All Projects: Current Fellows
POWERING THE NEXT-GEN INTERNET OF THINGS
ActiveMEMS is advancing microfabrication of piezoelectric materials and transducers for micro-electromechanical systems manufacturing.
Fellow: Erkan Aktakka
AFFORDABLE ENERGY STORAGE FOR A CLEANER GRID
Combining thermal storage media at high temperatures with advanced, high-efficiency thermophotovoltaic energy conversion.
Fellows: David Bierman, Justin Briggs, and Andrew Ponec
ACCELERATING THE FUTURE
Astrileux is developing manufacturing techniques that will dramatically reduce the energy required to produce future integrated circuits.
Fellow: Supriya Jaiswal
ACCELERATING QUANTUM COMPUTING
Bleximo is introducing quantum computing for solving complex challenges, such as simulating electronic and chemical properties of new materials and molecules.
Fellow: Alexei Marchenkov
EXTREME ENZYMES FOR INDUSTRY
CinderBio is using proprietary technologies to develop enzymes that work in extreme hot, acidic conditions.
Fellows: Jill Fuss and Steve Yannone
REALTIME ADAPTIVE MACHINE LEARNING
Dauntless.io uses ultra-fast (0.01 - 1 millisecond), adaptive machine learning algorithms to actively control complex physical systems in real-time.
Fellow: Adam Vaughan
EMPOWERING GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
Fervo Energy is developing cost-effective electricity generation from enhanced geothermal systems, which can deliver electricity at 5 to 7 cents per kilowatt hour.
Fellows: Tim Latimer and Jack Norbeck
Helux is striving to transform how people think about lighting. Using a controllable and state-of-the-art solid state lighting, our technology can electronically adjust light position, brightness, and illumination area.
Project Lead: Jessica Morrison
ENABLING TOMORROW'S DEVICES
Laminera is developing a method for low-temperature manufacturing of nanometer scale conductive materials using atomic layer deposition.
Fellow: Lauren Otto
BESPOKE BACTERIA FOR BIOMANUFACTURING
MicroByre domesticates feral bacteria, quickly coaxing them to engineer-ability and establishing them as industrial scale manufacturers of biofuels, antibiotics, and commodity chemicals.
Fellow: Sarah Richardson
Nelumbo has developed coatings that improve condensation on heat exchangers, increasing their efficiency by up to 30 percent and mitigating frost without sacrificing corrosion resistance or longevity.
Fellows: Dave Walther and Lance Brockway
ZERO-EMISSION, FLEXIBLE, AND EFFICIENT POWER
Noble Thermodynamic Systems has developed a new engine design that delivers efficient, emission-free electricity from natural gas or renewable stored hydrogen.
Fellow: Miguel Sierra Aznar
A NEW CLASS OF ULTRA-LOW-COST BATTERY
Noon Energy is pioneering a low-cost flow battery technology to enable intermittent renewable electricity sources to meet continual demand.
Fellow: Chris Graves
INDUSTRIAL-SCALE MANUFACTURING OF NANOMATERIALS
Photia Incorporated is developing technology for industrial-scale manufacturing of 3d nanostructured materials for energy applications.
Fellow: Joe Geddes
MOBILE MAGNETOMETERS FOR TODAY’S NEEDS
Sonera Magnetics is developing a high-sensitivity magnetometer that can operate at room temperature and in portable form factors, dramatically increasing potential applications.
Fellows: Nishita Deka and Dominic Labanowski
HARVESTING VALUE FROM AGRICULTURAL WASTE
Takachar is focused on dramatically increasing the amount of waste biomass economically transformed into marketable products around the world.
Fellow: Kevin Kung
AFFORDABLE HEATING AND COOLING FOR THE MASSES
Treau has developed soft-matter heat exchangers, compressors, and expanders that are lower cost, higher performance, and more versatile than traditional metal devices.
Fellow: Vince Romanin
All Projects: Alumni
CONVERTING OCEAN WAVES INTO ELECTRICITY
CalWave is developing a novel Wave Energy Converter (WEC) called the Wave Carpet that is simple, modular, and scalable.
Fellow: Marcus Lehmann
SAFE AND RELIABLE LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES
Cuberg's lithium metal batteries offer dramatic improvements in specific energy, safety, and thermal durability.
Fellow: Richard Wang
BETTER BATTERY DIAGNOSTICS
We improve the way batteries are made, tested, and managed by providing low-cost, non-destructive, physical diagnostics in real time and at scale.
Fellows: Andrew Hsieh and Barry Van Tassell
RESHAPING THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Mallinda's malleable thermoset resins enable simple and scalable processing of carbon composites with closed-loop, low-energy recyclability.
Fellows: Chris Kaffer and Philip Taynton
Our materials enable a radical reduction in cost and energy consumption for removing carbon dioxide and other impurities from high-volume commodity chemicals.
Fellow: Tom McDonald
RECYCLING CARBON DIOXIDE
Opus 12’s technology enables an artificial carbon cycle that sequesters carbon dioxide in the form of commodity chemicals and carbon-neutral fuels.
Fellows: Etosha Cave and Kendra Kuhl
FUNCTIONAL 3D PRINTING
polySpectra prints performance parts with tailored form and function in a single step.
Fellow: Raymond Weitekamp
MEMBRANES FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Sepion supplies custom membrane technology for selective transport challenges.
Fellow: Peter Frischmann
Thermionic energy converters can rival the performance of all conventional heat engines in a package that can be scaled from watts to megawatts.
Fellow: Jared Schwede
THE NEXT SOLAR EVOLUTION
When successful, Tandem PV’s modules will blanket rooftops and fields across the world, enabling the renewable transition
Fellows: Colin Bailie and Chris Eberspacher
Tierra Biosciences (formerly Synvitrobio) is creating a prototyping environment to rapidly speed up design-build-test cycles for bio-based processes and increase the amount of data collected.
Fellow: Zachary Sun
BIO-CHEMICALS AND FUELS
The Visolis process will enable production of bio-based elastomers, unsaturated polyester resins, super adsorbent polymers, and other products using a variety of feedstocks like agri-residues, dextrose, glycerol and syn-gas.
Fellow: Deepak Dugar