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Advanced Energy Materials, LLC

Manufacture & Commercialize Catalysts and Adsorbents for ultra-low sulfur removal in Oil & Gas Refineries, Natural Gas cleanup and Fuel Cells production.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Nanotechnology
  • Location Louisville, KY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2009
  • Employees 6
  • Incorporation Type S-corp
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Company Summary

Advanced Energy Materials, LLC (AdEM) was founded in 2009 to commercialize custom Catalysts and Adsorbents for deep sulfur removal processes. AdEM plans to manufacture, as well as license the technology to catalyst manufacturers and oil & gas refineries for hydro-desulfurization, natural gas cleanup and fuel cells applications. AdEM holds an exclusive license agreement, with 9 issued and 4 pending patents through the University of Louisville.


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    Vasanthi Sunkara
    CEO & President

    Project Management, Procurement, Grant submission, Business Operations, HR and Strategic Partnerships.

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    Mahendra Sunkara

    Technology lead, Nano materials manufacturing, Product development and Commercialization.

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    Research Engineer

    Technical project lead, Product formulation, Catalyst preparation and Grant submission.

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    Research Scientist

    Product formulation, Catalyst preparation and Grant submission

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    Associate Research Engineer

    Bulk production of nanomaterials, Equipment design and assembly, Reactor setup and Grant submission


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    Joan L. Simunic

Previous Investors

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    National Science Foundation - SBIR Funding
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    Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation - SBIR Matching Grant
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    Personal Funds and Sweat Equity by Founder and CEO