Meet Our Alumni.
Meet our amazing alumni who are truly changing the world, across many different verticals.
Co-Founder and Chief Commercialization Officer
Spiral Modulation – New ways to optimize spectrum use and enable more information to be transmitted through frequency ranges with less signal power
Chief Technology Officer
Weather Prediction Systems – AI-enabled hardware-software systems that solve weather prediction for any city, state, or country
CeRAM – A unique non-volatile memory based on a new class of patented materials
Vice President of Operations
Fathom Science LLC
Metocean Intelligence – AI-augmented digital twins that provide ocean environment intelligence, analytics, and forecasting to support operations and decision-making for a variety of maritime industries
Co-Founder andChief Operations Officer
Harmony Aeronautics LLC
College Station, TX
Silent Drive (S-Drive) Integrated Propulsor – An integrated propulsor that quietly operates at peak aerodynamic and electric efficiency
Director of Business Development
MetZilla Technology – Materials engineering solutions to improve long-term durability of photovoltaic solar cells for terrestrial, space, and unmanned aerial vehicle applications
Michelle Mahshid Roumi
Vice President of Engineering
A highly reliable yet low-cost method to monitor lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells used to power spacecraft
Physics-Based Machine Learning for Geospatial Intelligence – Real-time, high-fidelity insights into and actionable information on space weather and earthquakes
Ashley Gordon Schaefer
Head of Cell Development
TENIX Cathode Additive – A drop-in additive that enhances cathode performance in both primary and secondary batteries
Chief GIS Officer
New York, NY
Fusion & Fires – An AI-enabled air, space and ground-based sensor grid for fire forecasting and monitoring
Co-Founder and President
Full Cycle Bioplastics
San Jose, CA
New Technology for Space-Age Packaging
Howe Industries LLC
ThermaSat – a solar thermal propulsion system for SmallSats
Head of Product
MITO Material Solutions
Thermally Conductive and Electrically Insulating Composites (TCEIC)
Cortical Bone Mechanics Testing – a non-invasive and radiation-free way to measure bone strength
Head of Commercial Development
Space Ghost – a data orchestration platform optimized for artificial intelligence and machine intelligence
Predictiv Care Inc.
SkyeLabs / North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
EcoGel – an aerogel made from banana fiber cellulose
United Aircraft Technologies Inc.
Sensor Network, AI, and Augmented Reality for Isolating Wiring Faults
Founder and CEO
AI Technologies & Systems
A computer coding solution that leverages modern technologies to generate automation code without human intervention
Menlo Park, CA
A next-generation hydrogen fuel cell system featuring zero carbon dioxide emissions and improved energy performance for the aerospace industry
Cape Canaveral, FL
Visible light communications, also known as Li-Fi, that enables devices to send and receive data by modulating light
Nanoprecise Sci Corporation
A next-generation maintenance solution to diagnose issues with rotating machinery and predict the remaining time to failure
Chief Operating Officer
Ommo Technologies Inc.
A permanent magnet-based six-degree-of-freedom motion tracking system that tracks user’s movements with submillimeter precision
Director of Research and
Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology
Bioactive therapeutics that use biocompatible and green biomaterials to prevent infection and advance tissue repair and regeneration at the nanoscale
Co-Founder and CEO
Rapair Medical Devices
A wound dressing that aims to nano-engineer molecules in damaged skin to rapidly repair cuts and lacerations
St. Louis, MO
A technology that uses biologically renewable resources with additive manufacturing processes to speed the construction of complex ceramics
Founder and Manager
A technology that could identify every known microorganism, even if you don’t know what you are looking to find
Augmented reality contact lenses that could overlay images, symbols, and text on the wearer’s natural field of vision without restricting mobility or obstructing their view
Director of Government Affairs
Automated digital health tools to give employees more efficient access to and engagement with behavioral health resources
Orbitless Drives Inc.
A compact fundamental gearing technology platform offering reduced gear noise and vibration, improved system efficiency, and higher motor input speed
Wearable biotechnology to reduce motion sickness and mitigate vertigo both in space and on Earth
Business Operations Manager
An eco-aviation fuel that could minimize the environmental impact of rocket launches
A portable and affordable warm perfusion machine to enable the preservation of naturally functioning organs to improve transplantation
Founder and President
Everix’s patented and scalable approach to production creates optical filters that are 1) 5-20X thinner than the competition, 2) flexible to allow integration with curved surfaces, and 3) shatter-free. Traditional precision optical filters are made in a vacuum chamber and are glass-based, rigid, bulky and expensive even at high-volume.
H-Trap One LLC
Las Cruces, NM
H-Trap One LLC is developing an elastomeric, hydrogen trapping biopolymer that can be used to protect pipeline infrastructure and provide hydrogen energy storage and transport solutions.
HE3DA USA Inc.
The architecture of HE3DA Li-ion batteries is based on 3D electrodes using nanomaterials. Unlike thin-film technology, HE3DA’s several millimeters thick electrode construction provides high capacity cells with unlimited cell size, establishing a higher level of safety, cheaper manufacturing process, and 99% recyclability.
MyelinS is working on an intelligent software layer that will empower space exploration robots with artificial intelligence and autonomy, and provide humanoid robots with a sense of touch – including texture, stiffness and friction.
Nanobionic USA Inc.
Nanobionic is a high-tech technology that harnesses and transforms the natural body’s energy into far-infrared rays and reflects them back to the body. It is intended to temporarily promote increased blood flow at the site of application in healthy individuals.
OXOS Medical Inc.
Manoj Kumar Ram
PolyMaterials App LLC
PolyMaterials App LLC is developing a prototype supercapacitor suitable for consumer electronics, medical devices and more. They are also laying the groundwork for a supercapacitor that’s capable of the higher voltages that hybrid motor vehicles, power grids and others may require. These devices can be recharged in seconds instead of hours and deliver higher power than batteries.
Space Industries Pty Ltd.
Space Industry Pty Ltd.'s Lunar Resource Extraction Vehicle produces resources by using the sun’s energy in a new resource extraction method. It’s environmentally friendly and sustainable with low impact to the lunar surface compared to conventional mining.
SurgePower Materials Inc.
San Marcos, TX
SurgePower Materials Inc. has developed a green sustainable process that uses an abundant plant material (cassava) as input and produces extremely pure graphene with superior physical attributes, which could help combat climate change and be the backbone of many new technologies
Cluster Imaging Inc.
High-resolution depth maps using camera clusters to enable accurate image element isolation and visual space identification for the automotive industry, security and factory automation.
Co-Founder and Business Development Manager
CREAL3D presented future display technology for virtual and mixed reality headsets and smart glasses. CREAL3D’s near-eye light-field projector creates hologram-like images with true optical depth eliminating eyestrain and nausea often caused by current devices, enhancing immersion, extending comfortable usage time and allowing for conflict-less mixing of virtual and real worlds.
Patented fastening solutions that are highly vibration resistant, yet reversible and reusable. Enduralock fasteners reduce time and cost of maintenance and labor due to their reversibility and reusability. Fasteners are entirely metal, making them ideal for high vibration, high heat applications.
Revolutionary wearable display and network system including an in-helmet, heads-up-display system that presents football teams interactive, augmented play diagrams for faster execution in practice environments.
LOOMIA Technologies Inc.
LOOMIA’s Soft Circuit Systems can be used across industries. Their Electronic Layer can add functionalities to expandable spacecraft structures and Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) while maintaining a lightweight and flexible form factor. It can be designed to heat, light, sense, act as data and power busses, or as control surfaces.
Vice President of Product and Business Development
Oxford Space Systems
Harwell, United Kingdom
Novel deployable membrane surface designed to give rise to a new generation of lightweight deployable antennas for the space environment. The proprietary material, combined with origami engineering techniques, produces a pre-shaped, high stowage efficiency parabolic ‘dish’ antenna. The material is self-supporting meaning that the complexity and mass of typical rib backing structures can be reduced to improve mass, cost, and stowed footprint.
WISER Systems Inc.
Instantaneous location and tracking in a variety of C to include where current and legacy technologies fail to perform. Applications include 3D geofencing for in-space operations; unmanned positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) for planet-side operations in GPS-occluded environments; autonomous inventory and roll call; and perimeter breach detection for secure locations or assets.
Analytical Space Inc.
Artimus Robotics is building soft robotic actuators for Earth and space applications. Robots and machines utilizing unique materials for electromechanical actuators will improve productivity and enhance quality of life.
Danish Aerospace Company - North America has created water purification technology that removes biological and chemical activity using a passive membrane.
Cedar Park, TX
Devali Inc., has created Oumen+: Advanced Biometric analysis socks with user interfaces to track, monitor and study various body measurements.
Exostretch has invented completely flexible and stretchable lithium ion batteries based on solid polymer electrolytes, creating a world of possibility for the usage of batteries.
Currently saving lives here on Earth with their 3D printed materials for doctors, Lazarus 3D is well positioned to provide training and models for space medicine.
President and CEO
New Dominion Enterprises Inc.
One Milo Inc.
One Milo Inc., offers revolutionary compact devices that enable rapid diagnostic testing — using samples of blood, urine or saliva — and wirelessly sending results to a smartphone application.
Colorado Springs, CO
Going beyond computer vision of the light we see, Spectrabotics offers artificial intelligence analysis of multispectral imagery for material detection and environmental assessments.
NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate
National Institute of Aerospace
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