STTR Phase II: Low-Cost Processing of Nanoporous, Super-Hydrophilic, Multifunctional Coatings for Glass and Plastic Surfaces

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$499,999.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
0823108
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
NSF 06-553
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
0637508
Solicitation Topic Code:
AM
Small Business Information
InnoSense LLC
2531 WEST 237TH ST, STE 127, TORRANCE, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
114060861
Principal Investigator
 Uma Sampathkumaran
 PhD
 (310) 530-2011
 uma.sampathkumaran-1@innosense.us
Business Contact
 Uma Sampathkumaran
Title: PhD
Phone: (310) 530-2011
Email: uma.sampathkumaran-1@innosense.us
Research Institution
 University of Missouri
 Shubhra Gangopadhyay
 310 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO, 65211 1230
 (573) 882-4070
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) seeks to develop three significant permanent, self-cleaning, anti-fog coatings for plastic and glass surfaces. Fogging of the windows of a car is a hazard most drivers have experienced at one time or another. Fogging results in poor visibility, and unsafe driving or flying conditions. Durable, anti-fog coatings that provide a permanent solution to the problem have potential to satisfy critical needs, especially for the growing number of aging baby boomers. The broader impact/commercial potential of the coatings has been tested independently; these coatings will be fine-tuned for applications in aircraft cockpit windows, motorcycle helmet visors, and in related personal protective gear. These multifunctional hard coatings can be used as abrasion resistant, anti-fog and anti-reflection coatings on both glass and plastic surfaces. The coatings are made from inexpensive raw materials and simple processing techniques like dip or spray coating suited to forming conformal coatings.

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