ATSP Innovations was founded in 2010 to design and produce the highest performance polymers on the market. Our team matches world-class expertise in polymer synthesis and tribology to tackle your challenging next-generation applications.
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.
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.
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).
Dr. 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. He received his PhD from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois in 2020. Dr. Meyer is also a co-founder of ATSP Innovations, a current partner, and serves as its VP of Technology. He has over fifteen peer-reviewed publications on polymer chemistry, physical and thermomechanical properties, fabrication techniques, and tribology.
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.