STTR Phase I: Carbon Nanotube Dry Adhesives

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0930619
Agency Tracking Number: 0930619
Amount: $149,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: MM
Solitcitation Number: NSF 08-608
Small Business Information
Agiltron Incorporated
15 CABOT RD, WOBURN, MA, 01801
Duns: 004841644
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kuiyang Jiang
 PhD
 (781) 935-1200
 kjiang@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Kuiyang Jiang
Title: PhD
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: kjiang@agiltron.com
Research Institution
 William Marsh Rice University
 Robert Vajtai
 6100 Main
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX, 77251 1892
 (713) 348-2344
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will develop a low cost manufacturing process for a carbon nanotube based (CNT) dry adhesive that emulates the mechanical properties of gecko feet and that can be scaled up to a large scale. The superior performance of CNT dry adhesives will significantly change the horizon of the adhesives industry, heavily impact many industrial and consumer production processes and create a broad array of products.

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