Gusev’s Insights on Nanotechnology Product Development: The Business Observer

  • January 27, 2017

US Nano’s co-founder and President, Alexey Gusev, discusses the role of entrepreneurship in bringing nanotechnology products to market with Florida’s Business Observer.  He discusses several different applications for nanowire based biosensors and the long path to bringing innovative products to market.

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May 20, 2016

Alexey Gusev with Sarasota-based US Nano believes his company is ready to go to market with its patented core product, nano-biosensors. Photo by Lori Sax

Alexey Gusev with Sarasota-based US Nano believes his company is ready to go to market with its patented core product, nano-biosensors. Photo by Lori Sax

Sarasota chemist and entrepreneur Alexey Gusev grew up in Moscow, so the cold and dreary winters in northwest Ohio were a cinch when he earned a Ph.D. at Bowling Green.

It was the drastic differences between the socialism he knew as a child and the capitalism he encountered in the States that really left an imprint on Gusev. And when faced with a choice of chasing a tenure-track job in academia or starting a company, Gusev chose the latter. The raw get-it-done-or-else value system of running a business, he says, was more enticing than the cushy comforts of a teaching gig. “From day one,” says Gusev, “it’s been a race to have a revenue product.”

Read more of Dr. Gusev’s thoughts on nanotechnology product development at the Business Observer.

Sinks Makes The Faces Of Technology List

Sinks makes the Faces of Technology List

  • February 1, 2016

US Nano’s VP, Louise Sinks makes the Faces of Technology list at florida.HIGH.TECH.

Developing Nanomaterials for a Big Impact Semiconductors represent a multibillion dollar industry in the United States. From computers to cellphones and calculators, they are at the heart of nearly every electronic device, impacting society daily. Sarasota’s US Nano Vice President Louise Sinks and her team are working to revolutionize the industry by developing advanced nanomaterials for electronics. Unlike traditional semiconductors made of silicon, their cutting- edge materials can be produced in any shape or size, and are more rugged.

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US Nano’s Louise Sinks: Faces of Technology

  • January 27, 2016

Louise Sinks, Ph.D., US Nano vice president, illustrates how the Sarasota company’s rugged nanomaterials are shaping the future of printed electronics, with a diverse range of applications from medical test strips to photoelectric sensors.

In the video, she discusses how this technology can revolutionize a variety of industries, including healthcare, defense, and consumer electronics.  There is a diverse range of applications for the semiconductor nanowire technology including medical test strips, infrared cameras, TVs, and photoelectric sensors.  She talks about how her company’s patented inorganic nanowire technology can be used to produce devices on plastic.  She notes that these devices are bendable and foldable and can be made with any form factor.

Sinks Makes The Biz(941) List “People To Watch 2015”

Sinks makes the Biz(941) list “People to Watch 2015”

  • October 30, 2015

Biz(941)’s People to Watch lists the newest up-and-comers and movers-and-shakers in Sarasota-Manatee.

SCIENTIST LOUISE SINKS is vice president of US Nano LLC, which moved to Sarasota from South Bend, Ind., earlier this year. She is a pioneer in the growing field of nanotechnology, the process of manipulating matter at the molecular level to make new technologies and devices. Sink and her team of six other scientists are using a nano material that can be made into ink and printed onto a variety of surfaces to create flexible, cost-efficient sensors. The applications—civilian and military—from cell phones to testing water quality to searching for disease markers are almost limitless. “In the Internet of things, every object is smart,” she says. “A bridge can tell you if a strut is expanding. A room can tell you if it’s getting too hot.” Sinks and US Nano, which won $930,000 in National Science Foundation grants, were lured to Sarasota by Alex Gusev, another entrepreneur scientist, who owns locally-based Ultrafast Systems. Sinks says it has been easy to convince other scientists to work in a beautiful community. She can see the Ph.D. staff doubling or tripling in the next five years. “This is going to be the center of US Nano. This is our final location,” she says.—Susan Burns

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US Nano Interview with Suncoast News Network

  • January 28, 2015

The Suncoast News Network goes inside US Nano’s new nanotechnology lab in Sarasota.  At the nanotechnology lab, scientists are working on a cutting edge breakthrough could affect everything from smartphones to batteries. US Nano uses semiconductor nanomaterials to produce devices that are printed on just sheets of plastic.  Not only are these devices cheap and rugged, you can bend, roll, fold up, and it will work perfectly fine.  US Nano’s proprietary nanomaterial is a key enabler of this breakthrough.

The high-tech firm relocated to the Suncoast from South Bend, Indiana with the help of the Sarasota EDC. US Nano president Alex Gusev says there are plans for more expansion hoping to bring big development to Sarasota and make a large economic contribution to the community.

Assembling Functional Nanowire Yarns With Light

Assembling Functional Nanowire Yarns with Light

  • October 18, 2012

US Nano’s Louise Sinks and University of Notre Dame scientists have developed a method to assemble nanowires into functional macroscale objects.  Dr. Nattasamon Petschsang, a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Kuno discovered that nanowires could be aligned using light and electrostatic energy.  This technique, named Light Induced Nanowire Assembly (LINA) enables the development of photovoltaic fabrics.  More information about this method can be found at the Nanowerk website, which recently wrote an article on Light Induced Nanowire Assembly (LINA), and is featured below.

(Nanowerk Spotlight) Nanoscale materials like quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, graphene, or nanowires, have intriguing properties, but unless they can be assembled in to larger structures it is difficult to take advantage of these properties. Figuring out how to assemble nanostructures into functional macroscale assemblies is one of the key challenges that nanoscientists around the world are faced with. This is akin to supramolecular chemistry except with nanomaterials. In the area of nanowires, this has led to researchers exploring various nanowire assembly techniques ranging from Langmuir Blodgett alignment to electrospinning…

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