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

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
0823108
Award Id:
84850
Agency Tracking Number:
0637508
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2531 WEST 237TH ST, STE 127, TORRANCE, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114060861
Principal Investigator:
Uma Sampathkumaran
PhD
(310) 530-2011
uma.sampathkumaran-1@innosense.us
Business Contact:
Uma Sampathkumaran
PhD
(310) 530-2011
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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