A Concurrent Technologies Corp.-University of Dayton Research Institute joint venture has won a potential $99 million contract to research new technologies for the U.S. Air Force and other defense agencies.
E2 Technologies LLC will also test and transition the energy and environmental technologies to U.S. defense customers under the potential five-year contract, CTC said Wednesday.
Sukh Sidhu, program manager and head of UDRI’s energy technologies and materials division, said E2T will aim to help the Air Force increase its use of alternative and renewable energy and also reduce use of hazardous and toxic materials.
Researchers will identify, evaluate and demonstrate materials, processes and systems for each program area, then work to transition new technologies into their intended application.
“The function of this program is to put new technologies to use, ” Sidhu said.
E2T will work with more than 50 chemists, biologists, engineers, physicists and materials scientists who each have least five years experience in the program’s technical areas.
The team will have access to 300, 000 square feet of laboratories and test facilities as well, CTC said.