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Company Information:

Company Name: DPD, Inc.
City: Lansing
State: MI
Zip+4: 48906
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (517) 349-5653

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $962,977.00 15
SBIR Phase II $3,536,546.00 9

Award List:

Development of Improved Carbonation Technologies for Low-Cost Production of Rapid-Set Cement-Bonded Particleboards

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $54,670.00

Development of Self-Repairing Concrete Containers of Radioactive Waste Using Superelastic Reinforcement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jer-wen Hsu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,765.00

Development of Smart High Strength Bolt Systems with Health Monitoring Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jer-wen Hsu
Award Amount: $79,150.00
Abstract:
Our ultimate goal is to develop, manufacture and verify a smart high strength bolt system which offers health monitoring capability and eliminates the need for periodic removal and nondestructive evaluation of bolts. Phase I research will identify a system design for smart high strength bolts, and… More

Development of Modified Biodegradable Polymers for Osmotically Driven Biodegradable Implant Therapeutic System (OBITS) for Polar and Nonpolar Drug A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jer-wen Hsu
Award Amount: $69,937.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of the proposed project is the development of a novel drug delivery system which is cable of providing long-lasting pain relief with superior release profiles (using both polar and nonpolar anesthetic/analgesic drugs while reducing the debilitating side effects, such as loss of… More

Development of Improved Carbonation Technologies for Low-Cost Production of Rapid-Set Cement-Bonded Particleboards

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $180,000.00
Abstract:
Cement-bonded particleboard is an environmentally safe high-performance reconstituted wood product with desirable longevity, fire resistance and life-cycle cost position, presenting a great potential to maintain the competitive position of reconstituted wood boards in demanding construction markets.… More

Utilization of Wood Fibers as Secondary Reinforcement in Conventional Concrete Construction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jer-Wen Hsu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Development of Self-Repairing Concrete Containers of Radioactive Waste Using Superelastic Reinforcement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jer-wen Hsu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $175,000.00

Utilization of Wood Fibers as Secondary Reinforcement in Conventional Concrete Construction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jer-Wen Hsu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $215,000.00
Abstract:
Past applications of wood fibers in cement-based materials have been limited to the specialty market of thin cement panels. Synthetic fibers have recently gained tremendous popularity as secondary reinforcement in conventional concrete for shrinkage crack control. Concrete reinforcing fibers… More

Development of Efficient and Practical Passive Solar Building Systems with High Recycled Content Using the Preplaced Aggregate Concrete Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Ken Ostowari , Technical Director
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
82 Development of Efficient and Practical Passive Solar Building Systems with High Recycled Content Using the Preplaced Aggregate Concrete Technology--DPD, Inc., 2000 Turner Street, Lansing, MI 48906-4053; (517) 349-5653 Dr. Jer-Wen Hsu, Principal Investigator Ms. Faragnis Jamzadeh,… More

Development of Efficient and Practical Passive Solar Building Systems with High Recycled Content Using the Preplaced Aggregate Concrete Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Ken Ostowari , Technical Director
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
82 Development of Efficient and Practical Passive Solar Building Systems with High Recycled Content Using the Preplaced Aggregate Concrete Technology--DPD, Inc., 2000 Turner Street, Lansing, MI 48906-4053; (517) 349-5653 Dr. Jer-Wen Hsu, Principal Investigator Ms. Faragnis Jamzadeh, Business… More

DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE AND COST- COMPETITIVE EXTRUDED WOOD FIBER REINFORCED CEMENT PRODUCTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Ostowari , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Wood fiber reinforced cement complements the high tensile strength, toughness, impact resistance and workability of wood with the fire resistance, durability and dimensional stability of cement-based materials, offering a unique balance of performance characteristics and aesthetic qualities at… More

Pseudoelastic-Based Holders for Advanced Metal Foil and Fiber Brushes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ken Ostowari
Award Amount: $70,000.00

DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE AND COST- COMPETITIVE EXTRUDED WOOD FIBER REINFORCED CEMENT PRODUCTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Ostowari , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $230,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Wood fiber reinforced cement complements the high tensile strength, toughness, impact resistance and workability of wood with the fire resistance, durability and dimensional stability of cement-based materials, offering a unique balance of performance characteristics and aesthetic… More

Quantitative Microstructural Investigation of Concrete

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ken Ostowari
Award Amount: $99,737.00

Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Building Panels Capable of Energy Storage Through High Enthalpy Solid-State Phase Transition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Developers and planners are required to prioritize the development of technologies and systems relative to user needs. Designs for new sys-tems typically only exist at the conceptual level, yet trade studies musts be performed to assess cost and effectiveness, as well as overall… More

Pseudoelastic-Based Holders for Advanced Metal Foil and Fiber Brushes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ken Ostowari
Award Amount: $598,276.00

Quantitative Microstructural Investigation of Concrete

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ken Ostowari
Award Amount: $688,275.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Habibur Chowdhury
Award Amount: $70,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Low-Cost Glass Fiber Composites Tailored Towards Concrete Reinforcement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Habibur Chowdhury
Award Amount: $99,718.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to develop a new class of low-cost glass fiber composites that are compatible with the highly alkaline environment of concrete. The polymer matrix in these composites incorporates a fine dispersion of ion-exchange polymers for… More

Commercial Introduction of Building Construction Products Making Value-Added Use of Abundant Agrigultural Residues

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Habibur Chowdhury
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of the proposed project is to commercialize a technology developed (and patented) through joint USDA/industry funding. This technology embodies formulations and processing conditions for value-added use of cereal straw, corn stalk and other fibrous agricultural residues in fiber… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: Low-Cost Glass Fiber Composites Tailored Towards Concrete Reinforcemen

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Habibur Chowdhury
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will refine the polymer matrix of glass fiber composites with ion exchangers in order to enhance their longevity in the alkaline environment of concrete. Glass fiber composites offer a desirable balance of performance and cost for… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: Low-Cost Glass Fiber Composites Tailored Towards Concrete Reinforcemen

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Habibur Chowdhury
Award Amount: $499,995.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will refine the polymer matrix of glass fiber composites with ion exchangers in order to enhance their longevity in the alkaline environment of concrete. Glass fiber composites offer a desirable balance of performance and cost for… More

Commercial and Introduction of Building Construction Products Making Value-Added Use of Abundant Agricultural Residues

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Fadhel Auoadi
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Cereal straw is an abundantly available by-product of agricultural activities, with inherently attractive mechanical and geometric attributes for use as reinforcement in cement products This project undertakes integrated development activities towards processing and… More

Commercial and Introduction of Building Construction Products Making Value-Added Use of Abundant Agricultural Residues

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Fadhel Auoadi
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Cereal straw is an abundantly available by-product of agricultural activities, with inherently attractive mechanical and geometric attributes for use as reinforcement in cement products This project undertakes integrated development activities towards processing and… More