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STTR Phase II: Abrasion Resistant Ultrahydrophobic Coatings for Corrosion, Erosion and Wear Resistance

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0924684
Agency Tracking Number: 0712652
Amount: $455,854.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3252 Holiday Court #115
La Jolla, CA 92037
United States
DUNS: 969813278
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Schultz
 (858) 638-0315
Business Contact
 David Schultz
Title: PhD
Phone: (858) 638-0315
Research Institution
 North Dakota State University- Fargo
 Valrey V Kettner
1735 NDSU Research Park Drive
Fargo, ND 58105-5757
United States

 (703) 231-8045
 Nonprofit College or University

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project aims to further the development of abrasion resistant, environmentally friendly, ultrahydrophobic coating formulations. The ultrahydrophobic property is created by optimizing the coating matrices to generate a so-called ""lotus leaf"" structure that robustly repels water, preventing water penetration and accumulation. In addition to super water repellent activity, the self-cleaning coatings have a superior corrosion protection function. These properties reduce failure rates, increase life time, and effectively lower maintenance and replacement costs of the coated material. A major objective of the project is to refine the formulations to improve the performance properties. This ultrahydrophobic coating will be optimized for application on specific commercially important substrates such as plastic, concrete, asphalt, wood, glass, fabrics, and metal. The broader impact/commercial potential of multi-functional coatings will be to provide improved, abrasion resistant ultrahydrophobic coatings for commercial applications in a variety of different areas such as shipping, automotive, building and aviation industries. These multi-functional coatings are environmentally compatible and will have a significant societal and environmental impact. This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).

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