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Corporate Partners

Faculty & Staff

Name Awards Latest
BWE
Darien, IL
2 01/01/07
Arphion, LTD
Chicago, IL
1 01/01/14
Applied Material Systems Engineering Inc.
Schaumburg, IL
2 09/13/06
Integrated Genomics, Inc.
Chicago, IL
1 05/22/01
Smart Material Design
Highland Park, IL
1 07/19/99
Enabling Energy Systems
Elmhurst, IL
1 07/22/08
Metis Design Corp.
Boston, MA
2 09/18/13
Srico, Inc.
Columbus, OH
1 08/17/12
NextWatt LLC
hoffman estates, IL
1 01/01/15
Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc.
Bolingbrook, IL
2 01/29/13
Pirouette Software Consulting
Chicago, IL
1 01/01/06
Wizdom Systems, Inc.
Naperville, IL
1 08/01/06
Episensors, Inc.
Bolingbrook, IL
1 09/09/14
Innesol
Country Club Hills, IL
1 01/01/06
Binachip, Inc.
Chicago, IL
1 01/01/05
Smart Pixel, Inc.
Bolingbrook, IL
1 09/17/01
Intelligent Epitaxy Technology, Inc.
Richardson, TX
1 10/18/07
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Rockville, MD
2 03/31/11
Nextgen Aeronautics
Torrance, CA
1 06/28/10
Kyma Technologies, Inc.
Raleigh, NC
1 07/06/15
EPIR, Inc.
Bolingbrook , IL
10 09/30/11
Genesic Semiconductor, Inc.
Dulles, VA
2 01/01/09
Aptima, Inc.
Woburn, MA
1 05/06/10
Technology Holding, LLC
Salt Lake City, UT
1 01/01/06

39 Awards Won

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Kyma Technologies, Inc.

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Navy
Topic: N15A-T023
Budget: 07/06/15 - 05/06/16

Kyma will develop and model a modular high rep rate (>100kHz) photoconductive switch using GaN and commercial-off-the-shelf laser diodes. The switch will be designed to switch >1.5kV at >150A in 5-10ns.

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: NextWatt LLC

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: EW
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15

The broader impact/commercial potential of this project encompasses key application areas of photovoltaic sustainable energy systems in residential and commercial power systems, with a projected multi-billion dollar global industry. From a business owner standpoint, the proposed microinverter will provide a significant advantage to photovoltaic ...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Episensors, Inc.

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T007
Budget: 09/09/14 - 04/09/15

Active Electronic Scanned Array (AESA) radars play a strategic role in surveillance and reconnaissance. A GaN based T/R circuit will be radiation-hard but difficult to integrate with the remainder of the signal chain due to incompatible technologies. SiGe HBT technology, with its high frequency performance and the ability to blend in with CMOS, ...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Arphion, LTD

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: BC-2013
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

This Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project will focus on oral cancer (OC), a disease that strikes over 30,000 new patients each year in the US resulting in about 8,000 deaths and even more disfigurements. This costs hundreds of millions of dollars in medical fees. A surgical biopsy with histopathology diagnosis is ro...

Phase 2 STTR

Firm: Metis Design Corp.

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Navy
Topic: N12A-T007
Budget: 09/18/13 - 09/23/14

This STTR aims to develop a novel method for detecting and tracking growth of cracks in rotorcraft gearbox. Aerospace structures are subject to dynamic loading. In particular, gearbox components experience continuous cyclic loading, wear and eventually develop fatigue cracks. As opposed to most other aircraft components, gearbox components are n...

Phase 2 STTR

Firm: Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc.

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA11-T002
Budget: 01/29/13 - 01/29/15

In Phase I, Sivananthan Laboratories (SL) demonstrated the ability to polish Si(211) wafers, as supplied by a vendor with an already fine polish, to an even better surface smoothness and uniformity. SL also demonstrated the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth of CdTe films with better crystalline quality and uniformity using SL-polished 2 cm x ...

Phase 2 STTR

Firm: Srico, Inc.

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA11-T002
Budget: 08/17/12 - 08/16/14

The goal of this STTR project is to develop an engineered growth substrate technology that will enable low defect MCT growth on silicon that is comparable in defect density to MCT grown on lattice matched CZT substrates. The layer transfer process elements demonstrated in Phase I will be further optimized to produce low defect density MCT on sil...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Metis Design Corp.

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Navy
Topic: N12A-T007
Budget: 08/15/12 - 03/15/13

Aerospace structures are subject to dynamic loading. In particular, gearbox components experience continuous cyclic loading, wear and eventually develop fatigue cracks. As opposed to most other aircraft components, gearbox components are non-redundant, so a failure can have catastrophic consequences. Gearbox members are typically magnesium, alum...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: EPIR, Inc.

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA11-T002
Budget: 09/30/11 - 03/31/12

Hydrogen isotopes have been shown to reduce the electrical effects of various semiconductor defects. Specifically, monoatomic hydrogen and deuterium passivate the electrical activity of defects such as dislocations in long-wavelength HgCdTe grown on Si. We propose a novel method of controlling the intake of hydrogen in HgCdTe IRFPAs by using the...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc.

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA11-T002
Budget: 08/19/11 - 02/29/12

Current state-of-the-art infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPAs) are based on HgCdTe material epitaxially grown on bulk CdZnTe substrates. The size of the IRFPAs is limited by the size of the available CdZnTe substrates and the thermal mismatch between CdZnTe and the Si readout circuit, which misaligns the photodiode array with respect to the circ...

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