Energy and materials research and development company HiFunda, with UConn researchers Eric Jordan and Maurice Gell, have founded a new company, Solution Spray Technologies, to commercialize new plasma spray technologies.

The company has executed an exclusive licensing agreement with the University of Connecticut for new coating compositions, methods, and applications based on the novel solution precursor plasma spray process invented by Jordan and Gell.

HiFunda’s president, Balky Nair, will lead Solution Spray as its chief executive officer.