For those who have noticed in our photo with Jack Roush, the name and logo of ‘IMRA’ has appeared on our vehicle. As you can guess, IMRA America has become the major sponsor of the University of Michigan Solar Car team for the 2011 Solar Car, Quantum.
IMRA America, Inc., founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1990, is dedicated to the development of ultrafast fiber laser technologies for commercial applications. IMRA’s technology portfolio includes over 150 US and international patents and patent applications. The company’s pioneering technologies, rigorous quality control and high volume manufacturing operation make IMRA’s products the sound choice for scientific, OEM and industrial use. IMRA’s femtosecond fiber lasers are ideal for a host of applications ranging from ultrafast measurement instruments to industrial material processing and refractive surgery. The company’s visionary philosophy was inspired by Mr. Minoru Toyoda, honorary advisor to IMRA’s parent corporation, Aisin Seiki: “World Harmony through the Development and Sharing of Science and Technology.“
“We are excited to begin working together to become the first US student team in history to win the World Challenge” says, Business Director Chris Hilger.
We cannot thank IMRA enough for providing significant financial support to enable the team to unlock the World’s best technology. We hope that this will become the base of a collaboration with IMRA engineers to make further improvements to Quantum and future cars.