TechConnect Innovation Program

Ultra-sensitive and multiplexed chemical sensors for Homeland Security and Environmental detection applications.

Graphene Frontiers, Pennsylvania, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Our graphene chemical sensor platform has a unique combination of capabilities for the homeland security and environmental chemical detection industries. The technology allows for real time detection of multiple chemicals on a single chip, with extremely high sensitivity, precision, and portability due to the characteristics of single layer graphene.

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Our sensors for the Defense and Homeland Security industries will enable extremely sensitive and precise detection of numerous chemicals at once, in a rapid and miniaturized system. For the Indoor Air Quality market our technology allows real-time air quality monitoring with extreme sensitivity for a complete air composition analysis.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)

Showcase Booth #: 622

Website: graphenefrontiers.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Graphene Frontiers is proud to be supported by the National Science Foundation Awards:

NSF SBIR Phase I/IB
National Science Foundation IP - 1143163
02/01/2012-01/30/2013
Roll-to-roll Production of Uniform Graphene Films at Atmospheric Pressure and Low Temperature
Developing technology for the production of low-cost, high-quality and large-area graphene films for use in flexible electronics, chemical sensors, and other applications.
Award Amount: $180,000

NSF SBIR Phase II
National Science Foundation IIP-1330991
09/15/2013-08/31/2015
Roll-to-roll Production of Uniform Graphene Films at Atmospheric Pressure and Low Temperature
Developing technology for the production of low-cost, high-quality and large-area graphene films for use in flexible electronics, chemical sensors, and other applications.
Award Amount: $750,000

Furthermore, we hold an exclusive license to graphene technology
developed at the University of Pennsylvania. The lineage of support for our
core technology includes two NSF grants for work at the University of
Pennsylvania:
(1) NSF NSEC DMR08-32802. Nano/Bio Interface Center. This NSF support led to the development of the CVD graphene synthesis process that Graphene Frontiers is scaling and commercializing. Program manager: David Brandt.
(2) NSF DMR-0805136, Graphene- and Metal-Based Atomically Precise
Nanoelectronics. Understanding the growth mechanism of our process and the use of large-area CVD graphene material for the creation of nm-scale
graphene devices that are fabricated in a Transmission Electron Microscope and measured in situ. Program manager: Charles Ying.

Primary Sources of Funding: Angel, Friends, Family

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners