Innovators

Erika Boeing

Erika Boeing

Erika is founder and CEO of Accelerate Wind, a company that is working to revolutionize rooftop wind energy in the commercial and industrial spaces and drastically lower the cost of small wind turbine technology.

Tom Guarr

Tom Guarr

Tom is a Ph.D. chemist who is passionate about finding practical solutions to real-world technical problems. Tom serves as Director of the Organic Energy Storage Laboratory at the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, Mich. In 2014, he co‑founded Jolt Energy Storage Technologies, LLC, where he hopes to use molecular design principles to create organic compounds that will revolutionize the field of energy storage.

Chad Husko

Chad Husko

Chad is a physicist specializing in nanoscale optical materials and devices. Chad’s research aims to harness emerging materials for applications in silicon photonics for energy-efficient computing and data centers.

David E. Manosalvas-Kjono

David E. Manosalvas-Kjono

David is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, where he works in the Aerospace Computing Laboratory under the advisement of Professor Antony Jameson.

“Ted” Jung Woo Seo

“Ted” Jung Woo Seo

Ted is currently devoted to the commercialization efforts of an advanced electrode fabrication technology, which provides a comprehensive and generalizable solution that affords high stability and electrochemical performance to conventional lithium-ion battery materials.

Veronika Stelmakh

Veronika Stelmakh

Veronika is a postdoctoral research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT’s) Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. She is also co-founder and CEO of Mesodyne, Inc.

Julie Blumreiter

Julie Blumreiter

As a co-founder of ClearFlame Engines, Dr. Julie Blumreiter is working to bring clean, low-carbon, high-performance engine solutions to market in order to change the landscape of the long-haul heavy duty trucking industry.

Bernard Johnson

Bernard Johnson

Dr. Bernard Johnson earned a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University where he worked in the Advanced Energy Systems Lab. His research focused on developing ways to significantly improve the efficiency of internal combustion engines for heavy-duty transportation.

Justin Whiteley

Justin Whiteley

Dr. Justin Whiteley is an electrochemist and materials scientist whose specialty lies in the field of electrochemical devices, namely lithium-ion batteries and super capacitors. He is currently the chief technology officer and co-founder at Emergy, LLC, which focuses on advanced carbon material synthesis through biofabrication.

Tyler Huggins

Tyler Huggins

Dr. Tyler Huggins is an engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur. Huggins is passionate about the application of technologies to facilitate sustainable human development. He firmly believes that clean technologies can be both economically and environmentally advantageous.

Felipe Gomez del Campo

Felipe Gomez del Campo

Felipe Gomez del Campo is the founder and the CEO of FGC Plasma Solutions, a Cleveland-based company, which is developing a novel fuel injector for jet engines and gas turbines.

Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton

Hamilton is currently researching non-equilibrium plasma physics and radiation generated plasma for his M.S. He also is the founder and CEO of Atlas Energy Systems, an energy development company focused on the conversion of nuclear waste into usable energy.