George Kim, through Perpetual Technologies,
was a principal investigator in a U.S. Office of Naval Research
program (ONR grant N00014-00-C-0181) on "Thermal Spray Application
of Nanostructured Coatings". The company planned, organized
and supervised the investigation of multimodal
for industrial wear applications, with a specific
focus on the erosive and abrasive performance of multimodal
WC-Co coatings. Work was carried out using services from U.S.
companies and the Canadian National Research Council.