This SBA funded Innovation Technology Access Project (ITAP) is designed with the purpose of providing the business and higher education community with the methods necessary to apply scientific innovations into increasing the Arkansas small business firms marketplace competitiveness. The Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences will provide institutes of higher education as well as small businesses from around Arkansas access to millions of dollars, state-of-the-art, world-class instrumentation, and a robust infrastructure that fosters collaboration between faculty members from universities and the business community. The purpose of the program is to encourage scientific innovations applicable to the small business community. Insofar, the CINS’s SBA funded collaborative research program has established relationships with five (5) scientists from four (4) institutes of higher education in the state of Arkansas.

Below is a list of collaborations:

  • Dr. Roger Buchanan: Absorption, Accumulation, and Excretion of Nanoparticles, Arkansas State University
  • Dr. Argelia Lorence: Arabidopsis as a Tool to Assess Toxicity and Fate of Nanomaterials, Arkansas State University
  • Dr. Franklin Hardcastle: Synthesis and Characterization of Hydroxyapatite Deposited on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTS) and HAP/SWNT Nano-Composites on Titanium, Arkansas Tech University
  • Dr. Jay Deville: Characterization of Functionalized Nanotubes by Inverse Gas Chromatography, Henderson State University
  • Dr. Don Perry: Raman, AFM, and SEM Investigations of Nanofilms Adsorbed on Metal Nanostructures, University of Central Arkansas

Note: “This project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding should not be construed as an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.”


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