Portland, Ore. – Abom, Inc. has signed an agreement to collaborate with Oregon State University (OSU) School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (CBEE)to develop the next generation of transparent, thin-film conductive materials for eyewear.
According to a statement released by Abom, the collaborative project will be funded through a $250,000 grant from Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI). Most of the funds will go to OSU for research and development.
"The OSU team will develop state-of-the-art, visibly transparent nanocoatings using innovative, scalable manufacturing processes," said Dr. Chih-hung (Alex) Chang of OSU School of CBEE in a released statement. "The ONAMI GAP project enables us to build an exciting partnership between Abom and OSU to innovate and translate the results from our labs to the marketplace."
“This partnership brings together two highly talented and experienced teams to address an issue of critical importance,” said Abom CEO Jack Cornelius. “Fogging is an issue for all kinds of protective eyewear and Abom’s technology works effectively and efficiently to prevent it. Working together with OSU, we look forward to rapidly bringing our technology to multiple markets, including sports, safety and tactical products.”
This collaboration is the second partnership the Oregon-based company has made known this year. In March, Abom announced it would be working with the U.S. Army to develop anti-fog technology solutions for combat eye protection.