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Solid Cell Inc

FUEL CELLS / CLEANTECH: Efficient, low cost, fuel versatile clean energy using proprietary technology targeting $6B+ annual global market.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Rochester, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2006
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Burning fossil fuels to meet increasing global energy demand is non-sustainable. Solid Cell develops FUEL CELL systems and components for economically viable and sustainable power generation. The market focus is OEM customers for off-grid power and distributed generation. Awarded 4 NYSERDA grants. Received 2 fuel cell patents in 2012. Asking for $750k to install pilot manufacturing in Rochester.


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    Arkady Malakhov
    CEO & Chairman

    Arkady has 15 years experience in the fuel cell industry, including as Managing Director with FC manufacturer ZeTek Power. His diverse professional experience includes management and director positions in several manufacturing companies. He has played leadership roles in creating new business models, building distribution networks and in restructuring existing businesses. He has a BA & Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.

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    Dr. Sergey Somov
    Director R&D

    Sergey is a world renowned expert in high temperature electrochemistry with 40+ years experience. He has designed fuel cells, electrolyzers and sensors for space, military, automotive and stationary applications. He has Ph.D. & D.Sc.degrees from the Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry, where he formerly managed a research laboratory. He manages multiple publicly funded projects for and speaks frequently at conferences around the world.

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    Howard "Gerry" Seitz
    Director & Corporate Counsel

    Gerry is an attorney in the field of business and commercial law, principally dealing with privately held companies and the people who control them. He has been an investor and director in several start-up fuel cell companies over the past two decades. He serves on the boards of several companies and charities. He is a former City Councilman in his hometown of Rye, NY. Gerry has a BA from Holy Cross and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

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    Barry G. Watkins
    Director of Business Development

    Barry is Deputy Director at the Alfred University Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology. He is a seasoned business development professional with more than 30 years experience creating sales channels for diverse products and technologies. He has served as an advisor and director to multiple public and private organizations throughout his career, including current directorships with NY-BEST and the Technology Council of Upstate New York.

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    Russell Bosch
    Director of Engineering

    Russ is a professional engineer, with 40 years experience. He is the former Director of Fuel Cells and Advanced Engineering at Delphi, where he managed the SOFC program. His areas of expertise include SOFCs, reforming, urea dosing, engine boost, emission controls and fuel cell systems. His career includes multiple engineering and management position with GM and Delphi. He has a BS from Kettering University and an MS in Engineering from RPI.

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    Dr. Sam Ghosh
    Technology Advisor

    Sam is the principal of specialty ceramics firm RocCera. In the past 6 years, he has built the company from a start-up into a multi-million dollar business. Previously, Sam was a senior researcher at Eastman Kodak, where he developed ceramic manufacturing technologies. He has published prolifically and has over 150 patents. Sam has served as an adjunct professor at RIT. He holds a Ph.D. in Material Sciences and Engineering from Univ. of Kentucky.

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    Dr. Vladimir Sobyanin
    Technology Advisor

    Dr. Sobyanin is a world-renowned expert in catalysis, specializing in generating hydrogen fuel streams. He is Director of the Laboratory of Catalytic Processes in Fuel Cells at Boreskov Institute of Catalysis. He is also a Chair of the General Chemistry Faculty at Novosibirsk State University and the former President of the University. Dr, Sobyanin is also Director of a joint-venture between Solid Cell and the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis.

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    Dr. Heinz Nabielek
    Technology Advisor

    Dr. Nabielek has been working in the field of high temperature ceramics for about 40 years. He has extensive experience in design, experimental evaluation and development of mathematical models of operational performance of ceramic materials. He played an instrumental role as an Operating Agent in the International Energy Agency's program on solid oxide fuel cells, where he directed successfully the cooperation of a dozen countries for six years.

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    Dr. Anatoly Demin
    Technology Advisor

    Dr. Demin is the principle inventor of two Solid Cell patents. He is Director of the Laboratory of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell at the Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry, where he has been developing solid oxide devices for more than 35 years. He has authored over 200 articles in the fields of solid oxide fuel cells, solid state electrochemistry, electrochemical kinetics, solid oxide gas electrolysis and solid oxide electrochemical devises


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    Howard G. Seitz

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