Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Dr. George Olah Joins QuantumSphere, Inc.

Pioneer of the Methanol Economy, Nobel Laureate and World-Renowned Scientific Leader, Dr. George Olah, Joins QuantumSphere, Inc.

Santa Ana, CA | Posted on January 09, 2006

QuantumSphere, Inc., the leading manufacturer of metallic nanopowders for applications in aerospace, defense, energy, electronics and other markets demanding advanced material applications, announced Professor George A. Olah, recipient of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has joined QuantumSphere’s Scientific Advisory Board. This news follows QuantumSphere’s previous announcement that it received Frost & Sullivan’s Technology Innovation of the Year Award for 2005.

QuantumSphere is the only supplier of the world’s highest quality magnetic, conductive and catalytic metallic nanopowders, including QSI-nano™ nickel, silver, copper, cobalt and other proprietary nanoscale alloys. QSI-nano™ metals and nanometal alloys are now replacing a significant portion of platinum, currently the main catalyst in a variety of fuel cells. These materials will also be used in high performance batteries.

Dr. Olah is the Director of the University of Southern California’s Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and Distinguished Professor in Organic Chemistry. Dr. Olah joined QuantumSphere’s Scientific Board of Advisors based on the following criteria: market need, technological excellence and management leadership. “QuantumSphere combines unique, proprietary technology, management team excellence and an ability to execute that will squarely place them in a position to serve a global market opportunity,” said Prof. Olah.

Nobel Prize Winning Researcher’s Work Intersects With QuantumSphere’s Business Strategy and Execution

Dr. Olah’s discoveries led to the development of a new kind of fuel cell, called the direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC), that is a highly efficient and convenient source of electricity. “We find that Dr. Olah’s pioneering fuel cell work is complimentary to what we’re doing at QuantumSphere and the way our company is reshaping the marketplace,” said Kevin Maloney, CEO, QuantumSphere, Inc. “Platinum was widely considered to be the best catalyst for proton exchange membrane fuel cells, such as hydrogen and direct methanol cell in terms of electrical efficiency. However, platinum is about 500% more expensive per gram than QuantumSphere’s solution. A shift from finely divided platinum to QSI- nano™ metals and alloys results in a reduction in the cost of fuel cell and battery catalysts. That said, Dr. Olah’s research to provide a highly efficient and convenient source of electricity, fits well with QuantumSphere’s business, as we continue to commercialize products that are invaluable for the production of high-power density fuel cells that will provide performance advantages in cell phones, cameras and other portable electronics,” Maloney added.

Dr. Olah has published over 1,300 scientific papers, 15 books and has been issued 120 patents. In 2003, he was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun of Japan for his continued work promoting chemistry in Japan. In addition he was awarded the Priestly Medal in 2005 from the American Chemical Society. His most recent research centers on the conversion of two greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and methane, into useful fuels and products, investigations driven by his long-standing interest in energy and environmental issues. To find new solutions to these pressing issues, Olah is working to develop new, cleaner and renewable energy technologies, based on methanol, to replace diminishing oil reserves while reducing levels of greenhouse gases. Olah has made significant research contributions to the practical development of improved lead-free gasoline, cleaner high-octane gas and other promising nonpolluting fuels, as well as many chemical processes now used in pharmaceutical and industrial chemistry.

####

About QuantumSphere, Inc.:
QuantumSphere is the leading manufacturer of metallic nanopowders for aerospace, defense, energy, transportation, electronics, and other markets demanding advanced material applications. QuantumSphere’s exclusive manufacturing process provides consistent and narrow particle size distribution, low levels of agglomeration and impurities, a custom-tailored oxide shell thickness, and the highest purity metallic nanopowders on the market that are easier to transport and handle. The company accomplishes this without compromising its commitment to the environment and the community. No other company offers these performance advantages. QuantumSphere is the only supplier of the world’s highest quality magnetic, conductive and catalytic metallic nanopowders, including QSI-nano™ nickel, silver, copper, cobalt and other proprietary nanoscale alloys. QSI-nano™ metals and nanometal alloys are now replacing a significant portion of platinum, currently the main catalyst in a variety of fuel cells providing a renewable source of power to supply the world’s energy needs. These materials will also be used in high performance batteries. The company is leveraging its leading market position in metallic powders to manufacture and ship materials and devices for applications in batteries, fuel cells, conductive inks, magnetic coatings and membrane filtration devices.

For more information, please click here

Contact:
Joe Romano
Partner, HighGround, Inc.
781-279-1320 x 208
jromano@highgroundinc.com

Copyright © QuantumSphere, Inc.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Materials/Metamaterials

Silicene Labs Announces the Launch of Patent-Pending, 2D Materials Composite Index™ : The Initial 2D Materials Composite Index™ for Q2 2014 Is: 857.3; Founders Include World-Renowned Physicist and Seasoned Business and IP Professionals July 24th, 2014

Iranian Scientists Produce Transparent Nanocomposite Coatings with Longer Lifetime July 24th, 2014

Penn Study: Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level July 22nd, 2014

NUS scientists use low cost technique to improve properties and functions of nanomaterials: By 'drawing' micropatterns on nanomaterials using a focused laser beam, scientists could modify properties of nanomaterials for effective applications in photonic and optoelectric applicat July 22nd, 2014

Announcements

Silicene Labs Announces the Launch of Patent-Pending, 2D Materials Composite Index™ : The Initial 2D Materials Composite Index™ for Q2 2014 Is: 857.3; Founders Include World-Renowned Physicist and Seasoned Business and IP Professionals July 24th, 2014

Iranian Scientists Produce Transparent Nanocomposite Coatings with Longer Lifetime July 24th, 2014

Deadline Announced for Registration in 7th Int'l Nanotechnology Festival in Iran July 23rd, 2014

A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos July 23rd, 2014

Energy

Oregon chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution: Solution-based inorganic process could drive more efficient electronics and solar devices July 21st, 2014

Steam from the sun: New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam July 21st, 2014

3-D nanostructure could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage: Rice U. researchers predict functional advantages of 3-D boron nitride July 15th, 2014

Nanotechnology that will impact the Security & Defense sectors to be discussed at NanoSD2014 conference July 8th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE