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

New publication by Dr. Matt Burk!

October 8, 2014

We are happy to report a recent publication by Matt Burk on the enantioselective construction of quarternary stereogenic carbons by Lewis Base mediated catalysis. The work was selected for the front cover of Chemistry – A European Journal! Congratulations to Matt and Professor Scott Denmark on their great contributions to science. Matt recently joined the Nalas … >More

Energetic Material Process Development using Mettler Toledo’s EasyMax System

October 7, 2014

Author: Salan, Jerry (CEO, Nalas Engineering Services, Inc.) Year: 2014 In this webinar, Jerry Salan discusses the use of Mettler Toledo’s automated EasyMax system in tandem with process analytical tools and modeling to design, demonstrate, and scale a robust and safe process for novel energetic materials. Webinar Presenter Your online presenter, Jerry Salan, has extensive experience … >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

NALAS President Dr. Dave am Ende presents on Innovations & Breakthroughs in ResonantAcoustic® Industrial Mixing

August 20, 2014

This week Dave is attending the 2014 Resodyn 4th Annual Forum on Innovations & Breakthroughs in ResonantAcoustic® Mixing. Dave was invited to give a talk on our breakthrough work “Development and Scale-Up of Cocrystals using Resonant Acoustic Mixing.”  The presentation is based on his recent paper co-authored by Dr. Stephen Anderson and Nalas CEO Jerry Salan, “Development and Scale-Up of Cocrystals using Resonant Acoustic Mixing,” … >More

Nalas Receives Two SBIR Phase I Awards!

August 18, 2014

Nalas was recently awarded two Phase I SBIR Contracts with the US Navy; the main objective of the project is to develop a low-cost process to CL-20, the most powerful explosive known to man.  The proposals were written by Dr. David Ford and Dr. Pascal Dube in response to Navy SBIR Solicitation 2014.1 Topic N141-017; each project was awarded in … >More

Nalas CEO Jerry Salan Meets with CT DECD!

August 5, 2014

Nalas CEO, Jerry Salan, hosted members from Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development yesterday, August 4th, 2014.  The meeting included a discussion of our proposed plan for expansion to include a kilo lab facility to support our customers’ demands for scale-up of various materials of interest.  DECD’s Peter Lent, Assistant Executive Director, and Ms. Toni Karnes toured the … >More

Trinity College Dept. of Chemistry Students Visit Nalas

May 14, 2014

Nalas recently hosted students from Trinity College Chemistry Department.  Members of the Nalas team presented talks on various topics including synthesis, kinetics, energetics, process safety, and scale-up.  It was a pleasure hosting these students who will soon be part of our industry’s workforce!  Read more here.