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Theory-Driven Protocols for Replacing Elemental Composition of Strategic…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O12B-T05-4022
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD12-T05
Solicitation Number:
2012.B
Small Business Information
QuesTek Innovations LLC
1820 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL 60201-3621
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Theory-Driven Protocols for Replacing Elemental Composition of Strategic Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-13-P-1056
Award Amount: $99,848.00
 

Abstract:

Historically, materials discovery has been a costly and slow process that resulted either accidently from trial-and-error Edisonian experimentation or more deliberately based on the intuition gained from the trial-and-error approach. The time and cost needed to discover new materials using current approaches is on the order of millions of dollars and decades of research. In today's world, technology is rapidly evolving and major industries depend on material advancement to bring new products to market. Thus, there is a need to accelerate materials discovery and development. In this STTR program, QuesTek Innovations LLC, a leader in ICME (Integrated Computational Materials Engineering), will partner with Professor Chris Wolverton from Northwestern University to develop a theory-driven compound discovery methodology. Our unique approach will involve high throughput DFT and data mining based approaches. With these tools, the materials design engineer will be able to start with a desired property or set of properties, and determine from these materials systems a collection of candidate compounds that can be explored further.

Principal Investigator:

William A. Counts
Materials Design Engineer
(847) 425-8229
acounts@questek.com

Business Contact:

Raymond P. Genellie, Jr.
Vice President - Operations
(847) 425-8211
rgenellie@questek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QuesTek Innovations LLC
1820 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL -

EIN/Tax ID: 364116425
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Northwestern University
1801 Maple Avenue, Suite 2410
Office of Sponsored Research
Evanston, IL 60201-
Contact: Rachel Mugg
Contact Phone: (847) 491-3003