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Company Information:

Company Name:
Strategic Polymer Sciences, Inc.
Address:
200 INNOVATION BLVD, STE 237
STATE COLLEGE, PA
Phone:
(814) 238-7400
URL:
EIN:
204375505
DUNS:
784136116
Number of Employees:
10
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
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,948,767.00 18
SBIR Phase II $6,311,849.00 8

Award List:

High Performance, Compact Capacitors for Pulse Forming Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,599.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shihai Zhang, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
We propose to develop high-performance, state-of-the-art polymer dielectrics by combining the high energy density (>25 J/cc) of PVDF"Cbased copolymers and terpolymers and the low dielectric loss, high-temperature poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide), polyimides, poly(phenylene sulfide), and/or… More

'Jellyfish' Smart Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,398.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Shihai Zhang, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
This SBIR program will make use of the start-of-the-art electroactive polymers and bio-inspired design of jellyfish for locomotion to develop a smart sensor that combining sensing, energy collecting, electro-elastic actuation and communication in one self-contained autonomous device. For force… More

Novel Processing of Dielectric Films

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,808.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Minren Lin, Chief Chemist
Abstract:
Develop high-performance, state-of-the-art dielectric materials that have high breakdown strength through novel processing methods to enable leading-edge, pulse-power, high-energy-density (>15 J/g) capability with milliseconds to nanoseconds delivery rates (burst mode).

Novel Processing of Dielectric Films

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,958.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Shihai Zhang, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Modern pulsed power systems and power electronics demand high energy density, high reliability, and fast discharge speed capacitors that cannot be fabricated with commercially available dielectric materials. Current electrostatic capacitors usually have an energy density below 2 J/cc due to the… More

Development of Dielectric Films for Wound Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Shihai Zhang, Director of Engineer
Abstract:
We propose to develop advanced capacitor films with low-cost by modifying the current commercial capacitor films. The dielectric constant, energy density, and temperature stability of commercial capacitor films can be significantly improved by depositing a high-dielectric constant organic or… More

High energy density film capacitors for Compact Implantable Cardioverter Defibril

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,714.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): More than 1000 Americans die every single day due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which claims more lives than breast cancer, AIDS, and lung cancer combined.1 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) can provide 24 -hour monitoring of heart rhythm and… More

Multiferroic Approach to Heat Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ailan Cheng, Proposal and Contract Manager
Abstract:
Recently, it was reported by Prof. Zhang at Penn State that a giant electrocaloric effect can be achieved in the polar-fluoropolymers near room temperature. In this SBIR Phase I program, Strategic Polymer Sciences, Inc., teaming up with Prof. Zhang at Penn State, will further optimize this class of… More

Compact, Submicrosecond Discharge Pulsed Power Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,924.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shihai Zhang, Director of Engineer
Abstract:
We propose to develop advanced high energy density and low dielectric loss film capacitors for the pulsed power electronics for high power microwave system. The film capacitors will be designed and fabricated utilizing the innovative SPS high energy density polymer blend capacitor films,… More

Nanodielectrics for High Energy Density Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,960.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shihai Zhang, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
We propose to develop a novel multilayer capacitor film technology for energy storage capacitor applications. The innovative dielectric materials combine the high dielectric constant, high temperature stability, high dielectric breakdown strength, low dielectric loss, fast discharge speed, and long… More

Electric Micro-Steerable catheter using smart electroactive polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,531.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Arrhythmias are among the most common disorders of the heart. Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common arrhythmia associated with significant morbidity. There are currently more than 2.5 million Americans suffering from A Fib and there are about 160,000 new cases… More

High Energy Density Film Capacitors for Compact Implantable Cardioverter Defibril

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,445.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): More than 1000 American die every single day due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which claims more lives than breast cancer, AIDS, and lung cancer combined.1 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) can provide 24- hour monitoring of heart rhythm and deliver… More

Novel Pulsed Power Film Capacitors with Ultrahigh Energy Density and High Reliability

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,924.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Capacitors are critical components in pulsed power systems for radio frequency accelerator technology. However, current capacitors have a number of limitations: (1) low energy density, (2) large size (they occupy 30-50% volume of the power electronics devices), and (3) difficulty in delivering the… More

Wide Temperature, High Energy Density Capacitors for Power System Conditioning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,863.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Shihai Zhang, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
We propose to develop advanced high energy density and low dielectric loss film capacitors with wide operating temperature range of -55 ,aC to 300 ,aC. The hybrid capacitor film will be developed utilizing the sol-gel process to introduce uniformly dispersed high-K nanoparticles into high-T polymer… More

Advanced Energy Storage Film Capacitors for Automated External Defibrillators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,808.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): More than 1000 American die every single day due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which claims more lives than breast cancer, AIDS, and lung cancer combined. The survival from SCA strongly depends on the early defibrillation and the probability of survival… More

Advanced Energy Storage Film Capacitors for Automated External Defibrillators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$60,818.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): More than 1000 American die every single day due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which claims more lives than breast cancer, AIDS, and lung cancer combined. The survival from SCA strongly depends on the early defibrilla tion and the probability of survival… More

Nanodielectrics for High Energy Density Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,419.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Shihai Zhang, Director of Engineering – (814) 238-7400
Abstract:
We propose to develop a novel capacitor film with nanodielectric blocking layer for energy storage capacitor applications. The innovative dielectric materials combine the high dielectric constant, high temperature stability, high dielectric breakdown strength, low dielectric loss, fast discharge… More

Multiferroic Approach to Heat Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,913.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ailan Cheng, Director of Solid-State C – (814) 238-7400
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase II program, Strategic Polymer Sciences, Inc., teaming up with Prof. Qiming Zhang at Penn State, will further optimize the class of polar-fluoropolymers to meet the operation requirement for the heat pumps used for the microclimate cooling systems for soldier in the battlefield. We… More

Recovery Act - Unconventional Air Conditioning and Refrigeration System Based on Giant Electrocaloric Effect in Polar-Fluoropolymers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$148,053.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Most conventional air conditioners based on mechanical vapor compression cycle (VCC) suffer from low efficiency and cause adverse environmental effect. In addition, air conditioning is a major contributor of electric utility peak loads. In the times of rising energy prices and ever-increasing… More

Advanced Film for Capacitors for Power Inverters in Electric Drive Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,960.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Capacitors are critical components in power inverters for electric drive vehicles. Current capacitors have low temperature stability below 105

Recovery Act - Unconventional Air Conditioning and Refrigeration System Based on Giant Electrocaloric Effect in Polar-Fluoropolymers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,823.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Most conventional air conditioning systems based on mechanical vapor compression cycle (VCC) suffer from low efficiency and cause adverse environmental effect. In addition, air conditioning is a major contributor of electric utility peak loads. In the times of rising energy prices and… More

SBIR Phase I: Unconventional Low Cost Production of High Performance Electroactive Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,680.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a novel low-cost and safe approach to synthesis electroactive polymers (EAPs). Currently the EAPs are produced with a traditional direct copolymerization process using an expensive and dangerous monomer. The process has the danger… More

Unconventional Compact Wound Glass Capacitors for Pulsed Power System in RF Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,996.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Xin Zhou Zhou, Dr. – 814-238-7400
Abstract:
Capacitors are critical components in power modulator systems for radio frequency accelerator technology, in power electronics in electric vehicles, wind energy, and photovoltaic panels, and in directed energy weapon systems. Current capacitors have low energy density and occupy 25-50% volume of the… More

Nonlinear Dielectric Materials and Processing for High-Energy-Density Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Shihai Zhang, Director of Engineering – (814) 238-7400
Abstract:
We propose to develop polymer capacitor film with antiferroelectric behavior by combining a high dielectric constant polymer with antiferroelectric ceramic particles. Special processing techniques will be developed to achieve 3-D structure to enhance the dielectric performance and the dielectric… More

Development of Dielectric Films for Wound Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$564,456.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Shihai Zhang, Director of Engineering – (814) 238-7400
Abstract:
Modern pulsed power systems and power electronics demand high energy density, high reliability, and fast discharge speed capacitors that cannot be fabricated with commercially available dielectric materials. Current electrostatic capacitors usually have an energy density below 2 J/cc due to the… More

Unconventional Compact Wound Glass Capacitors for Pulsed Power System in RF Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,027.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Shihai Zhang, Dr. – 814-238-7400
Abstract:
Capacitors are critical components in power modulator systems for radio frequency accelerator technology, in power electronics in electric vehicles, wind energy, and photovoltaic panels, and in directed energy weapon systems. Current capacitors have low energy density and occupy 30-50% volume of the… More

Robust Low-Cost Refreshable Full-Page Braille Display with Advanced Electroactive

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$204,601.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Shihai Zhang – 814-238-7400
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): It was estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that there are about 314 million people who are visually impaired with 45 million of them are blind . Only 26% of working-age blind people are employed in the US and the high unemployment rate due to… More