BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Here are three video interviews about a big research project that could lead to a new manufacturing line in Brownsville, Texas.

In collaboration with the City of Brownsville, the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC) announced a $150,000 Performance Grant for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

The award will fund a 16-month comprehensive research project for material development, article production, and testing to support the commercialization efforts of Cosmic Shielding Corporation’s relocation to Brownsville.

A UTRGV research team will lead the newly funded project to assist Dr. Lembit Sihver, founder and chief technology officer of Cosmic Shielding, in the formulation, development, testing, and fabrication of new robust materials with specific shielding properties for use in satellites, space applications and other engineering applications with similar operating conditions.

Here is the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service’s interview with Dr. Sihver:


Here is the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service’s interview with Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez:


Here is the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service’s Dr. Constantine Tarawneh, senior associate dean for research and graduate programs at UTRGV.


Editor’s Note: Click here for a related story about the City of Brownsville/GBIC/UTRGV/Cosmic Shielding research collaboration.

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