructures, properties, and yield. By using a novel process with microwave to press the B4C preform that… More

Low Cost, Environmentally Benign Non-Chromate Conversion Coating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Sol-Gel Derived Composite Coating as a Surface Pretreatment of Aluminium Alloy Adhesive Bonding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Stabilization of Nitride Magnet Material Via Sol-Gel Route

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yuhong Huang , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
54 Stabilization of Nitride Magnet Material Via Sol-Gel Route--Chemat Technology, Inc., 19365 Business Center Drive, Suite 8 & 9, Northridge, CA 91324-3526; (818) 727-9786 Dr. Yuhong Huang, Principal Investigator Ms. Jenny Sajoto, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82347 Amount: … More

Advanced Low-k Dielectrics by the Sol-Gel Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chung-jye Chu
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we plan to synthesize a novel, new, UV-curable and fluorinated polymer using fluoronation and sol-gel process. This polymer has been proven to be a good replacement for spin-on glass (SOG). This polymer can be converted to a highly porous organic/inorganic composite at relatively… More

Advanced Thermal Barrier Cotings by the Sol-Gel Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Cheng-jye Chu
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The sol-gel process as been proven to prepare chemically uniform, high-purity, Yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) powders. Ceramic powders can also be synthesized by solution-based spray pyrolysis (SP) process. Plasma can be used as one of the pyrolysis methods for SP process. Therefore, by a… More

Low Cost, Environmentally Benign Non-Chromate Conversion Coating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $225,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Low Cost Manufacture of Refractive Index Gradient (GRIN) Lens

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Fabrication of TiC Fibers via Polymer Pyrolysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Su-jen Ting
Award Amount: $741,347.00

Stabilization of Nitride Magnet Material Via Sol-Gel Route

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yuhong Huang , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
54 Stabilization of Nitride Magnet Material Via Sol-Gel Route--Chemat Technology, Inc., 19365 Business Center Drive, Suite 8 & 9, Northridge, CA 91324-3526; (818) 727-9786 Dr. Yuhong Huang, Principal Investigator Ms. Jenny Sajoto, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82347 Amount: … More

Advanced Low-k Dielectrics for Semiconductor Industry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chung-jye Chu
Award Amount: $960,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we plan to synthesize a novel, new, UV-curable and fluorinated polymer using fluoronation and sol-gel process. This polymer has been proven to be a good replacement for spin-on glass (SOG). This polymer can be converted to a highly porous organic/inorganic composite at relatively… More

Novel Ultracapacitor: WN Aerogel Electrode with Polyoxometalate Polymers Electrolyte

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Auburn University
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yuhong Huang , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Novel Ultracapacitor: Tungsten Nitride Aerogel Electrode with Polyoxometalate Polymers Electrolyte DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER86073 Amount: $100,000 Small Business Chemat Technology, Inc. 19365 Business Center Drive Suite 8 Northridge, CA 91324-3526 Dr. Yuhong Huang, Principal Investigator Ms.… More

Solid Lubricant for Weapon System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yuhong Huang
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Currently used semi-fluid lubricants become completely fouled with sand after several days exposure, which causing the weapon malfunction. Telfon-based lubricant can be used in certain low speed applications. However, large quantity of telfon for high firing rate application attract large amount… More

SBIR Phase I: Nanostructural Aerogel Materials for Electrical Energy Storage Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang
Award Amount: $99,999.00

Development of An Environmentally Benign Promer for Metal Adhesive Bonding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Low Cost Manufacturing of Patterned Transparent Conductive Coatings via the So

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang
Award Amount: $100,000.00

NLO ACTIVE NANOPHASE COMPOSITES FOR LASER PROTECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Zheng, Haixing
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $225,000.00

Electrochromic Materials Based on Novel Inorganic/Organic Polyoxometalate Polymer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $100,000.00

LOW COST COATING ON OPTHALMIC RESIN LENSES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Ceramic lined exhaust and intake ports are critical to the goals of the next generation of high output military diesel engines because of the following benefits: i) increased engine efficiency due to the containment of exhaust gases at higher temperatures, ii) reduction of the burden… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng, President
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $536,179.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Qiang Wei, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: CHEMISTRY DEPT., EMORY UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Prof. G. Hill, R&D Manager
Award Amount: $65,000.00
RI Contact: Prof. G. Hill

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang, Research Group Manager
Award Amount: $69,982.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Qiang (Ethan) Wei
Award Amount: $100,000.00

STTR Phase I: Highly Conductive Transparent Coating via Nanostructured Colloidal Sol-Gel Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Cincinnati
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A

Organic-inorganic nano-hybrid composite as atomic oxygen durable coating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gengwei 1. Jiang, PhD, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Polymeric materials, graphite and polymer-based composites exposed to atomic oxygen (AO) in low Earth orbits (LEO) have been shown to undergo significant accelerated surface erosion and mass loss. Protective coatings is one of the way to stop the erosion. In this Phase I research proposal, a unique… More

Spin-on Thin Film Supercapacitor For Hybrid power packs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang, Research Group Manager
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
High power supplier is still a limitation for many applications, such as advanced consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and high performance aircraft. Hybrid power packs: supercapacitor connected in parallel with batteries, are important power sources to satisfy this requirement. Hybrid power… More

Corrosion Suppression novel inhibitor modified silane systems.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CINCINNATI
Principal Investigator: Ara Nercissiantz, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Deborah Galloway
Abstract:
Phase I feasibility research will be based on developing novel organic/inorganic hybrid, inhibitor modified or reacted silane based corrosion inhibitor systems that will enhance corrosion suppression capability of existing organic/inorganic hybridcorrosion inhibition systems by incorporating novel… More

Highly Proton-Conducting Inorganic Membrane From Functionalized POMs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gengwei Jiang, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed research is to develop highly proton conductive and thermally stable inorganic electrolyte for proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) based on functionalized POM membrane. POM has been proven to have high room temperature protonconductivity (0.17S/cm) and much lower cost than… More

Low Cost Sol-Gel Based Anti-Reflection Coating Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $1,483,590.00
Abstract:
"Anti-reflective (AR) coatings with premium functions (e.g. conductive, anti-fog) are widely used. Applications include display screens, ophthalmic lenses, optical components, telecommunications, etc. Conventional multi-layered AR coatings now are made byhigh-cost vacuum processes. In Phase I, we… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I: MEAs for Small Fuel Cell Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Qiang (Ethan) Wei
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop highly proton conductive, water insoluble and thermally stable electrolytes for proton exchange membrane fuel cells, based on a hybrid membrane of a functionalized polyoxometalate (POM) cluster in a sol-gel matrix. Phase I… More

SURFACE-CHARGED HA/TIO2 ULTRATHIN FILM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jiankai Liu
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A functionally graded HA/TiO2 ultrathin film (tens manometers), with a charged surface, on pure titanium Dental implant will be developed using functionally graded /self-assembled sol-gel coating process. A three-layer functionally graded coating structure which… More

CIGS Thin Film Solar Cells via the Sol-Gel Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Future DoD/commercial space missions will require photovoltaic devices having specific power ratings in excess of 1000 W/kg. Thin film devices (which have effective area density equal to the substrate) have the potential of providing higher specific powerratings. In this proposed research, we… More

In-Situ Formation of Dense Atomic Layer Coated Nano Particle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Cincinnati
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang, Director of Research
Award Amount: $99,997.00
RI Contact: Deborah Galloway
Abstract:
"This proposed research is to develop an in-situ formation of nanoparticles coated with a atomic layer controlled coating. A novel superparamagnetic particles with orders of higher magnetic moment than current market available magnetic particles and beadswill be developed for labeling used in… More

Mass Production Development of MicroPower-On-Chip

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang, Dir. of Research
Award Amount: $69,995.00
RI Contact: Edward Blazejewski
Abstract:
"High performance power sources with lightweight and small volume are desirable to satisfy miniaturization in sensors, actuators, smart card, telecommunications, and space applications. High power density, energy density and long cycle life are defined ashigh performance for energy sources. In… More

FAST AND LOW COST FABRICATION OF UV-CURABLE AR COATINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $106,815.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In the ophthalmic retail market today, one hour or one day service is advertised constantly, and therefore a five day turn around on AR coated lenses via the central optical coating laboratories, which are using vacuum deposition equipments, is resisted. Chemat… More

NANOCOMPOSITE PIEZOELECTRIAL FILMS FOR MEDICAL IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang
Award Amount: $95,705.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Ultrasound imaging products, with total sales in U.S. of roughly $800M per year, now represent the single largest medical imaging market. This breaks down roughly into one third in cardiology, one third in radiology, and one third in obstetrics, vascular, and… More

SBIR Phase I: Ultra Low k Silicon Dioxide Film for Inter-metal Dielectrics(IMDs) Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Qiang (Ethan) Wei
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will fabricate low dielectric constant materials by using stepwise coupling polymerization process. Low dielectric constant materials play a key role in the future semiconductor manufacture of low-k dielectric materials as inter-metal… More

Low Cost Fabrication of Power Pack on Plastic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ethan Wei, Project Manager
Award Amount: $98,993.00
Abstract:
As with military and aerospace applications, high power sources with low mass and volume ar desirable to satisfy miniaturization goals for commercial uses including powering automotive miro-sensors, smart cards, personal digital assistants and hand-heldtelecommunication tools.In this proposed Phase… More

Fast Fabrication of AR Coating on Opthalmic Resin Lenses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng
Award Amount: $751,520.00
Abstract:
Anti-reflection (AR) coatings have been applied on the ophthalmic lenses for the benefit of increase in visual comfort and reduction in eyestrain and fatigue by eliminating distracting reflections and ghost images. However, AR coated lenses today are about 19% in the United States, compared to 60%… More

Revised proposal Nano-composite Matching Layer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of proposed research is to develop a novel matching materials based on nano-composite materials and to develop spin-on coating process to facilitate fabrication of precisely controlled matching layer. Current technology for making matching layer is… More

A Novel Process of CNTs/Al2O3 Hybrid Ceramics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CINCINNATI
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang, Manager/Research
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Barb Kuertz
Abstract:
Carbon nanotubes possess extraordinary mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. Attempts have been made to develop advanced engineering materials with improved or novel properties through the incorporation of carbon nanotubes in selected matrices (polymers, metals and ceramics). Recently,… More

Bio-Functionalized Ti Implants Via Nanotechnology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang
Award Amount: $813,527.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Millions of dental implant procedures are performed in the US every year, increasing at an estimated rate of 20% per year. There is an increasing demand in clinical dentistry communities for a new implant system that offers accelerated tissue-implant integration… More

High Performance Ultrasound Devise for Medical Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang
Award Amount: $793,623.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): High frequency ultrasound imaging has many clinical applications because of its improved image resolution. It is gaining acceptance as a clinical tool for the examination of the anterior segment of the eye, skin and intravascular imaging. Its development has… More

SBIR Phase I: High-K PMN-PT Thick Film With K Above 3000

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to produce thick film piezoelectric material for high frequency devices. The plan is to develop a sol-gel nanocomposite thick PMN-PT film technology with low temperature processing. Currently, high frequency ultrasonic transducers are… More

Windable Lithium-ion Conducting Ceramic Electrolytes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Univ. of Dayton Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang, Director of New Technologies
Award Amount: $123,000.00
RI Contact: Binod Kumar
Abstract:
Lithium-air battery consists of a lithium anode electrochemically coupled to atmospheric oxygen through an air cathode. The major advantages of lithium air batteries are that air cathode active material, oxygen, is not stored internal to cell system and lithium anode being extremely lightweight… More

Advanced Li-ion Battery Cathode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang, Director of New Technologies
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
The goal of this technology development is to design, develop and test an advanced cathode for Li-ion battery cells with long cyclic life. LMO2 type of cathode materials are considered promising candidates for lithium ion battery due to their large theoretical capacity and relatively good rate… More

The Sol-Gel Derived Novel High Capacity Cathode Materials for Li-ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The need for large-scale Li-ion batteries in HEV and PHEV drives continuous R&D. In this research, we will develop novel high capacity cathode materials for Li-ion batteries to achieve high power and high energy densities, due to rigorous weight and volume constraints of HEV and PHEV. The new… More

SBIR Phase II:High-K PMN-PT Thick Film With K Above 3000

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang
Award Amount: $499,997.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop high dielectric constant (high-K) thick film for high-frequency ultrasonic transducer. Thick piezoelectric film technology is very attractive for the fabrication of thin piezoelectric element in high-frequency… More

The Innovative Cut-to-Coat Process for Low Cost Manufacturing Digital Rx Lenses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng – 818-727-9786
Award Amount: $108,774.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Today Rx-manufacturing in the ophthalmic industry is a complex process with many production steps, substantial batch processing and a lot of manual handling especially in the coating steps. With digital surfacing technology, designers are able to translate… More

Photoactivatable Protean Glass/Ceramic Materials for Imbedded Miniature Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Aerospace Corporation
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng, President – (818) 727-9786
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Daniel Rubio
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Photosensitive protean materials form essentially a new class of materials which are manufactured in one state but its select material properties can be physically and locally altered through patterning and lithography. In this proposed research, we will demonstrate the feasibility of… More

Low Cost and Safe Li2MSiO4 Cathode Materials for Pulsed Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: The University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator: Haxing Zheng, President – (818) 727-9786
Award Amount: $79,998.00
RI Contact: Camille Jackson
Abstract:
EM Railgun project in Navy demands safe, high energy and long cycle life Li-ion batteries. In this Phase I research, we will demonstrate the feasibility of Li2MSiO4 cathode materials for this application. Special thin coatings will be self-assembled on the nanosize particles to significantly improve… More

Windable Lithium-ion Conducting Ceramic Electrolytes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Dayton Res Inst.
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang, Director of New Technologies – (818) 727-9786
Award Amount: $749,997.00
RI Contact: Joykumar Thokchom
Abstract:
Interest in lithium metal-air batteries has been growing in recent years, along with the demand for lighter power sources for devices ranging from plug-in hybrid vehicles to laptops. In lithium-ion batteries, the electrodes are made of materials such as graphite, while in a lithium-metal battery,… More

Advanced Space Energy Storage that Incorporates Long Cycle Life at High Depths of Discharge

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang, Manager – (818) 727-9786
Award Amount: $149,975.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The goal of this technology development is to design, develop and test Li-ion battery cells with long cyclic life composing an advanced cathode. There are number of candidate cathode and anode materials are considered promising candidates for lithium ion battery due to their large… More

Advanced Space Energy Storage that Incorporates Long Cycle Life at High Depths of Discharge

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yuhong Huang, Director of New Technolog – (818) 727-9786
Award Amount: $747,633.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The goal of this technology development is to design, develop and test Li-ion battery cells with long cyclic life composing an advanced cathode. There are number of candidate cathode and anode materials are considered promising candidates for lithium ion battery due to their large… More

Photoactivatable Protean Glass/Ceramic Materials for Imbedded Miniature Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: The Aerospace Corporation
Principal Investigator: Haixing Zheng, President – (818) 727-9786
Award Amount: $749,990.00
RI Contact: Leah Harris
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The emerging technology of protean glass/ceramic materials, where RF and DC electrical properties can be imbued in the material volume by laser excitation and subsequent material transformation processes has great potential especially for the military applications. In this Phase I… More