ATFI is an advanced materials company specializing in performance-based, molecularly-designed thin films and ceramics. Our team is committed to providing high-value material performance at elevated temperatures, yielding significant cost, energy, and environmental savings for our Fortune 500 customers. Primarily focused on innovative surface treatments and materials for applications at high temperatures and harsh environments, ATFI serves energy, aerospace, defense, and other industries where competing materials fall short of expected performance levels. ATFI’s flagship products, sold under the Cerablak™ brand, are solution-derived, aluminophosphate-based materials that are rapidly gaining recognition as “the game changers” in high-temperature surface engineering. Cerablak™ materials are produced in several product forms including thin or thick films/coatings, microspheres, and ceramic composites. Our vision is to continue to innovate and market high-performance ceramic materials and surface-engineered products for a cleaner, more efficient future. Our History: Founded in 1998 and based on advanced material innovations and R&D efforts at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, USA, ATFI is an independent, privately held company well poised for rapid growth. Dr. Sankar Sambasivan, ATFI founder, president, and CEO, is the lead inventor of Cerablak™ technology and has led its development to date. Since inception, ATFI’s core competency has been in advanced materials research and surface engineering. For more than a decade ATFI's dedicated team of scientists and engineers has developed the Cerablak™ technology with a keen eye toward material performance issues that plague various industries. The United States Departments of Energy and Defense have shown continued interest in ATFI’s unique technology, investing more than $15 million in its development. Today, ATFI holds more than 25 issued patents in the U.S. and internationally.