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): August 18, 2008 (August 13, 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 August 13, 2008 SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. was notified it had been awarded a two-year contract by the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) for Phase II of a Small Business Innovation Research (“SBIR”) project titled “Flux Pinning Additions to Increase Jc Performance in BSCCO-2112 Round Wire for Very High Field Magnets.” The proposal included a funding request for approximately $750,000. The final amount of the award is subject to the completion of financial negotiations with the DOE.
 
High Jc performance in BSCCO-2212 is currently the only superconducting material that has been successfully manufactured in round wire form that works successfully in high magnetic fields over 25Tesla.
 
The company previously received a $97,900 DOE Financial Assistance Award for a Phase I SBIR that demonstrated that Jc performance can be increased with the addition of certain additives. The Phase I SBIR was successfully completed in the first half of 2008 which led to the Phase II application to conduct additional research.
 
 
 
 

 
 
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: August 18, 2008
 
By
 
/s/ Daniel Rooney
 
 
Daniel Rooney
President and Chief Executive Officer