Material Methods provides contract R&D services at the interface
between materials and devices. Nanostructured materials from carbon
nanotubes to molecular sieves are developed and characterized
in our laboratory. These nanostructured materials are converted
into composite sheets and monoliths. We are equipped with SEM,
TEM, AFM, optical microscopy, XRD, nitrogen adsorption, TGA, mechanical
testing, bench chemistry, electrochemical analysis, and chemical
vapor deposition facilities.
Materials development is driven by device optimization. We focus
on devices that utilize heterogenous interactions between solids
and fluids. For example we have developed high surface area carbon
electrodes optimized to interact electrochemically with liquids.
These electrodes are integrated into water desalting devices in
our lab. We test device performance, and optimize both the materials
and the device. Application of materials in the device is critical
for device success.
Manufactured products are our final goal. Our research and development
proceeds with manufacturing process and controls in mind. Program
success is ultimately demonstrated with pilot manufacturing processes.
Material Methods provides services from research and development
to pilot scale manufacturing processes for commercial devices.
We provide experimental and analytical skills in mechanical engineering,
chemistry, surface science, materials science, market analysis,
cost analysis, and manufacturing science.
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