Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT), a high-tech startup in Michigan’s Capitol Region, is pleased to announce that the company has entered into an agreement with the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to provide novel crystalline diamond materials to ARL research scientists for their test and evaluation.

GLCT is in the process of establishing its crystalline diamond pilot manufacturing line at the VanCamp Incubator + Research Labs which is located adjacent to the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. This pilot line will be completed within the next two months and will be utilized for this ARL funded project.

GLCT’s president and CEO, Dr. Keith Evans, commented, “We’re excited to be selected by Army Research Laboratory to provide novel crystalline diamond materials for their test and evaluation and their own research endeavors. We’re hopeful that this is the first step in a long term collaboration that leverages our advanced diamond materials technology and supports the next generation applications research being carried out at ARL.”

The agreement has a value of $150,000 and calls for a 12-month total effort.

About Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT)

GLCT was formed in 2019 to create a commercial source of semiconductor-grade diamond materials for advanced applications in high energy particle detection, x-ray and other photon optics, electronics, and quantum technology. GLCT’s technology is based on patented equipment and methods developed over 25 years at Michigan State University (MSU) including recently in collaboration with MSU-located Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies. For more information about GLCT send an email to