Meet the Innovators: Everix Inc.
2019 NASA iTech Cycle II Finalist:
Everix Inc. of Orlando
Ultra-thin, flexible and shatter-free optical filters thermally drawn at scale.
What is your technology?
High-performance optical filters are a key component of modern technology, but manufacturers aren’t satisfied with the size, weight, rigidity or high-volume prices of traditional vacuum-coated precision filters. We’ve applied techniques used in producing miles of fiber optics at scale to reduce production costs by an order of magnitude. Everix’s filters are up to 20 times thinner and lighter than the competition, their flexibility allows integration into curved surfaces and they’re shatter-free.
What should people know about your team?
Founder, Dr. Hooman Banaei transformed his storage shed into a workshop in 2014 to construct equipment and test the underlying technology at the core of Everix. He saw a revolutionary approach was needed to meet the needs of the market. Today, we are a 10-person company; all of our dogs have become best friends and enjoy our quarterly barbecue celebrations.
What do you look forward to most about the NASA iTech forum?
We look forward to learning more about how our products can solve space-related challenges. We are also seeking to connect with investors interested in building a revolutionary, next-generation material company.
This information was provided by Everix Inc. NASA iTech is a year-long effort to find innovative ideas that could address challenges facing space exploration. Ten competition finalists will present their ideas Oct. 7-8, 2019, at a NASA iTech forum in Las Cruces, New Mexico. At the culmination of the forum, three winning teams will be selected and recognized during a non-monetary awards ceremony.