OMAR M. KNIO, PHD & TIMOTHY P. WEIHS, PHD
Co-Founders, Reactive Nanotechnologies, Inc. /
Professors, Johns Hopkins University
“The transfer of novel materials from laboratory discoveries to commercial realities has transformed and defined our society throughout the ages, but the process can be challenging and slow. Federal funding is critical in bridging the potentially large gap between discovery and the marketplace and was instrumental to Reactive NanoTechnologies.”
Dr. Omar Knio
Dr. Timothy Weihs
Hunt Valley, MD
TSC MEMBER INSTITUTION(S):
Johns Hopkins University
National Science Foundation
REACTIVE NANOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Reactive NanoTechnologies, Inc. (RNT) was founded in 2001 by two Johns Hopkins University (JHU) professors to develop and manufacture the company’s patented technology, NanoFoil®.
NanoFoil® is useful for bonding components when exposure to high process temperatures must be considered, and is compatible with all solders. NanoFoil® is designed to improve the process of bonding heavy materials, using localized heat bursts to bond electronics on the nanoscale. The company has also developed its patented NanoBond® joining process to simplify manufacturing and ensure the benefits of NanoFoil® are maximized. NanoBond® localized heat is used in many bonding applications, ranging from the bonding of sputter targets to backing plates, to the attaching of a component such as an LED to a circuit board.
RNT’s breakthrough technology has earned several prestigious awards, including the 2005 “R&D 100” from R&D Magazine, the 2005 Nano 50™ from NASA Nanotech Briefs magazine and recognition in The National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan in December 2004.
RNT has entered into licensing agreements with a number of Fortune 500 companies.
UNIVERSITY-BASED RESEARCH CONNECTION:
The founders of RNT were both professors at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Timothy Weihs was a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Dr. Omar Knio was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering
ROLE OF FEDERAL RESEARCH FUNDING:
Funding from the National Science Foundation helped support the original research conducted at JHU.
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