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SBIR Phase I: Manufacturing Technology for Microstructured Hydrophobic Surfaces

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
91160
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0945386
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Hoowaki LLC
511 Westinghouse Road Center for Applied Technology Pendleton, SC 29670 8841
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: SBIR Phase I: Manufacturing Technology for Microstructured Hydrophobic Surfaces
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0945386
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation research Phase I project is to develop flexible, elastic, superhydrophobic surfaces with a technology that physically transforms surfaces by molding microstructures into base polymers, ceramics or metals on a large scale. Uniquely the surfaces may be highly elastic and flexible; and, the process can manufacture surfaces having multiple structures of different sizes and shapes. Development and implementation of the proposed manufacturing process will provide a method of manufacturing multi-scale and multi-functional surfaces from every day, low cost materials suitable for consumer products. The work could impact transportation safety (tires, airplanes), low-cost green energy (solar panels, wind turbine blades), improved health (medical devices), increased safety (tool grips, first responder tools) and enjoyment (sports products).

Principal Investigator:

Ralph A. Hulseman
MS
8642385631
ralphhulseman@hoowaki.com

Business Contact:

Ralph A. Hulseman
MS
8642385631
ralphhulseman@hoowaki.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hoowaki LLC
511 Westinghouse Road Center for Applied Technology Pendleton, SC 29670

EIN/Tax ID: 263327602
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No