Nitride Solutions receives WSU innovation grant

Nitride Solutions has received a development grant from Wichita State University’s Center for Innovation and Enterprise Engagement.

The company is developing aluminum nitride substrates that will enable the next generation of solid-state power electronics for hybrid vehicles, ultraviolet light-emitting diodes for air and water purification, and ultraviolet laser diodes for high-capacity Blu-Ray DVD players.

According to a news release from WSU, the company will work with university faculty on conducting the critical analysis of the atomic makeup of the new product as well as acquiring updated market information that is vital for accelerated development.

The grant is part of $2 million from the federal government that the center has awarded. Recipients were chosen for their ideas’ potential for commercialization and likely impact on the region’s economy and workforce. Grants range in value from $20,000 to $50,000 for up to a year.