Founders

Kari Dalnoki-Veress

Co-founder

Kari has a PhD in physics from the University of Guelph. He is a professor at McMaster University and adjunct professor at the ESPCI in Paris. More information about Kari and his research can be found here.

Paul Fowler

Co-founder

Paul has a BSc and MSc in physics from McMaster University. He has held research and teaching positions at McMaster University and the Max Planck Institute of Dynamics and Self-Organization. Prior to co-founding MesoMat, Paul helped lead R&D at the YCombinator backed Validere Technologies Inc.

Sukhbir Kalirai

Co-founder

Sukhbir is an entrepreneur with a passion for solving complex industry problems. Previously, he was instrumental in developing the Tim Hortons brand internationally and building a new, profitable business for one of China’s leading hedge funds. Sukhbir has also built a leading Canadian political training incubator and Angola’s first online retailer, EK-TAO.

Team

Clare Armstrong

Head of R&D

Clare has a PhD in physics from McMaster University. She has experience in numerous areas of applied physics including optics, neutron scattering, membrane biophysics, and electrokinetics. Before joining the MesoMat team, Clare was the Manager of Research and Technology Development at ElectroKinetic Solutions.

Élie Raphaël

Scientific Partner

Élie has a PhD in physics from the Collège de France. He is a CNRS director of research and professor at the ESPCI in Paris. More about Élie and his research can be found here.

Thomas Salez

Scientific Partner

Thomas has a PhD in physics from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He is a CNRS research associate at the University of Bordeaux, as well as an assistant professor at Hokkaido University in Japan. More about Thomas and his research can be found here.

Bram Bussin

Chemistry

Bram is working on optimizing the specialized processes and techniques used to produce and customize MesoMat fibers.

Duncan Clackdoyle

Software & Electronics

Duncan is developing the software and electronics systems that control MesoMat’s sensing solutions and ability to process signals into meaningful data outputs.

Joshua Mogyoros

Product Dev

Josh is a materials scientist with an MSc in physics from the University of Guelph. Josh is responsible for optimizing the material characteristics and sensing performance of MesoMat’s fibers.

Olivia Waite

Product Dev

Olivia is responsible for the production, testing and characterization that enables MesoMat to provide highly customized solutions.

Scientific Advisors

John Dutcher

Physics of soft matter, biophysics, nanobiomaterials, nanotechnology, biotechnology, technology transfer

John Dutcher received a PhD in physics from Simon Fraser University and is currently a professor at the University of Guelph. He is the Senior Canada Research Chair in Soft Matter & Biological Physics and serves as Director of the Nanoscience Program at Guelph. Dutcher is co-founder of the Guelph based company Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc.

David A. Weitz

Physics of soft matter, biophysics, microfluidics, technology transfer, biotechnology

David A. Weitz received his PhD in physics from Harvard. He worked at Exxon Research and Engineering and then became a Professor of Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, eventually moving to Harvard as the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics. Weitz serves as Co-Director of the BASF Advanced Research Initiative. Many technologies have been developed in his laboratory and Weitz is co-founder of over 20 start-up companies.

Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo

Chemical engineering, nanotechnology, materials science, plastic electronics, plastic solar cells, smart windows

Lynn Loo received a PhD in chemical engineering from Princeton University and was a postdoctoral researcher at Bell Laboratories before joining the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Loo returned to Princeton, where she is currently the Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering and serves as the Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

Didier Roux

Physical chemistry, soft-condensed matter, nanotechnology, research and development, business management

Didier Roux received his PhD in chemistry and physics at the École Normale Supérieure de Saint-Cloud and joined the CNRS. Roux has participated in the creation of many start-ups, directed the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, was deputy scientific director of the chemical company Rhone Poulenc, member of Rhodia’s scientific and technological council, and the Vice President of Research and Development at Saint- Gobain.

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Make the complex simple.
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Learn fast, iterate faster.
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