Materials

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Process for the Production of Bulk Transient Materials from Cyclic Poly (phthalaldehyde)

Dr. Moore from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a method for enhancing the thermal stability of cyclic poly(phthalaldehyde) (“cPPA”). cPPA is a...

Unidirectional (UD) Prepeg Fabrics with Embedded Liquid Healing Agents for Fabrication of Self-Healing Fiber-reinforced Polymer (FRP Composites)

Dr. White from the University of IL has developed a method for fabricating a glass epoxy prepreg with imbedded microcapsules containing a self-healing agent. Existing...

Biphasic Solvent System for the Capture of CO2 (BiCAP) 

Dr. Yongqi Lu from ISGS has developed a novel biphasic system that can be used for the capture of CO2 in a much more cost effective way. This system uses an organic...

Method for Delaying Frost Growth on Heat Exchangers

A meniscus-...

CF/PDMS Coiled Muscle

Dr. Tawfick from the University of IL has developed a composition of carbon fiber and silicone to create an artificial coiled muscle. This particular composition gives...

Rapid Fabrication of Microvascular Polymers and Composites

Dr. Sottos from the University of IL has developed a method of creating microscopic channels within a gel matrix. The process takes less time...

Improved Condensation of Organic Fluids on Lubricant-infused Surfaces

Dr. Nenad Miljkovic from University of Illinois has developed an invention which improves the condensation of organic fluids. Vapor condensation is an ubiquitous process...

Carbon Nanotube Portfolio for Manufacturing Applications

This portfolio includes carbon nanotube growth and processing methods relevant to nanotube manufacturing....

Process for Removing and Incorporating Heteroatoms into Small Pore Zeotype Materials

Dr. Flaherty from the University of Illinois has a developed a method for significantly removing aluminum from standard zeolite crystals and incorporating other...

A new class of monomers for the fabrication of sustainable polyurethane materials

Dr. Zimmerman from the University of Illinois has developed a new class of compounds for the fabrication of repurposable polyurethane materials. The polyurethanes made...

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