Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT), a high-tech startup in Michigan’s Capitol Region, has entered into a license with Michigan State University (MSU) covering a portfolio of issued and pending patents invented by MSU scientists and engineers in collaboration with MSU-located Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies (CCD).

All but one of the inventions covered by the licensed patent portfolio was invented or co-invented by GLCT co-founder and technical advisor, Dr. Timothy Grotjohn, who is MSU’s lead diamond materials and device scientist and serves as director of research for CCD.

GLCT’s president and CEO Keith Evans commented, “GLCT is excited to take license to innovative diamond manufacturing technologies developed by the world-class diamond materials collaboration between MSU and CCD. This is an important step for GLCT and positions the company to enter the market for high-performance diamond materials which represent an important platform materials technology to support broad based benefits across a growing number of exciting applications.”

About Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT)

GLCT is a spin out of the world-class diamond research collaboration between Michigan State University (MSU) and MSU-located Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies (CCD). GLCT’s mission is to become the leading supplier of high-performance diamond materials for advanced (non-gemstone) applications.