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STTR Phase I: Supramolecular Proton Exchange Membranes for Fuel Cells

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74891
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0512917
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Materials and Devices
4451 Lynnfield Way Reno, NV 89519-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: STTR Phase I: Supramolecular Proton Exchange Membranes for Fuel Cells
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0512917
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project develop a new generation of proton exchange membrane (PEM) technology. The proposed project will investigate processing techniques for synthesizing polyphosphazine membranes, which are hydrogen bonded to form supramolecules. Such supramolecular interactions can be fully miscible or self organized polymeric backbones to form two or more directional protonically conducting nanoscale channels. This will offer improved proton conductivity while being more economical to manufacture over existing PEM technologies. The "Roadmap to a Hydrogen Economy - 2030" predicts that fuel cells to emerge between 2010-2020. Technology breakthroughs in PEMs and MEAs and their manufacturability are needed in order to make this timeline a reality. This will require low cost, reliable systems based on new PEM technologies. The proposed project, if successful, can have a significant impact on the fuel cell technology.

Principal Investigator:

Gregory H. Hitchcock
Mr.
7757625675
greg.hitchcock@charter.net

Business Contact:

Faramarz Gordaninejad
7757846990
faramarz@unr.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Materials & Devices Inc.
4451 Lynnfield Way Reno, NV 89509

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Nevada-Reno
University of Nevada-Reno
Reno, NV 89557
Contact: Alan Fuchs
Contact Phone: (775) 327-2227
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university