We are passionate about transforming the metal industry

Professor Chris Schuh, PhD

Professor Chris Schuh

Co-founder, Chief Scientist

Prof. Chris Schuh is the Chief Scientist at Veloxint, and Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a world leader in fundamental and applied metallurgy, with a focus on discovering new science that can be commercialized industrially.  Prof. Schuh is a serial entrepreneur whose companies have raised over $100M in venture capital financing.  Prior to Veloxint he co-founded Xtalic Corporation which successfully developed a nanocrystalline metal coatings technology which has been used on over 12 billion electronics components around the world.  He is also a co-founder of Desktop Metal, Inc., which specializes in 3D printing of metal components via small- and large-scale production systems. He holds a B.S. degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, both in the fields of Materials Science and Engineering.  More details on his current research can be found at http://schuh.mit.edu/.

Dr. Alan Lund

Dr. Alan Lund

Co-founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Alan Lund is an entrepreneur with extensive experience developing, scaling and implementing new technology in the materials and manufacturing space.  Prior to Veloxint he co-founded Xtalic Corporation, where he raised venture financing, secured over $10M in non-dilutive development funds, and built the team that became a world leader in the field.  He also provided technical leadership across R&D, scale-up, and roll out of the technology.  Dr. Lund’s academic training was in the area of metallurgy.  He received degrees in Materials Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S.) and Northwestern University (Ph.D.), and spent three years as a post-doctoral researcher at MIT.

Dr. Phoebe Kwan

Dr. Phoebe Kwan

Chief Commercial Officer

Dr. Phoebe Kwan joined Veloxint as the Chief Commercial Officer after spending 15 years leading the development and commercialization of new products and solutions based on advanced and high-performance materials.  Dr. Kwan has helped customers solve their toughest problems in a broad range of markets and industries, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, life sciences, medical technology, and renewable energy.  She has held executive leadership roles in product management, marketing, business development, and external corporate venturing at early stage startups and Fortune 500 companies (General Electric and Saint Gobain).  She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

John Gaspervich

John Gaspervich

Executive Vice President of Manufacturing

John Gaspervich has been involved in the manufacture of custom engineered components for nearly four decades using a variety of powder process technologies, metal matrix composites, investment casting, thixomolding, and machining. He is a thirty-year veteran in the metal injection molding industry and is recognized as a leading expert in MIM parts production and market applications. He has extensive experience developing and producing products for demanding applications in the automotive, medical device, defense, aerospace, and consumer products markets. Mr. Gaspervich has held executive leadership roles in manufacturing, engineering, quality, and business development for leading North American and international companies in the MIM industry.

Dr. Judson Marte

Dr. Judson "Jud" Marte

Vice President of Product Development

Dr. Judson Marte is a materials scientist with experience in developing new alloys and processes for the aerospace and power generation markets.  His career has focused on the development and industrialization of thermomechanical processes that enable the production of new materials, and expanding the capabilities of traditional materials.  He joined the Veloxint team after two decades as a metallurgist and project manager at General Electric’s R&D laboratories.  Dr. Marte leads the Product Development organization at Veloxint, enabling transformative component design using Veloxint’s thermally-stable nanostructured alloys.   He holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and both a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Dr. Troy Holland

Dr. Troy Holland

Director of Research & Development

Dr. Troy Holland received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in Material Science and his undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has led numerous Department of Defense grants, including grants with the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Office, and the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program. These efforts have largely been related to the fields of sintering, sintering mechanisms, scale-up of nanomaterial production, and high temperature property testing and characterization. He has authored over 30 refereed journal publications and several book chapters. His research interests are primarily related to novel processing of materials and the resulting mechanical properties at room and elevated temperatures, and his approach entails the use of numerical modeling techniques, nano- and micro-scale experimentation, and validation of each with large scale experiments.