University of Utah Recognizes Aqua-Yield/Nano Institute Partnership in New Annual Report

In a newly-published annual report, the University of Utah’s Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC) touts the first-of-its-kind collaboration between Aqua-Yield, the university’s Nano Institute and the TVC. It is a partnership based on assuring the sustainability of agriculture in the United States and around the globe through nanotechnology and nanoparticles, included in Aqua-Yield’s unique product line of specialty liquid fertilizers.

The university/corporate project, overseen by Aqua-Yield Chief Science Officer Landon Bunderson PhD and Dr. Hamid Ghandehari, co-director of the Nano Institute, includes “building”/inventing nano-particles that will specifically focus on agriculture and combine these new findings with the “nanogronomy” advancements already instituted and in practice at Aqua-Yield. The company has been involved with nanotechnology since its startup in 2014.


The profile in TVC’s annual report clarifies the relationship between Aqua-Yield, the Nano Institute and the center. Quoting from the article, “Aqua-Yield and the Nano Institute contacted the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization to patent their nanoparticle and tap into TVC’s business resources.”

Dr. Ghandehari has stated that, “Aqua-Yield is at the forefront of using nanotechnology for the delivery of agrochemicals.”

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