The Nano-C Team has a broad range of business, technology and science experience. The management team is supported by a strong Board of Directors with expertise in corporate and intellectual property law, technology development, along with industrial and entrepreneurial management. In addition, we have assembled a formidable group of Technical Advisors from academia and industry.
He was co-editor of “Organic Solar Cells: Fundamentals, Devices, and Upscaling“, published in 2014 and today a recognized must-have in OPV. Henning is also responsible for the development of Nano-C’s intellectual property portfolio. He is a member of the Scientific Board of LOPE-C, the Executive Advisory Board of the Nanomanufacturing Center at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and represents Nano-C in the Industrial Coordination Committee of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at MIT along with Ramesh Sivarajan. He also represents Nano-C at Solliance, a network of major players in the area of thin film photovoltaics.
Previously, at the University of Namur (Belgium), Henning focused on the optimization of fullerene yield in combustion processes as well as the effects of metal and halogenated additives. He gained his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the Chemistry Department of the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany) and his Doctorate from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). He has authored many papers and has been ‘Invited Professor’ at the Universities of Rouen, Lille and Mulhouse.
Prior to Nantero, Ramesh served as a research scientist at Rice University, working with Prof. Richard Smalley (winner of the chemistry Nobel Prize in 1996) with whom he co-authored several research publications and a co-inventor on a number of patents. At Rice, his work on CNT dissolution in super-acids led to the patented invention of the world’s first, macroscopic, neat carbon nanotube fiber; today this is leading to ultra-high strength fibers. Ramesh is an inventor on 31 issued US patents and several more issued and pending applications worldwide.
He was a visiting scientist at Cornell University prior to Rice. He holds a PhD in Materials Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and has received post-doctoral training in the area of nano-materials in Israel on a joint project of Bar-Ilan University, Technion and the Israel Aircraft Industry. For about five years, Ramesh has served on the industrial advisory board of the manufacturing engineering department at Boston University and is currently a visiting scientist at Northeastern University. Along with Henning, Ramesh serves as Nano-C’s liaison to the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at MIT.
A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his MS degree in Chemical Engineering Practice and subsequent professional experience have allowed him to provide significant insights into the operational and business aspects of Nano-C’s continued growth. Of additional note, Mr. Lada is also the safety officer at Nano-C and oversees all aspects of Nano-C’s Quality programs.