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David Throckmorton
Vice President of Research

James Closs
Director of Research Program Development

Carly Bosco
Director of NASA Langley Programs

Peter McHugh
Director of FAA Programs

Samantha Austin
Program Manager, Advanced Composites Consortium Integration


Patents and Licensing Opportunities

NIA’s research staff is actively working to advance the state-of-the-art of all aspects of aerospace science and technology. This work includes inventing such things as new materials for aircraft structures, energy conversion, sensing, and actuation, new methodologies for testing aerospace components, maintaining the safety of the National Air Space, and many others. NIA makes its intellectual property available through the licensing process.

For more information, please contact Karl Drews, Vice President of Operations at
757.325.6710 or

Patent No. Date Issued Title NIA Inventor(s) Other Inventor(s)
7,415,876 8/26/2008 Pressure sensor system Hubbard, Jr., J.* Pullen; D.
7,446,459 11/4/2008 Hybrid Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Transducer System Xu, T-B.* Jiang, X.; Su; J.; Rehrig, P.; Hackenberger,W.
7,510,802 3/31/2009 Multilayer Ferritin Array for Bionanobattery Chu, S-H.*; Kim, J-W.; Park, Y. Choi, S.; Lillehei, P.; King, G.; Elliott, Jr., J.
7,666,939 2/23/2010 Dispersions of carbon nanotubes in polymer matrices Park, C. Wise, K.*; Siochi, E.; Harrison, J.; Lillehei, P.; Lowther, S.
7,704,553 4/27/2010 Depositing nanometer-sized particles of metals onto carbon allotropes Watson, K.*; Ghose, S. Fallbach, M.; Smith, J.; Delozier, D.; Connell, J.
8,083,986 12/27/2011 Fabrication of Advanced Thermoelectric Materials by Hierarchical Nanovoid Generation Park, Y.; Chu, S-H.; Kim, J-W. Choi, S.*; Elliott, J.; King, G. Kim; Lillehei, P.; Stoakley, D.
8,529,825 9/10/2013 Fabrication of nanovid-Imbedded Bismuth Telluride with Low Dimensional System Chu, S-H.*; Choi, S.H.; Kim, J-W.; Park, Y. Elliott, J.R.; King, G.C.; Stoakley, D.M.
8,680,749 3/24/2014 Piezoelectric Multi-Layer-Stacker Hybrid Actuation/TransductionSystem Xu, T-B.* Jiang, X.; Su, J.
9,137,883 9/15/2015 Robust, Flexible and Lightweight Dielectric Barrier Discharge Actuators Using Nanofoams/Aerogels Sauti, G.*; Xu, T-B.  

Siochi, E.J.; Wilkinson, S.P.; Meador, M.B.; Guo, H.N.

EPO: 10-159441 1/28/2016 Boron Nitride Nanotubes Smith, M.W.; Jordan, K.; Park, C.
* Lead Inventor




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