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

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National Science Foundation
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2008 / STTR
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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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STTR Phase II: Low-Cost Processing of Nanoporous, Super-Hydrophilic, Multifunctional Coatings for Glass and Plastic Surfaces
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0823108
Award Amount: $499,999.00


This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) seeks to develop three significant permanent, self-cleaning, anti-fog coatings for plastic and glass surfaces. Fogging of the windows of a car is a hazard most drivers have experienced at one time or another. Fogging results in poor visibility, and unsafe driving or flying conditions. Durable, anti-fog coatings that provide a permanent solution to the problem have potential to satisfy critical needs, especially for the growing number of aging baby boomers. The broader impact/commercial potential of the coatings has been tested independently; these coatings will be fine-tuned for applications in aircraft cockpit windows, motorcycle helmet visors, and in related personal protective gear. These multifunctional hard coatings can be used as abrasion resistant, anti-fog and anti-reflection coatings on both glass and plastic surfaces. The coatings are made from inexpensive raw materials and simple processing techniques like dip or spray coating suited to forming conformal coatings.

Principal Investigator:

Uma Sampathkumaran

Business Contact:

Uma Sampathkumaran
Small Business Information at Submission:

InnoSense LLC
2531 WEST 237TH ST, STE 127 TORRANCE, CA 90505

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