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Advanced Diamond Technologies Inc
Profile last edited on: 12/27/2019      CAGE: 446D7      UEI: JTT9ARG8ZHU5

Business Identifier: Thin film diamond for electronic, mechanical, industrial, and biomedical applications
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Location Information

48 East Belmont Drive
Romeoville, IL 60446
   (815) 293-0900
Location: Single
Congr. District: 03
County: Will

Public Profile

Anchored in technology licensed from Argonne National Laboratory, Advanced Diamond Technologies (ADT) harnesses the superlative properties of nature's perfect material by turning natural gas into diamond in a highly controlled, reproducible process for a variety of industrial, electronic and medical applications. UNCD®, ADT's brand of thin, smooth diamond, is known for its ability to be integrated with other materials. Comprised of diamond grains that can be as small as 2-5 nm in diameter—a billion-fold smaller in volume than traditional diamond films—UNCD gives advantage to ordinary products while enabling a new class of diamond machines. ADT is to the forefront of thin, smooth diamond films development for electronics, biomedical, industrial, and environmental applications. Leveraging research originally funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, ADT’s proprietary technology captures the properties of natural diamond in a nanocrystalline thin-film form known as UNCD®. Known for its ability to seamlessly integrate with other materials, UNCD is mirror-smooth. Since it is vapor deposited, UNCD can be used to bring the properties of diamond to existing products while enabling entirely new classes of high performance devices. Applications being explored include: * Diamond coated mechanical pump seal * Hermetic coatings for retinal prosthetic implants * MEMS (micro-electrical-mechanical systems) * NEMS (nano--electrical-mechanical systems) * Cold-cathode electron sources (which can be used in flat panel displays) * Anti-stiction coatings for MEMS devices * Biosensors. Jarvik Heart (ventricular assist devices) - itself an SBIR involved firm, in 2009 lcensed exclusive rights to use Advanced Diamond Technologies's diamond coatings on the blood-contacting surfaces of Jarvik heart pumps in development at the time. In April 2019, the Industrial Division of the firm was acquired by the John Crane company - a firm specializing in artificial lift equipment and services - a 6000 person operation that is s usbsuduary of the John Smith company.

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Key People / Management

  John Yerger -- President and CEO

  Prabhu U Arumugam

  Orlando Auciello -- Founding Scientist

  James Birrell

  John Carlisle -- Chief Technical Officer, Co-founder

  Donato M Ceres -- Director of Innovation and System Development

  James Chien-Min Sung

  Neil Kane -- Co--founder

  Neil Kane -- Founder

  Qi Liang

  Nicolaie Moldovan -- MEMS Lead Scientist

  James Netzel

  John Wagner -- VP of Business Development

  Charlie West -- VP of Engineering

  Hongjun Zeng -- Product Development Lead Scientist