New "non-wetting", non-sticking polymer films for biomedical/tissue engineering, bio-fouling, and nano-imprint lithography.
A polymer thin film on top of a solid is of vital importance in a broad spectrum of applications including coating, adhesion, and corrosion. Emergence of new polymer-based nano-technologies such as organic photovoltaics, semiconductor chips, and biosensors requires the development of stable nanometer-scale polymeric materials on solids against various external stimuli. Various strategies have been proposed in an attempt to stabilize thin polymers. On the other hand, dewetting of thin liquid polymer films provides a unique opportunity to investigate the physical and mechanical properties confined at nanometer scales. Hence it is desirable to switch film stability tailored to one's will.
Dr. Tadanori Koga, Associate Professor at Stony Brook University has invented a technology which would allow for the creation of stable, "non-wetting" polymer films on solids, non-sticking polymer coating used for biomedical/tissue engineering, bio-fouling, and nano-imprint lithography.
Simple and versatile Stable against organic solvents and temperature Easy to fabricate on various solids regardless of sizes and shapes Can prepare more advanced absorbed nanolayers
Polymer coating materials
We seek to develop and commercialize, by an exclusive or non-exclusive license agreement and/or sponsored research, with a company active in the area.
Available for License
Material Science and Engineering
Polymer coating, Anti-stick, Nano-meter thick films
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