University of Akron

284 Polsky Building
Akron, OH 44325

Corporate Partners

Faculty & Staff

Name Awards Latest
Psychological Systems & Research
Kent, OH
1 09/30/01
Materials Research and Design, Inc.
Wayne, PA
1 01/01/14
Alpha Star
Long Beach, CA
4 06/24/15
Deformation Control Technology, Inc.
Cleveland, OH
1 08/15/11
Kent Displays, Inc.
Kent, OH
2 01/01/13
MemPro Ceramics Corporation
Copper Mountain, CO
2 01/01/08
Psychological Systems & Research
Fairfield, IA
1 10/01/02
ADAP Nanotech LLC
Akron, OH
1 07/14/10
Wright Materials Research CO.
Beavercreek, OH
1 09/02/08
Akron AIR Materials, LLC
Akron, OH
1 07/14/08
Integrated Smart Structures, Inc.
Copley, OH
1 08/12/04
Creative Action, LLC
Akron, OH
1 07/01/03
Mesocoat, Inc.
Euclid, OH
1 05/20/16
Soraa, Inc.
Fremont, CA
2 04/18/11
Ocius Technologies LLC
Akron, OH
1 03/31/16
Luna Innovations, Inc.
Roanoke, VA
1 09/01/04

22 Awards Won

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Mesocoat, Inc.

Institution: University of Akron

Agency: Navy
Topic: N16A-T005
Budget: 05/20/16 - 12/30/16

During Phase I, we propose to develop nanostructured, low friction thermal sprayed coatings that are able to withstand high dynamic loadings. Additionally, the novel coatings will possess a low friction coefficients in humid air, dried conditions and various greases and lubricants. These novel nanostructured coatings will be manufactured by HVOF...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Ocius Technologies LLC

Institution: University of Akron

Agency: Department of Defense
Topic: ST15C-002
Budget: 03/31/16 - 06/30/17

The objective is to design an analog (time-continuous) radiofrequency (RF) computation platform in the form of a software-defined RF integrated-circuit (IC) with supplementary digital logic for solving differential equation based simulations at speeds that are 1-2 orders of magnitude greater than available digital high-performance computation pl...

Phase 2 STTR

Firm: Alpha Star

Institution: University of Akron

Agency: Navy
Topic: N13A-T008
Budget: 06/24/15 - 06/30/16

The Alpha STAR Corporation and the University of Akron STTR Phase II proposal will establish ASTM standards test methods to determine relevant ceramics matrix composites (CMC) delamination crack growth resistance (CGR) material properties (Mode I & Mode II)under service load temperature conditions. Phase Ii will expand on Phase I results, conclu...

Phase 2 STTR

Firm: Materials Research and Design, Inc.

Institution: University of Akron

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-2-T12.01
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

As the power density of advanced engines increases, the need for new materials that are capable of higher operating temperatures, such as ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), is critical for turbine hot-section static and rotating components. Such advanced materials have demonstrated the promise to significantly increase the engine temperature capa...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Alpha Star

Institution: University of Akron

Agency: Navy
Topic: N13A-T008
Budget: 08/15/13 - 03/15/14

Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) s are highly susceptible to interlaminar shear failure at elevated temperatures. Therefore, interlaminar properties, critical design limitation of CMC should be assessed accurately with appropriate test methods to ensure overall structural reliability/integrity of components in Naval gas turbine engines. AlphaSTAR ...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Kent Displays, Inc.

Institution: University of Akron

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: AS-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

The innovation is the development of a new class of devices known as eWriters for classroom use as both a sustainable paper replacement technology and an effective tool for student/teacher interaction. These devices address the problem of achieving a sustainable world by satisfying the human need for making and recording handwritten images witho...

Phase 2 STTR

Firm: Alpha Star

Institution: University of Akron

Agency: Navy
Topic: N10A-T010
Budget: 04/09/12 - 10/09/12

The Phase II STTR technical objective will update, expand, and validate the excellent results achieved in the Phase I Analysis and Modeling of Foreign Object Damage (FOD) in Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC s) program. The program will evaluate CMC component life capability before and after impact in a realistic operating environment. Prediction...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Deformation Control Technology, Inc.

Institution: University of Akron

Agency: Navy
Topic: N11A-T007
Budget: 08/15/11 - 03/15/12

The objective of the proposed project is to develop physics based models which include the effects of surface condition, i.e. surface roughness in combination with residual stress state, on fatigue life. The final objective is the development of an engineering fatigue model to assess the benefits of various surface treatments on gear fatigue lif...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Soraa, Inc.

Institution: University of Akron

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF10-BT28
Budget: 04/18/11 - 01/18/12

ABSTRACT: We propose to develop cost and growth-rate models quantifying the capability for Soraa's proprietary SCoRA ammonothermal reactor and associated procedures to produce bulk GaN with low threading dislocation defect concentrations. The new apparatus and methods will enable major improvements in the growth of ultralow defect bulk GaN crys...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Alpha Star

Institution: University of Akron

Agency: Navy
Topic: N10A-T010
Budget: 07/30/10 - 07/13/11

A significant barrier to the insertion of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials into advanced aircraft engines is their inherent lack of toughness under foreign object Damage (FOD) as well as post FOD. Our team will develop and demonstrate a physics-based model for FOD/post FOD in CMC s. The model will incorporate physical mechanisms associat...

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