Title

Small in Size, Big in Promise

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

8-14-2017

Abstract

A soon-to-be-patented postage-stamp-sized ceramic module developed in part by a pair of University of Dayton electrical engineering researchers is the catalyst for a startup company and high-tech manufacturing jobs in the region.

Working with Spectral Energies LLC on a $150,000 U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase-1 grant, the duo — Guru Subramanyam, professor and chair of the electrical and computer engineering department, and Vamsy Chodavarapu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering — established Prixarc LLC to market the more affordable and reliable system for aerospace engine control and diagnostics. The new system will operate at higher temperatures, in harsher conditions and for longer durations than current systems.

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