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AeroShield Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation

AeroShield Materials has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $256,000 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on Transparent silica aerogels for energy-efficient insulated glass units.

Silica aerogels are some of the most thermally insulating materials ever created. AeroShield’s founder, Dr. Elise Strobach, is one of the inventors of a process to create the world’s most transparent aerogels, making them suitable for energy-efficient windows, freezer doors, and ovens.


“NSF is proud to support the technology of the future by thinking beyond incremental developments and funding the most creative, impactful ideas across all markets and areas of science and engineering,” said Andrea Belz, Division Director of the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships at NSF. “With the support of our research funds, any deep technology startup or small business can guide basic science into meaningful solutions that address tremendous needs.


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