DexMat manufactures high performance products made from Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) for a new generation of consumer and commercial applications.

DexMat’s competitive advantage is our proprietary solution-processing technology of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs), originally developed at Rice University by our founders. Our technology delivers fibers and films that are made of essentially pure CNTs, without the use of binders and additives. Our process is scalable to large volume manufacturing and cost effective.

DexMat’s CNT fibers and films conduct electricity like metals; yet have the flexibility, lightweight and corrosion resistance qualities of polymers—the best of both worlds.

Brief History of DexMat

The fundamental technology used by DexMat was developed over the last ten years by a multitude of researchers in Prof. Pasquali’s lab at Rice University. Professor Pasquali’s vision to build a 100% CNT-based macro-object from an infinite number of nano-sized CNT molecules using a process that could be scaled to large volume manufacturing, culminated with the highly cited research paper published in Science, 11 Jan 2013 pp. 182-186.

Late in 2014, DexMat’s founders met in Houston to discuss forming a private company to capitalize on the technology. The deal was sealed over a few glasses of Barolo and Amarone.

The company was incorporated in early February 2015.

Products

DexMat Carbon Nanotube products are:

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Markets

Our products can be used for the following applications. Click on a market to learn more.

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Founders

Alberto Goenaga

Alberto Goenaga

CEO and founder

Education: Ph.D./M.S., Chemical Engineering, UC Davis, 1992; B.S., Chemical Engineering, UAM-Azc. Mexico, 1985.

Dr. Goenaga is an accomplished technologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the development and commercialization of new technologies, both, as an inventor and manager.

Prior to joining DexMat as CEO, Dr. Goenaga served as VP of Process and Product Development at NanoH2O, where he invented and led the development NanoH2O’s Qfx-SRAM and Qfx-RAM lines of RO membranes. Before joining NanoH2O, he led the process development and scale-up teams that enabled the commercialization of Amazon’s E Ink Kindle Reader, Dupont’s AM-OLED displays and Medtronic’s CGMS Enlite sensors.

Dr. Goenaga is an expert on thin film coating processes and technology scale-up. He is the author, or co-author, of more than thirty patents worldwide and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

Dr. Goenaga was named Distinguished Alumnus in 2015 by the UAM-Azc, Mexico.

Matteo Pasquali

Matteo Pasquali

Chief Scientific Advisor and founder

Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science & NanoEngineering.

Education: Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2000; B.S./M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Bologna, 1992

Prof. Pasquali laboratory’s research revolves around understanding the interaction of flow and liquid micro- and nano-structure in complex fluids, with a focus on the processing of multifunctional materials, particularly those based on Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene. The laboratory targets applications in energy transmission and harvesting, biomedicine, petroleum, aerospace and defense.

From 2006 to 2008, Prof. Pasquali co-directed the Carbon Nanotechnology Laboratory (CNL) following the death of CNL’s founder Prof. Rick Smalley (1996 Nobel) and led the transition of the laboratory into a shared facility within the Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology. Prof. Pasquali holds 6 issued US patents and has authored over 130 scientific articles, which have been cited over 4300 times. For more information, see the website of Prof. Pasquali’s research group at pasquali.rice.edu and Prof. Pasquali’s profile on ResearcherID and Google Scholar.

Dmitri Tsentalovich

Dmitri Tsentalovich

Founder

Education: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Rice University, 2015; B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2008.

Dr. Tsentalovich is an expert in the fields of carbon nanotubes and fluid-phase-processing, specializing in the production and commercialization of multifunctional carbon nanotube based materials. His research in the Pasquali group was focused on studying the fluid properties of CNT solutions in chlorosulfonic acid in order to improve the strength and conductivity of acid-spun CNT fibers. His graduate work includes publications that describe a method for measuring the length of CNTs with extensional rheology, phase behavior of CNT and graphene solutions, and spinning and post-processing CNT fibers.

Dr. Tsentalovich has presented his research on carbon nanotube rheology in conferences such as the Society of Rheology 2010 and the International Congress on Rheology 2012. He presented his research on carbon nanotube fibers at the American Society of Mechanical Engineering Congress 2013. Dr. Tsentalovich helped DexMat win $67,000 in the 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition and has more than one year of business management experience as a cofounder of Nanolinea, a startup based on the commercial development of carbon nanotube fibers for treating cardiac arrhythmias.

Francesca Mirri

Francesca Mirri

Co-Owner

Francesca Mirri is a co-owner of DexMat and a 5th year PhD candidate in the research group of Prof. Matteo Pasquali in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department at Rice University. She graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bologna (2009).

Her research has focused on the production and characterization of conductive films and coatings from solutions of carbon nanotubes in chlorosulfonic acid. In particular, Francesca has developed a process to coat CNT acid solutions over the insulation layer of coaxial cables, as a means to create an effective and extra-lightweight EM shield for coaxial cables—potentially eliminating the use of heavy metal braids in coaxial cables. In addition, Francesca has extensive experience coating thin films of CNT solutions to produce electrically conductive transparent films.

Francesca’s scientific experience includes work on the synthesis of carbon nanotubes using a CVD process on a substrate pre-seeded with catalyst.

Her work has been published in scientific journals and presented in conferences such as the International Society of Coating Science & Technology (ISCST) symposium in 2014 and Chemontubes in 2012.

Advisors

Stephen Mase

Managing Principal at Sa Colobra LLC, serial entrepreneur, private investor

Dr. Glen Irvin

Former President/COO of an established CNT manufacturer, Unidym, Inc.

George Slenski

Consultant, former Principal Technologist at the Air Force Research Lab.

Matthew Yonan

Seasoned entrepreneur, business strategy and marketing expert.

Contact

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2429 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

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