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This overview of N. Herbots's SiO2 group research on Surface Engineering for Bio-Medical and Medical Electronics in 2010 describes the background to our nest technologies in NanoBonding™ and VitreOX™.
PATENTS & TECHNOLOGY DISCLOSURES RELATED TO THIS RESEARCH:
 Methods for Wafer Bonding & for Nucleating Bonding Nanophases Using Wet and Steam Pressurization, N. Herbots, S.D. Whaley, R.Bennett-Kennett, R.J. Culbertson, A.M. Murphy, S.J. Farmer, US Patent filed 10/ 31/2011
 Molecular Film Containing Polymeric Mixture for Hydrophobic Implant Surfaces N. Herbots, A, M. Murphy, R. Kennett-Bennett, D.A. Sell S.D. Whaley, R.J. Culbertson, US Patent filed 11/3/ 2011
 ASU/AZTE Technology Disclosure M11-163P "H2O Nano-‐Bonding “ Synthesis via compressive strain from sursaturated water vapor at low temperatures (T< 175°C) of a siloxane-‐silica mixed nano-‐bonding phase catalyzed by H2O, nano-scale smoothing and ordering of Si(100) & silica, and room temperature chemical reactivity arising from surface polarization through surface charge generation in SiO2. N. Herbots, S.D. Whaley, R. Bennett-Kennett, R.J. Culbertson, A.M. Murphy, S.J. Farmer, filed June 24th, 2011
 ASU/AZTE Technology Disclosure M11-164 P ProteinKnox" - A Temporary and Permanent Surface Bio-Compatible Adsorbate to Control in Conjunction with Hydroaffinity the Blood Proteins Adsorption, Build-up and/or Clot Formation on Surface of Medical Implant Devices and Grafts using LVPL's (Low Viscosity Polar Liquids)" , filed June 24th, 2011
 A Method for Wafer Bonding and for Nucleating Bonding Nanophases
N. Herbots, J. D. Bradley, M. Hart, D. A. Sell, S. D. Whaley, R.J Culbertson Provisional Patent Application SN 61/174,138 , ASU/AZTE (filed 3/30/2009).
Molecular films for controlling hydrophobic, hydrophilic, optical, condensation and geometricproperties of silicone implants surfaces, including intra-occular lenses used in cataract surgeries. N. Herbots, J. D. Bradley, M. Hart, D. A. Sell & S. D. Whaley
ASU/AZTE (filed 3/30/2009). Provisional patent application filed October 2, 2009
Methods for Wafer Bonding and for Nucleating Bonding Nanophases Using Wet and Steam Pressurization, N. Herbots, S.D. Whaley, Ross Bennett-Kennett, R.J. Culbertson, A.M. Murphy, S.J. Farmer, US Patent filed 10/31/11
 Nanobonding between 2-nm β-crystobalite SiO 2 on OH(1x1)Si(100) & SiO x for Monolithic Electronics by Surface Smoothing via Wet Chemical and Spin Processing: TMAFM Study and Modelling of Interphases “ S.D. Whaley, N. Herbots, J.D. Bradley, R.J. Culbertson, M.A. Hart, D.A. Sell, Q.X. Bradley, R.L.Rhoades, S.N. Drews, R.B. Bennett-Kennett, 58th International American Vacuum Society Symp, Nashville, TN, Oct 31-Nov. 4th, 2011
 Controlling the Hydroaffinity of Silicone/Hydrophobic Acrylic Surfaces of Intraocular
Lenses using Visco-Elastic Colloids and Blood Proteins, N. Herbots, R.J. Culbertson, Q.X. Bradley, D.A