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Ceralink Receives NSF Award

Troy, NY – Ceralink Inc., a leader in materials engineering and technology commercialization, has been awarded a $150,000 Phase I contract by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop an ultra high temperature (>1800°C) microwave sintering process for densifying ceramics for armor and other structural applications.

Dr. Holly Shulman, AU class of 1987 and president and chief technical officer at Ceralink, is the principal investigator on this program.

“We are very pleased to receive this award in order to develop next generation processing methods for ultra high temperature ceramics,” said Shulman. Ultra High Temperature Ceramics (UHTC’s) are a unique class of materials needed for use in extreme environments. Materials of particular focus are boron carbide and silicon carbide.

Ceralink’s NSF Phase I program will include selection and testing of insulation materials for development of a UHT microwave compatible insulation package. The materials used must exhibit both high temperature capabilities and microwave transparency, in order to develop appropriate heat containment.

Ceralink, a global leader in the development of microwave processing technologies, specializes in materials consulting, R&D, microwave technology and scale up, materials analysis, and lean green engineering. Throughout its 10 years in business, Ceralink has combined top notch engineering with materials innovation and dedication to the development of sustainable manufacturing solutions.

For more information contact:

Patricia Strickland, CEO, AU class of 2002
Ceralink Inc.
105 Jordan Road
Troy, NY, USA 12180
Phone: (518) 283-7733
Fax: (518) 283-9134