Epic accelerates innovation with AI / ML and customizes nanomaterials at scale with sustainability in mind


Disease targeting, and transportation for both data and people—through customized nanomaterial synthesis and commercial-scale adoption. Our talented, seasoned team of tech leaders and scientists are engineering a new era of AI-driven tools to optimize nanomaterial production, supporting environmental efficiency while significantly expediting both application and end-product integration across a wide range of industries.


Rodney Sappington, PhD

  • 20 years experience as a senior data scientist and global machine learning executive
  • Extensive technical and BD experience with QA for molecular manufacturing in emerging biotech
  • Led AI development across 26 countries in consulting roles for pharma R&D
  • Founder and former VP of Enlitic, developing deep learning algorithms for diagnostic medicine

Sean Walsh, PhD

  • Application development and laboratory management
  • Product Development Scientist for Lumadyne developing control and data collection system for lab-scale scientific instrumentation
  • Created and patented an adhesive conversion coating for aluminum metal
  • B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame , Ph.D. in Chemistry from Rice University

Brantly Fulton, PhD

  • Entrepreneur-in-Residence at REMUS Capital
  • Patented a bulk scale synthesis for the dissolution of aluminum from aluminum oxide precursors
  • Expertise in nanomaterial design, synthesis, and characterization
  • PhD from the University of Oregon

Ryan Holtschneider

  • Computer Vision Researcher at Parsons
  • Developed machine learning models for test evaluation, hardware to model correlation and simulation enhancement at Northrop Grumman
  • Masters in Applied Mathematics from UMBC

Marie Phelps

  • Head of Operations and Finance
  • Lead a merger of two tech companies
  • Focused on building the foundation for scalability and provide financial accountability for our investors
  • Interests include travel and spending time with large extended family


Alex Zettl, PhD

  • First to theorize BNNT in 1994
  • Professor of physics at UC Berkeley
  • Senior Scientist at LBNL
  • R&D 100 Award winner
  • LBNL Outstanding Performance Award winner
  • Fellow of American Physical Society

Toby Sainsbury, PhD

Consultant, Future of Manufacturing

  • Interim Director of Future Manufacturing Ireland
  • Responsible for National Industry 4.0 Strategy
  • Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry

Aidin Fathalizadeh,PhD

Consultant, Materials

  • Managing scientist at Exponent
  • Co-Inventor of EPIC BNNT synthesis process
  • Holds multiple patents for BNNT materials and processes
  • BS, MS, and PhD in Physics, UC Berkeley

Boris Yakobson, PhD

Consultant, Materials and Simulation

  • Leading expert in BNNT and carbon nanotube research, particularly in theory and modeling of structure, kineticsm and properties
  • Professor of NanoEngineering at Rice University
  • Recipient of the DoE R&D Award
  • Recipient of the Nano 50 Award from Nanotech Briefs

Junaid Islam

  • 30 years of experience in secure communications
  • Designed protocols, algorithms and architectures that have been incorporated into a broad range of commercial and national security systems
  • Research Fellow of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Co-Chair of the SDP Zero Trust Workgroup

Dan Peer, PhD

  • Vice President for Research and Development at Tel Aviv University
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors for Tel Aviv University Technology Transfer and Venures
  • Founder of SEPL Pharma
  • Expertise in cancer, bio-nanotechnology, drug delivery/targeting, RNA therapeutics, and vaccines

Michael Tanguay

Consultant And Advisor, Automation

  • VP of Automation and Systems Engineering at CreateMe
  • Extensive leadership experience with twenty years leading complex, multi-disciplinary, global teams to meet organizational, operational, sales, & project milestones resulting in ~$1B of revenue either supporting or working directly for the largest and most respected companies in the world.
  • Expertise in manufacturing automation, product development and organization building


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