TechConnect Innovation Program

Nano-Enhanced Hydrophobic Surfaces

AES, Inc., Maryland, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

We applied recent advances in nanotechnology for the development of novel smooth, durable, self-cleaning, and anti-microbial surfaces for industry, military, energy, aeronautic, and medical applications. A composition of chemically active silicones and plasmon-enhanced nanoparticles results in unique properties of these surfaces while minimizing maintenance efforts, water, and chemicals needed.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Our novel nano-coats are hydrophobic/superhydrophobic with dirt and microbial repellent properties that could provide unique products and services to the market.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Corporation

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 950

Website: www.selfcleans.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Angel, Friends, Family, Venture Capital, Corporate Venture Capital, Corporate Partner, Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners