About Separation Design Group

Who We Are
Separation Design Group is a research and product development firm established in 2003. Located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, SDGroup is ideally situated to take advantage of the numerous high tech and energy related research facilities in Pittsburgh, PA and Morgantown, WV.

What We Do
SDGroup projects are focused on efficient use of energy and resources. Our team of researchers is drawn from various disciplines: chemistry, physics, computer science, and mechanical engineering.

SDGroup is developing technologies that will enable the more efficient use of energy and energy resources, including:

  1. Medical product development:
    Respiratory Oxygen
    Wound care

  2. Personal and sports oxygen

  3. Heat pumping, recovery and utilization

  4. Analysis
    Controlled Atmosphere Programmed Temperature Oxidation (CAPTO)
    Particle mapping

  5. Fuel flexible engines

SDGroup has "recycled" a 57,000 sq. ft. former nursing home to house our offices and laboratories for research, math modeling, analytics, prototyping, testing, and production. Our facility includes materials science laboratories, electronics development, assembly and testing laboratories, a scanning electron microscopy lab, a prototyping lab with 3-D printers, casting and other equipment, product assembly and testing space, and circuit board fabrication capibilities.
SDGroup is currently leasing laboratory space to three other research groups.

Strategic Relationships

SDGroup has been awarded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research grants by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to pursue the development of our oxygen concentrator and analytical instruments technologies.

Additional technology and business development funding has come from Pennsylvania-based business incubator groups, including the Katz School of Business Small Business Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Innovation Partnership of Philadelphia, Innovation Works, and Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse.
SDGroup is located in the Waynesburg University Keystone Innovation Zone. We cooperate with other area researchers, including RJ Lee Group, Waynesburg University, ViRoLaC Industries, and the National Energy and Technology Laboratory in Morgantown WV.