US Patent Issued to Professor Hara

A US Patent (Patent No.: 9,765,196) entitled "Inorganic Ionomers Made from Minerals” was recently issued to Dr. Hara and a collaborator, Dr. Lehman. The invention is on the development of inorganic polymers, which have various advantages over organic counterparts including abundance of source material, non-flammability, low toxicity, and excellent thermal and chemical resistance.