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David Carroll

CEO

David Carroll

Dr. David Carroll is the CEO of ATSP Innovations. Over the past 15 years he has engaged in multiple entrepreneurial activities; he is the co-founder of two other small businesses, CU Aerospace (for which he serves as President) and Autonomic Materials Inc. (for which he served as a Director); both are located in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. David received his degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. 1985, M.S. 1986, and Ph.D. 1992). He served as the Chair for the Plasmadynamics and Lasers Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) from 2011-2013. Dr. Carroll was inducted as a Fellow of the AIAA in 2011.

James Economy

President

James Economy

Dr. Economy received his PhD from the University of Maryland. Following this has come a long history of commercial development of polymers as the manager of materials science and chemistry for Carborundum Co.'s Research Branch from 1960-1975, and as manager of the Polymer Science and Technology Department in the Research Division of IBM from 1975-1989. In 1989 he joined the University of Illinois as Professor and Head of the newly combined Materials Science and Engineering department. He is a Fellow of PMSE (2001) and a Fellow of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003).

Andreas Polycarpou

Founding Partner

Andreas Polycarpou

Dr. Polycarpou received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Following this he was a visiting Lecturer, then a post-doc before joining Seagate Technology. In 1999 he joined the faculty of the University of Illinois, where he was the Wilkins Professor and the Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs in the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department until November 2012.  In December 2012, he joined Texas A&M as the Department Head and the Kotzebue professor in Mechanical Engineering. He studies friction, adhesion, wear and the lubrication of interacting surfaces and is a recognized expert in this field. He has consulted with multiple companies in the compressors for refrigeration and air conditioning sub-segment and is a leading member of the Center for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and the director of the Microtribodynamics and Tribology Laboratory at the University of Illinois and now at Texas A&M.

Chris Mangun

Senior Scientist

Chris Mangun

Dr. Chris Mangun is a Senior Scientist at ATSP Innovations. He graduated with his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996.

Jacob Meyer

Laboratory Manager

Jacob Meyer

Jacob Meyer is currently a graduate student at the University of Illinois. His current research is focused on aromatic thermosetting copolyesters.

Bita Vaezian

Production Manager

Bita Vaezian

Bita Vaezian is the Production Manager at ATSP Innovations. She graduated with her M.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010. She is currently serving as PI for our NSF Phase II SBIR.


News & Updates

2016 ATSP Literature Summary

March 1, 2017

2016 has seen publications on our crosslinkable aromatic polyester technology deployed as an extraordinarily wear resistant coating,  a high temperature and recyclable foam, a high performance stock shape/bulk material, an innovative solid state adhesive, and a microcracking-resistant and repairable high temperature composite resin. See article links below.

•NASA Tech Briefs article on our Phase I SBIR
•Processing of aromatic thermosetting copolyesters into foams and bulk parts: characterization and mechanical properties
•Advanced polymeric coatings for tilting pad bearings with application in the oil and gas industry
•Adhesion characteristics of aromatic thermosetting copolyester and glass fiber laminates with copper foils for improved circuit boards
•Unlubricated Tribological Performance of Aromatic Thermosetting Polyester (ATSP) Coatings Under Different Temperature Conditions
•Tribological interactions of advanced polymeric coatings with polyalkylene glycol lubricant and r1234yf refrigerant
•Heat-Induced Polycondensation Reaction with Self-Generated Blowing Agent Forming Aromatic Thermosetting Copolyester Foams
•Normal impact of sand particles with solar panel glass surfaces

ATSP Innovations has first sale

May 27, 2014

ATSP Innovations has had its first sale of material to CU Aerospace. This sale is in support of a recently awarded SBIR from the U.S. Navy to develop fiber-reinforced composite materials with ablative properties.

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