The Team

Justin W. Raade, Ph.D.

CEO | Founder

Dr. Justin Raade has 10 years experience in cleantech and in commercializing the work of multidisciplinary R&D teams. He was a Staff Scientist at Symyx Technologies where he began his research with molten salt. Dr. Raade received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to support his doctoral research in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley. His work there focused on applied thermodynamics and energy storage with hybrid systems using fuel cells and lithium polymer batteries. He has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

Grady Hannah

Director of Business Development

At Halotechnics Grady Hannah focuses on developing customer relationships and building a product sales pipeline. Mr. Hannah has 10 years experience in Silicon Valley technology companies. He sold enterprise Linux solutions and Open Source cluster technology and later transitioned into the video game software market. Recently his sales led directly to a $10 million B Round while he was at Replay Solutions.

Thomas Roark

Senior Research Associate | Lab Manager

At Halotechnics Thomas Roark focuses on experiment execution and operating a world class materials discovery laboratory. He is a general chemist with over seven years of experience in high-throughput experimentation and parallel synthesis. Previously at ArQule, Inc. he worked as an organic chemist synthesizing compounds that were screened for anti-cancer drug applications.

Advisory Board

Robert Bradshaw, Ph.D.

Chemistry Advisor

Dr. Robert Bradshaw is recognized as the leading expert in molten salt chemistry and corrosion. He was a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Bradshaw has authored many peer reviewed articles and holds several patents on molten salt science and technology. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.

John Huffaker

Corporate Development Advisor

John Huffaker has 17 years of Corporate Development leadership experience in the technology and energy sectors. He was most recently Vice President of International Business Development at Areva Solar and previous tenures include Regional Manager and Investment Advisory work in Russia and CIS Countries. He has worked in Asia, India, the Middle East, Europe and South America forming strategic alliances and leading all aspects of Corporate and Business Development. John has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Michael Tenhover, Ph.D.

Chemicals and Energy Advisor

Dr. Michael Tenhover is the President of Tenhover Consultants, a consultancy in the energy area. He was previously the Chief Technology Officer of Hosokawa Micron Corporation and before that was the Chief Scientist for Advanced Materials at BP. Dr. Tenhover specializes in the economic and technical analysis of industrial processes, manufacturing, and alternative energy technologies. He has a PhD in Applied Physics from The California Institute of Technology.

Our Board of Directors
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