UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 

 
FORM 8-K
 

 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 12, 2008 (December 16, 2008)

 
SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Commission file number: 0-31641
         
Ohio
     
31-1210318
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
     
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
     
2839 Charter Street, Columbus, Ohio
 
43228
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
(614) 486-0261
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
 
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
 

 
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ITEM 8.01 Other events.
 
On December 12, 2008 SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. was notified it had been awarded a grant by the Ohio Department of Development.  The funds were awarded through the Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program and are contingent upon State Controlling Board approval.  The grant, in the amount of $708,715, is for the Commercialization of Rotatable Ceramic Sputtering Targets for Thin Film Photovoltaic Solar Cell Manufacturing project.  SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. will commercialize technologies for the manufacture of rotatable ceramic sputtering targets for the production of transparent conductive oxide-coated (TCO) glass used in manufacturing thin film photovoltaic solar cell panels. The rotatable target consists of a ceramic cylinder, a bonding layer, and a stainless steel mandrel. Specific project tasks include scale-up of the ceramic cylinder forming, the ceramic sintering process, the final machining process, and development of the target bonding process.  Optimizing the composition of the coating will allow producers to improve the efficiency of their photovoltaic modules.
 


 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
   
  SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.
   
   
Date: December 16, 2008
By
/s/ Daniel Rooney
 
Daniel Rooney
President and Chief Executive Officer