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Self-Healing Non-Catalytic Multifunctional Composite Structure

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Texas High Energy Materials
7301 Ranch Road 620 N. Suite 155.276 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Self-Healing Non-Catalytic Multifunctional Composite Structure
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-13-C-0041
Award Amount: $496,080.00


Areas of research relating to self-healing composites structures have been undertaken by well-known and respected research institutions under the auspices of the Department of Defense. Patent literature and public technical communique describe their novel engineering approaches using polymeric healing agents through suitable mechanisms. While these approaches have merit, the choices of materials used in their design are limited. Our unique expertise has allowed us to correctly identify materials, reaction kinetics and manufacturing processes that have previously restricted the use of eminently more suitable systems for this application. Our team of polymer chemists, polymer engineers, and composite engineers, coupled with commercial experts, will build upon our Phase I feasibility discoveries regarding synthesis and engineering processes that will now enable the long-awaited employment of compounds that to date have not been successfully utilized. Our insight into aspects of physical chemistry, chemical synthesis, and engineering principals have allowed us to correctly identify and develop a novel approach to circumvent these challenges. We will build upon the feasibility demonstrated in Phase I and use those results to introduce our new technology, process and materials to composite industries.

Principal Investigator:

Aureliano Perez
(512) 670-6182

Business Contact:

Aureliano Perez
(512) 670-6182
Small Business Information at Submission:

Texas High Energy Materials
13012 Appaloosa Chase Drive Austin, TX -

EIN/Tax ID: 273330689
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The University of Texas at Austin
101 East 27th Street
Suite 5.300
Austin, TX 78713-
Contact: William R. Catlett, JD
Contact Phone: (512) 471-6279