Ohio - Leadership in Materials. Through the use of advanced materials technologies (including Nanomaterials) companies in Ohio are producing composites that offer significant breakthroughs in performance attributes.
National Composite Center (NCC) - Ohio is home to the National Composite Center (NCC) a total development solution for the advanced polymer industry. As a quick commercialization agent, manufacturing accelerator, and business incubator, the center serves the aerospace, defence, ground transportation, industrial, and infrastructure markets.
Understanding the unique properties of composites, NCC leads companies from concept to testing and trouble shooting, state-sponsored scale-up, prototyping, product testing, and training of personnel once new manufacturing equipment and techniques are established.
Nanotechnology - NCC is working to analyze, charachterize, and process nanoparticles and then qualify the resulting nanocomposite material to ensure batch consistency. NCC is also a recognized expert in it's work to commercialize thin film applications in nanocomposites. The center is partnering on a number of projects to develop processing technologies as well as design and build the associated equipment. Through collaboration with leading government, industrial, and academic partners, NCC also provides critical engineering and technology support for a variety of nanotechnology programs. By combining these areas of activity, NCC is quickly building a center of expertise for total nanocomposite technology solutions.
Center For Multifunctional Nanomaterials & Devices (CMPND) - With locations at The Ohio State University, The University of Akron, and The University of Dayton, CMPND offers state-of-the-art resources for nanotechnology research and commercialization. Equipment, facilities, and knowledge resources stand ready to enable scale up, prototyping, and testing of materials, processes, and device assembly techniques.
CMPND Target Markets
- Polymeric nanocomposites
- Polymer photonic components and devices
- Biomdeical devices and systems
NanoCentral. With over 50 companies and six university research collaborators participating, CMPND represents a broad array of nano resources and expertise.