ALD NanoSolutions (ALDN) and the University of Colorado are granted European Patent Covering Atomic Layer Deposition onto Polymers

Boulder, CO – ALD NanoSolutions (ALDN), a nanomaterials development company using the platform Polymer ALD™ technology to develop novel barrier films has exclusively licensed technology from the University of Colorado.  The newly issued European patent expands the proprietary technology to create ultra-thin flexible ultrabarriers and other important surface functionalization on polymers. The newly issued patent is European Patent 1425110 “A Method of Depositing an Inorganic Film on an Organic Polymer”.  The innovation will enable a number of compelling applications including unique formulations for optically clear, flexible, water and oxygen ultrabarrier films and other protective films onto polymers.  The films can be developed for a wide variety of polymers to meet the […]

ALD NanoSolutions Awarded $150,000 DOE SBIR Phase I Grant for Water Desalination

ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. has announced the award of a $150,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grant from the Department of Energy for “Enhanced Capacitive Deionization using Carbon Electrodes Conformally Coated with Metal Oxides by Atomic Layer Deposition”. The award, effective June 9, 2014 – March 8, 2015, will be used to develop a cost and energy effective method for water desalination. The research, done in partnership with the University of Colorado at Boulder, represents another promising application of ALD coatings for improving energy efficiency. The increasing global need for clean water has spurred the development of multiple desalination techniques, which have traditionally been cost and energy intensive. […]

ALD NanoSolutions at TechConnect World 2014

ALD NanoSolutions is represented at TechConnect World 2014 this year with two oral presentations and two poster presentations. Dr. Karen Buechler will be discussing “Atomic Layer Deposition Innovations in Li-Ion Battery Technology” during the Advanced Batteries session on Tuesday, June 17th at 4:40 ET. This is followed by “Improved Catalysts Prepared using Atomic Layer Deposition Techniques” during the Nanomaterials for Catalysis III session on June 18th at 11:35 ET. The poster presentations are in Advanced Manufacturing on June 16th at 4:30 ET featuring “ALD Tools for Thin-Film Coated Particle Development and Production” and at the Sustainable Nanomanufacturing session on June 16th at 4:30 ET featuring “Roll-to-Roll (R2R) ALD Thin Film […]

ALD NanoSolutions (ALDN) is Granted US Patent For Nanocoatings on Phosphor Particles

Broomfield, CO – ALD NanoSolutions (ALDN), a nanomaterials development company using the platform Particle ALD™ technology to develop novel nanocoated particles, has received notice of a newly issued atomic layer deposition (ALD) patent from the US PTO. The broad-based patent, developed in collaboration with University of Colorado (Boulder), expands the ALDN proprietary IP portfolio to include protective coatings placed directly on water and oxygen-sensitive phosphor particles used in LED lighting. The newly issued patent is US patent number 8,637,156 “Methods for Producing Coated Phosphors and Host Material Particles Using Atomic Layer Deposition Methods”.   This patent covers both the process and the materials produced by using Particle ALD™ methods to protect phosphor […]

ALD NanoSolutions’ Founder Prof. Steven George Honored with 2013 ALD Innovation Award by the American Vacuum Society

July 29, 2013 ALD NanoSolutions is pleased to announce that the American Vacuum Society has awarded Professor and Co-Founder Steven George the 2013 ALD Innovation Award at the annual topical conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD).  This award is given to an individual who has made significant achievements in the field of ALD.  Dr. George is an innovator who has been on the cutting edge of transitioning the fundamentals of atomic layer deposition to commercial applications for more than 10 years.  He currently works in diverse areas including electric power storage and generation as well as transparent flexible ultra-barrier films. About ALD NanoSolutions ALD NanoSolutions (ALDN) is dedicated to bringing […]

ALD NanoSolutions (ALDN) is granted Japanese Patent Covering Protective Coatings for OLEDs

Broomfield, CO – May 2nd, 2013 ALD NanoSolutions (ALDN), a nanomaterials development company using the platform Polymer ALD™ technology to develop novel barrier films, has exclusively licensed recently-developed atomic layer deposition (ALD) and molecular layer deposition (MLD) technology from the University of Colorado (Boulder).  The newly issued Japanese patent expands the ALDN proprietary IP portfolio to include ultra-thin flexible ultrabarriers created by an ALD/MLD process.  These flexible multilayer barrier solutions have been referenced in multiple FOLED market studies as being critical for the implementation of flexible OLED displays. The newly issued patent is Japanese Patent Number 5220106 “Protective Coatings for Organic Electronic Devices Made Using Atomic Layer Deposition and Molecular […]

ALD NanoSolutions (ALDN) granted Patent Covering Catalytic Energy Production Application of Particle ALD™

Boulder, CO – May 29, 2012 ALD NanoSolutions (ALDN), a nanomaterials development company using the platform Particle ALD™ technology to develop novel materials, has licensed technology from the University of Colorado. The patents expand the application specific uses of the Particle ALD™ platform to include the production and use of catalysts to produce hydrogen or syngas from water and/or carbon dioxide. The methodologies also include the use of concentrated solar energy for the heat required for the process. The newly issued patent is U. S. Patent 8,189,731 “Metal Ferrite Spinel Energy Storage Devices and Methods for Making and Using Same”. The innovations include the production of the nanostructured hercynite catalyst […]

ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. CEO Receives 2012 University of Colorado Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award

Broomfield, CO – April 27, 2012 The Chief Executive Officer of ALD NanoSolutions, Michael Masterson, has been awarded the prestigious University of Colorado Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award for his work in Industry or Commerce.   This award was established to award alumni with outstanding contributions to both the industry and the University of Colorado.  In 2012 only five alumni were given these highly competitive awards. Michael Masterson’s career has been focused on creating sustainable companies in the alternative energy, advanced materials, and biopharmaceutical industries. He is currently the managing director of Oxford Innovations, as well as the chairman and chief executive officer of ALD NanoSolutions, a spinoff company from CU-Boulder. As […]

Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division Selects ALD NanoSolutions Particle ALD™ System

Broomfield, Colo. – November 28th, 2011 ALD NanoSolutions coating platform to be used to develop advanced energetic materials and applications ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. (ALDN), the leader in digital coating solutions for composite materials, announced today that the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWCWD) has purchased a Particle ALD™ Coating System to advance their materials development capabilities. NAWCWD, China Lake, Synthesis and Formulations group selected ALDN based on a competitive, open solicitation for a coating system to investigate atomic deposited thin film layers onto fine powders.  The solicitation encompassed the need for an atomic layer deposition (ALD) reaction chamber system that allows fluidized bed processing in order to efficiently and […]

ALD NanoSolutions Awarded $749,000 Phase II SBIR DARPA Grant

June 5, 2011 ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. has announced the award of a $749,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for “Flexible Gas Diffusion Barriers Using ALD/MLD Multilayers and Roll-to-Roll Processing.” The award, effective June 9, 2011 – June 8, 2013, will be used to develop flexible hybrid inorganic/polymer multilayer gas diffusion barriers using atomic layer deposition (ALD) and molecular layer deposition (MLD). These multilayer barriers should produce unprecedented flexible barrier performance, enabling next generation technology in flexible organic light emitting diodes (FOLEDs) and thin film photovoltaics. The failure of flexible organic electronic devices occurs because air and moisture can easily permeate […]