We use a thin omniphobic nanocoating on air conditioning cooling coil fins to promote dropwise condensation and accelerate water shedding, eliminating the common issues of decreased energy efficiency and contaminant build-up. Our OMNIPHOBE™ coating is thermally conductive, 100X thinner than a human hair, and can be applied on any scale or geometry. By applying OMNIPHOBE™, we can reduce maintenance costs, decrease energy consumption, and improve air quality for the next generation of air conditioning.
Liam is the co-founder and CEO of Nelumbo and has managed all operations since inception. He has participated in the Hive Global Leaders Summit. Liam has held board seats on both the American Chemical Society and the Younger Chemists Committee, leading recruitment and community operations. Finally, Liam is a proud fellow of the Kairos Society, a worldwide invitation-only entrepreneurial network.
Lance received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M in 2014 with an emphasis on heat transfer in nanostructured composites. He has previously worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and UC-Berkeley. During his work at UC Berkeley, he developed OMNIPHOBE and co-founded Nelumbo. Lance also sits on the board of BPEP where he helps postdocs move research from the lab bench to market.
Dave has over ten years of experience directing engineering and research focused on developing and implementing microsystems in the areas of biosensing, power, alternative energy and renewable chemicals. He has carried out technology scale-up demonstration on four continents and business development around the world. Dr. Walther has mechanical engineering and materials science degrees from UC Berkeley with an emphasis on thermosciences.