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Bioinspired Marine Coatings with Nonfouling and Fouling Release Capabilities

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-166-1001
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-166
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Zwitter Tech
616 NE Northlake PL Rm 620B Seattle, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Bioinspired Marine Coatings with Nonfouling and Fouling Release Capabilities
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-12-M-0063
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

Bio-fouling on ship hulls and other marine structures has become a global environmental and economic issue. There is an urgent need for the development of next-generation marine coatings that are nontoxic, long-lasting, low-cost and effective even under static conditions. This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project from Zwitter Technology will develop a bio-inspired environmental friendly marine coating with nonfouling and fouling release capabilities by integrating bioinspired mechanistic and zwitterionic/silicone material approaches. In Phase I, we will demonstrate the benefits of bioinspired antifoulants, nonfouling zwitterionic materials and low-elastic module silicones. In Phase I Option, we will develop a commercially viable approach (i.e., easy scale up/production/application and low-cost) to realize this concept. This multi-functional marine coating technology will be the first and the only one of its kind.

Principal Investigator:

Yuting Li
Director of Research
(210) 544-6077
yutingli@zwittertech.com

Business Contact:

Shaoyi Jiang
President
(425) 273-1035
sjiang@zwittertech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Zwitter Technology, LLC
616 NE Northlake PL Rm 620B Seattle, WA -

EIN/Tax ID: 271245323
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No