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Company Information:

Company Name: NanoTechLabs Inc.
City: Yadkinville
State: NC
Zip+4: 27055-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (336) 403-7762

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,645,511.00 16
SBIR Phase II $3,515,533.00 5
STTR Phase I $449,987.00 4

Award List:

Ionic Lubricants incorporating nanomaterials.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Wake Forest University
Principal Investigator: Richard Czerw, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Lori Messer
Abstract:
Ionic liquids could be an important component in green engineering. They are salts that are liquid at ambient temperature, and they possess attractive features as green lubricants such as very low vapor pressure and non-flammability. In contrast to many conventional solvents, ionic liquids produce… More

Ionic Thermofluids Containing Nanomaterials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Richard Czerw, President
Award Amount: $98,769.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, NanoTechLabs will synthesize and evaluate ionic liquid based thermo-fluids incorporating carbon nanotubes to improve thermal management of high heat bearing equipment. Ionic liquids have desirable characteristics as thermal fluids such as: liquid over broad temperature ranges… More

Lightweight Electronic Enclosures Incorporating Nanotubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Czerw, President
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I project, we will incorporate carbon nanotubes into a molded carbon fiber reinforced polymer laminate for EMI shielding of electronic enclosures. The nanotubes will be incorporated into the epoxy matrix and also as a coating on the laminate surface. In addition to enhanced… More

High Conductivity Nanoscale Modification for Electrically Conductive Organic Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Czerw, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Traditionally, conductive paths in composite structures to mitigate the effects of lightning strikes have been established by bonding aluminum or copper mesh to the structure either as the outside ply or embedded one ply down or incorporating strands of conductive material into the laminate. For… More

Lightweight Electronic Enclosures Incorporating Nanotubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Czerw, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Due to their low density and exceptionally high strength and modulus, graphite fiber composites are being used increasingly for the fabrication of aircraft and spacecraft. Additonally, because of these superior mechanical properties and low weight, composites have been replacing metals, such as… More

SBIR Phase I: Ionic Liquid Thermofluids from Natural Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Richard B. Czerw, PhD
Award Amount: $99,864.00
Abstract:
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop environmentally friendly (green engineered) single phase heat transfer fluids based on ionic liquids that are synthesized from naturally derived sources. Ionic liquids are mixtures of anions and cations with a melting point… More

High Conductivity Nanoscale Modification for Electrically Conductive Organic Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Czerw, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $747,658.00
Abstract:
Traditionally, conductive paths in composite structures to mitigate the effects of lightning strikes have been established by bonding aluminum or copper mesh to the structure either as the outside ply or embedded one ply down or incorporating strands of conductive material into the laminate. For… More

Nanotailored Carbon Fibers via Ultra-Long Carbon Nanotubes: Scale-Up and Post Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Texas Dallas
Principal Investigator: Jay Gaillard, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,988.00
RI Contact: Rafael Martin
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed work is to refine and scale-up the production of high strength continuous threads prepared from ultra-long carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The NanoTechLabs, Inc. (NTL) team will work to produce fibers spun from NTL's ultra-long CNTs. Significant challenges remain that are primarily… More

Ink Jet Printing of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Integrated Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jay Gaillard, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $98,822.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed work is to evaluate the viability of printing integrated circuits using Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) as the base material. Commercially, the impact of advanced printing electronics technology is significant. These technologies have the potential to reduce… More

Cabling Architecture and Mechanisms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard Czerw, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
The object of this Phase I program is develop missile cable shielding based on carbon nanotube papers (buckypapers). Current metal shielding imposes a severe weight penalty, and the shielded cables are rigid and difficult to route. Therefore, it is critical to develop non-metallic cable shielding… More

Non-Metallic Conductive Material for ESD/EMI Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Czerw, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I SBIR, NanoTechLabs (NTL) Inc. will produce a 100 square ft. carbon nanotube prepeg that can be laminated into a composite structure. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) provide an avenue to prepare organic and corrosion resistant materials for ground plane applications. Recent improvements in… More

Enriched Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes for High Frequency Large Area Flexible Transistor Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: NCA&T
Principal Investigator: Matthew Craps, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: N. Radhakrishnan Ph.D P
Abstract:
A great deal of research has been done on thin film Carbon Nanotube Transistors. Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) have exceptional electrical properties, High speed circuits require high carrier mobility, and individual SWNTs have a carrier mobility of up to 120,000 cm2/Vs and can be doped n… More

Cabling Architecture and Mechanisms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jessica Ravine, DIVISION PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $749,703.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase II program is to develop missile cable shielding incorporating carbon nanotube membrane (buckypaper). Current metal shielding imposes a severe weight penalty, and the shielded cables are rigid and difficult to route. Therefore, it is critical to develop non-metallic cable… More

Ionic NanoLubricants for Wear Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Czerw, CEO
Award Amount: $69,966.00
Abstract:
laterOne method to improve reliability, readiness, and survivability of military hardware operating under harsh environmental conditions is reducing frictional loss and wear within equipment. A phase I effort is proposed to prepare compositions of novel nanomaterials and ionic liquid blends with… More

SBIR Phase I:Improvement of Low Frequency Response of Carbon Nanomembrane for EMI Shielding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jessica L. Ravine, PhD
Award Amount: $149,630.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will employ innovative alloy nanowire manufacturing concepts to enhance the low frequency response of carbon nanomembrane for electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding of cabling and electronics. Currently-employed metals present corrosion… More

SBIR Phase I: Manufacturing of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Rigid Rod Polymer Advanced Structural Fibers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Tiano
Award Amount: $149,584.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will employ innovative processing technologies to incorporate highly crystalline ultra-long double wall carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs) into poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) (Kevlar) to prepare advanced structural fibers for ballistic protection for… More

Easily Reworkable Thermal Interface Material for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Tiano, Principal Investigator – (978) 846-0377
Award Amount: $99,925.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this program, the NanoTechLabs team will develop an easily-reworkable thermal interface material (TIM) that is highly thermally conductive, easy to handle, and highly compliant, yet can be qualified for aerospace and space missions. The enabling technology is the combination of a… More

Lightweight, Frangible Cables and Composite Ladders with Lightning Strike Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Heather Brooks, NANOCOMPOSITES ENGINEER – (937) 297-5040
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This Phase I SBIR program will focus on demonstrating the feasibility of developing a frangible nanocomposite ladder for ILS/GS towers. Non frangible, high mass metal components will be replaced with a FRP nanocomposite incorporated with NTL"s BuckyShield product. Frangible… More

Robust, Thin Resistive Films

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jessica Ravine, Division President – (937) 829-4203
Award Amount: $69,946.00
Abstract:
Current resistive thin films employed in composite aerospace applications include metal-sputtered films, carbon-loaded polymer films, and carbon inks. These films are often difficult to laminate and are not flexible enough to conform to complex geometries without creasing, cracking, and changing… More

High Conductance Thermal Interface Material for Use in Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Tiano, Sr. Program Manager – (336) 849-7474
Award Amount: $149,124.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this Phase I Air Force SBIR program, NanoTechLabs (NTL)will develop a space-qualifiable, high-conductance, thermal interface material (TIM) for use in space-based flanged heat-pipe-to-heat-pipe joints or for mounting relatively small area units with stiff baseplates and high power… More

Strategically Located Nano-enhanced Structural Reinforcement of Aerospace Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Tiano, Senior Engineer – (336) 849-7474
Award Amount: $79,996.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I effort, NanoTechLabs will develop a family of related products/techniques for improving the performance of carbon fiber structural composites by introducing small amounts of carbon nanotubes into structurally critical areas. These new carbon nanotube structural products will be… More

Lightweight, High Efficiency Cryogenic Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Matthew Craps, Program Manager – (336) 849-7474
Award Amount: $79,931.00
Abstract:
Through this effort, NanoTechLabs Inc. will improve the efficiency and lower the mass of the cryogenic heat exchanger used in American Superconductor's High Temperature Superconducting Degaussing system. NanoTechLabs will achieve these goals by producing a Carbon Nanotube metal matrix… More

High Thermal Conductivity Gaskets Based On Carbon Nanotube Vertical Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Tiano, Principal Investigator – (978) 846-0377
Award Amount: $749,487.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Through the Phase II program, NTL will finalize the materials development and demonstrate the ability of a TIM material based on carbon nanotube vertical arrays to meet general requirements for space applications. In addition we will define and initiate tests required for a specific Air… More

Hybrid Veil Material for ESD/EMI Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jessica Ravine, CEO – (937) 829-4203
Award Amount: $518,685.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop a hybrid conductive veil technology for use in UCASS or FA/xx and also as a replacement or repair of the existing conductive metallic ground planes on legacy platforms. The hybrid veil system can be made into a prepreg and bonded directly to the composite… More

Development of a naNomaterial aNode for a low voltage proportional counter for neutron detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Savannah River National Laboratory. SRNL
Principal Investigator: Matthew Craps, Mr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
The objective of this technology transfer effort is to leverage technology developed at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) to develop a portable proportional counter (PC) for neutron detection. NanoTechLabs Inc. (NTL) will develop a portable proportional counter for neutron detection… More