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Eugene S. Smotkin

Eugene Smotkin obtained his PhD. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989.  Dr. Smotkin co-founded NuVant Systems in 1999.  Smotkin is Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and an Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. He has over 20 years experience in spectroscopy, electrochemistry and computational chemistry, over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 14 patents.  He was admitted as a Fellow of the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana in 2013. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Electrochemical Society and is the Faculty adviser to the Boston Electrochemical Society Student Chapter.



Thomas E. Mallouk

Thomas Mallouk is Evan Pugh Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University. He holds joint appointments in the Departments of Physics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and also serves as Associate Director of The Center for Nanoscale Science at Penn State. Dr. Mallouk is a pioneer in the high throughput discovery and testing of electrocatalysts, developing methods for rapidly identifying and synthesizing new catalysts.  He has contributed to the development of catalysts and membranes for fuel cells, electrochemical sensors, electrolyzers, and water splitting solar cells.  Dr. Mallouk earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1983.  He received the ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials in 2008, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009 and to the National Academy of Sciences in 2015.  He has been Chief Scientist at NuVant Systems since 1999 and a member of the Board of Directors since 2002.



 

Linda Smotkin

Linda obtained a B.S. in Communications from University of Texas at Austin in 1983. She served as the marketing director for Hispanic Publishing Corporation from 1994 to 1999. She then became corporate relations manager for Help One Student to Succeed (HOSTS) Corporation from 1999-2001. Linda has been the Corporate Secretary at NuVant Systems for 17 years.