nGimat, a Georgia firm focused on nanostructured materials, has received a $750,000 grant from the Department of Energy for further development of self-cleaning surfaces on glass.

The phase two grant covers two years.

nGimat will utilize its patented combustion chemical vapor deposition process to create the nanostructured superhydrophobic self-cleaning surfaces.

“We plan to build on our promising preliminary results during the Phase II effort by focusing on nanostructured surface performance, scale-up and manufacturing costs,” said Todd Polley, vice president of nGimat. “nGimat has received inquiries from multiple potential customers, several of whom are in the process of evaluating nGimat’s self-cleaning surfaces for commercial glass products.”

nGimat produces nanomaterials such as nanopowders, thin films, and devices that incorporate these materials.