USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Company Information:

Company Name: General Nano LLC
City: Cincinnati
State: OH
Zip+4: 45212-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (513) 579-6474

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $907,945.00 8
SBIR Phase II $1,974,237.00 3
STTR Phase I $100,000.00 1
STTR Phase II $499,762.00 1

Award List:

Super Long Carbon Nanotubes for Manufacturing Electrical Fiber

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark J. Schulz, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This project is to address the feasibility of manufacturing carbon nanotube (CNT) fiber that can replace copper wire for electrical power applications in the Air Force. The proposed work will focus on three critical aspects for fiber production that we believe are unique, and that will allow mass… More

Super Long Carbon Nanotubes for Manufacturing Electrical Fiber

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Schulz, Senior Engineer/Associate
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
The objectives of the Phase II project are to optimize nanotube fabrication techniques, scale up production of long carbon nanotubes, spin the nanotubes into electrical fiber that is stronger and lighter than copper wire, and form carbon electronic components that can be integrated into electrical… More

SBIR Phase I: Achieving Breakthrough Properties for Carbon Nanotube Yarn via Base Flow Chemical Vapor Deposition and Industrial Spinning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ge Li, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Businesses Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to synthesize ultra-long carbon nanotubes (CNT) and spin them into the yarns to achieve breakthrough properties of CNT yarns. The approach is to develop a base flow chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor, new porous substrates… More

Multifunctional Carbon Electromagnetic Materials, Motors, and Actuators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Sprengard, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,883.00
Abstract:
The purpose of the proposal is to apply multifunctional carbon electromagnetic materials, including carbon nanotube electrical thread (replaces copper wire) and carbon nanosphere chain magnetic material (replaces iron cores), to build lightweight, high-performance carbon electric motors and… More

Nanomanufactured catalytic arrays on patterned addressable substrates for advanced electronic device applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: University of Cincinnati
Principal Investigator: Joseph Sprengard, President&CEO – (513) 309-5947
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Mark J. Schulz
Abstract:
Success growing long carbon nanotube arrays rests on the preparation of the catalytic substrate. Current best practices use a sputtering, oxidization, evaporation and annealing process to form catalyst particles. This natural self-assembly method is not the best approach. It creates substrates with… More

Improved Data&Power Transmission: Conductor&Shielding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Lucy G. Li, Research Engineer – (513) 607-5802
Award Amount: $99,773.00
Abstract:
Carbon Nanotube (CNT) technology has become a promising replacement for traditional copper, aluminum, and metallic based EMI shielding in power and data transmission cables. CNT materials offer the potential for significant weight reduction and improved mechanical performance. The proposed… More

Carbon Nanotube Coaxial Transmission Lines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ge Li, Research Engineer – (513) 607-5802
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Long CNT arrays are important to develop high performance material for coaxial cable. Long nanotubes reduce the number of junctions and twist angle in CNT yarn, resulting in increased mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. General Nano, LLC (GN), the lead applicant and University of… More

Nanomanufactured catalytic arrays on patterned addressable substrates for advanced electronic device applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: University of Cincinnati
Principal Investigator: Joe Sprengard, President&CEO – (513) 309-5947
Award Amount: $499,762.00
RI Contact: Mark Schulz
Abstract:
General Nano's Phase II proposal is centered around low cost, high volume manufacturing of Carbon Nanotube (CNT) arrays on stainless steel sheets. The proposed technology is the basis for application development projects involving structural reinforced composites, conductive composites, EMI… More

Advanced Carbon Nanotube Forms for Composite Structural Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joe Sprengard, President&CEO – (513) 309-5947
Award Amount: $149,729.00
Abstract:
General Nano is the largest manufacture of Carbon Nanotube (CNT) arrays in the United States. General Nano proposes to leverage two of its proprietary CNT form factors to locally reinforce"hot spots"in composite structural applications. Provisional patents have been filed to protect both… More

Advanced Carbon Nanotube Forms for Composite Structural Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joe Sprengard, President and CEO – (513) 309-5947
Award Amount: $499,530.00
Abstract:
General Nano manufactures Carbon Nanotube (CNT) materials for aerospace and defense applications. In the phase I program, General Nano demonstrated the ability to improve the mechanical and electrical properties or existing laminated composites using a proprietary manufacturing method. General… More

Thermal Interface Materials for Power System Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joe Sprengard, President&CEO – (513) 309-5947
Award Amount: $149,058.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Improving heat transfer and enhancing mechanical compliance at interfaces has significant impact on military and commercial applications. For example, silicon carbide power electronics operate at much higher temperatures (~250 oC) than their silicon counterparts (<~120 oC) and occupy… More

Carbon Nanotube Sensor Thread for Structural Health Monitoring of Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joe Sprengard, President and CEO – (513) 309-5947
Award Amount: $79,502.00
Abstract:
This project will manufacture carbon nanotube(CNT) sensor/tape for use in distributed structural health monitoring(SHM) systems that will be integrated into/onto composite materials to provide damage detection, localization, and characterization. Composite test samples with internally integrated… More

Manufacturing Next Generation Multifunctional Carbon Fiber Laminated Composites for Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joe Sprengard, CEO – (513) 309-5947
Award Amount: $1,174,707.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: General Nano is partnering with Top 3 prime to develop next generation composite systems for air vehicles. The core technology involves integrating lightweight, conductive CNT non-woven sheet materials into aerospace qualified prepreg. The program builds from initial Air Force SBIR… More