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Company Information:

Name: SOMMER MATERIALS RESEARCH, INC.
Address: 587 North Main Street
North Salt Lake, UT 84054-2101
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (801) 397-2000

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $699,512.00 7
SBIR Phase II $1,999,004.00 3

Award List:

Low-Cost Enamel Coatings on Stainless Steel Foil for Thin Film Photovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jared L. Sommer, President
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
"High-efficiency photovoltaic cells fabricated from copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) technology are important for the generation of low-cost electrical energy. Greater cost benefits could be realized if photovoltaic films could be fabricated onflexible metal foils using a roll-to-roll… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I:Multimodal High-Conductivity Filler for Epoxy Molding Compounds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jared Sommer
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Project will investigate the feasibility of incorporating diamond powder in epoxy molding compounds at high packing densities using optimized multi-modal distributions of diamond powder. The resulting thermalconductivities of these composite… More

Low-Cost Enamel Coatings on Stainless Steel Foils for Thin Film Photovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jared L. Sommer, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
An inexpensive method to insulate the CIGS thin-film from the stainless steel substrate is needed to make monolithic production of lightweight CIGS-based photovoltaics feasible. This coating must allow good foil flexibility and exhibit high breakdownvoltages. The coating must also be compatible… More

SBIR Phase II: Multimodal High-Conductivity Filler for Epoxy Molding Compounds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jared Sommer, PI
Award Amount: $499,422.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will focus on developing more efficient semiconductor packaging materials, which is one of the key challenges of the electronics industry where increasing power and reduced size of integrated circuits is creating heat dissipation challenges.… More

SBIR Phase I: Low-Cost Metal Foams Produced by Novel Manufacturing Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jared Sommer, PI
Award Amount: $99,938.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I will develop a novel method to fabricate low-cost foamed aluminum materials that will exhibit high-energy absorption capability, high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios. There has been a significant interest in porous metal foams… More

High-Carbon Fly Ash Filler for the Manufacturing of Low-Cost Commercial Thermoplastic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jared L. Sommer, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,962.00
Abstract:
Although recent pollution-control measures have successfully reduced NOX and mercury in flue emissions during coal combustion, these measures have led to a substantial increase in the amount of unused fly ash containing high carbon levels. The Portland cement industry, the largest consumer of fly… More

Novel High Temperature Geopolymer for Spall-resistant Pavement Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jared L. Sommer, President
Award Amount: $99,791.00
Abstract:
During the past couple of decades, there has been considerable interest and research in inorganic polymers ("geopolymers") for high temperature and for rapid-setting concrete materials. Geopolymers are manufactured by combining aluminosilicates powders with highly alkaline water through… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Micro-Arc Oxidation Method for Applying Wear-Resistant Ceramic Coatings on Lightweight Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jared L. Sommer, PhD
Award Amount: $99,945.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation & Research (SBIR) Phase I project offers a novel approach for producing a hard, uniform coating on the surface of lightweight aluminum. The technique uses a modified ""micro-arc"" approach for applying protective ceramic coatings that are much more uniform, denser and… More

Novel High Temperature Geopolymer for Spall-resistant Pavement Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jared L. Sommer, President
Award Amount: $749,582.00
Abstract:
During the last two decades, there has been considerable interest and research in inorganic polymers ("geopolymers") for high-temperature applications. Geopolymers are manufactured by combining aluminosilicate powders with activating liquids through a polycondensation reaction. The resulting cured… More

Novel Approach for Producing Thermally Conductive Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jared L. Sommer, President
Award Amount: $99,938.00
Abstract:
Composite materials utilizing graphite fibers can exhibit high axial thermal conductivities. However, thermal conduction perpendicular to the fiber direction in the composite is extremely low due to the acoustical mismatch between the carbon fiber and epoxy. Sommer Materials Research, Inc.… More