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Stepping into Advanced-Flow Reactors – the first Nalas-Corning training event is a hit!

August 11, 2015

Last week Nalas co-hosted a 2-day training event entitled: “Stepping into Advanced-Flow Reactors” with Corning Reactor Technologies at our facility.  The workshop included reactor demonstrations and technical training on batch vs. continuous processing, scale-up, process safety, and applications and case studies.”  Outside of the conference room the training group enjoyed a lovely social at Essex’s … >More


Nalas Engineering Recognized at CT Innovations Ceremony for SBIR Award Winners!

July 14, 2015

We were recently invited to attend the annual SBIR/STTR Award Winners Breakfast hosted by Connecticut Innovations. The event honors 2014 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award winners in CT and provides a wonderful opportunity to network with Connecticut business owners, Connecticut Innovations staff, and featured keynote speaker Ms.  Catherine Smith, Commissioner, CT Department of Economic … >More


Nalas to host Corning® Advanced-Flow™ Reactor Training Seminar

June 22, 2015

Interested in learning more about the latest and greatest in flow chemistry? Corning just announced Nalas Engineering as the first certified Corning® Advanced-Flow™ Reactor (AFR)  lab in the United States. Please join us July 29-30, 2015 at our facility in Centerbrook, CT for our training seminar: Stepping Into Advanced-Flow™ Reactors.  Engineers from Corning and Nalas will discuss flow chemistry … >More


Nalas Chemist publishes on synthesis of a compound directed towards treating cancer

April 14, 2015

Check out a recent publication featured in Tetrahedron Letters by Nalas Chemist Matt Burk, Ph.D., which describes synthesis of a protected form of N,N-dimethyl-L-pyrrolosamine on greater than 10-gram scale. This compound is a critical intermediate in ongoing efforts to synthesize the complex natural products (−)-lomaiviticins A and B, which have potential applications in the treatment of cancer.  Matt … >More


Nalas team to conduct research aimed to defeat weapons of mass destruction!

February 23, 2015

Nalas is excited to have been selected for award for our first project with The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)! The forthcoming award will provide research funding under the Small Business Technical Transfer Program. DTRA‘s Basic Research Program, Thrust Area 4 supports research to defeat weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). If intelligence information reveals that … >More


Solid State Chemistry…both a Science and an Art.

January 2, 2015

Check out a recent image of an explosive crystalline material taken by Nalas Chemist Sarah Rothstein using our polarized light microscope (PLM).   Sarah saw a sunrise over a snow-capped mountain range. What do you see? Our Solid State Chemistry lab has been conducting a high level of research and development towards screening and isolating energetic-energetic cocrystals for the US … >More


Nalas PEP Publication – One of ‘Most Accessed’ this Year!

November 5, 2014

Check it out… Our recent publication in PEP is one of the most accessed this year! Propellants, Explosives, and Pyrotechnics – An International Peer-Reviewed Journal on Energetic Materials (PEP) is the official journal of the International Pyrotechnics Society. The  publication details our novel patent-pending technology, which utilizes resonant acoustic mixing (RAM) to prepare an energetic-energetic … >More


Let us solve your crystal!

October 13, 2014

Have some crystalline material and not sure what it is?  Need to confirm a new form of matter? Here at Nalas, we have a full solid state characterization capability featuring single crystal X-ray, powder X-ray diffraction,  polarized light microscopy, and data analysis offered by our experts. We can even grow crystals suitable for analysis in-house. Contact us for … >More


Nalas Awarded another SBIR Phase I Contract!

October 1, 2014

Congratulations to our engineers Matt Jorgensen and Brian Amato on their successfully funded SBIR proposal for a research project to address IM requirements for rocket motors for the US Navy.  Multiple approaches exist for actively responding to thermal stimuli, which incorporate mechanical, chemical, and electrically controlled systems. An existing technology for mitigating such an event … >More