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Company Information:

Company Name: Nanomaterials Research LLC
City: Longmont
State: CO
Zip+4: 80501 0000
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $10,481,552.00 128
SBIR Phase II $18,430,429.00 32
STTR Phase I $100,000.00 1

Award List:

Economical Synthesis of Highly Reactive Nanoparticles for Destructive Absoprtion Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tapash Yadav, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
There is an increasing need for innovative technologies that can destroy hazardous chemical wastes cost-effectively. The ideal technology needs to be non-polluting, of low capital and operating costs and capable of producing useful products from the wastes. Destructive Absorption Technology (DAT)… More

Efficient Photoremediation of Chemical Agents by Quantized Semiconductor Nanocatalysts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
There is an increasing need for an innovative technology for low cost remediation of chemical warfare agents and chemical wastes. Existing technologies such as bioremediation are not suitable for remediating chemical warfare agents because they are toxic to biological processes. Furthermore, for… More

NANOPOROUS FILTERS FOR SIMULTANEOUS REMOVAL OF VOC AND PARTICULATES FROM AIR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Indoor air in work places, automobiles, recreation settings and homes is one ofthe major sources of direct human exposure to particulates, chemicals and diseasecausing bacteria. Recent estimates suggest that more than 98% of theseparticulate pollutants are very small (less than 1 ) and, therefore,… More

Nanoceramics for Low Wear Orthopaedic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Ceramics are becoming increasingly popular as implant materials in the biomedical engineering commupopularity arises from the fact that ceramics are inherently compatible with physiological environmeexpectation that ceramics may be engineered to minimize wear and distribute the stresses optimally… More

Nanoceramics Based Multilayered Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. T. Yadav
Award Amount: $60,000.00

Nanostructured Interstitial Alloys as Catalysts for Direct Energy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Miniature Oxygen Sensing Devices From Nanoceramics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav , Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Nanofibers-Based Thermal Protection Materials For Space Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav , Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Advanced Chemical Sensors from Nanoceramics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $65,000.00

Economical Production of Nano-Alloys Using Thermal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $65,000.00

Synthesis Of Nanoceramics In Microgravity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav , Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Nanostructured Thermal Barrier Coatings for Natural Gas-Fired Advanced Turbines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Fibrous Composites For Extreme Temperature Insulation Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav , Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Heavy Metal Recovery from Industrial Wastewater Using Nanostructured Photocatalysts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav, Phd
Award Amount: $80,000.00

Heavy Metal Recovery from Industrial Wastewater Using Nanostructured Photocatalysts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav, Phd
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
There is an increasing need for an innovative technology for low cost recovery and recycling of heavy metals found in industrial wastewater streams. Target heavy metals include elements such as chromium, nickel, cadmium, lead, copper, and zinc. Existing wastewater treatment technologies such as… More

Nanoceramics Based Multilayered Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. T. Yadav
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Global production and use of ceramic capacitors exceeds several hundred million units per day. With the projected growth in demand for more demanding electronic products, electronic vehicles and related technologies, the need for more reliable, higher energy density, higher power density, higher… More

Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: L. Yang
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Thermoelectric devices, converting thermal energy into electrical energy or electrical into thermal energy, offer inherent advantages such as reliability, simplicity, flexibility, quietness, and environmental benigness. The efficiency of the thermal/electrical transformation is determined by the… More

Rapid Response Sensors for Advanced Control Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: T. Yadav
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed program focuses on developing a novel, low-cost sensor that is ultra-sensitive to emissions from fuel combustors. Commercially available sensors exhibit slow response and poor sensitivity and not suited for dynamic engine control technologies. Nanomaterials Research Corporation (NRC)… More

Low-Power, Non-Invasive Physiological Sensors for Remote Usage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed program focuses on developing low-power sensors that are (1) sensitive, (2) robust, (3) non-invasive, (4) light, and (5) small for remote physiological monitoring. Existing sensors require excessive battery power, are unacceptabley slow in response times, and bulky. Nanomaterials… More

Scaleable Process for Nanometer Metal Powders Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Pirzada
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Nanosize metal or alloy powders are a novel class of materials with grain size less than 100 nanometer with a combination of unique properties. These novel materials give an opportunity to engineer a wide variety of controlled optical, electronic, chemical, and mechanical properties for various… More

SBIR PHASE I: Thermally Robust pH Sensors for Geochemical and Environmental Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Miniature Oxygen Sensing Devices From Nanoceramics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav , Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $150,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Interfacial Engineering for Advanced Solid State Electronic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Net Shape Forming of Fine Grain Structural Ceramic Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $60,000.00

Synthesis Of Nanoceramics In Microgravity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav , Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $598,938.00

SBIR PHASE I: Refractory Ceramic Microspheres for InsulationApplications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Economical Synthesis of Advanced Ceramics from Agricultural Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Shahid Pirzada , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Nanostructured Interstitial Alloys as Catalysts for Direct Energy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $750,000.00

NOVEL GAS SENSORS FOR PERSONAL MONITORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $73,186.00

Passive Electronic Components from Nanostructured Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Thomas Venable , President
Award Amount: $75,000.00

MINIATURE SUPERCAPACITORS FOR DEFIBRILLATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00

RAPID DENSIFICATION OF CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: M. Yang , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Non-Hazardous, Non-Polluting, Inherently FireResistant Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Shahid Pirzada
Award Amount: $75,000.00

On-Chip Metrology for Total Chemical Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Charlie Xu
Award Amount: $99,000.00

Low-Power, Non-Invasive Physiological Sensor for Remote Usage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Richard Aikens
Award Amount: $99,000.00

Solvent Free Production of Performance Ceramics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

MINIATURIZED ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav , President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Economical Synthesis of Advanced Ceramics from Agricultural Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Shahid Pirzada , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $220,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project focuses on developing a novel scaleable process to produce advanced ceramics from agricultural materials such as rice husk cost effectively. Using such a processing approach, several of processing steps used to produce value added ceramics… More

Low-Power, Non-Invasive Physiological Sensor for Remote Usage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Richard Aikens
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Techinical Abstract: A physically small, rugged, low power, light weight X-ray imaging sensor, readout, display and transmission system is proposed which will provide an effective means for X-ray screening in General Radiology, Radiology and Fluoroscopy, Angiograpgy and Cardiology for both… More

Net Shape Forming of Fine Grain Structural Ceramic Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The very high cost of forming finished parts from advanced engineering ceramics severely limits their widespread use. Superplastic forming can help address this technology barrier. Unfortunately, until recently, nothing could be done to induce superplasticity in ceramics. This program will utilize… More

On-Chip Metrology for Total Chemical Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Charlie Xu
Award Amount: $325,000.00
Abstract:
A multi-manifold flow system integrated on a Chip, with valve-less switching of solvent flow between channels and electro-osmotic pumping of an aqueous solvent, if successfully developed has the potential of fundamentally changing the way chemical analysis is done. For this technology to become a… More

Photocatalytic Optical Fiber Sensor For Heavy Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jim Dong , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
5 Photocatalytic Optical Fiber Sensor For Heavy Metals--Nanomaterials Research Corporation, 2849 East Elvira Road, Tucson, AZ 85706-7126; (520) 294-7115 Dr. Jim Dong, Principal Investigator Dr. Tapesh Yadav, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82440 Amount: $75,000 Numerous… More

Nanostructured Radio Frequency Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Radio frequency (R-F) interference is the degradation in the performance of a device, equipment, or a system caused by radio frequency disturbance. Conventional filters on COTS equipment are unable to adequately cope with the R-F interference associated with high frequency, high energy density… More

A Novel Process to Produce Nanostructured Permanent Magnetic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Shahid A. Pirzada , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
55 A Novel Process to Produce Nanostructured Permanent Magnetic Materials--Nanomaterials Research Corporation, 2849 East Elvira Road, Tucson, AZ 85706-7126; (520) 294-7115 Dr. Shahid A. Pirzada, Principal Investigator Dr. Tapesh Yadav, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Thin Film Thermoelectric Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark L. Yang, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Thin film thermoelectric (TE) technology offers the potential for low cost, low weight, small volume and high efficiency heating and cooling systems for many applications. More importantly, the recent research has indicated the possibility of drastically improving TE performance (ZT) of TE… More

High Aspect Ratio Inorganic Resist for MEMS Structures Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dmitri Routkevitch
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Patterning on the micron and submicron levels with high aspect ratio, high quality edge definition, and low taper of vertical edges is critical for fabrication of advanced microelectromechanical structures. Deep X-ray lithography, used in one of the major existing fabrication processes, LIGA,… More

A Novel Dielectric Mix Ratio Sensor Based on Impedance Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hongxing Hu, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project aims to develop a novel in-line, real time dielectric mix ratio sensor for polymer processing control based on impedance analysis. The impedance response of a polymer mixture includes along with dielectric properties, the conductance, the inductance, and the interfacial… More

Low Power and Real-Time Oxygen Optrode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Yabin Lei, Ph.d
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Molecular oxygen is the most critical participant in respiratory pr ocess. Adequate oxygen supply is essential for the survivals of all living species. Fast, reliable and real-time measurement of oxygen concentration (partial pressure) is of great importance in assessing the health status of a… More

A Prolonged Discharge Capacitive Energy Storage System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Hongxing Hu
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project aims to develop a capacitive energy storage system for UPS applications. The challenge is taken in consideration of the dielectric materials, the design of the capacitor array, and the discharge regulation in the circuit. The innovation emphasizes the development of… More

Core/Shell Structured Piezoelectric-Polymer Composites for Enhanced Performance Acoustic Transducers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Zhonglin Wu, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Acoustic transducers have found wide applications ranging from Navy sonar systems to civilian underwater imaging. Piezoelectric materials perform an essential role of electromechanical energy conversion in such devices. Current piezoelectric materials can not satisfy the increasing requirement of… More

Pecision Engineered Resistor Arrays from Band-gap Engineered Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ben Xue, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
The performance of existing resistors is unsatisfactory for high frequency, small foot print, low noise electronic and communication applications. These technology limitations can be addressed with resistors prepared from proprietary band-gap engineered, near-molecular scale materials. This project,… More

EMI Mitigation in Co-Sited Multifunction Communication Nodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Venable
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Multiband, multicommunication nodes have the revolutionary potential of remote, autonomous operation of military and consumer products. However, such a technology will be a major challenge to state-of- the-art EMC technology. It is anticipated that the increasing use of HF, VHF, UHF, and SHF bands… More

Nanotubes as Nanoprobes for Advanced Device Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The value and potential of establishing a physical connection between the macroscopic world and individual nanometer scale domains has increasingly become evident since the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope (STM). Despite the numerous developments that have made STM ever functional, a… More

Nanofibrils Carbon Electrode for Rechargeable Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chuanjing Xu
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Graphite carbon electrodes have been used as the anode in recently commercialized rechargeable lithium batteries. However, the energy densities achieved to date for secondary lithium batteries have fallen far short of the theoretically attained mark. The specific energy or capacity of the Li-ion… More

Low-cost Manufacturing of Large Area Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Large area electronics are under rapid development given the opportunity they offer to high definition displays and thin film microelectronic devices. Much of the present-day thin film device manufacturing technology is derived from IC fabrication technology. Unfortunately, conventional IC… More

Passive Electronic Components from Nanostructured Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Thomas Venable , President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
41063 Angstrom Devices, Inc. Passive electronic components play a critical role in ensuring efficient and reliable generation, delivery, and use of energy. Existing passive components were discovered a few decades ago and are all based on bulk material properties. Although miniaturization of… More

Sensors for Metal Vapor and VOC Emissions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Charlie Xu
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Major improvements in process control, compliance monitoring, and objective environmental decisionmaking could be made if accurate, rugged, and affordable sensors were available. Of particular interest are environmental sensors that can continuously and quantitatively determine both toxic metal… More

Sigma Six Manufacturing of Quantum Dots and Arrays for Electronic and Optical Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav Phd
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Quantum dots and arrays represent the threshold of a new era in electronic, optical, magnetic, and sensor applications. Consequently, there has been tremendous amount of global interest in this technology and several manufacturing methods are now available that can synthesize randomly distributed,… More

Real-time Passive Samplers for Hazardous Chemicals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
There is a need for a passive sampler that can measure chemical simulant vapor concentration in real time, and under nuclear- biological- chemical-protective light-weight clothing. Existing samplers and sampler design concepts are not able to meet this need because of bulk, difflision limitations,… More

High Power Density Thermal Batteries for Propulsion Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Yabin Lei, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries are primary batteries ideally suited for military ordnance, projectiles, mines, decoys, torpedoes, and space exploration systems where they are used as highly reliable energy source with high power density and extremely long shelf life. Thermal batteries are manufactured using… More

Nano-engineered Thermal Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Harry Hu, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Thermal sensors are an enabling technology for a wide range of consumer goods, industrial operations, and military equipment. State-of-the-art thermal sensor technology has several inherent technology barriers which preclude the availability of cost-effective thermal sensors for applications that… More

SUPERALLOYS FROM CYTOCOMPATIBLE ALLOYING ELEMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Yadav, tapesh
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Superalloys such as Ti5A12.5V and CoCRMo are attractive prosthetic biomaterials because of their corrosion resistance, significantly superior strength and toughness characteristics. However, these superalloys have also led to secondary concerns such as the cytotoxic reaction of vanadium, aluminum… More

Hazardous Metal-Free Color Pigments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Inorganic color pigments based on hazardous metals such as chromium, mercury, cobalt, lead, etc., account for more than 95% of the U.S. and worldwide pigments consumption. Color pigments are commonly used by numerous industries and in various consumer products. It is estimated that they are one of… More

Low-Power, In-Situ Oxygen Extraction/Separation Techology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Harry Hu , SENIOR SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $70,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Low-Cost Forming of Superalloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mark Yang
Award Amount: $75,000.00

MINIATURIZED ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav , President
Award Amount: $600,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Single Crystals for High Temperature, High Power Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Shahid Pirzada
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Miniaturized Lambda Sensors For Engine Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chuanjing Xu , SENIOR SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $70,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Nano-Engineered Materials for High Frequency Switching Power Supplies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Shahid Pirzada
Award Amount: $75,000.00

RAPID DENSIFICATION OF CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: M. Yang , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $598,000.00

Rapidly Dischargeable, High Energy Density Gas Storage Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav , PRESIDENT & CEO
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Solvent Free Production of Performance Ceramics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $225,000.00

Thin Film Thermoelectric Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark L. Yang, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Thin film thermoelectric (TE) technology offers the potential for low cost, low weight, small volume and high efficiency heating and cooling systems for many applications. More importantly, the recent research has indicated the possibility of drastically improving TE performance (ZT) of TE… More

Micromachined Ceramic Microchannel Plates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Dmitri Routkevitch , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50793-98-I Micromachined Ceramic Microchannel Plates--Nanomaterials Research Corporation, 2849 East Elvira Road, Tucson, AZ 85706-7126; (520) 294-7115 Dr. Dmitri Routkevitch, Principal Investigator Ms. Michelle Mikus, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82624 Amount: $75,000 Glass fiber… More

Precision Engineered Resistor Arrays from Band-gap Engineered Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ben Xue, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $650,000.00
Abstract:
The performance of existing resistors is unsatisfactory for high frequency, small foot print, low noise electronic and communication applications. These technology limitations can be addressed with resistors prepared from proprietary band-gap engineered, near-molecular scale materials. This project,… More

Ultra-refractory Ceramic Matrix Composites Produced through Nanopowder Infiltration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Freim, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Continuous fiber reinforced hafnium carbide ceramic matrix structural composites offer unique and advantageous physical properties including high strength, high melting temperature, oxidation resistance, fracture resistance, thermal stability, chemical stability, and low density. These features make… More

Sigma Six Manufacturing of Quantum Dots and Arrays for Electronic and Optical Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav Phd
Award Amount: $700,000.00
Abstract:
Quantum dots and arrays represent the threshold of a new era in electronic, optical, magnetic, and sensor applications. Consequently, there has been tremendous amount of global interest in this technology and several manufacturing methods are now available that can synthesize randomly distributed,… More

Real-time Passive Samplers for Hazardous Chemicals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $742,000.00
Abstract:
There is a need for a passive sampler that can measure chemical simulant vapor concentration in real time, and under nuclear- biological- chemical-protective light-weight clothing. Existing samplers and sampler design concepts are not able to meet this need because of bulk, difflision limitations,… More

Mechanistically-based Biosensors for Toxicity Test Kit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
There is a need to develop rapid, inexpensive, accurate mechanistically-based toxicity test kits for the assessment of new chemicals being developed for various applications. Currently, no such technology is available. This effort aims at developing biosensors that can enable such test kits. Phase I… More

Multi-sensor Arrays for Unexploded Landmines Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
At least 100 million land mines are now scattered across 64 countries and given the low-cost and ready deployability, mines are planted by the thousands every day. Over 15,000 civilians become victim to mine pollution every year and numerous soldiers become victims during wars and peace keeping… More

Band-gap Engineered Visible Radiation Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Visible radiation detectors are enabling technology and are the basis for many military and commercial applications either in use or as proposed. Conventional sensors based on properties of Il-VI compounds are unfortunately temperature sensitive, time varying, and slow. This program seeks to… More

Nanostructured Polymer/Ceramic Composites for Electronic Packaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Zhonglin Wu, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Advances in microelectronics not only require fast and reliable semiconductor chip but also an equally fast and reliable packaging. Low dielectric constant, high thermal conductivity, and desired thermal expansion coefficient are key requirements for high performance electronic packaging materials.… More

Nanocomposite Materials for Low-frequency EM Shielding Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William Leigh
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
The increasingly complex electromagnetic systems in military and commercial devices require novel and unique approaches to control EMI radiation environments. Of particular interest are technologies that can provide lightweight, low bulk, reliable shielding of EM. This effort seeks to develop… More

Miniature, High Frequency PTC Electronic Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ming Au
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Existing PTC electronic components such as those used in degauss circuits are unsatisfactory for high power, high frequency, and small foot print requirements. These technology limitations can be addressed with components prepared from proprietary band-gap engineered materials. Nanomaterials… More

Hazardous Metal-Free Color Pigments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
Inorganic color pigments based on hazardous metals such as chromium, mercury, cobalt, lead, etc., account for more than 95% of the U.S. and worldwide pigments consumption. Color pigments are commonly used by numerous industries and in various consumer products. It is estimated that they are one of… More

Electromagnetic Nanopowders for Rapid Neutralization of Airborne Chemicals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Clint Bickmore
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
There is an acute need for improved and reliable technology for capturing and neutralizing airborne chemicals for both military and civilian applications given the increasing threat of chemical warfare by terrorists or accidental release of airborne chemicals. Of particular concern are scenarios… More

Nanostructual Photocatalyst for VOC Mineralization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jim Dong
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Air pollution by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has been a major environmental problem. Existing technologies for the control of VOC emission, such as thermal catalytic conversion, incineration and adsorption suffer from high energy cost and secondary pollution. An innovative nano-structured… More

High Density Passive Component Arrays for Analog ASICs

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

Low-Power, In-Situ Oxygen Extraction/Separation Techology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Harry Hu , SENIOR SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Rapidly Dischargeable, High Energy Density Gas Storage Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav , PRESIDENT & CEO
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Metal Injection Molding to Prevent Pollution from Automotive & Steel Industry

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

SBIR Phase I: A Novel Varistor from Nanostructured Ferroelectric Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Venable
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Interfacial Engineering for Advanced Solid State Electronic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $300,000.00

Thin Film Sensors for Measurement of Engine Emissions

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

SBIR Phase I: Synthesis of Nanoscale Rare Earth Magnetic Powders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Venable
Award Amount: $100,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Self-Lubricating Nanocomposites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Venable
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Microsensor Arrays for Monitoring of Multiple Chemical Species

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

SBIR Phase I: Solid-State, Low-Cost, Intelligent Sensor Systems for Fuel Cell Reformer Control Tec

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Venable
Award Amount: $100,000.00

PRECISION NANOELECTRODE ARRAYS FOR BRAIN RESEARCH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Yadav, Tapesh
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav Phd
Award Amount: $692,026.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ming Au
Award Amount: $650,000.00

Microsensors for Determination and Control of Air Quality in Buildings

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

Rapid Respons Thermistors for Precision Manufacturing

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

Low-power, Light-weight, Solid State Thermal Control Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Zack Wu, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Low-noise, Low Temperature Coefficient Resistors and Resistor Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dmitri Routkevitch, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

High Energy Density Nanocrystalline Ceramic Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Freim, Technology Manager
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Advanced Ceramics for High-Temperature, Oxygen-Rich Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Xiaobao Fan, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Low Cost, High Energy Density Ni-Mg Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ming Au, Senior Technologist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Field Emission Cathodes from Aligned Arrays of Carbon Nanotubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dmitri Routkevitch, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Real-Time Analytical Technology for Environmental Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Existing rocket engines use multiple auxiliary power systems (electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic) to provide power for valves, actuators, flight controls, propellant pumps and electrical systems. The size, weight and complexity of these systems detracts from many aspects of rocket… More

Micromachined Vacuum Microelectronic Devices Using Nanoscale Self-Assembly

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

MICROMACHINED NANOPROBE ARRAYS FOR NEURAL PROSTHESIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dmitri Routkevitch
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Thick Film Microdevice Manufacturing of Miniaturized Communication Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Anderson
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project deals with a unique 2X2 fiber-optic switching structure using acousto-optic (AO) device technology. The proposed switch is fully inertialess as it uses electronically programmable sub-microsecond speed bulk AO devices to… More

Electrodeposited Quantum Arrays for Radiation Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dmitr Routkevitch PhD
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Foster-Miller proposes development of an ultra-compact composite radiator design capable of operating in both land and sea environments at temperatures in excess of 250*F. Foster-Miller's design will attain equivalent efficiencies to the best metallic radiators at 1/2 to 1/5th of the… More

High Temperature Micromachined Sensor for Industrial Gas Streams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available The explosive growth of information technology provides a tremendous opportunity for enhancing U.S. military warfighting capabilities. The management and processing of military intelligence information and the requisite assessment of enemy capabilities, intent, and objectives form a… More

Pulse Capacitors for Neex Generation Linear Colliders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available The US Air Force has initiated a More Electric Aircraft (MEA) program to demonstrate electrically-driven power subsystems to replace hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical components. Essential to the MEA is an Integrated Power Unit (IPU). The IPU involves a rotor on magnetic bearings… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bijan Miremadi
Award Amount: $69,983.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Debra Deininger, Senior Product Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dimitri Routkevitch, Technical Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stephanie A. Hooker
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav, President & CEO
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephanie A. Hooker, Senior Technologist
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dmitri Routkevitch
Award Amount: $160,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen S. Williams
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav, President & CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Roger Dirstine
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alexander Govyadinov
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Peter Mardilovich
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Peter Mardilovich
Award Amount: $400,000.00

N/A

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

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stephen S. Williams, Senior Technology Manager
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dmitri Routkevitch, Technology Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stephen S. Williams, Senior Technology Manager
Award Amount: $601,398.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Peter Mardilovich, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Peter Mardilovich, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $749,286.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Freim, Technology Manager
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

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

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tapesh Yadav
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available A Phase 1 NASA SBIR program is proposed to research and develop a Piezoelectric Multi-Function Valve (PMFV) for use in Hall or Ion Xenon propulsion feed systems for Nasa use and for evaluation by interested commercial manufacturers. Current spacecraft thr

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Freim, Technology Manager
Award Amount: $0.00

ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTIC SENSOR FOR RESPIRATOR BREAKTHROUGH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bijan K. Miremadi
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Advanced Control of Shape Memory Alloys (ACSMART)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bijan Miremadi, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $729,604.00
Abstract:
Reactive gases such as fluorine present a significant safety and health threat. Despite this, large quantities of these gases are used in a variety of industrial, medical, military, and aerospace applications. Their toxic nature requires accurate andefficient monitoring during manufacturing,… More

Nano-engineered Hazardous Metal-free Electronic Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Matthew Hooker
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, batteries, and piezoelectric components) based on nickel, cobalt, lead, and other hazardous materials account for more than 50 percent of electronic components consumption in the United States and worldwide. The exceptional and ongoing growth… More

Multilayer In-Rush Current Limiters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Matthew Hooker, Mgr., Multilayer Tech.
Award Amount: $64,966.00
Abstract:
This Phase 1 SBIR project seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of producing multilayered in-rush current limiting devices based on materials that exhibit a negative temperature coefficient of resistance (i.e., NTC thermistors). As microelectronic systemscontinue to proliferate, the need to protect… More

Non-toxic Nanomaterials for Obscurant Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tapesh Yadav, President & CEO
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
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Nanocomposite Sensor Array for the Detection of Multiple Toxic Air Pollutants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Debra Deininger
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal is intended to develop a low-cost, sensitive, and selective sensor array for the detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In particular, the final sensor array will detect a subset of VOCs from the Toxic Air Pollutants List. This subset of VOCs is based on those toxics… More

CARBON NANOTUBES FOR SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dmitri Routkevitch
Award Amount: $199,953.00
Abstract:
Prospects of nanotechnology in bioengineering depend on a capability of imaging and manipulating matter at the molecular and atomic level. The proposed effort seeks to develop a technology for parallel manufacturing of a new generation of carbon nanotube scanning probes with atomic resolution,… More

Miniature Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Debra Deininger, Senior Product Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
60563 This project will develop a low-cost, accurate, remote monitor for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from terrestrial sources, utilizing a novel type of solid electrolyte sensor. The proposed carbon dioxide detector will enable expanded monitoring of carbon dioxide levels to enhance DOE… More

Miniature Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Debra Deininger, Senior Product Engineer
Award Amount: $676,257.00
Abstract:
60563 This project will develop a low-cost, accurate, remote monitor for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from terrestrial sources, utilizing a novel type of solid electrolyte sensor. The proposed carbon dioxide detector will enable expanded monitoring of carbon dioxide levels to enhance DOE… More

Novel Hydrogen Sulfide Sensors for Portable Monitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Matthew W. Hooker
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Non-Toxic Nanomaterials for Obscurant Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Hooker, Senior Technologist
Award Amount: $728,895.00
Abstract:
"Smokes and obscurants are widely used by the military to degrade the enemy's surveillance and weapon guidance systems. However, recent developments in imaging technology have pushed the limits of conventional obscurants. Studies on new obscurants havefocused on the use of fine-diameter powders,… More

High Resolution Ceramic Microchannel Plates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dmitri Routkevitch, Technology Manager
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
"National missile defense systems require a wide variety of sensor technologies that span the whole electromagnetic spectrum. Systems under development will need sensors for surveillance, launch detection, target tracking and target discrimination.Microchannel plates (MCP) are integral components of… More

Chemically Selective Sensors Based On Conducting Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Colorado State University
Principal Investigator: Debra Deininger
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: C Michael Elliott
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will investigate the feasibility of employing novel conducting polymers (e.g. poly 3,4-diphenylpyrrole) to prepare solid state gas sensors. The proposed sensor will be low cost and selective to a specific class of chemical compounds,… More

SBIR Phase I: 3-D Photonic Band Gap Materials and Devices from Self-organized Anodic Alumina with Modulated Morphology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dmitri Routkevitch
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Phase I project seeks to develop and commercialize novel types of 3D microphotonic materials and devices for the visible spectrum. Despite the significant amount of research performed on photonic bandgap materials in the past decade, an approach to… More

Robust Nanopopous Ceramic Microsensor Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dmitri Routkevitch, Technical Manager
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal seeks NIST support for the development of a robust gas microsensor platform from nanoporous alumina ceramic. Conventional microsensors have limited application in harsh conditions, such as in the exhaust streams, due to their low stability at temperatures above 500¿C. Furthermore,… More

MINIATURE SENSOR PLATFORM FOR DETECTING TOXIC GASES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Clayton J. Kostelecky
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
The development of small, reliable, real-time gas sensors is important in industrial health and safety, indoor air quality assessment, and emissions monitoring. These sensors (and their associated instrumentation) need to be very lightweight, battery-operable, resistant to environmental damage,… More

On-Board Diagnostic Sensor for Respirator Breakthrough

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Debra J. Deininger
Award Amount: $669,025.00

SBIR Phase I: Monodisperse Ceramic Membranes and Membrane-Reactors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dmitri Routkevitch
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to develop and commercialize novel monodisperse ceramic membranes and membrane-reactors. Our innovation is based on self-organized anodic alumina with precisely engineered porous structure and previously unattainable … More

SBIR Phase I: Process for Production of Carbon Nanotubes from Re-Usable Catalytic Substrate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: F. Carpenter
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a novel process for manufacturing carbon nanotubes (CNTs). There is great demand for CNTs from composite materials manufacturers, but current technology cannot yet provide large quantities of CNTs at an affordable price. … More

Novel Platform for Living Neural Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dmitri Routkevitch
Award Amount: $294,475.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Unlocking the mechanism of neural growth understanding and communication is needed for and treatment of many degenerative diseases, as well as for neural prosthesis and restoration of damaged neural connections. Living neural networks (LNN) can enable a broad… More