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Azera Group

Geopolymer and foam panel construction system using 90% recycled waste to create buildings that exceed ENERGY STAR requirements.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Houston, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2012
  • Employees 0
  • Website

Company Summary

AZERA Group Student Team from Louisiana Tech University, will be manufacturing the Azera ForeverGreen Geopolymer Structural Insulated Panel (GSIP) construction system. The GSIP system combines cutting-edge Geopolymer with a panelized construction system to replace legacy wood-frame & concrete construction with new construction technology using 90% recycled waste to produce buildings that exceed ENERGY STAR and LEED building requirements.


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    Hank Tate
    Team Leader

    Chief Internal Development Officer - AZERA Group

    Since starting in business leadership in 1977, Hank Tate has demonstrated a passion for building businesses. He trains, and empowers leader and employee teams to create business systems and processes that not only accomplish operational and profit objectives, but also build strong relationships with customers, vendors, and other employees. Hank is also a popular public speaker.

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    Erez Allouche, Ph.D., P.E.
    Lead Student Supervisor

    Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering: Louisiana Tech University
    Associate Director: Trenchless Technology Center.

    Licensed professional engineer. Ten year experience in geopolymer technology. Numerous Awards :: Engineering and Science Foundation's Award (2006) :: Louisiana Engineering Foundation's Professional Award (2010) :: Technology Product of the Year from Louisiana Technology Council and the North Louisiana Economic Partnership(2012

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    Carlos Montes, Ph.D.
    Research Advisor

    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow :: Alternative Cementitious Binder Laboratory of Louisiana Tech University

    Twelve year experience in cementitious materials and has worked as a researcher for the cement industry. Inventor of one patent in the area of geopolymer materials, four journal and twelve conference articles in geopolymer technology. Focused on workability, and fire and corrosion resistance applications of fly ash geopolymers.

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    Sergio Gomez
    Graduate Student

    B.S. Civil Engineering

    Has participated and won in three different student competitions in the area of construction materials. Currently enrolled in the M.S. in Engineering program of Louisiana Tech University. His research project is related to the development of a mix design software for geopolymer concrete.

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    Niraj Khadka
    Graduate Student

    B.S. Advanced College of Engineering and Management, Nepal

    Involved in construction jobs in water supply & sanitation projects as well as in reconstruction & rehabilitation projects at the Nepalese ministry. Currently M.S. in Engineering program of Louisiana Tech University. His research project is related to the development of precast geopolymer products.

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    Alan Ainsworth
    Undergraduate Student

    Senior undergrad :: Civil Engineering at Louisiana Tech University

    Current research project at the Trenchless Technology Center involves the development of several geopolymer coating formulations for fire and corrosion resistance applications.

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    Justin Spears
    Undergraduate Student

    Junior undergrad :: Chemical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University

    Involved in research projects related to the role of admixtures in geopolymer cement at the Trenchless Technology Center.

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    Rob Blackburn
    Chief Development Officer - AZERA Group

    Entrepreneur and results orientated business leader with a strong diversified background in several unique industries. Thirst for technology and creativity led to establishing a number of successful businesses built from the ground-up over the last 30 years including: real estate, operating nationwide ATM networks, and the largest independently owned Radio Common Carrier (RCC) Paging companies in the southern United States.

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    Daniel Lerner
    AZERA Group: COO - Chief Operating Officer

    An inventor, multi-disciplinary design engineer and project manager. Participates in venture projects with broad experience in electronics, computers, software, cryptography, mechanics, materials, magnetics, and real time embedded systems. Holds a number of U.S. Patents, having application in signal processing, computer cryptography, secure telecommunications, and oil field equipment. Owner of Lerner Innovations, a Quality Engineering company.

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    Charles E. Anderson
    Chief Sales of Marketing - AZERA Group

    Over 35 years of Sales and Marketing in the Concrete Industry which includes Admixture, Cement, Fly Ash and Concrete Sales. Managed precast concrete plant. Developed and conducted product training seminars in Governmental Organizations, Engineers, Architects, Specifies and End Users. Negotiated long term contracts with major Utility Companies throughout the United States for the Marketing and Disposal of Fly Ash, Bottom Ash and Scrubber Sludge.


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    David Ronn :: McGuireWoods, Houston, TX

Previous Investors

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    Rodger Kenworthy :: ABBA Oil - Founder, Owner