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Arch logo

https://www.arch-iot.com

Andrew Scheuermann
'14 MS Materials Science & Engineering, '16 PhD Materials Science & Engineering

Tim Burke, CTO & Co-Founder
‘15 PhD Materials Science and Engineering

Arch's mission is to empower teams to build and deploy robust connected sensing and automation systems in pursuit of a more sustainable world. With Arch’s IOTile technology, the best IoT applications can be built completely in software without any electrical engineering expertise.  We provide the first complete device-to-cloud platform where customized electronics can be produced 5x faster and 10x cheaper than ever before. Our devices are industry-grade, secured out-of-the-box, and ultra-low power achieving best-of-class from small pilot deployments through millions of units at scale.



Citrine Informatics

http://www.citrine.io

Greg Mulholland, CEO
'14 MBA Stanford Graduate School of Business

Erin Antono, Data Scientist
‘15 BS Materials Science & Engineering, ‘16 MS Materials Science & Engineering

Citrine is the artificial intelligence platform for materials and chemicals. Our platform ingests and understands large-scale data from countless sources, such as patents, research papers, technical reports, and existing databases. We use state-of-the-art AI to anticipate the behavior of all materials and chemicals under any relevant conditions. The resulting predictive intelligence helps your organization hit R&D and manufacturing milestones in half the time.



Cuberg logo

Richard Wang, CEO & Co-Founder
‘16 PhD Materials Science

Kevin Hurlbutt, Research Fellow
‘14 BS Chemical Engineering, ‘14 MS Chemical Engineering

Cuberg is an energy startup company developing a new generation of safer and higher energy batteries based on a proprietary non-flammable electrolyte and additive formulation. Cuberg has closed a seed round with a strategic partner to finance the development of commercial-scale prototypes for specialty batteries used in harsh environments. Ultimately, our technology will power the portable electronics of the future and bring about electric vehicles with improved affordability and range. Cuberg is based at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Molecular Foundry in Berkeley, California and is part of the Cyclotron Road cleantech accelerator.



Iris PV

Colin Bailie, Founder
'14 MS Materials Science & Engineering, '16 PhD Materials Science & Engineering

Kira Gardner, Fellow
‘16 MS Materials Science & Engineering

Pawan Kapur, Independent Researcher
‘98 MS Electrical Engineering, ‘02 PhD Electrical Engineering

Iris PV incorporates innovative perovskite solar cell technology together with proven silicon technology to produce a product with higher efficiency than any other PV module on the market. Our stable perovskite solution passes standard accelerated tests. By combining technologies, Iris PV can achieve previously unattainable performance for silicon-based panels, while doing so in a cost-effective manner. Iris PV is currently seeking financing and manufacturing partners.


Keewi logo

Jennifer Tsau, CEO & Co-Founder
'15 MS Civil & Environmental Engineering

Hedi Razavi, Co-Founder & CTO
‘07 MS Bioengineering, ‘11 PhD Bioengineering

An IoT software company using the power of big data and machine learning to make buildings smart and efficient without rebuilding them. Keewi’s comprehensive hardware and software platform helps building managers and occupants achieve maximum energy efficiency together.


Opus 12 logo

http://www.cyclotronroad.org/opus12/

Kendra Kuhl, CTO
'13 PhD Chemistry

Etosha Cave, CSO
‘11 MS Mechanical Engineering, ‘15 PhD Mechanical Engineering

Nicholas Flanders, CEO
‘15 MBA Business, ‘16 MS Environment & Resources

American industry throws away 2.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide annually, simply because they have no other use for CO2. What if those emissions never reached the air? What if they were instead transformed into valuable assets for the economy? Opus 12 is developing revolutionary technology that transforms CO2 emissions into high-volume liquid fuels and chemicals, using only water and clean electricity as inputs. Our technology can bolt onto any existing source of industrial CO2 emissions -- from petroleum refineries to fossil fuel power plants -- to recycle CO2 back into valuable fuels and chemicals.



SkyCool Systems

Aaswath Raman, CEO & Co-Founder
'13 MS Applied Physics, '13 PhD Applied Physics

Eli Goldstein, CTO
‘15 PhD Mechanical Engineering

SkyCool Systems is pioneering a revolutionary passive cooling technology that can improve the efficiency of any air conditioning or refrigeration system by harnessing the coldness of the sky. Building on years of research breakthroughs at Stanford University by the founding team, and funded by an award from ARPA-E and Stanford’s TomKat Center, SkyCool Systems' proprietary approach to cooling utilizes specialized optical surfaces to radiate heat to the cold sky, 24 hours a day. SkyCool Systems has won numerous awards, including the Urban Clean Energy Prize from the Tumml accelerator in San Francisco, and prizes from the SXSW Eco Energy Startup Showcase and the FLoW competition.



Spark Thermodynamics

Jared Schwede, CEO
'15 PhD Physics

Spark Thermionics is developing a "power plant on a chip," a thermionic energy converter that can turn any fuel into electricity very efficiently and with no moving parts. In a thermionic energy converter (TEC), electrons evaporate from a hot cathode into a vacuum gap and are collected by a cooler anode, generating current. In the ‘60s, researchers reported TECs with conversion efficiencies of ~15%, power densities above 10 W/cm2, and lifetimes over 5 years. However, after the end of major research into space-nuclear power in 1973, thermionics received limited interest. Today, this creates the opportunity to apply decades of developments in materials and microfabrication to thermionic technology.

Spark was founded by Stanford alums with PhDs in next-gen thermionic principles, and the company’s collaboration features world leaders in microelectromechanical systems and thermionic materials. As part of the Cyclotron Road program, Spark is fully supported at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to translate thermionic technology from academic proof-of-principle to prototype development and commercialization.


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