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Nanotech spin-off company lands research contract

Submitted by Hillary Perkins on November 1, 2012 – 12:36 pmNo Comment

The Small Business Innovation Research Program has awarded Poly Adaptive LLC a $150,000 research contract with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The SIBR is a program that enhances profitable and technological potential to small businesses. This program begins with establishing the technological potential as well as determining the quality.

Poly Adaptive LLC is UALR’s nanotechnology research spin-off company that was founded in 2010. The company works with the Center for Integrative nanotechnology Sciences to profit potential technologies. There are three main people associated with Poly Adaptive LLC: Alexandru S. Biris, Charles Buhler and Steve Trigwell.

Biris is the director and chief scientist of Poly Adaptive LLC with a Ph.D. from UALR. He is also an Associate professor at UALR in the Systems Engineering Department. There are nine PhD researchers and 20 undergraduate and graduate student researchers working under him. Buhler is the company’s investigator with a Ph.D.  Trigwell has a Ph.D. in Applied Science from UALR.

Nanotechnology is a study of all sciences such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering. This study enhances scientific utilization to all scientists.

“The measure of success is how we will be able to commercialize intellectual property,” said Michael B. Miller, one of the founders and CEO of Poly Adaptive LLC. Miller has been involved in enterprising services involving technology, the economy, professional services, and entertainment for more than 30 years. He was an adjunct professor for the MBA program at Webster University.

CINS was founded in 2006. The purpose of this research center is to apply research, educate and develop the economy.  There is no degree programs involved in this research center.

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