WE ARE FORGE NANO

Paul Lichty

CEO/ Founder

Paul Lichty

Dr. Lichty is an inventor of the high throughput ALD patent and founder of FN. Paul has a broad technical background that has allowed him to be co-inventor on over half a dozen patents. Paul’s leadership and organizational experience has helped him to run FN’s operations while developing the technology through 3 prototype stages, up to the current commercial scale. Paul received his PhD in Chemical Engineering and bachelor’s Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado.

James Trevey

CTO-Operations & Engineering

James Trevey

Jack McFarland

CFO

Jack McFarland

Arrelaine Dameron

Director of R&D

Arrelaine Dameron

Dr. Arrelaine Dameron is the Director of research and development at Forge Nano. She is a world expert in thin film deposition, nanoscale assembly and interface engineering. Arrelaine has over 15 years of experience in materials science and chemistry, has produced more than 60 publications and patents. Arrelaine has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in Creative Studies from University of California Santa Barbara.

David King

Director of Technology/ Co-Founder

David King

Dr. King is an inventor of the high throughput ALD patent. He studied the optical properties of ALD-coated particles as part of his Ph.D. Thesis (University of Colorado, 2008); during his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado he co-invented the semi-continuous Particle ALD coating system. Dr. King has 24 peer-reviewed publications in the field of ALD and is a named inventor on seven issued or pending patents. Dave is responsible for driving the broad Particle ALD platform technology from ideation to experimental validation and ultimately to the product development stage. Dave received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, a M.S. in Materials Science from the University of Vermont, and a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester.

Reuben Sarkar

Chief Product Officer

Reuben Sarkar

Reuben Sarkar oversees Forge Nano’s market and product strategy, business development and sales units. He is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation for the U.S. DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Prior to that,he spent more than 10 years at General Motors where he was the lead engineer on the electric drive unit for the Chevy Volt. Reuben is a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and on the Advisory Board for the Global Energy and Innovation Institute and the Sawatch Group. He holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in chemical engineering,and an MBA with high distinction, from the University of Michigan.

Barbara Hughes

Director of Energy Storage

Barbara Hughes

Caleb Crowl

Accounting Manager

Caleb Crowl

I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, where I graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a bachelors in Finance and Accounting. My entrepreneurial and capitalistic mentality moved me out to Denver in 2016 to help small businesses in this economy. When I am not crunching numbers, I am either in the mountains or at a concert. I am a passionate Sooners football fan and an aspiring recreational basketball hall of famer.

Angie Korb

Bookkeeper

Angie Korb

I moved to CO from WI in 2005 and enjoy many outdoor activities. My career path has taken me from positions in Materials Management and EHS at a Biotech company to the Accounting Dept. at Forge Nano. I enjoy working with this great team!

Madison Martienez

Research Scientist

Madison Martienez

If laughter is a defining characteristic, then that is how I want to be defined. You can hear me giggling, guffawing, chortling, and chuckling every day! I like to have fun, but I take my work seriously. Chemistry is my passion and my joy and I love being in the lab every day! However, outside of the lab I can be found hiking, biking, racing in Mario Kart, or playing with the kids or dogs (sometimes both at the same time!).

Max Rodgers

Mechanical/CAD Engineer

Max Rodgers

I am a Mechanical Engineer and the lone CAD Designer at Forge Nano. I completed my undergrad in 2019 and am about 1/3 of the way in on my Masters, both degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder. I’ve been at Forge Nano since March of 2017 as an intern and began full-time as of May 2019. Some of my favorite pastimes are playing baseball (or softball), playing volleyball, skiing, camping and watching baseball or football. Computer Aided Design (CAD) has become a passion of mine through working at Forge and I am nothing but excited for what the future holds for our great team!

Jose Villagomez

Mechanical Technician

Jose Villagomez

John Mahoney

Business Development Manager

John Mahoney

Daniel Higgs

Business Development Manager

Daniel Higgs

Daniel joined Forge Nano in the Fall of 2019. He focuses on quickly educating customers on the benefits and limitations of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) on powders. Daniel enjoys working on long-term projects, moving from proofs of concept to commercial products. With over 10 years’ experience in the field, Daniel works mostly with customers through Joint Development Agreements and Supply Agreements. Daniel received his Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. Steven George at the University of Colorado Boulder. In his spare time he likes to garden, cook, travel, learn languages, play jazz trumpet, and drink tea.

Staci Moulton

Application Engineering Business Development

Staci Moulton, Ph.D., MBA

Staci is a key liaison with customers and project partners for delivery of technical content, limitations of ALD, and market readiness of applications including cost analysis. She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Colorado – Boulder studying ALD of cobalt for active catalyst materials, and MBA from University of Colorado – Denver. She was the PI for an Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPAe) project for ALD catalysis and its commercial opportunities, has authored ALD and polymer patents and was a technology lead for a research firm proposing research projects to U.S. government agencies for commercialization.

Adam Lyon

Mechanical Technician

Adam Lyon

As a minimalist I enjoy the simple things in life. My best moments are when I am out in nature or amongst good friends. Music is one of my greatest passions. I listen to everything from new age classical to 90’s gangster rap to classic rock to violin dubstep. I really enjoy my job at Forge Nano where I get to explore the curious, scientific side of my personality while at the same time making meaningful contributions to the world of ALD.

Drew Lewis

Research Engineer

Drew Lewis

Born and raised in the beautiful state called Colorado, I developed a deep appreciation and wonder of the diverse environments from plains to peaks, that has fueled a drive to preserve the beauty of nature. I received a BS in Chemistry from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and joined a startup company that produced innovative photovoltaic modules for solar energy generation, where I spent nearly 10 years working to make efficiency improvements and reduce waste and pollution. I recently joined the Forge Nano team as a R&D Engineer where I am working to make innovative materials improvements for efficient, clean, and safe energy production and storage solutions.

Annette Valceschini

Quality Control Technician

Annette Valceschini

Dustin Facteau

Analytical Lab Manager

Dustin Facteau

Brianna Boeyink

Engineering Intern

Brianna Boeyink

Garrett Curry

Mechanical Technician

Garrett Curry

Jamie DuMont

R&D Scientist

Jamie DuMont

James Ragonesi

Engineering Program Manager

James Ragonesi

Meghan Herbert-Walters

Research Scientist

Meghan Herbert-Walters

Kyle Bourgois

Process Manager

Kyle Bourgois

Ryon Tracy

Senior Development Engineer

Ryon Tracy

Robert Wiggins

Manufacturing Technician

Robert Wiggins

Tim Porcelli

Research Engineer I

Tim Porcelli

Kyle Ingham

Project Engineer

Kyle Ingham

Madeline Higdon

Administrative Assistant

Madeline Higdon

Nghi Nguyen

Mechanical Technician

Nghi Nguyen

Mike Talarico

Inbound Marketing Lead

Mike Talarico

Mac Burns

Business Development manager

Mac Burns

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