From batteries to computers and from textiles to medicines, most of the greatest innovations are based on improved materials. Researchers at PNNL are experts at manipulating molecules and customizing chemistries to develop advanced compositions of plastics, ceramics, and metals. PNNL’s self-healing cement repairs itself when cracked or damaged. A finely tuned solvent selectively captures greenhouse gases from industrial waste or directly from the air. Another example is the water-shedding, foul-release coating, a nontoxic material that protects ship hulls, bridges, hydroelectric powerplants, and more from harmful biofouling. Browse our entire portfolio to see all technologies available for licensing.