Research & Development

Researching and developing two-phase thermal control technologies was ACT’s primary focus at inception. As the company has successfully transitioned those early R&D efforts into commercial product offerings, the R&D group has maintained strength in two-phase thermal technologies while helping to expand the company into many other areas including combustion, plasma, coatings and advanced modeling. ACT’s R&D team features over 50 team members with 50% of them holding PhD’s or advanced degrees.

Technology Advancements

Our R&D team prides itself in developing new thermal technologies and transitioning them to the market. As a result, ACT was awarded a Tibbetts Award in 2011. The Small Business Association (SBA) presents the Tibbetts awards nationally to small companies that have advanced technical innovation and economic growth through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. In 2021, ACT surpassed $100M in revenues resulting from technologies that were originated from SBIR-seeded programs.


See what’s new from ACT’s R&D group, from technical papers presented at conferences to new and exciting emerging technologies that are working their way through commercialization.

Technical Papers
Read the latest publications on technologies and advancements from ACT’s R&D team.
Technical Papers
Emerging Technology
Explore the technologies R&D is developing.
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Other Research Interests
Technologies being developed outside of emerging technologies.
Other Research Interests
Meet the Team
Read the bios of R&D leadership.
Team & Value Add


Read the latest news pertaining to ACT’s R&D department

Posted on Feb 8th, 2024

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Secures Over $2 Million in DOE Funding

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Posted on Jan 8th, 2024

Advanced Cooling Technologies Inc. (ACT) technologies on board Astrobotic’s Peregrine Lander

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Posted on Nov 29th, 2023

ARPA-E Program Director Visits Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.

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Posted on Oct 20th, 2023

ACT Expands Research and Development Areas

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Posted on Oct 16th, 2023

ACT Chosen to Present Swiss-Roll Technology at 2023 Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge

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Posted on Oct 5th, 2023

ACT Awarded Contract to Support Lunar-Night Survival Thermal Management System

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