Santa Barbara, CA
Non-toxic adhesives working underwater including physiological environments
Recyclable Thermoset Chemistry for Economical Recycling of Wind Turbine Blades
The objective of the project is to demonstrate the feasibility of an economical novel chemical method to separate fibers from the matrix of retired wind turbine blades. This technology will provide a solution for the disposal and recycling of wind turbine blades at the end of their service life.
Direct method to grow single and multilayer graphene on insulating substrate at wafer-scale in 1 min
The degradation of intrinsic properties of graphene during the transfer process constitutes a major challenge in graphene device fabrication. Our Graphene-on-diamond process allows direct growth of single and multilayer graphene on wafer-scale (4" diameter) on polycrystalline diamond thin films deposited on Si wafer representing a major breakthrough
Improving Bulk copper Mechanical Properties with Nanoparticles
A simple and cost effective method for strengthening copper wires, contacts and other mechanincal elements by the addition of nanoparticles to the bulk metal during production.
Bi-layer Multifunctional Coating for the Prevention of Icing
This technology is a bi-layer multifunctional coating that prevents the build up of ice layers on the surface of a material. The layer senses when icing is beginning and triggers a release of deicing chemicals.
Chelating Ionic Liquid Family for Magnesium Battery
This technology represents an improved Magnesium battery that is rechargeable and uses purely ionic liquid solvating medium, with increased conductivity and lower costs than lithium ion batteries.
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). Fast and easy, high-resolution, high-sensitivity 2D and 3D mapping of chemical content - elemental analysis. Depth profiling and detection of thin layers. Suitable for wide range of industrial and scientific application. Table - top, remote, stand off instruments, for indoor outdoor use.
Electrode Material for Supercapacitor Using Carbon Fibers
Technology capable of manufacturing a porous carbon nanofibers having a high specific surface area by changing the composition of a spinning solution when a carbon fibers is manufactured through elecrospinning which is possible to manufacture
Heat Integrated Reactive Distillation Process for Synthesis of Bio-Based Chemicals and Conversion of CO2 to Alkyl Carbonate
The E3Tec Team has developed heat integrated reactive distillation (HIRD) process equipped with side reactors. The process is applied to esterification of selected esters of organic acids to replace petroleum-based plasticizers and conversion of captured CO2 to value-added chemical products.
MagnaShield Durable Sealcoat for Magnesium Alloys
MagnaShield is affordable Chromium-free corrosion protection for anodized magnesium surfaces. It is a drop-in alternative for coating aircraft components and can be used on any magnesium components where lightweight durability is needed. It is a one component heat-cured spray-on sealer for bare-metal or anodized components ready for primer and topcoat.
Developing Novel Non-volatile, Reusable, Biodegradable Solvents from Biodiesel-Waste Glycerol
We are developing a novel reusable, biodegradable, non-volatile solvent system based on waste glycerol from biodiesel synthesis and simple, biodegradable salts. This should alleviate a waste stream, reduce costs of molecular solvent purchase and disposal, and provide revenue for biodiesel producers.
Threading the Needle: Composting to Colorants
This project aims to demonstrate the potential for transforming fabric waste from any point in the supply chain--design, garment production or post-consumer textile waste--to create new raw material, in particular natural colorants, that can subsequently be used to reduce pollution at the manufacturing stage.
Biopolymers for Sustainable Agricultural Solutions
Investigate the innovative use of a biopolymer compound, produced from Rhizobium tropici sp., on the enhanced germination rate of tomato plants, and its impact on enhanced nutrient adsorption of the plants, using hydroponics experiments.
Beneficial reuse of PCBs (poly-chlorinated biphenyls) as new materials
This technology focuses on reuse PCBs in oil matrix. It combines de-chlorination and hydrogenation in one system, using the same catalyst and under low temperatures. Catalysts and carrier gases are recyclable in industrial settings.
Safer and Effective Alternatives to Methylene Chloride for Paint Stripping Applications
The objective of this research is to identify and evaluate alternatives to methylene chloride that have equal or better paint stripping performance and do not introduce any significant environmental, health, and safety hazards.
Portable Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Field Emission Electron Sources for Linear Accelerators
Planar field emission cathodes (FECs) based on nitrogen-incorporated ultrananocrystalline diamond ((N)UNCD) are developed by Euclid and Argonne. They do not require any complicated fabrication techniques unlike the existing ones. The (N)UNCD films naturally consist of atomically abrupt nitrogen-incorporated grain boundaries, which provide field emission sites.
A Reflective Optical Sensor Device
The technology is related to biomimicry synthesis that uses silica-synthetic peptide with high affinity on gold surface. It provides high efficiency and environmentally friendly production of gold core-insulator shell nano structure.
Safer Energetic Materials
Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have developed energetic materials that are capable of delivering powerful explosive energy, yet demonstrate unprecedented improvements for safer storage, handling, transportation and operation. INL investigators are also working to increase the safety of ignition devices to ensure energetics detonate only when required.
Novel Marine Antifouling and Antimicrobial Paints
A range of paints and surface treatments have been developed using novel nanotechnology to impart antifouling and antimicrobial functionality. These surface coatings have shown to be very effective in marine antifouling applications. They also exhibit strong antimicrobial performance, making them suitable for use in food safety, medical and HVAC applications.
Chemical Separation of Rare-earth elements
ISU researchers have developed a method to effectively recycle rare earth elements through dissolution rate gradients and simple REDOX reactions allowing for aqueous processing. This replaces the need for dangerous and environmentally unfriendly practices.
Low Cost and High Performance Fuel Cells Fed with Biomass-Derived Feedstock
ISU researchers have developed a high performance low cost biomass fuel cell technology that can be directly fed with biomass wastes/residuals, biorefinery or pyrolytic streams as fuels.
Technology on the non-reflecting OLED having characteristics of contrast and optic efficiency improvement
Adhesive composition comprising tannin, polyethylene glycol, and water, low carbon alcohol or mixture thereof
The adhesive composition has little toxicity, allows adhesion even in the absence of a thermosetting curing agent, and is hardly soluble in water to show moisture resistance, unlike known tannin adhesives. Therefore, the adhesive composition may be used as a medical adhesive
Manufacturing Method of Carbon Nano Tube Fiber Reinforced with Carbon Precursor
Technology on manufacturing method of metal nano particle of core-shell structure with improved oxidation stability of metal nano particle by applying radiation after thermal treatment of shell metal precursor solution and core metal precursor solution
Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis using Spontaneously Activatable Catalysts
A catalytic process for production of synthetic liquid fuels and/or high value-added chemicals from coal, natural/shale gas, or biomass via syngas (H2 + CO) using unique iron-based catalysts with no necessity for an extra pre-activation treatment
Manufacturing Method of Si Nanoparticles and Nanoink for Printed Electronics
Manufacturing Monodispered intrinsic, N-type, and P-type Si Nanoparticles with specially designed reactor and inductive coupled plasma, Manufacturing water-based and organic solvent-based Si nanoink for Printed electronics with large range of solid-liquid ratios.
Manufacturing Method of 5-Hydroxymethyl-2-Furfural Using Ion Exchange Resin Under Organic Solvent or Its Alkyl Ether Derivatives
Technology regarding the method of manufacturing furan group compounds using ion exchange resins under organic solvent
Paste Composition for Energy Harvesting Application
By the proper functionalization and combination of ceramic fillers and graft polymer binders, paste composition with high ceramic contents and high dispersion capacity can be obtained resulting in the potential application in the energy harvesting applications
HighÃ¢â‚¬â€¢Efficiency InorganicÃ¢â‚¬â€¢Organic Hybrid Solar Cells and Method for Fabricating the Same
High efficiency solar cell manufacturing method that form light absorber by drying the solvent of light absorber precursor
synthesis and spectral properties of a stimuli-responsive D--A charge transfer dye
synthesis and spectral properties of a stimuli-responsive D--A charge transfer dye
A complete portfolio of Berkeley LabÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s available technologies that incorporate graphene. Graphene is a Ã¢â‚¬Å“super materialÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 200 time stronger than steel, an efficient conductor of heat and electricity, and nearly transparent Ã¢â‚¬â€œand serves as the foundation for breakthrough technologies in fields ranging from Transmission Electron Microscopy to Hydrogen Storage.
Membranes for Harsh Environments
WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve developed a low-cost molecular filter for use harsh environments such as batteries, water purification, fuel cells, pharmaceutical separations, food processing and gas separations. We achieve high performance and low cost by leveraging existing manufacturing processes and commodity materials from the food packaging industry.
Selenbact is range of veterinary products containing selenium nanoparticles with antibacterial properties, in special nanocomposite with polymeric substance, creating gel-like film preventing attachment and growth of microorganisms responsible for infections. Unique nanocomposite was developed with emphasis on maximum efficiency and for easier and effective application in the veterinary field.
A material geometry (like a honeycomb) that is the first and only known material geometry that is capable of achieving the theoretical bounds for isotropic (omnidirectional) stiffness and strain energy storage, over a wide range of relative densities; extreme lightweighting can be achieved when shape stability is a requirement.
Hollow-sphere nanoparticles of silica
Silica nanoparticle shells that are internally hollow and useful for in weight reduction applications of high performance composites.
LiteScope - SPM for SEM integration
LiteScope is Scanning for microscope specifically designed for simple use in SEM microscopes. LiteScope provide several advantages like Correlative Probe and Electron Microscopy (CPEM). Instrument extend SEM capabilities in sample analysis like 3D topography, magnetic properties, electric properties, mechanical properties and others.
Electrochemical Catalyst for Conversion of CO2 to Ethanol
This technology is a non-precious-metal electrocatalyst that can convert carbon dioxide in water directly to ethanol. The process can be carried out at room temperature and a potential of up to -1.9V, with a Coulombic efficiency of about 70%.
Low Temperature Oxidation Catalyst Material for Automotive, Trucking, and Stationary Engine Applications
A catalyst material composed of oxides of Ce, Co, and Cu combined with Platinum Group Metal catalysts to achieve improvements in low temperature oxidation of CO and hydrocarbons at a lower overall cost than conventional PGM catalysts.
Hybrid Hollow Silica Particles with Unprecedentedly Low Thermal Conductivity
A thermal insulation material with thermal insulation properties similar to the state-of-the-art material (aerogels) at a lower cost of production. The hollow silica particles are coated with a very low thermal conductivity material.
Pristine Low-Cost Large-Area Graphene Sheets
Graphene is an advanced material with excellent properties related to conductivity, toughness, flexibility and transparency; but several factors hinder grapheneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s market entry including material cost, purity and process scalability. Large-Area Graphene films grown from electrically activated coal bypasses market entry issues and enhances national security by local resource usage
Transparent Anti-Static ClearCoat for Automotive and Electronics Industry
PolyDrop introduces StatiClear solution for electrostatic charge dissipative protection in electronics and automotive sectors. Our coatings are transparent and provide high level adhesion and durability for textiles and plastics industry. StatiClear low-cost spray coating or additives to plastics to will make your life; free of charge.
xPAO Functional Polyolefins
Precision Polyolefins (PPL) utilizes proprietary catalyst technology to produce xPAOs Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a revolutionary new class of reactive polymer that will be used by PPL and its customers to create a new landscape of performance enhancing additives for advanced materials, including superior coatings, lubricants, and phase change materials for thermal regulation.
Stress-induced Fabrication enables the production of new functional materials with better performance and structure control while reducing costs, improving manufacturability, and minimizing environmental and safety concerns.
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR MATERIALS DESIGN. SIESTA PRO: READY FOR THE INDUSTRY
SIESTA PRO is the software solution created on top of existing SIESTA code (expected release in 2017). SIESTA PRO is designed to make accesible the use of the SIESTA code to non-expert users, and to facilitate its use to expert users.
Smart Coatings with Controlled Release of Active Agents for Corrosion Detection, Corrosion Prevention and Antifouling
SynMatter has developed a method to encapsulate chemical compounds into particles that can be incorporated into coatings to imbue them with additional functionalities beyond merely protecting a surface. These particles are designed to release their contents as needed to provide the coatings with corrosion detection, corrosion prevention and antifouling properties.
Lossless Droplet Manipulation Conferred by a Flexible Transparent Nanofilm
Precise capture, manipulation and transfer of very small volumes of liquids (nano- and picolitres) is required in various applications including droplet-based microfluidics. We have developed a one step process to make a flexible transparent nanofilm with highly adhesive superhydrophobic properties that confers lossless droplet transfer between surfaces.
High quality ultrathin single crystal diamond membranes
A new method for fabricating ultrathin membranes (100nm) from single crystal diamonds that offers high surface and geometric qualities suitable for a wide range of applications including optical and sensing.
Metal Organic Frameworks for gas storage and separation, sensors, and catalysis
UCLA has developed extensive classes of crystalline porous materials, ranging from metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs), metal-catecholates (M-CATs), metal triazolates (METs), and multivariate (MTV) MOFs, that can be used in clean energy storage and generation, electrically conductive materials, gas sensors, and catalysis.Ã‚
Negative Photochromic Material with Tunable Properties
A simple way to create material chemistry that can switch from colored to colorless under defined illumination and can be returned to a colored state using a heat. The material chemistry can be adjusted to control its behavior in response to light or heat resulting in a highly customizable material.
Oil-in-Water-in-Oil Multinanoemulsions for Templating Complex Nanoparticles
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed an oil-in-water-in-oil double nanoemulsions via a two-step high-energy method, and their use as templates for complex nanogels comprised of inner oil droplets encapsulated within a hydrogel matrix.
3D printing piezoelectric inks and sensors
Cost effective method for the production of high performance piezoelectric inks and sensors for additive manufacturing. The composite material possesses high piezoelectric properties similar to commercial PVDF and can be used to process complex sensors.
Acoustic foam with structural properties
Open cell foam with acoustic and structural properties. The manufacturing process is cost-effective, easy to implement and provides gradient of porosities able to absorb a broad range of frequencies, as well as a complete control of both porosity ratio and cell-size.
Reinforced thermoplastic beams from bio-sourced materials
A novel pultrusion method to manufacture reinforced thermoplastic rods with natural fibers having superior competitive advantages compered to fiberglass composites. Those rods have shown great mechanical properties enable to replace conventional reinforcement materials in composites, while weighting half as much.
Novel recycling process for new polymeric material
A novel recycling technology able to produce a new plastic material with excellent mechanical properties matching pure polypropylene. This material is made from the fraction of polymers usually discarded in recycling plants encapsulated into a blend of recycled polyethylene and polypropylene.
3D printing conductive ink
A cost effective method for the production of high performance 3D printed conductive inks for microelectronics, smart textiles and telecommunications. The resulting composite possess above the market conductive performances, is effective at ambient temperature, and also perfectly suited for additive manufacturing.
Bisphenol A (BPA) Free Epoxies Useful in Making Safer Food and Beverage Can Coatings
This technology is looking to eliminate toxic can coatings from the food and beverage products with an innovative and proprietary BPA-free epoxy without compromising the quality and taste. This new formulation can be easily manufactured in the existing infrastructure and has equivalent or better characteristics than conventional epoxy.
Safer Paint Stripper Alternatives
This technology describes some alternate paint stripper formulations in an effort to reduce the health, safety and toxicity concerns related to methylene chloride, toluene, and methanol, while maintaining similar performance.
Organic Blue Light Emitting Compounds
Novel chemical structures capable of emitting saturated blue light have been easily synthesized. These compounds have potential applications in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and organic field effect transistors (OFETs).
High Strength Lignin Based Plastics
Lignin is a byproduct of papermaking and the 50 million metric tons of lignin generated worldwide is predominantly burned as fuel. Since lignin comprises 30% of woody biomass and these new lignin plastics contain at least 80% lignin, this technology is a truly renewable, bio-compatible plastic.
Vapor Phase Catalyst for High Efficiency Renewable Monomer Production
Petrochemical monomers may be manufactured utilizing glucose, fructose or furans as a starting material to create high value chemicals such as para-xylene - used to make plastic bottles - and isoprene or butadiene Ã¢â‚¬â€œ used to make rubber articles such as tires.
Nonthermal Plasma Synthesis of Core/Shell Nanocrystals
Core shell nanocrystals are advanced materials that are beginning to be used for a variety of applications such as solar cells, cell phone displays, computers and other optoelectronic devices. This technology increases production efficiencies by optimizing yield of particles and by minimizing waste of expensive starting materials.
Plasma-Driven Biodiesel and Chemical Production
An AC-powered liquid-plasma process and reactor for biodiesel production offers extremely rapid reaction time (under (one second) and a high conversion rate with lower energy input than current process. It has been demonstrated in biodiesel production and has the potential for similar efficiencies in related chemical reactions.
High Performance Composite and Concrete Structures with Smart Microfibers
An innovative fiber reinforcement technology for cementitious or plastic composite structures that employs in-situ shrinking microfibers to provide supplemental strength-enhancing compressive stresses is presented.
An environmentally friendly cotton waste upcycling technique
Recycling cotton waste to manufacturing high quality fibers