JAMES ECONOMY

JAMES ECONOMY
VP R&D | CO-FOUNDER

Dr. Economy received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and is Professor Emeritus of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois. Dr. Economy has 30+ years of experience in industrial R&D management. In 1989, he joined UIUC as Professor and Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

ERICH DIESEL

ERICH DIESEL
RESEARCH ENGINEER

Erich holds a B.S. (cum laude) in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Illinois. He is rapidly building expertise in materials characterization and experimental design.

CHAOYI BA

CHAOYI BA
SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST

Dr. Ba received his B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois. Dr. Ba has 15+ years working experience on chemical synthesis ranging from gram to kilogram scale, with a particular emphasis on polymeric membranes, organosilicons, and high temperature organic chemistries. Prior to Serionix, he worked at UOP/Honeywell, Shanghai Zillion Chemicals Co., and the University of Texas, Austin.

WEIHUA ZHENG

WEIHUA ZHENG
VP ENGINEERING | CO-FOUNDER

Dr. Zheng received his Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He has extensive experience designing, manufacturing, and characterizing ion-exchange and activated carbon technologies. He has demonstrated the strength of his engineering skills domestically and abroad, optimizing systems ranging from less than a gram to hundreds of kilograms.

JAMES LANGER

JAMES LANGER
PRESIDENT | CO-FOUNDER

Dr. Langer received his B.S. in Chemistry (2002) from the University of St. Thomas, and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (2012) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Jim cofounded Serionix in 2011 to commercialize high performance filtration materials for removal of toxic chemicals from air and water. Within two years of starting the company, he successfully directed early business and technical development of Serionix resulting in public and private funding in excess of $3M.

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