An innovative route to recover lithium and other metals from geothermal brines
The technology is a disruptive chemical process aiming to maximize the geothermal brines Lithium extraction value by valorizing other by-products. The process perceived as a source of lithium, a desalination method, and a CO2 storage possibility in saline formations which collectively improve the economy and reduce associated net GHG emission.
Economical, clean regional transport
LeVanta Tech is developing wing-in-ground effect electric vehicles with hover capability. This provides many of the benefits of helicopters and quadcopters, but with improved range, speed, and payload capability and zero emissions.
Hoverbike - flying jet ski
The hoverbike flies in ground effect over the surface of water. At standstill, the hoverbike floats on the water. During takeoff and landing the wings hydrofoil through the water. Propulsion is provided by a clean, quiet battery-powered electric ducted fan. The hoverbike floats, foils, then flies.
Hydrogen powered modular autonomous air and road eVTOL for regional air mobility
LuftCar is a hydrogen powered, modular autonomous Air and Road Mobility eVTOL vehicle. The air vehicle can detach from the road vehicle providing uninterrupted air and road mobility. Air vehicle flies 300 miles at 220 mph max speed and at 4000 ft altitude. Road vehicle travels 150 miles.
A Diagnostic Tool for Phone Use Intervention
A diagnostic tool, potentially an app, that uses screen time, apps/sites visited, and self-reported socioemotional data to create and provide real-time phone use interventions designed to promote mindfulness, improve mental health, and address phone over use for smartphone users motivated to change their phone use habits.
Charged Polaron Polaritons in Organic Semiconductors
This technology incorporates polaron polaritons in optical transistors, which can be used with fiber optics. The application of this technology includes interfacing computer chips with optical fiber.
SYN-BAC - The first selenium nanoparticle-based antimicrobial dressing for treatment of MRSA infections in skin wounds
Selenium-based nanoparticle (SeNP) treatment for preventive and therapeutic use against bacteria. Our product, SYN-BAC, uses bacteria to produce corresponding therapeutic SeNPs with the aim of using them as antimicrobials towards the same bacteria that produce them. This approach is analogous to a Nanometric Trojan Horse to treating bacterial infections.
Microwave heating to catalyze hydrogen gas generation from petroleum reservoirs
A method of using microwave heating or radiofrequency to catalyze hydrogen gas from petroleum reservoirs after hydraulic fracturing.
Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Therapeutics Targeting S1P-Metabolizing Enzymes
Sphingosine-1 Phosphate (S1P) is an enzyme in humans that has been shown to be upregulated by viruses to help them replicate and spread infection. Our work shows that inhibitors of S1P can protect from infection with Influenza A and other clinically relevant viral infections.
Bio-Based Solid-State Lithium-Ion Battery Technology
The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at University of North Carolina Greensboro has developed a bio-based solid-state electrolyte technology for solid-state batteries. Partnering with Minerva Lithium LLC, we aim to have a commercially viable and eco-friendly solid-state battery technology to meet the demand in solid-state battery market.
An extreme sub-wavelength dual electromagnetic and acoustic on-chip antenna implemented with magnetostrictive/multiferroic nanomagnets actuated by the giant spin Hall effect
This is an extreme sub-wavelength dual electromagnetic and acoustic on-chip antenna implemented with either magnetostrictive/multiferroic nanomagnets or with antiferromagnets undergoing metamagnetic transition to a ferromagnetic state at a temperature modified by strain. The antenna dimensions can be a few hundred nanometers and can operate at VHF, UHF, or EHF frequencies.
Pure-Phase Cubic Ni1-xMox Alloy Nanoparticles as Low-Cost and Earth Abundant Electrocatalysts for Water Splitting to Produce Hydrogen
A colloidal synthesis method was developed to produce inexpensive and earth abundant nickel-molybdenum alloy (Ni1-xMox) nanocrystals with sizes ranging from 18–43 nm for alkaline HER. This platform has the potential to directly replace the current commercially available, expensive, and extremely rare PGM catalysts for renewable and sustainable energy applications.
Direct-Gap Group IV Alloy Nanocrystals with Size and Composition Tunable Energy-Gaps for Visible to Near Infrared Optoelectronics
Development of high-efficiency and silicon-compatible Group IV alloy nanostructures for light harvesting, sensing, and imaging applications.
Continuous Aerosol Based Synthesis for Tungsten Bronze Particles - Scalable, Rapid, and Tunable Production of Crystalline Particles
This invention details a scalable and fast process to produce crystalline tungsten bronze particles in controllable sizes and compositions. The particles are capable of the NIR shielding while having good transmission in the visible light range.
Non-volatile matrix multiplier - A compact, low-energy, non-volatile nanomagnetic matrix multiplier as a hardware accelerator for machine learning and artificial intelligence
This invention details a compact and non-volatile nanomagnetic matrix multiplier as a hardware accelerator for machine learning, implemented with two magnetic tunnel junctions.