Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Missouri State University to partner with Unidym, Foster-Miller

Abstract:
Missouri State University's Roy Blunt Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) is preparing to add two companies - California-based Unidym and Massachusetts-based Foster-Miller, Inc. - to its prestigious team of senior corporate affiliates.

Missouri State University to partner with Unidym, Foster-Miller

SPRINGFIELD, MO | Posted on August 3rd, 2007

After several presentations and meetings with both Unidym and Foster-Miller, the partnerships have been approved by JVIC's Senior Corporate Affiliate Board, said Dr. Ryan Giedd, JVIC's executive director. Formal agreements between the university and the companies are still being finalized. However, both companies plan to lease space at JVIC, which is located in downtown Springfield.

"These companies are at the forefront of the new advanced carbon electronics technology," Giedd said. "Missouri State University is proud of the support we've received from the community to bring companies of this stature to JVIC."

Unidym, a majority owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corporation, is a nanotechnology company that utilizes carbon nanotubes to develop a wide range of high-performance, cost-effective electronic products such as transparent conductive films for flat panel displays and touch screens, thin film transistors for flexible electronic devices and fuel cells for portable devices.

Foster-Miller, Inc., a QinetiQ North America company, is a technology and product development company with an international reputation for delivering and supporting innovative products and systems that perform under the most demanding conditions. The company produces TALONģ robots and LASTģ Armor used by the United States military.

Giedd said the additions of Unidym and Foster-Miller will give the students, faculty and staff at Missouri State more opportunities to work side-by-side with corporate partners on some large-scale and groundbreaking scientific projects.

"The business model for the Roy Blunt Jordan Valley Innovation Center is built around innovative companies with complementary technologies, working together to form new products and market opportunities," said Dr. Jim Baker, the university's vice president for research and economic development. "The success of this business model is greatly enhanced by the addition of Unidym and Foster-Miller as senior corporate affiliates."

####

About Missouri State University
Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons while achieving five goals: democratizing society, incubating new ideas, imagining Missouriís future, making Missouriís future, and modeling ethical and effective behavior.

About Unidym, Inc.

Unidym ( http://www.unidym.com ) is a leader in the manufacturing and application of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a novel material with extraordinary electrical, thermal and mechanical properties. Unidym provides bulk materials, CNT-enabled products and intellectual property to a wide range of customers and business partners. As a result of its recent merger with CNI, Unidym possesses a foundational patent portfolio that covers nearly every aspect of CNT manufacturing and processing as well as multiple product applications.



Unidym is focused on the electronics industry, where its initial products include transparent electrodes for touch screens, flat panel displays, solar cells and solid state lighting; electrodes for fuel cells; and thin film transistors for printable electronics. Unidym is also pursuing an aggressive, cross-industry partnership strategy to capture value from the wide ranging uses of CNTs. Unidymís licensing program, technical expertise and manufacturing facilities can enable partners to rapidly develop CNT solutions for their specific applications.



About Foster-Miller, Inc.

Best known for taking innovations from concept through production and field support, Foster-Miller, Inc. ( http://www.fostermiller.com ) was founded in 1956 by three graduates of MIT who believed there was a need for a company that could solve clientsí difficult technical problems through first-class analysis and design. The company is certified to Aerospace Quality Management Standard AS9100 and have SW-CMM Level 3 software certification from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. The staff includes 300 engineers, scientists and support personnel with backgrounds in a cross section of technical disciplines and professional services. Projects are structured using multi-disciplinary teams of the in-house experts best able to solve the problem at hand. Our staff produces creative and practical solutions to real-world problems, always working in concert with the client.



Foster-Millerís current capabilities include: custom equipment, product and process design; robotic systems and engineering design; advanced materials technology development; biomedical technology; smart sensor and electronics design; thermal systems development; transportation systems and structural modeling.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Dr. Ryan Giedd
(417) 836-5279

Copyright © Missouri State University

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

Display technology/LEDs/SS Lighting/OLEDs

UC researchers use gold coating to control luminescence of nanowires: University of Cincinnati physicists manipulate nanowire semiconductors in pursuit of making electronics smaller, faster and cheaper March 17th, 2017

Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance: Layered 2D material improves efficiency for solar cells and LEDs March 10th, 2017

Research opens door to smaller, cheaper, more agile communications tech February 16th, 2017

Dual-function nanorod LEDs could make multifunctional displays February 11th, 2017

Nanoelectronics

Scientists discover new 'boat' form of promising semiconductor: GeSe Uncommon form attenuates semiconductor's band gap size March 23rd, 2017

UC researchers use gold coating to control luminescence of nanowires: University of Cincinnati physicists manipulate nanowire semiconductors in pursuit of making electronics smaller, faster and cheaper March 17th, 2017

A SOI wafer is a suitable substrate for gallium nitride crystals: Improved characteristics in power electronics and radio applications can be achieved by using a SOI wafer for gallium nitride growth March 4th, 2017

Smart multi-layered magnetic material acts as an electric switch: New study reveals characteristic of islands of magnetic metals between vacuum gaps, displaying tunnelling electric current March 1st, 2017

Announcements

Cryo-electron microscopy achieves unprecedented resolution using new computational methods March 25th, 2017

Argon is not the 'dope' for metallic hydrogen March 24th, 2017

Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinum: Researchers from Aalto University have succeeded in manufacturing electrocatalysts used for storing electric energy with one-hundredth of the amount of platinum that is usually needed March 24th, 2017

Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light: Rice University lab turns transition metals into practical catalyst for solar, other applications March 23rd, 2017

Fuel Cells

Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinum: Researchers from Aalto University have succeeded in manufacturing electrocatalysts used for storing electric energy with one-hundredth of the amount of platinum that is usually needed March 24th, 2017

Scientists boost catalytic activity for key chemical reaction in fuel cells: New platinum-based catalysts with tensile surface strain could improve fuel cell efficiency December 19th, 2016

It's basic: Alternative fuel cell technology reduces cost: Study sets performance targets for metal-free fuel cell membrane December 13th, 2016

Keeping electric car design on the right road: A closer look at the life-cycle impacts of lithium-ion batteries and proton exchange membrane fuel cells December 9th, 2016

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

AIM Photonics Welcomes Coventor as Newest Member: US-Backed Initiative Taps Process Modeling Specialist to Enable Manufacturing of High-Yield, High-Performance Integrated Photonic Designs March 16th, 2017

Applied Graphene Materials plc - Significant commercial progress in AGMís three core sectors March 3rd, 2017

Strem Chemicals and Dotz Nano Ltd. Sign Distribution Agreement for Graphene Quantum Dots Collaboration February 21st, 2017

Leti Coordinating Project to Adapt Obstacle-Detection Technology Used in Autonomous Cars for Portable and Wearable Systems: INSPEX to Combine Knowhow of Nine European Organizations to Create Portable and Wearable Spatial-Exploration Systems February 2nd, 2017

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