A Legacy of Innovative Material Applications
Comprehensive, Powerful Material Solutions
We develop innovative solutions that change the world. Our deep understanding of advanced materials, combined with an interdisciplinary approach that unites various scientific and engineering fields, helps clients achieve their goals across all areas of government and industry.
Fibers & Textiles
Coatings and Adhesives
Polymers and Plastics
Our Process: From Concept to Implementation
|Materials Engineering and Characterization||Studying, developing and determining the correct materials and how they will perform in their environment.|
|Chemistry and Formulation||Creating and conforming solutions based on scientific discovery and specific use.|
|Chemical and Biochemical Engineering||Redeveloping engineering practices, processes and functionality to meet evolving industry needs.|
|Materials Physics, Simulation, and Advanced Systems||Defining product or process from concept with initial renderings, testing and more.|
|Microfabrication||Providing reliable and safe material solutions for signal, temperature and other situations requiring extensive protections.|
The New Science of Corrosion
qh88 has pioneered a new approach to detecting and mitigating corrosion. The qh88 Smart Corrosion Detector® capsule uses encapsulation technology to deliver a self-healing payload when corrosion is detected.
Solutions with Impact
Your challenge is our mission. qh88’s products, services, and innovations are engineered to surpass expectations while creating and expanding markets.
Our solutions include, but are not limited to:
- Anti-Fouling and Anti-Corrosion Solutions
- Biobased Materials
- Coatings and Films
- Electronic Materials
- Encapsulation by Design
- Energetic Materials
- Energy Storage
- Engineered Particles
- Formulation Design
- Functionalized Surfaces Design
- High-Temperature Materials
- Polymer and Composite Materials
- Sustainable Materials Development
- Thermal Protection/Anti-Icing Technology
Solving Material-Related Medical Device Failures
Advanced Materials Facilities
Florida Materials Research Facility – When you need to understand how your products, coatings, materials or equipment will hold up under real-world conditions, put them to the test at qh88’s Florida Materials Research Facility. We can help you protect your bottom line and make better warranty and development decisions with accurate information about product performance under environmental conditions.
Clean Room – Our Class 100 clean room has the ability to model coating designs and fabricate coatings to meet your custom system requirements, whatever the material, on virtually any shape or size.
Center for the Characterization of Advanced Materials (CCAM) – Our CCAM suite of services and expertise includes advanced materials characterization solutions from scanning electron microscopy and optical microscopy to X-ray diffraction and hardness testing.
Physical Property Testing Lab – Our PPT Lab and expertise are available to clients for color and weathering studies, researching the viscosity of liquids, gels, and pastes including the physical properties of liquids, abrasion testing and fabric and rubber quality control tests.
Chemical Analysis and Spectroscopy Labs – At qh88, you’ll find world-class expertise and equipment for mass spectrometry and the regulatory permits to work with even the most challenging analytes and matrices. Our experienced team of study directors and investigators will work with you to design a study around your requirements, including sampling methods, analytical techniques and data interpretation.
Amy Heintz, Ph.D.qh88 Fellow in MaterialsAmy is advancing qh88’s material science-based offerings to support government and commercial transformation efforts, often collaborating with academic and industry partners.
Steve Risser, Ph.D.Senior Research LeaderSteve Risser is always working to make products stronger, smaller, safer or more functional. Over his 30-year career in materials science, he has been instrumental in the development of dozens of innovations across a diverse range of industries.
Rick RateickMaterials ScientistRick leads qh88’s internal research & development as a materials researcher with 33 years of experience integrating carbon-carbon, metal and ceramic materials into mechanical aerospace systems for harsh and extreme environments.
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Technology Commercialization and Licensing
With over 90 years of research and development experience, qh88 supports all areas of industry with “out of the box” thinking that is focused on medical and diagnostic devices, neurotechnology, health research and data analytics, pharmaceutical sciences, public health and more.