9 Q&A: 9 questions for the CEO of high-tech startup General Nano

CINCINNATI - General Nano, LLC  manufactures lightweight, conductive materials used by the aerospace industry. the company recently garnered a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Air Force to further develop its patented carbon nanotube technology. The company's carbon fiber composite materials have been used in Boeing 787s and will be used in future models of BMWs.

9 Questions for General Nano’s president and CEO, Joe Sprengard.

1. How did the company get its start?
   Our company started actually at the request of the United States Air Force. About seven years ago, the University of Cincinnati was manufacturing some long carbon nanotubes which caught the science community by surprise and prompted some interest by the Air Force.

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