UMass Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center has invented cost-effective and durable coatings that present icephobic and superhydrophobic characteristics. Our icephobic/superhydrophobic surface technology is designed to high-speed mass production processes; it is suitable to a wide range of polymer chemistry, curing conditions, and compatible over multiple substrates.
Primary Application Area: Other
Technology Development Status: Prototype
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Ice adhesion, corrosion degradation are significant problems with aircraft, ships, and power lines. The Center has developed several cost-effective, durable, and easy-manufacturable solutions to create icephobic and corrosion protection surfaces on existing aircraft, ships and power lines. These solutions can be applied to new and existing structures and equipment.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Vetted Programs/Awards: Seed funding from UMass president's office (twice $25K from April 2015 to April 2016 and April 2016 to April 2017).
External Funding to Date: UMass Lowell Pernick fund