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.
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.
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.
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