Bio-inspired Marine Biofouling-control Coatings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0061
Agency Tracking Number: N112-166-0177
Amount: $79,973.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-166
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, -
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brad Pindzola
 Associate Principal/PI
 (781) 879-1230
 Pindzola.Brad@TIAXLLC.com
Business Contact
 Renee Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (781) 879-1286
Email: wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Undeterred, marine organisms foul ship hulls, decreasing speed and maneuverability while increasing fuel use. New advances in the understanding of the adhesion mechanisms of macrofouling organisms like barnacles and mussels, offer the potential to design improved anti-fouling coatings that specifically target these mechanisms and avoid the general toxicity of traditional tin and copper/biocide coatings that have led to significant environmental damage. TIAX proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of an anti-fouling coating technology to deter the settlement and adhesion of macrofouling organisms to marine surfaces.

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