Kevin Golovin


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Recent Research Projects

Advanced Polymer Melt Mixer for Development of Multifunctional Polymer Composites

2019/20 • $90,876 • PI,CO
In many high-tech industries and sectors, multifunctional polymer composites have been introduced as futuristic materials and versatile substitutions for commonly used materials such as metals and ceramics. This is due to their superior properties such as lightweight, low cost, easy...

Solid and liquid repellent coatings for universal fouling prevention

2018/19-2019/20 • $76,000 • PI
Bolstering the efficiency of renewable energy sources in a major global challenge. A dust-covered solar cell, a wind turbine locked by ice, or a hydroelectric dam clogged by marine foulants all suffer from interfacial adherents that drastically reduce performance. One strategy for preventing the...

Development of a perfluoro-compound-free durable water- and oil-repellent finish for textiles

2019/20 • $48,000 • PI
All current waterproof jackets are treated with what is known as a Durable Water Repellent (DWR). DWRs today can be grouped into two categories: those containing perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and those that cannot repel oil. The first category is problematic because PFCs are toxic to humans, with...

Development of a perfluoro-compound-free durable water- and oil-repellent finish for textiles******

2018/19 • $48,000 • PI
All current waterproof jackets are treated with what is known as a Durable Water Repellent (DWR). DWRs today can be grouped into two categories: those containing perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and those that cannot repel oil. The first category is problematic because PFCs are toxic to humans, with...

A green, durable omniphobic treatment for wool

2018/19 • $25,000 • PI
The objective of this Engage project is to develop a green durable water repellent (DWR) that has performance*similar to non-green DWRs. lululemon is interested in improving the sustainability of their waterproofing*methods. Certain natural oils have been shown to exhibit both water-repellent...

Non-toxic durable water repellent collaborative kickoff

2018/19 • $760 • PI
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Patents

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING ICE FORMATION ON A SURFACE USING RESONANT SENSORS

Disclosed is system and method for detecting formation of solid-state water on a surface of a body. The system comprises at least one microwave resonator sensor locatable on the body under the surface and an analyzer operably coupled to the at least one passive microwave resonator; the analyzer configured to measure at least one parameter of the response of the at least one microwave resonator sensor. The at least one parameter varies in relation to at least one of the permittivity and...
Related applications: WO2020CA51015, CA20203087746