Awards

$125K

Photonic antenna coupled middlewave infrared photodetector and focal plane array with low noise and high quantum efficiency

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 11-1-T4.01
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12
PI: Jarrod Vaillancourt

Middle-wave infrared (MWIR, 3-5¿¿m) photodetectors are of great importance in numerous NASA applications, including thermal remote sensing for carbon-based trace gases (CH4, CO2, and CO), heat capacity mapping for earth resource locating, environment and atmosphere monitoring, and IR spectroscopy. However, existing MWIR photodetectors are requir...

$100K

Selective Oxidation of Heterocyclic Amines

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF10-BT25
Budget: 09/30/11 - 06/29/12
PI: Dr. Vladimir Gilman

ABSTRACT: The ability to oxidize organic functional groups in a selective manner is of major importance in preparing compounds of interest to the Air Force and DoD. This is particularly critical in the preparation of high energy density compounds and fuels. Heterocyclic ring systems that contain both nitro and amino groups have been found to b...

$95.8K

High-capacity and Cost-effective Manufacture of Chloroperoxidase

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Agency: Army
Topic: A11A-T014
Budget: 09/29/11 - 03/27/12
PI: David Easson

Bioengineering offers an efficient and robust route for the production of enzymatic catalysts such as chloroperoxidase (CPO). The CPO from Caldariomyces fumago can catalyze non-specific halogenation of electrophilic organic molecules, epoxidation and hydroxylation of olefins and organic sulfides, and generation of free chlorine from chloride io...

$99.9K

High-capacity and Cost-effective Manufacture of Chloroperoxidase

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Agency: Army
Topic: A11A-T014
Budget: 09/06/11 - 03/04/12
PI: Dr. Vladimir Gilman

The low cost chloroperoxidase can be potentially applicable to the inactivation of chemical agents due to its exceptional stability, broad substrate profile, and high catalytic efficiency. However, the high cost of producing large amounts of CPO is a major obstacle precluding the formulation and field deployment of this enzyme for chemical agent...

$80K

Low cost acoustic transmitter

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Agency: Navy
Topic: N11A-T026
Budget: 06/27/11 - 04/27/12
PI: Corey Bachand

We propose the development of a low cost compact low frequency transducer with associated electronics using a novel method.

$99.9K

Flexible Nanoimprinting for IR Photodetector

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD10-T006
Budget: 05/15/11 - 11/15/11
PI: Dr. Je Kyun Lee

It is desirable to develop a low cost and flexible nano- and micro-pattern transferring technology to form 3D photonic and electric structures. Nanotrons Corporation, in collaboration with Professor Hongwei Sun at NSF Nanomanufacturing Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML), proposes to fabricate lead salt based photoni...

$100K

Low-cost, low-defect Solvothermal growth of large diameter Gallium Nitride substrates

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF10-BT28
Budget: 04/28/11 - 01/30/12
PI: Buguo Wang

ABSTRACT: Availability of high quality, large area gallium nitride (GaN) single crystal substrates is one of the most outstanding issues for III-V nitride materials. Today's GaN device processes typically employ HVPE grown on sapphire and silicon carbide substrates, requiring elaborate buffer layers and deposition techniques to overcome lattice ...

$70K

Efficient isomer-selective biosynthesis of pinene from cellulosic feedstocks

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Agency: Navy
Topic: N10B-T046
Budget: 01/10/11 - 08/15/11
PI: Dr. Anthony A. Ferrante

There is a need to find more efficient methods for producing high-density, liquid, tactical fuels for use in missile propulsion or as components to improve key performance characteristics of currently available jet and diesel fuels. Generation of such fuels from renewable sources such as waste cellulose, grasses, waste agricultural material and ...

$70K

Bioengineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the Selective Production of beta-Pinene

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Agency: Navy
Topic: N10B-T046
Budget: 01/10/11 - 08/15/11
PI: D. Easson

This technology development program addresses the market and strategic need for renewable high density fuels for missile propulsion or as additives to increase performance of jet propulsion fuels. beta-Pinene, a natural plant derived organic compound, is the proposed high density fuel precursor. In the Phase 1 project, we will demonstrate the fe...

$69.9K

Low Cost High-rate Manufacturing of Flexible Explosive Detection Sensor

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Agency: Navy
Topic: N10A-T031
Budget: 06/28/10 - 04/30/11
PI: Dr. Je Kyun Lee

Nanotrons Corporation, in collaboration with Professor Byungki Kim at NSF Nanomanufacturing Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML), proposes to develop the low-cost high-rate manufacturing technique for flexible explosive detection sensors to significantly increase sensitivity of detection of trinitrotoluene (TNT) explos...

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