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Nano-Porous Super Capacitors

Si-Nanowire Batteries

High Energy Density, Rapid Charge/ Re-Charge, Flexible Form, Highly Scalable, Low Cost Manufacturing and Materials
Stage TRL 7 –  9: First Product to Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve secured IP rights to highly-scalable energy storage technologies with ultra-high energy & power that are cheap to manufacture, developed by Rice and 2 other leading Universities.

We’re starting with super-thin super-capacitors and batteries for powered credit cards, a high-growth niche with established customer traction. We’ll use the resulting cash flow to scale up the technology and build larger batteries.

We’ll scale up to batteries that will let drones fly for hours instead of minutes and enable electric cars that go 1000 miles.

 

Our Team

Dr. James M. Tour, a synthetic organic chemist, received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Syracuse University, his Ph.D. in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry from Purdue University, and postdoctoral training in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University. After spending 11 years on the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina, he joined the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice U. in 1999 where he is presently the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, and Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering. Tour’s scientific research areas include nanoelectronics, graphene electronics, green carbon research, graphene photovoltaics, carbon supercapacitors and lithium ion batteries. Tour has over 550 research publications and over 75 patents. Tour was named among “The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today” by TheBestSchools.org in 2014.

 

 Dr. Paul F. McClure is a co-founder and principal. Dr. McClure also provides system modeling, simulation and analysis expertise. Previously, he managed an Antisubmarine Warfare program at Austin-based Tracor, Inc., served as Assistant Dean for Development in the College of Engineering at U.T. Austin, and represented a venture capital firm, Columbine Ventures, and other corporate investors with due diligence services. Dr. McClure founded Austin-based DTM Corporation in 1987, and built this company into a successful pioneer of the rapid prototyping industry. He negotiated strategic equity funding from BF Goodrich. DTM became a public company in 1997, employing over 100 people, with offices in the US, Europe and Japan. The company was acquired in 2001.

Dr. McClure served for five years on NSF’s SBIR Advisory Committee and as a business reviewer. He received his Ph.D. in ME from Colorado State University in 1972, his MS in ME from Arizona State University in 1969 and his BS in ME from Kansas State University in 1967. He did postdoctoral work related to geodynamics and precision orbit determination at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland and at the University of Cambridge, England.

Dr. Vladimir Mancevski is a co-founder and principal. Dr. Mancevski serves as President and CTO to several commercialized technologies, including: multidimensional Atomic Force Microscope, method for synthesizing carbon nanotubes for use as Atomic Force Microscope tips, nanotube field emission devices, and carbon nanotube triode devices. He is the inventor of the technologies incorporated in the company’s NanoBot nanomanipulator and Parallel Gas Injection System products. He has been the Principal Investigator of six SBIR/STTR Phase II research projects and fifteen SBIR/STTR Phase I research projects sponsored by DARPA, AFRL, ARO, NIST, DOE and NSF. Dr. Mancevski is responsible for development of an advanced circuit editing tool for the world’s leading semiconductor device manufacturer based on his proprietary Parallel Gas Injection System.

He holds ten issued US patents, and several pending. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from The University of Texas at San Antonio, his Master of Science in Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. in Physics from The University of Texas at Austin.

Watch a Demonstration Video

We’re building an energy storage company     by starting small and growing BIG!

Watch Our Presentation Videos:

1. Next Generation Si Nanowire Batteries for the ‘18650’ and ‘21700’ Markets: EV’s; Motor Cycles

Porous Silicon Nano-Wires & Lithium Cobalt Oxide technology has been advanced to provide a New Generation Battery that is:

 Energy Dense
 High Specific Power
 Affordable Cost
 Low Manufacturing Cost
 Rapid Charge/ Re-Charge
 Flexible Form Factor
 Long Warranty Life
 Non-Toxic
 Highly Scalable
Key Markets & Commercial Applications

 Motor Cycle/ EV Batteries
 Marine Batteries
 Drone Batteries and
 Power Banks
 Estimated $112B Market for Rechargeable Batteries by 2025

1. Genesis Nanotechnology, Inc. – Silicon-Nanowire Batteries: Marine Battery Applications

 

2. Tenka Energy LLC Presentation 2017 ~ “Starting ‘small’ and growING BIG!”