Jan 2022 -Optical Waters awarded an NSF SBIR Phase II to scale and optimize our manufacturing methods.
March 2023 -Optical Waters receives funding from the Maroon Venture Partners Fund, which invests in early-stage startups linked to UMass.
September 2022 -Dr Lopes' Lab awarded an innovation grant at UMass Amherst to further develop Optical Waters' technology.
Jan 2022 -Optical Waters receives an NSF STTR Phase I to scale and optimize our manufacturing methods.
October 2021 -Dr Lopes' Lab awarded innovation grant at UMass Amherst to further develop Optical Waters' technology.
June 2021 - Germicidal optical fibers were featured as an upcoming technology to disinfect water in the article, Shinning a Light on Water Disinfection,
Feb 2021 - Optical Waters was award the Technology for Social Equity prize sponsored by SOURCE Global PBC as part of the Venture Devils StartUp Competition.
Nov 2019 - Mariana Lopes was selected to speak about her work on germicidal optical fibers in Berlin Germany on breaking the wall of water borne diseases.