CFT Solutions™

CFT Solutions™' informational release is available from the Vice Provost for Research Dr. Helena Wisniewski. 

CFT Solutions™ provides an innovative and cost-effective approach to revolutionizing snow removal and deicing using carbon fiber tapes. Efficient heating by the carbon fiber tapes embedded under pavement keep the surface free of snow and ice. 

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Zensor's™ informational release is available from Dr. Wisniewski.

The University of Alaska Board of Regents announced Friday that the University of Alaska Anchorage launched its first ever startup company, Zensor™. The company was established in February 2013 by UAA Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies Dr. Helena Wisniewski, and faculty inventor Dr. John Lund, a UAA electrical engineering professor.

Zensor™ LLC, a Seawolf Holdings company, offers a new generation of wireless sensors for use in remote monitoring, asset management, surveillance and security. The long-lasting sensors––boasting a 50-plus year lifespan––present several advantages over current competitors on the market: no batteries required, effective with a small power source, maintenance free, low cost and more.

The idea for Zensor™ came from Professor Lund's observation of remote monitoring needs for the maintenance and management of assets in the harsh arctic environment. "Zensor™ sensors are intended to make monitoring remote infrastructure cheap, easy and reliable," Lund says. He explains that the small sensors are filled with tiny circuits that can be customized to detect humidity, water flow, temperature, tilt, sound and a number of other useful criteria based on the customer's needs.

Dr. Wisniewski developed a business infrastructure for commercialization of innovative faculty and student research, which was approved by the Board of Regents in August 2012. This infrastructure includes Seawolf Holdings and Seawolf Venture Fund, which provides seed money for startups.

For more information about CFT Solutions™ or Zensor™, contact Dr. Wisniewski at hswisniewski@uaa.alaska.edu.