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We pioneer revolutionary materials by making better nanotubes from B and N, not C. Customers want them; only we can make them.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Nanotechnology
  • Location Newport News, VA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2010
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

We make fibril boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs). They are the strongest material known, with many applications beyond the fiber industry... in biotech/medicine, green energy, and electronics/photonics. We believe that Fibril BNNTs will capture much of the carbon nanotube market and create many new ones due to their unique properties. Many labs and companies around the world have asked us for them. We will be the first commercial supplier.


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    Michael W Smith
    Chief Scientist

    Mike Smith is lead author on the BNNT synthesis patents. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell (1984) and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton (1989). Employed by NASA from 1989 – 2011, he lead NASA's nano lab at Jefferson Lab (DOE) developing high power laser techniques for the synthesis of carbon and boron nitride nanotubes, using both the world’s most powerful free electron laser and multi-kW industrial lasers.

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    Kevin C Jordan
    Chief Engineer

    Kevin Jordan is co-inventor of the BNNT synthesis apparatus. A graduate of Old Dominion University with a BS in electrical engineering, Kevin worked at Fermi Lab and at DESY in Hamburg Germany before helping found the free electron laser program at Jefferson Lab in Newport News as Chief Engineer.

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    R. Roy Whitney
    Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Whitney's experience at accelerator laboratories spans over 40 years, including Stanford University's High Energy Physics Lab, Berkeley Lab, Los Alamos-LAMPF, MIT-Bates, as well as Saclay in France. He received his BA from the University of Oregon Honors College, and his PhD from Stanford University. He was responsible for setting up the networking and computing infrastructure for Jefferson Lab including position of Chief Technology Officer.


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    Craig Mytelka, Williams Mullen
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    Paul DiNardo, Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer