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Student / Alumni Startups

Several of our students, associates and alumni have gone off to found their own companies, building on the knowledge and experience they gained during their time at the NanoDTC. Examples include:


Company Name


NanoDTC Founder(s)


Rapid diagnosis of traumatic brain injury

Dr. Patrick Beldon, c2009



Innovation Consulting

Dr. Dishant Mahendru, c2010

Dr. Dirk Mersch, c2010

Calyxia nano-formulations

Dr. Jamie Walters, NanoDTC Associate 2010


Inkling 2D Material Inks and Composites

Dr. Richard Howe, c2011


Simprints Biometrics for the developing world

Alexandra Grigore, c2012


Semarion tools for more efficient drug trials

Dr. Tarun Vemulkar, c2012

Dr. Jeroen Verheyen, NanoDTC Associate 2014

Echion Technologies

fast charging batteries

Jean de la Verpilliere, c2013

Dr. Alex Groombridge, c2013

ConcR cancer diagnosis

Dr. Matthew Griffiths, c2013


Nu Quantum quantum technologies for satellites

Dr. Carmen Palacios Berraquero, c2013


Citrecycle battery recycling

George Lane, c2014


Hexagonfab food allergen sensing

Dr. Philipp Braueninger, NanoDTC Associate 2016












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