May 15, 2020 – Kampanics receives the National Science Foundation STTR Phase 1 Award to develop high performance resonators for sensor and oscillator applications in harsh environments. The project aims to remove the temperature barrier of current piezoelectric resonators by developing resonator technologies based on high temperature piezoelectric materials. The objectives are to bring innovations in device structure, synthesis, modeling and optimization, wafer level fabrication and packaging to make highly sensitive, accurate resonators with a small footprint. 

Partnering in this project is a team from Purdue University led by Professor Sunil Bhave. Sunil brings in several years of experience in MEMS, oscillators, microacoustics, optomechanics, and quantum devices. 

September 25, 2020 – Kampanics successfully completes the rigorous NSF I-Corps program by going through a potential customer discovery process involving more than 100 interviews.