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Company Information:

Company Name:
NanoLab, Inc.
Address:
179 Bear Hill Road
Waltham, MA 02451-
Phone:
(617) 581-6747
URL:
EIN:
43501871
DUNS:
153008631
Number of Employees:
6
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,526,732.00 11
SBIR Phase II $2,906,396.00 4
STTR Phase I $539,163.00 6
STTR Phase II $749,967.00 1

Award List:

High Volume, Low-Cost Production of High-Purity Carbon Nanotubes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,959.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Carnahan, President
Abstract:
Carbon nanotubes have tremendous potential in many applications, but are limited by their high cost. The cost is driven by two factors, the low process yield and the laborious purification procedures required by current synthesis techniques, DC dischargeand laser ablation. However, nanotubes… More

Large quantity production of Carbon Nanotubes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,986.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Carnahan, Project Manager, Presiden
Abstract:
"Carbon nanotubes have enormous potential for applications in composites, batteries, and nanostructured devices. However, these applications will not become feasible until the material is produced in kilogram per day quantities. Compounding the problem isthe material's high cost, presently $500/g.… More

High Toughness Ceramics Containing Carbon Nanotube Reinforcement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,229.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
In January 2003, the US Army Natick Soldier Center awarded a Phase I SBIR contract to NanoLab, Inc. The main contract goal was to improve the toughness of boron carbide armor materials, through the addition of carbon nanotubes. To reach this goal, NanoLabconducted studies to determine suitable… More

High Toughness Ceramics Containing Carbon Nanotube Reinforcement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,909.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Carnahan, President
Abstract:
Boron Carbide (B4C) was chosen for use as a ceramic ballistic protection system due to the beneficial combination of low density and high elastic modulus. These properties contribute to the performance characteristics of high hardness and high sonic valuethat defeats the incoming projectile. … More

Advanced Composites with Nanoscale Reinforcement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,453.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
University of Delaware
RI Contact:
Tsu-Wei Chou
Abstract:
Advanced fiber composites are fabricated by automated 3D weaving and braiding processes. These weaving processes use tows of micron diameter fibers, to create preforms for resin infiltration. The interaction between the resin matrix and the fibers can be potentially increased by creating nanoscale… More

Nanostructured Thermoelectric Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,883.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Carnahan, President
Research Institution:
MIT
RI Contact:
Gang Chen
Abstract:
Advances in thermoelectric materials are needed to broaden the application areas for these materials. Specifically, the figure of merit (ZT) for thermoelectrics must be increased. Some recent demonstrations show that nanoscale structures are the key to obtaining high ZT (>2). However, these… More

Nanostructure-Enhanced Bulk Thermoelectric Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,962.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
NanoLab plans to synthesize nanoparticles of Sb2Te3, Bi2Te3,Bi2Se3, silicon and germanium using established and experimental techniques that are applicable to large scale synthesis. We will investigate the rapid consolidation of these nanoparticles to form nanocomposites of Si-Ge, Bi2Te3-Sb2Te3… More

Nanostructured Thermoelectric Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Carnahan, Presidet
Research Institution:
MIT
RI Contact:
Gang Chen
Abstract:
NanoLab, Boston College and MIT conducted a Phase I development effort in nanoscale thermoelectric composites. Our goal was to show that the high ZT obtained for quantum dot structures can also be obtained using scalable nanoparticle processes. The research focused on the synthesis of nanoscale… More

Lightweight Ballistic Armor for Military Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,895.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Koslowske, Sr. Materials Engineer
Abstract:
Many Navy aircraft platforms face the compromise between complete crew protection and diminished mission capability. NanoLab proposes a novel, lightweight aircraft armor solution that is easily manufactured, repairable and cost competitive. This is accomplished using a composite approach to the… More

Nanoscale Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,869.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF ARIZONA
RI Contact:
Hao Xin
Abstract:
This effort will culminate in the demonstration of a new class of antennas, to allow the coupling of RF signals with nanoscale devices and sensors. An antenna for RF must be millimeters long, and nanoscale in diameter, if it is to interact with nanoscale devices. The aligned carbon nanotubes grown… More

Functionalized Nanotubes for High Performance Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
NORTHWESTERN UNIV.
RI Contact:
Elizabeth Adams
Abstract:
Carbon nanotubes, have extraordinary mechanical properties, but these properties are difficult to manifest in composites, due to their limited interfacial bonding, and therefore the inability to transfer loads from a polymer matrix. Chemical functionalization of the nanotube surface is required to… More

High Strength, High Modulus Nano-Composite Missile Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,978.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Carnahan, President
Abstract:
Over the past ten years, it has become increasingly clear that carbon fiber composites can replace more common engineering materials such as aluminum in weight critical, structural components, such as those found in missile systems. Nanoscale materials, such as carbon nanotubes, can impart superior… More

High Efficiency Transfection via Nanospearing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$398,332.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): NanoLab is proposing to develop a new biomolecule delivery technique named nanospearing , based on its previously published work. DNA plasmids are immobilized on magnetically susceptible, needle-like nanostructures. Th ese needles can be magnetically accelerated… More

Ultrahigh Loading of Carbon Nanotubes in Structural Resins for Advanced Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CINCINNATI
RI Contact:
Jandro Abot
Abstract:
Over the past ten years, it has become clear that the high mechanical, thermal and electrical properties inherent to carbon nanotubes are not easily manifested in nanocomposites. The nanoparticle content that can be achieved in epoxy resin is limited to

Multifunctional Nanocomposite Structures Via Layer-by-Layer Assembly Process

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
M.I.T.
RI Contact:
Paula Hammond
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed STTR is to demonstrate the feasibility of using a rapid, automated spray layer by layer process, developed by the Hammond group in MIT's Department of Chemical Engineering, to create polyelectrolyte/carbon nanotube composites for Air Force applications at deposition rates… More

Recovery Act - Scaleup of the In-Situ Growth Process for Energy Storage Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$134,940.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The subject of this proposal is the large scale production of carbon nanotube based composites, manufactured by the In-Situ Growth (ISG) process, which is being developed by NanoLab, Inc. In the ISG process, composites are made by the chemical vapor deposition of carbon nanotubes within a catalyzed… More

Innovative Approaches for Utilizing Carbon Nanotube Technology (CNT) in Anti-Corrosion Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,333.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David CArnahan, President – (781) 609-2722
Abstract:
The Navy needs coatings that offer improved corrosion resistance compared to the current state of the art, and if these coatings can also offer tailorable conductivity, this would be a substantial benefit for some applications. Conductivity is essential for some components to serve their mission,… More

Nanostructured Super-Black Optical Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,634.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David L. Carnahan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NASA faces difficulties in imaging and characterizing faint astrophysical objects within the glare of brighter stellar sources. Achieving a very low background requires control of both scattered and diffracted light. Aligned arrays of carbon nanotubes have recently been recognized as having… More

Wear Indicating Lined Spherical Bearings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,849.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Carnahan, President – (781) 609-2722
Abstract:
The maintenance of bearings and rod ends is critical for rotary and fixed wing aircraft. There is currently no indicator or feedback mechanism in place for the maintenance crew to determine the remaining life or state of the liner. NanoLab, Security Technology Systems, and New Hampshire Ball Bearing… More

Wear Indicating Lined Spherical Bearings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,758.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Carnahan, President – (781) 609-2722
Abstract:
A sensor was developed in the Phase I effort that enabled the measurement of a wear liner thickness in a bearing. The goal of the Phase II effort is to mature that sensor into a system that can be qualified in spherical bearings such as AS81820 and AS81819. To reach that goal, NanoLab and its… More

Nanostructured Super-Black Optical Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$699,423.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David L. Carnahan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Need: NASA faces challenges in imaging and characterizing faint astrophysical objects within the glare of brighter stellar sources. Achieving a very low background requires control of both scattered and diffracted light.Significance of the Innovation: Aligned arrays of carbon nanotubes have… More

Alternative Approach to Contact Type Analogue Data Slipring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,941.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Carnahan, President – (781) 609-2722
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: NanoLab proposes to develop a non-contact data transfer device to replace slip-rings in rotating assemblies. The proposed device will offer up to 300 channels of secure data delivery across the rotating frame at speeds of 20khz or higher. Further this device will be able to handle… More