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STTR Phase I: Low-Cost Processing of Nanoporous, Super-Hydrophilic,…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84850
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637508
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Innosense, LLC
2531 West 237th Street Torrace, CA 90505-5245
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: STTR Phase I: Low-Cost Processing of Nanoporous, Super-Hydrophilic, Multifunctional Coatings for Glass and Plastic Surfaces
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637508
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project will develop permanent, self-cleaning, anti-fog coatings for plastic and glass surfaces. Fogging on bathroom mirrors is a common phenomenon. Fogging on a moving automotive windshield, however, represents hazardous situation. Fogging often occurs when a cold surface suddenly contacts warm, moist air. Thousands of tiny water droplets condense on the surface. These droplets scatter light in random patterns, causing the surfaces to become translucent or foggy. The proposed research expects to demonstrate the feasibility of a cost-effective, manufacturing technology for durable, nanoporous, super-hydrophilic coatings as a permanent solution to the fogging problem. Complete resistance to fogging is critical in viewing windows, mirrors and windshields of aircraft, military vehicles and automotives and related personal protective gear for the safe operation of these equipments. Potential applications include automotive, aviation, sporting equipment, domestic, military and healthcare sectors. These coatings can be used as abrasion resistant, anti-fog and anti-reflection coatings on both glass and plastic surfaces. Preventing fogging of personal equipment like spectacles, skiing and swimming goggles, and scuba diving gear are other advantages. The proposed research will also offer a good opportunity for the education of postdocs, undergraduate and graduate students. They will be exposed to applied research and trained in chemistry, materials science, and engineering. In addition, they will gain knowledge and experience in developing a commercial product to meet societal and market needs.

Principal Investigator:

Uma K. Sampathkumaran
Dr
3105302011
uma.sampathkumaran-1@innosense.us

Business Contact:

Kisholoy J. Goswami
PhD
3105302011
kisholoy.goswami@innosense.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

ISL
2531 WEST 237TH ST, STE 127 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE TORRANCE, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 364501803
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
U of MO Columbia
310 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211 1230
Contact: Shubhra B. Gangopadhyay
Contact Phone: (573) 882-4070
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university