Lancaster, Pennsylvania – January 9, 2012. Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) continues to rapidly expand its contract R&D activities for 2012. In 2011, the company was awarded a total of 24 new government-related R&D contracts. These new R&D programs are aimed at development of thermal management and advanced cooling systems for both aerospace and terrestrial applications. Funding agencies include DOD, DOE, NASA, and NSF.
“The continuing growth of our contract R&D business is an indication of our strength in innovation and focus on customer satisfaction,” said Dr. Howard Pearlman, Manager of the Technology Development Group, one of the several R&D units at ACT, “Many of these new R&D programs will enable ACT to further expand our product line and develop new applications and markets.”
The following examples illustrate the diversity of the R&D activities at ACT: (1) High temperature thermal control systems for interplanetary probes; (2) Advanced cooling solutions for aircraft engine control electronics; (3) High performance heat exchangers for geothermal systems; (4) High conductivity PCB for LED cooling; (5) fuel production using concentrated solar radiation; (6) Advanced coatings for corrosion and erosion resistance; and (7) Atomic level simulation of materials in ultra high temperature and reactive environments.
“We were awarded the prestigious Tibbetts Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2011 for our past successes in job creation through R&D innovation and commercialization,” commented Dr. William Anderson, the Chief Engineer of ACT, “I’m confident that we will continue our success in converting R&D results into commercial products.”
Many of ACT’s R&D programs are in collaboration with industrial and academic partners. Some of the academic partners include: California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Lehigh University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, Pennsylvania State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Texas A&M University, University of California Los Angeles, University of Texas Arlington, and Villanova University.