At Nano-C's core is an energy and environmentally efficient combustion-based process technology invented at MIT by Nano-C Founder and MIT Professor Emeritus, Jack B. Howard. Nano-C is the exclusive developer and owner of the advanced II-G technology which has enabled Nano-C to be a leader in the efficient production of high-quality fullerenic materials including C60, C70, C84 and fullerene black. Nano-C's II-G technology offers an order-of-magnitude improvement in performance when compared to its 1st-generation technology licensed to a Japanese company in 2001.
The goal of the Center for Scalable and Integrated NAno Manufacturing (SINAM), an NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, is to establish a new manufacturing paradigm that integrates an array of new nano-manufacturing technologies. Founded in 2003, SINAM brings together an exceptional team of scientists and engineers from University of California Los Angeles, University of California Berkeley, Stanford University, University of California San Diego, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and HP Labs.