LightPath Joins Nanomaterial Innovation Limited as Key Industrial Partner on National Science Foundation Phase II SBIR Program
ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwired – Jun 29, 2016) – @LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) (” #LightPath “, the “Company” or “we”), a leading vertically integrated global manufacturer, distributorand integrator of proprietary optical and infrared components and high-level assemblies, today announced it has won a $200,000 sub-award from the National Science Foundation for a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research titled “Carbide bonded graphene coating for enhanced glass molding.” LightPath is part of the research team led by the primary grantee of Nanomaterial Innovation Limited (NIL), a spin-off from The Ohio State University.
#Graphene has emerged as one of the most intriguing materials for optical applications in recent years due to its natural properties possessing the highest strength and thermal conductivity known to man. Despite these outstanding properties, commercial applications are limited by the difficulty of scaling up graphene fabrication. However, a novel graphene-containing film deposition method developed at The Ohio State University/NIL could help to overcome this challenge and allow graphene to be utilized in a wide variety of applications including precision glass molding.