©2017 THE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER OFFICE | FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY PAGE 8 Current Patents High Figure of Merit Thermoelectric Materials METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF Fayetteville State University has patented a completely unique method for producing nanomaterials with High Figure of Merit Thermoelectric properties. Figures of Merit quantify the performance of devices. The inventor Dr. Daryush ILA, first invented the material and then invented a method for producing the metamaterials to scale up the synthesis of such materials. Around the world people are trying to understand the physical properties of meta- materials consisting of selected regimented quantum dot super lattices with extraordinary optical, thermal, electrical, and Seebeck properties and use this knowledge to address the present and future needs. This in-house-developed technique, as indicated in several patents by Dr. Daryush, addresses the strategic energy need by taking advantage of the otherwise impossible-to-achieve improved physical properties of such materials, like generating electricity from heat at as high an efficiency as possible, by, using a heat source, like a human body (37 ºC, 98.6 ºF), or car engine, and a cold source such as air or any source under 27 ºC (53.6 ºF) to generate large amounts of electrical energy by these materials. Using the same materials in Peltier mode produces an addressable material (a blanket), pixel by pixel (few nanometers each), to become invisible in the ultraviolet-visible-infrared range. In most cases metamaterials are created in very small sizes; although able to create multiple batches, the material size is restrictively small. Dr. ILA’s method allows for the creation of large metamaterials composed of Quantum Dot Super Lattices that, can be cut, folded, bent and sewn; thereby, leaving the uses up to the imagination of the user, without the restrictions imposed by the size of the material. The entire superdome could then be covered and generate massive amounts of electricity. The entire Superdome could then be covered and generate massive amounts of electricity.