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SBIR Phase I:Manufacturing of Bio-Inspired Polymer Micro/Nano-Fiber Arrays as…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99136
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1014183
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N2
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NANOGRIPTECH, LLC
91 43rd St., Suite 200 Pittsburgh, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I:Manufacturing of Bio-Inspired Polymer Micro/Nano-Fiber Arrays as New Gripping Materials
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1014183
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a high-volume and low-cost nanomanufacturing process of biologically inspired repeatable polymer fibrillar adhesives as new gripping materials for commercial applications. A manufacturing process for high-speed, continuous, and large-area manufacturing of high aspect ratio and three-dimensional polymer micro/nanofiber arrays with a compliant backing layer will be studied. The broader/commercial impact of this project will be the potential to provide repeatable fibrillar adhesives with large volume and high uniformity for applications in sports, defense, space, robotics, and other industries. The processes and methods to be developed in this study would also improve the understanding in the nanomanufacturing of high aspect ratio polymer structures with three-dimensional features.

Principal Investigator:

Burak Aksak
MS
4122242136
baksak@nanogriptech.com

Business Contact:

Burak Aksak
MS
4122242136
baksak@nanogriptech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

nanoGriptech
155 N. Craig St, Suite 130 Pittsburgh, PA 15213

EIN/Tax ID: 264017726
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No