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Open, Cross Platform Chemistry Application

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
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Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-110
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Small Business Information
28 Corporate Drive Clifton Park, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Open, Cross Platform Chemistry Application
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W912HZ-11-P-0019
Award Amount: $69,987.00


This project aims to create an open, cross platform desktop application for chemistry. The focus in Phase I will be on developing a prototype application around stand-alone programs and databases used by ERDC researchers in connection with environmentally important aspects of military compounds. This involves collaboration with the developers of GAMESS to leverage its functionality, specifically for physical property prediction. Existing open source frameworks will be leveraged to provide both the standard chemical structure representations, and novel visualizations using cutting edge visualization techniques. The application will use stand-alone computational tools for physical property prediction and databases with experimental and predicted properties. Integration with HPC resources will be prototyped in Phase I, along with structure manipulation, input generation and novel visualization techniques. Phase II will move towards a tightly integrated cross platform application, integrating best of breed external programs and databases into a cohesive application acting as the center of the computational chemist's workflow. The application will be extended to implement a client-server architecture in order to enable generation and analysis of large data sets. An open, extensible, world class plaform for the manipulation, visualization and analysis of chemical data will be developed.

Principal Investigator:

Marcus Hanwell
R&D Engineer

Business Contact:

William Schroeder
Small Business Information at Submission:

28 Corporate Drive Clifton Park, NY 12065

EIN/Tax ID: 141802694
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No