Search

Staff

Gaetan Bonhomme

CEO (Acting)

Gaetan Bonhomme

Dr. Gaetan Bonhomme received a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (2003) from Ecole des Mines (France) and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008), where he was the recipient of the McGovern award in Entrepreneurship. After his Ph.D., he was a Sr. Research Scientist at Saint-Gobain Corporation focused on high-performance materials for aerospace applications. He worked closely with manufacturing plants on scale up of new material processes destined for applications at General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell, and Rolls Royce. After his MBA at M.I.T., he was the co-founder of Kurion, a VC-backed startup in the Environmental space, specifically Nuclear Waste Management. He was the program director of the Fukushima Task force in 2011, a key contract for Kurion worth tens of million. When Kurion was acquired for 350M US$ by environmental giant Veolia in March 2016, Dr. Bonhomme was Chief Technology Officer.

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.

David Carroll

COO

David Carroll

Dr. David Carroll is the COO of ATSP Innovations. Over the past 20+ 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. Dr. Carroll 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 is a Fellow of the AIAA and a Fellow of SPIE.

 

Jacob Meyer

Laboratory Director

Jacob Meyer

Mr. Jacob Meyer earned his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois followed by his M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2015. His thesis work was focused on ATSP and novel uses of the interchain transesterification-based solid-state bonding and manufacturing. Mr. Meyer is also a co-founder of ATSP Innovations, a current partner, and serves as its Laboratory Director. He has over fifteen peer-reviewed publications on polymer chemistry, physical and thermomechanical properties, fabrication techniques, and tribology. Mr. Meyer is also a current Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois.

Pixiang Lan

Research Scientist

Pixiang Lan

Dr. Pixiang Lan is a full time research engineer at ATSP Innovations. He received his B.S. in in Mechanical Engineering and Automation (2008) from Jilin University (China) and M.S. in Mechanical & Electronics Engineering (2013) from Xiamen University (China). He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University in 2017. He is the author of more than 10 journal and conference papers, an expert on mechanical/machine design, tribology, with the hands on skills to explore new application of materials.

 

News & Updates

Phase II Win for ATSP Innovations

April 12, 2018

ATSP Innovations is pleased to announce that our NASA Phase I SBIR project “Reversible adhesion concept for in-space assembly” has been selected by NASA for a Phase II award.

We are honored to have NASA recognize our innovation in in-space structural assembly and the quality of our expert teamwork. We look forward to developing our reversible adhesive technology to enable future space structures to be re-assembled and re-purposed again and again across multiple missions.


ATSP 2017 Publications Summary

January 22, 2018

For 2017, ATSP has reached new heights for polymers - demonstrating superior tribological performance under abrasive and cryogenic conditions and unprecedented mechanical and thermal properties for nanocomposite foams with outstanding resistance to aging. 

See all News »