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Company Information:

Name: VESTA SCIENCES, INC.
Address: 6355 Nancy Ridge Road
San Diego, CA 92121-2247
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (619) 274-0755

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,435,622.00 15
SBIR Phase II $2,058,779.00 3

Award List:

SMART MICROWAVE PROCESSING OF CERAMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Santosh Y Limaye
Award Amount: $49,943.00
Abstract:
Researchers are addressing the challenges of microwave sintering of ceramic materials which offers efficient and rapid thermal heating of ceramic materials that absorb microwave radiations. microwave sintering has its challenges which include a poor understanding of the microwave: materials… More

LIGHTWEIGHT, DIMENSIONALLY STABLE, POLYMER-CERAMIC COMPOSITES FOR SPACE SYSTEMS & COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Santosh Y. Limaye , President & Ceo
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Advanced NZP-Ceramic Based Thermal Barrier Coatings with Enhanced Oxidation and Thermal Shock Resistance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Ramachandran Nageswar , Manager, R&D
Award Amount: $74,900.00
Abstract:
99 Advanced NZP-Ceramic Based Thermal Barrier Coatings with Enhanced Oxidation and Thermal Shock Resistance--LoTec, Inc., 181 West 1700 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-5247; (801) 483-3100 Mr. Ramachandran Nageswaran, Principal Investigator Mr. Santosh Y. Limaye, Business Official DOE Grant… More

LIGHTWEIGHT, DIMENSIONALLY STABLE, POLYMER-CERAMIC COMPOSITES FOR SPACE SYSTEMS & COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Santosh Y. Limaye , President & Ceo
Award Amount: $600,000.00

High Efficiency, Compact, On-Board Oxygen Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Santosh Y. Limaye
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Due to the limited availability of space onboard the AF jets, it is necessary to miniaturize all the components. Oxygen generation devices are very bulky. Especially, pressure-swing adsorption (PSA) units that yield relatively pure (90+%) oxygen, occupy large space, contain moving parts and are… More

Highly Integrated Radiation Shielding Structures for Aerospace Systems

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

Innovative, Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings for Aircraft Exterior

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Rama Nageswaran
Award Amount: $67,547.00
Abstract:
Not Available MRi is proposing a new low temperature active joining process, S-Bond, for joining metallic composite materials for use in missile fins, actuators and in electronic packaging and electronic thermal management. Key to the S-Bond process are a new family of active low… More

Advanced, Lightweight, SiC(fiber)-Toughened NZP Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Rama Nageswaran
Award Amount: $64,999.00

Net Shape SiC Toughened Mollybdenum Disilicide Composites

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

NZP Ceramic Lined Exhaust and Intake Ports for High Performance Military Diesel Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Rama Nageswaran
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available This program will evaluate three submarine coating concepts, one that optimizes current systems and two representing entirely new classes of treatments. These are based on the precept that the limiting factor for coatings is the fundamental connection between static and dynamic… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ramachandran Nageswaran
Award Amount: $100,000.00

NZP Ceramic Lined Exhaust and Intake Ports for High Performance Military Diesel Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Rama Nageswaran
Award Amount: $730,000.00

De-Oxygenation Process for Increasing Thermal Stability of Logistic Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Santosh Y. Limaye, President
Award Amount: $99,906.00
Abstract:
Development of thermally stable fuels has significant benefits for military as well as civilian applications. Specially, for military applications, thermally stable fuels will: (a) allow cooling of turbine components while maintaining higher turbine cycletemperature, (b) increase thrust-to-weight… More

Synthesis of Nano Composite Super Thermites with Tunable Energy Release

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Shanthi Subramanian, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,950.00
Abstract:
Energetic materials that store energy chemically are used as green primers or additives to propellants and explosives in military applications. Nanometer scale materials are of interest for energetic applications because their small particle size leads to enhanced burn rates and energy released, so… More

Biopolymer based nanocomposite for wound care

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Shanthi Subramanian
Award Amount: $198,564.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic wounds are prone to infection in immuno-compromised patients and lead to delayed healing, increased pain, treatment time and costs. Bacterial cellulose is an emerging biopolymer that has been proven to be effective as a dressing for chronic wounds because… More

SBIR Phase I: High Capacity Lithium Ion Batteries Using Sponge-like Porous Silicon Anodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Terry N. Tiegs, DEng
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project will develop unique materials for High Capacity Lithium Ion Batteries Using Sponge-like Porous Silicon Anodes. At the present time, carbon-based materials are utilized as the anode material, which have a theoretical capacity limit for… More

Synthesis of Nano Composite Super Thermites with Tunable Energy Release

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Shanthi Subramanian, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $728,779.00
Abstract:
Nanoscale materials have been found to be effective in increasing the energy released and burn rates of "superthermites",which are mixtures of nanoscale CuO or iron oxide with nano-Al particles. In Phase 1, a new class of energetic materials based on combining high surface area, nanostructured… More

SBIR Phase I: NanoSilver-Silicon Based Substrates for Chemical Sensing by Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Shanthi Subramanian
Award Amount: $149,814.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a novel substrate for sensing of biomolecules by Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS). The substrate is expected to be stable, low cost , reproducible and can be functionalized to improve selectivity. Sensing of… More