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Company Information:

Company Name: Wasatch Molecular Inc.
City: Salt Lake City
State: UT
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (801) 824-5414

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $429,936.00 4
SBIR Phase II $1,496,631.00 2
STTR Phase I $99,926.00 1
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

Penetration Survivable Advanced Energetics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Scott Bardenhagen, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,938.00
Abstract:
It is well established that the heterogeneity of energetic materials at the mesoscale localizes deformation energy, generating "hot spots". It is imperative to understand the nature of hot spot spatial distributions, as their coalescence leads to sustainable reaction. Given the difficulties in… More

Force Fields for Modeling of Ionic Liquids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF UTAH
Principal Investigator: Oleg Borodin, Senior Scientist, WMI
Award Amount: $99,926.00
RI Contact: Grant D. Smith
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop and validate a methodology for obtaining accurate, reliable and transferable force fields for a variety of ionic liquids (ILs) including those designed for lubrication, gas generation, energy storage and as energetic materials. The methodology involves… More

Force Fields for Modeling of Ionic Liquids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Utah
Principal Investigator: Oleg Borodin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Laurel Duncan
Abstract:
The primary objective of the proposed work is to develop and validate a transferable force field that will allow for reliable, accurate and efficient prediction of thermodynamic (heat of vaporization, surface tension, density, melting temperature), transport (viscosity, ionic and thermal… More

Modeling and Simulation Tools for Predicting Hypergolicity in Energetic Ionic Liquids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dmitry Bedrov, VP of Research
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Molecular dynamics simulations using reactive (ReaxFF) and highly accurate non-reactive (APPLE&P) force fields will be utilized in molecular dynamics simulation study of mechnanisms and structure-property relations of hypergolicity in ionic liquids. Specific attention will be dedicated to… More

Penetration Survivable Advanced Energetics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Scott G. Bardenhagen, Senior Scientist – (505) 795-9472
Award Amount: $746,705.00
Abstract:
The objective of this work is to provide guidance to explosive formulators and facilitate the development of improved penetrator explosives. Because of the complexity of these materials, it is difficult to relate parameters controllable during formulation to desirable properties in the final… More

Modeling and Simulation Tools for Predicting Hypergolicity in Energetic Ionic Liquids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dmitry Bedrov, VP of Research – (801) 673-7452
Award Amount: $749,926.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Building on the demonstrated in Phase-I success of application of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations for investigation of hypergolic and non-hypergolic ionic liquid(IL)-based fuels, we propose to develop and validate a set of simulation tools and empirical correlations that will allow to… More

SBIR Phase I: Peptide-modified Hyaluronic Acid Biopolymers for Soft Tissue Augmentation, Protection and Rejuvenation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Grant Smith
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I will focus on development of novel biopolymers obtained by covalently attaching peptide side chains to hyaluronic acid (HA) backbone polymer chains through carefully controlled chemistry. The resulting material can be used for soft tissue… More

Wasatch Molecular: Multiscale Computationally-Guided Design of Ballistic and Blast Resistant Layered Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Grant Smith, Director of Research and – (801) 746-9258
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
A multiscale modeling approach is proposed for the development and implementation of physics-based EOS and constitutive models within a multimaterials continuum modeling framework. Accurate EOS and rate-dependent constitutive (flow, yield stress, damage) models for plate glass, PMMA and segmented… More