Rutvik J. Mehta, Ph.D., President

Rutvik J
ThermoAura Inc. was founded on Dr. Mehta’s PhD thesis work. He co-founded ThermoAura in 2011 together with professors Borca-Tasciuc and Ramanath. His research on novel scalable methods for nanomaterials synthesis forms the foundation of ThermoAura’s core technology, and his discoveries have been published in numerous scientific journals.

Ganpati Ramanath, Ph.D., Director

Ganpati Ramanath
Prof. Ganpati Ramanath is a pioneer in thermoelectrics and nanomaterials synthesis by scalable wet-chemical techniques and brings his 15+ years of expertise in materials synthesis, characterization and processing.

Theo Borca-Tasciuc, Ph.D., Director

Theo Borca
Prof. Theo Borca-Tasciuc brings in his expertise and more than 15 years experience in thermoelectric property characterization and device development, and is a pioneer in developing new scanning probe metrology techniques for Seebeck, thermal and electrical conductivity determination.

Richard Frederick, COO

Richard Frederick
Richard Frederick is a serial entrepreneur with 15+ years experience in founding technology companies. was one of his startups that went on to make more than $35M in revenues. He is a former Director of the Emerging Ventures Ecosystems (EVE) program at RPI.

Benjamin Mitchell, VP Finance & Administration

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Benjamin Mitchell serves as ThermoAura’s VP for Finance and Administration. Ben covers ThermoAura's in-house financial control and business operations. Ben's management scope includes supply chain, operations, quality systems, and human resources. Ben graduated in 2013 from the Lally School of Management & Technology at RPI.

Alex O’Toole, VP Manufacturing

Alex OToole
Alex O’Toole is a graduate of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Albany and brings a wealth of nanoscience and chemistry experience. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Nanoscale Science in December 2013.

Douglas DeSario, Ph.D., Staff Scientist

Douglas DeSario
Douglas DeSario is a synthetic and analytical chemist with a background in nanomaterials. He graduated from Cornell University with a PhD in Chemistry in June 2014.

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