Megan P. O’Connor, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and CEO

Megan O’Connor is an environmental engineer and chemist who has 6 years experience in developing carbon nanotube membrane separation technologies. She received her Ph.D. from Duke University, and her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Union College (Schenectady NY). 


Desirée L. Plata, Ph.D.


Desirée Plata is a chemist and environmental engineer with over 16 years of experience in developing nanostructured materials and wastewater management strategies. She also has extensive experience in the nanomaterial manufacturing space. Desiree received her Ph.D. from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and her undergraduate chemistry degree from Union College (Schenectady NY).

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Chad D. Vecitis, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and CTO

Chad Vecitis is a chemist, environmental engineer, and material scientist with over 16 years experience developing nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for electrochemical deposition and filtration. He received his Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology, and his undergraduate chemistry degree from Johns Hopkins University.

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Emily W. Jennings

Mechanical Engineer

Emily Jennings is a mechanical engineer with over a year of experience developing clean energy technologies. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Union College (Schenectady, NY).