Sikorsky Innovations Entrepreneurial Challenge

NanoSonic, Inc. received Special Recognition in the fourth Sikorsky Innovations Entrepreneurial Challenge. This program offers an opportunity for NanoSonic to accelerate efforts towards commercialization of our unique products. Created five years ago, the Entrepreneurial Challenge is a competition designed to accelerate innovators and disruptive technology concepts with applications in the vertical flight market. Sikorsky Innovations is the technology development division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation.


2011 R&D 100 Award for HybridSil

R&DMagazine 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 in 2011. The Chicago Tribune has called these R&D awards “The Oscars of Invention.” This award marks the second time NanoSonic, Inc. has won a Research and Development 100 Award in the international competition.


2007 R&D 100 Award for Metal Rubber

R&D Magazine named NanoSonic a recipient of one of its coveted 2007 R&D 100 awards. The award is for the Research and Development of Metal Rubber™ Textiles, a spin off of the company’s patented Metal Rubber™. In announcing the award, R&D Magazine credited NanoSonic with creating one of the 100 “most technologically significant new products of the year” after it reviewed “entries from many of the most prestigious companies, research organizations and universities in the world.”


2015 Business Honor Roll Program

The Virginia School Boards Association gave NanoSonic recognition through its 2015 Business Honor Roll program for our support of local Giles County, Virginia, schools.  NanoSonic staff participates in school science demonstrations, Career Days, and as mentors in after-school programs, and President Jennifer Lalli serves on the Board of the Giles County Technology Center.  NanoSonic currently supports both Middle School and High School after-school STEM classes and STEM summer camps, and the annual Giles County Public School STEMposium.


2006 NASA’s Top Nanostructured Products

Metal Rubber was recognized as one of the top nanostructured products of 2006 by NASA. According to Nanotech Briefs®, NanoSonic was one of the winners of the second annual Nano 50™ Awards, which recognizes the top 50 technologies, products, and innovators that have significantly impacted – or are expected to impact – the state of the art in nanotechnology. The winners of the Nano 50 awards are the “best of the best” – the innovative people and designs that will move nanotechnology to key mainstream markets. Nano 50 nominations were judged by a panel of nanotechnology experts. The technologies, products and innovators receiving the 50 highest scores were named Nano 50 award.


2007 DARPATech Top 5 Small Business Award

NanoSonic received recognition as one of the top five U.S. small businesses developing technology for DARPA at the 2007 DARPATech held in Anaheim, California. Two of NanoSonic’s new materials – Metal Rubber and an early version of a high performance aerospace adhesive – were on display in two different DARPA technology office display areas. Since 2007, Metal Rubber has been transitioned to multiple applications, and an improved version of the aerospace adhesive is currently under development with NASA.


2007 Top 25 MicroNano Award

NanoSonic was the recipient of an inaugural Micro/Nano 25 Award in 2007 from R&D Magazine, receiving the award for its Metal Rubber™ Textiles. Some of the advantages of NanoSonic’s novel e-textiles over its competitors are its greatly reduced weight, low manufacturing costs (with only aqueous byproducts), the ability to stretch the material without the incorporated metal and polymer nanoparticles separating, and durability to withstand repeated laundering.