Commonly asked questions
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Who is Bambu Global?
We are well beyond the incubator stage, and like the bamboo plant, we have been nurturing great technologies behind the scenes and are now set to soar into the world. We are working within commercial, government and education markets to deliver a collection of Satish’s private stock of ideas – each revolving around manipulating and modulating the color energy spectrum.
We hybridize the sciences across many technical disciplines including chemistry, solid state physics and biology. We’ll be rolling out extremely disruptive solutions for many markets and industries ranging from safety and egress solutions, drug delivery, renewable energy and even the healthfulness of the tattoo industry.
What areas of science do you specialize in?
Many of the great discoveries within each of the sciences have already happened. It is our belief that the next frontier of monumental discoveries is at the intersection of multiple sciences, that is, integrating across sciences and engineering.
What technological breakthrough are you most excited about?
Many of the scientists did their original work at Polaroid, inventing products requiring the modulation (or manipulation) of the electromagnetic spectrum (light) into a revolutionary consumer product, e.g. instant photography. Former Polaroid CTO Satish Agrawal and many on his team came to PI, now called Bambu Global, and they are still modulating light energy into other paradigm-changing useful products. Already the breakthroughs are numerous and have led to many fascinating and hopefully disruptive technologies. The first ever non-carcinogenic permanent tattoo ink that can have its color “turned off.” Structural coatings that reflect the sun’s IR heat-causing waves, so buildings stay cooler – much cooler. Inexpensive films that shield consumers from potentially dangerous blue light emitted from most electronic devices. In addition to several secret military applications we can’t publicly disclose. As far as a favorite? Each science team at Bambu Global believes theirs is the very best – so there is no consensus!
Is “disruptive” an overused term?
Yes, absolutely. It’s a term that is overused and improperly applied – incremental improvements are good but not truly disruptive. Wiper blades that don’t streak, very good improvement but hardly disruptive.
Apple’s iPhone. Uber. Stealth technology. SpaceX. Each of these are great disruptive companies and once the word is out on some of our technologies, we are confident we’ll be among the list of true disruptors. We can tune lights to focus on circadian rhythms that can help plants grow better or dementia patients sleep longer. We have the world’s only non-carcinogenic tattoo ink that can also have its color turned off. We can reduce electricity and air conditioning demand in the hottest climates.
What is your greatest need moving forward?
Most of our companies are running lean, and as we quickly grow we will need to add more great staff across the spectrum of roles, from administrative, finance and scientist positions to great executives and international and domestic sales and marketing leaders. Please visit our Recruitment section to see some of our openings.
Refers to paints composed of thermally-reflective materials that block heat radiation, thereby lowering the temperature of the applied surface. When applied to buildings, cool paint not only lowers the external temperature of the painted walls, but overall the internal temperature as well. Bambu’s Nygra Coatings produces a cool paint with outstanding energy saving capabilities and the widest color palette on the market.
Camouflage technology that adapts to match the appearance of its environment in real time. Pre-set patterns for specific terrains are able to swiftly modulate from a lighter pattern (for open/sparsely populated environments) to a darker pattern (for environments with thicker vegetation, more shadows, etc.). Bambu’s Canopy Defense is currently testing its dynamic camouflage technology for military applications.
Refers to the waves of the electromagnetic field, emitted by electrically charged particles undergoing acceleration. Bambu’s vast array of expertise has led to technologies capable of comprehensive modulation of the electromagnetic spectrum, primarily through absorption, emission, reflection, and interference.
Light produced from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as opposed to bulbs. Compared to conventional offerings like incandescent or halogen lightbulbs, LEDs are more efficient at turning energy into light. Bambu’s Aurea Lighting dramatically increases this efficiency while providing the ability to tailor the color of the light to your preferences.
Identification Friend or Foe (IFF)
Identification system that enables the viewer to determine whether the combatants in sight are friendly or enemy units. Bambu’s Canopy Defense produces several IFF solutions that can be deployed in both the visible and invisible spectra.
The design and discovery of new materials. Bambu’s deep technical background in chemistry and physics have led to insightful innovations in materials science, and products composed of materials unique to Bambu.
Permanent Makeup (PMU)
A cosmetic application that uses tattoos to produce designs that resemble makeup. Bambu’s INQUE is adapting its groundbreaking tattoo technology to pioneer PMU products with one of the world’s leading PMU companies.
Phosphor that emits a glow after excitation from visible light has ceased. This means that when the lights go out, the phosphors will still glow consistently for an extended period of time. Bambu Way’s photoluminescent applications all use persistent phosphor technology.
Refers to light emitted after the absorption of photons. For example, a photoluminescent exit sign will look normal in daylight, and constantly be absorbing light from the surrounding environment. When the lights go out, the absorbed energy is re-emitted as light energy by the sign, illuminating the sign and its surrounding area.
Safety & Egress
Refers to both the industry and the applications therein of safely and easily navigating pre-determined pathways during emergency situations. For example, if a building experiences a power outage or a fire and occupants must evacuate immediately, the means of egress must be well-defined (via signage, lighting, etc.) in order to facilitate a smooth and safe exit for everyone. Bambu Way’s PL technology has extensive application potential for safety & egress indicators.
A minimally invasive surgical method to treat cancer. Highly-specialized “probes” latch onto the cancer cells, and can be remotely stimulated to destroy the cancer cells without harming any other areas of the body. Bambu’s Tabashir Health is currently developing revolutionary new tumor ablation technology.
Refers to all the ways people orient themselves to “find their way” and navigate from place to place. Bambu Way’s PL technology has great potential in wayfinding applications.