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    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. Read More

  • Second Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: 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. Read More

  • Second Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Veronika Stelmakh

    Veronika is the co-founder and CEO of Mesodyne, Inc. At Chain Reaction Innovations, Veronika will be developing a portable power generator based on a thermophotovoltaic technology that she developed with Walker Chan at MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. The solution can reduce the weight and … Read More

  • Second Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: 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, … Read More

  • Second Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: 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. Read More