We are passionate about transforming the metal industry.
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 8 billion electronics components around the world. 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
Co-founder, President & CEO
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 (BS) and Northwestern University (PhD), and spent three years as a post-doctoral researcher at MIT.
VP Business Development
Mr. Slowik was part of the initial team at a chemicals and materials startup (Novomer Inc.) based on technology developed at Cornell University. He participated in growing the company from a university research project to have a global presence in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. He had a lead role in product strategy, fundraising, government affairs, and deal structuring. He raised nearly $25M in non-dilutive financing and accepted the International Chemical Industries Innovation (ICIS) Award on behalf of the company in London in 2012. He received degrees in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon (BS), Masters in Chemical Engineering (MS) from Princeton, and Masters in Business Administration from Cornell (MBA).
Rick Correia has extensive experience developing, scaling up and commercializing new technologies in the chemicals and materials industry. Prior to Veloxint he worked at Cabot, where he developed and scaled a transformational technology for the production of rubber compounds for tires. The technology was licensed to a major tire producer, and he played a lead role in the technical development as well as the design, construction and startup of the tire producer’s commercial scale facility. He received degrees in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (BS & MS).