Award Winning Products

PEL received CIP Innovation Gold and Silver Prizes in 2004, 2005, & 2006 for development and application of it's smart micro sensors and smart renewable coatings.  Letters announcing these awards are cited below. 

 

Date: December 4, 2006                                                                                                      

For Immediate Release

PEL Wins Three Silver Innovation Prizes

Groton, CT - Dr. Morton L. Wallach, President and CEO of PEL Associates at 1084 Shennecossett Rd. announces that PEL Associates has won three silver Connecticut Innovation Prizes (CIP) from the CQIA Partnership, the State’s leader in creating and recognizing performance excellence in Connecticut organizations. 

The award is for new and novel airport and aircraft applications of our smart polymeric micro-sensors and smart renewable coatings.  These include: 1) Aircraft De-Icing System Via Removable Micro Coatings on Command, and 2) Airport Perimeter Security Via Smart Micro Sensor Detection System, and 3) Aircraft Wind Shear Security Via Micro Sensor Detection System.  PEL is located at the Marine Sciences & Technology Center at the University of Connecticut in Groton, CT. 

The CQIA Innovation Prize is broadly based on the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award for Performance Excellence’s three principles of Approach, Deployment and Results.  Deployment and Results here are translated into CIP’s criteria of Opportunity, Innovation and Numerical Results.  All applications were judged by 15 Baldridge–trained CQIA examiners; Dr. Wallach was one of the examiners for the 101 applicants.

PEL Associates is a growing business enterprise (http://www.pelassociates.com) providing new and novel technology and systems engineering for industrial, marine, defense and homeland security requirements.  Recent activities focus on new submarine, border security, and chem/bio detection applications, employing advanced materials and processing, and new chemistry systems frequently keyed to new designs providing innovative functionality.  PEL has served over 200 clients and several Connecticut companies including Sikorsky Aircraft, Electric Boat, Dow Chemical and Sonalysts, as well as ONR, DARPA, and NAVAIR.  

 

Date: July 27, 2005                                                                                                              

 For Immediate Release

PEL Wins Silver Innovation Prize

Groton, CT -  Dr. Morton L. Wallach, President and CEO of PEL Associates at 1084 Shennecossett Rd. announces that PEL Associates has won two silver Connecticut Innovation Prizes (CIP) from the CQIA Partnership, the State’s leader in creating and recognizing performance excellence in Connecticut organizations. 

The award is for new and novel applications of our smart polymeric micro-sensors and smart renewable coatings.  These include Angioplasty Stent Multilayer Coating Instant Delivery System and Smart Stand-off Micro Sensors which can detect, identify, and quantify the physical presence of chemical/biological agents from large multi-kilometer distances.  PEL is located at the Marine Sciences & Technology Center at the University of Connecticut in Groton, CT. 

“By using creative ingenuity, each of the prize winners is focused on helping humanity and improving our lives with novel and superior products and services said Sheila Carmine, Founder and Executive Director of the CQIA Partnership.”

The CQIA Innovation Prize is broadly based on the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award for Performance Excellence’s three principles of Approach, Deployment and Results.  Deployment and Results here are translated into CIP’s criteria of  Opportunity, Innovation and Numerical Results.  All applications were judged by 15 Baldridge –trained CQIA examiners; Dr. Wallach was one of the examiners for the 104 applicants.

PEL Associates is a growing business enterprise (http://www.pelassociates.com) providing new and novel technology and systems engineering for industrial, marine and defense requirements.  Key activities focus on new submarine technology, and advanced materials and processing, frequently keyed to new designs providing innovative functionality.  PEL has served over 200 clients and several Connecticut companies including Sikorsky Aircraft, Electric Boat, and Dow Chemical as well as ONR, DARPA, and NAVAIR.  

 

Date: July 29, 2004

 For Immediate Release

PEL Wins old Innovation Prize

Groton, CT - Dr. Morton L. Wallach, President and CEO of PEL Associates at 1084 Shennecossett Rd. announces that PEL Associates has won a gold Connecticut Innovation Prize from the CQIA Partnership, the State's leader in creating and recognizing performance excellence in Connecticut organizations.

The award is for development of smart polymeric micro- and nanosensors.  These very small, low cost, easy to manufacture polymert composites are passive and undetectable.  Applications include surveillance, detection, and tracking for law enforcement, homeland security, and defense.

PEL Associates also won a silver Connecticut Innovation Prize (CIP) award for it's smart micro- and nano-coatings
for antifouling of contaminated surfaces such as ship hulls, piers, or power plant intakes or decontamination of chemical/biological warfare agents.  PEL is located at the Marine Sciences & Technology Center at the University of Connecticut in Groton, CT.

"CQIA Innovation Prize award winners embody the critical intellect that is the foundation of Connecticut growth said Sheila Carmine, Founder and Executive Director of the CQIA Partnership.  By applying this, the innovative feature of the prize winners is focused on helping humanity and improving our lives with novel and superior products and services."

Carmine continued, "The ingenuity of these award winners attracts more talented people to Connecticut, enhancing the business possibilities, and further strengthening the reputation of the Connecticut intellect."

The CQIA Innovation Prize is broadly based on the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award for Performance Excellence's three principles of Approach, Deployment, and Results.  Deployment and Results here are CIP's criteria of Opportunity, Innovation, and Numerical Results.

PEL Associates (http://www.pelassociates.com) provides technology for industrial, marine, and defense.  Key activities focus on advanced materials and processing, frequently keyed to new designs providing innovative functonality.  PEL has served over 200 clients and several connecticut companies including Sikorsky Aircraft, Electric Boat, and Dow Chemical as well as ONR, DARPA, and NAVAIR.