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A Chip Off The Old Circuit
NanoSonic founder, Rick Claus, was interviewed in the summer 2014 edition of Virginia Tech’s Research Magazine. As a member of the inaugural class of the Virginia Tech Faculty Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, Dr. Claus describes how he was inspired to study Engineering and his path to success in teaching and business.
PR New Foam Insulation Certified as Green with Low Emissions
In August 2012, HYBRIDSIL Foam Insulation was validated under the MAS Certified Green® program. NanoSonic’s product was found to be compliant with the stringent emissions criteria for low emitting products under the provisions of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method Version 1.1 criteria for classroom and office use.
PR R&D 100 Award for HybridSil 22 July 2011
R&D Magazine has named HybridSil™, a new coating technology that provides fire, blast and ballistic protection to various types of structures from ships to buildings, as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced worldwide during the past year. The Chicago Tribune has called these R&D awards “The Oscars of Invention.” This award marks the second time NanoSonic, Inc., located in Pembroke, Va., has won a Research and Development 100 Award in the international competition. The first time was for its development of Metal Rubber Textiles.
A commissioned ship from the Norfolk (Virginia, USA) Naval Base has successfully made multiple voyages into the Atlantic Ocean, equipped with a newly developed window coating that cleans itself and simultaneously reduces sun glare. NanoSonic’s HybridSil™ and HybridShield™ family of hydrophobic optical coatings are self-cleaning, optically transparent, and durable.
NanoSonic moves from cramped quarters in Blacksburg to a new 30,000 square-foot building in Giles County’s Wheatland EcoPark.
R&D Magazine named NanoSonic Inc., a recipient of its coveted 2007 R&D 100 award.
Lockheed Martin Corporation and NanoSonic, Inc. signed a multi-year agreement to work on general market developments related to products, services, customer implementations and current projects related to the field of nanotechnology.
Researchers in the nanotechnology field have introduced a new material that has the qualities of both metal and rubber, and one that is highly electrically conductive. These ‘self-assembled’ nanocomposites contain mechanically flexible polymers and electrically- conducting metal nanoclusters.