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We are innovators. We pride ourselves on being creative thinkers and coming up with new approaches that were previously not thought possible. This way of thinking is applied to advanced chemistry and used to enhance product surfaces. The result is genuinely unique solutions.

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our team

We are innovators. We pride ourselves on being creative thinkers and coming up with new approaches that were previously not thought possible. This way of thinking is applied to advanced chemistry and used to enhance product surfaces. The result is genuinely unique solutions.

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Miguel Galvez

CEO & Co-founder

Miguel is responsible for exploring advanced innovations, new market segments and strategic partnerships. Prior to founding NBD Nano, Miguel worked as an associate at Techstars, an early stage seed fund and startup accelerator. Miguel holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Boston College.

Deckard Sorensen

President & Co-Founder

Deckard oversees the company’s product development strategy and operational finances. He has a leadership role in transforming innovative ideas into commercialized products. In 2015, Deckard was named a Forbes 30 under 30 and previously was named a 25 under 25 by Boston.com. Deckard received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boston College.

Perry L. Catchings Sr.

Chief Operating Officer

Perry is responsible for the company’s chemical operations, compliance and manufacturing. Prior to joining NBD Nano, Perry held senior management positions at Prime Organics, Polaroid Corporation, and Functional Pharmaceuticals. Perry holds a BS in Chemistry from Jackson State University, MS in Organic Chemistry from Atlanta University and MBA from Northeastern University.

Tim Evans

Senior Vice President of Global Sales

Tim is responsible for managing the company’s sales and marketing activities worldwide. Prior to joining NBD Nano, Tim had senior sales leadership positions at a number of emerging startup technology companies. Tim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Boston College and a Masters in Management from Harvard University.

Nina Smith

Vice President of Sales – Pacific Region

Nina is responsible for managing sales activities on the West Coast and throughout Asia. Prior to joining NBD, she held numerous sales and business development roles with Silicon Valley companies bringing them from start-up to established growth. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Toledo.

Bong June Zhang, Ph.D.

VP of Research and Development

Dr. Zhang leads the company’s new product research and development efforts that develop highly unique formulations and novel coatings and additives. He has been published extensively and holds several material patents. Bong June holds a BS/MS in Chemistry from Korea University and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from University of Nevada- Reno.

Esra Altinok, Ph.D.

Organic Chemist

Dr. Altinok works on the design and synthesis of new formulations to create functional omniphobic surfaces. Prior to joining NBD Nano, she was a graduate research assistant at Tufts University, Chemistry Department. Esra holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Tufts University.

Hui Hu, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Dr. Hu develops new formulations for the advanced coatings solutions. Prior to joining NBD Nano, Hui worked as a Postdoctoral at ORNL and held Senior Scientist positions at Selah Technologies, Chase Corporation and Netzsch Instruments. Hui hold a B.A. and M.S. from Fudan University, and a Ph.D from University of Kentucky.

Jonathan Rosen, Ph.D.

Chief Business Officer

Dr. Rosen is responsible for the energy and biomedical markets. Prior to joining NBD Nano, Jonathan founded several biomedical startup companies and is an Adjunct Professor at Boston University. Jonathan holds a BSE, MS Materials Science from the University of Michigan, MBA from Columbia and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Kevin Kinneman

Chemical Engineer

Kevin is responsible for product testing and validation as well as developing application methodologies. Kevin plays a key role preparing material samples for customers. Prior to joining NBD Nano, Kevin held co-op positions at Cabot Corporation and GVD Corporation. Kevin holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University.

Michael Martinez

Senior Process Chemist

Mr. Martinez is the company’s Sr. Process Chemist bridging research and development with commercial production. He has seven US patents in polymer chemistry and holds a BS in Chemistry from Southern Connecticut State University with graduate studies in polymer chemistry at Rochester Institute of Technology.

we have the innovation bug

The founding of our company was inspirited by properties found in nature. We took what mother nature created and adapted it to material sciences. This includes making innovative coatings, additives and adhesives that enhance product surfaces. Read our story and learn how we took properties from a beetle and applied it to everyday products.