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|We are using fluorescent nitrogen vacancy NV-center diamonds for quantum-based sensing of biomarkers of stress and for quantum-based screening of biomarkers of breast cancer. We are funded by the AFRL and by the National Cancer Institute, respectively, for these projects. We prepare our own NV-center nanodiamonds, and coat them with biocompatible polymers. We conjugate proteins and/or nucleic acids to their surface and use them for quantum sensing (spin-dependent fluorescence). Quantum sensing is through an all optical approach termed optically detected magnetic resonance. We use a custom built device as a magnetometer and have successfully reduced its size as part of a contract with the AFRL. We are currently at TRL 3 and will be at TRL 4 by the end of summer.
|We prepare fluorescent nitrogen-vacancy nanodiamonds and use them for spin-dependent fluorescence studies. We have a complete wet chemistry lab with fume hoods and other equipment needed for nanomaterials analysis including FTIR, dynamic light scattering, nanodrop, epifluorescence microscope, microbalances, analytical balances, plate reader, furnaces, freezers, refrigerators and a number of small equipment. We have two 3D printers, and micromilling devices. We build our own optical equipment and are using a custom-built confocal spectrometer for fluorescence studies.
|We are looking for a government partner and a academic institution that might want to help us with the Student Experiential Learning component. I feel we are a good fit for quantum sensing as we have a physical device and nanomaterials that can perform quantum-based sensing. Not sure if biological sensing is what this topic is looking for. We would appreciate some guidance on this matter from a government partner.
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|I am an expert in computational material Science, covering methods such as atomistic simulation (DFT, MD), and continuum models (FEM) to generate synthetic data sets for ML. Also, the physics-based modeling of technologies such as additive manufacturing (AM), alloy design for AM, radiation damage in space, electrical modeling of Beta-Gallium Oxide MOSFETs, thermal modeling, and structural optimization.
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|High data rate, low c-swap, portable and self-aligning free space optical communication system. Lidar. Beam steering. Crystal growth.
|We can easily supply both small business and academic partner participation. Our main products are free space optical communications and lidar systems enabled by our revolutionary beam steering technology.
|We are looking for small business and academic partners who bring knowledge and technologies in medical sensors, medical devices, remote and emergency patient care.
|Both academic and industry partners
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