Spears Business Student Spotlight
Spears School of Business
Power couple Haley and Kevin Keith take a class assignment and turn it into a successful business.
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project objective is to overcome weaknesses of current composite materials due to delamination and develop composites with more than 100% improvement in interlaminar toughness.
MITO Material Solutions has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR grant for $224,988 to conduct R&D work on a nano-additive that doubles the interlaminar toughness of composite materials utilized in aerospace, recreation, and automotive industries.
“This additive would be infused into the resin used to fabricate fiberglass and composite sidewalls, front caps, tanks, possibly even some thermoplastic components subject to delamination like bumpers or showers.”