Our Management

The core staff of CAMX Power came from TIAX LLC, a company that has been in technology development and marketing for a dozen years. The technical staff is second to none. CAMX Power is committed to expanding its staff by hiring exceptional talent.  Key technical leaders include staff with deep expertise in innovation, implementation, material production, cell fabrication, customer support and innovative sales and marketing.

Our management team is well poised and well equipped to make our flagship product, CAM-7™, a leading cathode material for lithium-ion battery applications, as well as to propel CAMX Power to be a global player in developing materials and component technologies for the vast lithium-ion battery markets.

 

OUR PRESIDENT: Dr. Kenan Sahin is the founder/ President of TIAX LLC and also its Chief Technology Officer. He is also the founder and the interim President of CAMX Power which formerly was a division of TIAX LLC and in May 2014 became a separate company.

With its laboratories, scientists, engineers and technicians, and links to innovation sources, TIAX selects and matures early stage technologies primarily in energy into innovative, de-risked, IP-based and market-ready proto-products for service-supported licensing, sale or joint ventures.

CAMX Power is leading with its flagship product CAM-7™, one of the most advanced cathode materials for lithium-ion battery applications in the automotive and high-end portable electronics markets.

In 2003, the World Economic Forum named him one of its 40 Technology Pioneers. He received the New England Business and Technology’s first “Circle of Excellence” award in 2004. In 2006, he was given the Golden Door Award by the International Institute of Boston in recognition of his achievements as both an entrepreneur and an academic. In 2007, TIAX was recognized as one of the Global Growth companies by the World Economic Forum, and Dr. Sahin was invited to Davos-East held in Dalian, China to address Innovation. In 2010, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and this recognition was entered into the US Congressional records.

Dr. Sahin’s role at CAMX Power and TIAX continues a multifaceted career as academic, technologist, and entrepreneur. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and served on the faculties of MIT, Harvard, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has global patents and numerous academic publications. He has been a frequent speaker on technology, innovation and implementation.

In 1982, Dr. Sahin founded Kenan Systems with a $1,000 personal investment. The company became a world leader in telecommunications software, creating nearly 1,000 professional jobs. Dr. Sahin was named the Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998.

In 1999, Dr. Sahin sold Kenan Systems to Lucent Technologies/Bell Laboratories and Dr. Sahin became Vice President of Software Technology at Bell Labs and then President of Lucent’s Software Products Group, managing 4,500 people until he returned to Boston and founded TIAX LLC in 2002 and has been serving as its hands-on president since.

Dr. Sahin serves only on not-for-profit boards. He is on the Boards of MIT (life member), Argonne National Laboratories, NEMA in Washington, DC, Overseers of Boston Symphony, and on the Executive Committee of the Council on Competitiveness in Washington, DC. He has served on the MIT Energy Initiative Advisory Board, on the Boards of Boston Museum of Fine Arts, AFS, and as a team member for the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.

 

 

OUR CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER: Dr. Suresh Sriramulu, as CTO, builds on his extensive and directly pertinent areas of expertise in lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells electrochemistry and system engineering, electrocatalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, and chemical reaction engineering.

He oversees the continuous enhancement of CAM-7 and the development of complementary technologies including novel anodes, electrolytes, and cell-level and pack-level battery safety technologies.  He coordinates and leads technical support to marketing and sales.  His role encompasses the oversight of CAMX Power’s technology development projects.  He also guides the President and the COO in formulating and implementing IP strategies and plans.

Dr. Sriramulu was previously at TIAX where he led TIAX’s multidisciplinary Advanced Battery Technology  Division for more than nine years.  Under his watch, significant strides were made in CAM-7 performance, synthesis scale-up, and implementation into cells. He was key to the award and successful completion of many sponsored projects at TIAX in materials development and battery safety. His strong chemical engineering background helped convert R&D into implementable products. He has interfaced extensively with prospects and customers, and brings this background and contacts to CAMX Power.

Dr. Sriramulu has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, and B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

Prior to joining TIAX, Dr. Sriramulu was a Manager in the Reaction Engineering Group at Arthur D. Little, where he worked on numerical modeling and experimentation on fuel cell stacks and systems, and automotive after-treatment systems. Dr. Sriramulu has been a speaker at international technical conferences and forums.

 

 

OUR VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING:  Dr. Brian Barnett leads marketing and customer relations.  In addition to being a noted technology manager, he is a globally recognized scientist and expert in advanced battery materials and battery safety. He has developed and maintained a vast network of contacts and collaborators in industry, government and universities around the globe dating back to the earliest development of lithium-ion technology.  Dr. Barnett chaired, for thirteen years, the International Conference on Power Requirements in Mobile Computing and Wireless Communications known as Power (or Portable Power). These conferences, unique at the time, brought together all the key stakeholders during a period of immense change in portable products and their power sources; manufacturers of batteries and battery materials, suppliers to the battery industry as well as the major OEMs in mobile computing products and wireless communications devices from North America, Asia and Europe.  Working with a core group of industry experts, Dr. Barnett had responsibility for the technical program for this conference, which encompassed the technical and market aspects of these dynamic fast-growing product categories. He is poised to take CAM-7 and related offers of CAMX Power to the key players in this network.

At TIAX, Dr. Barnett, as Vice President, had a variety of important roles in technology and market development including large program management, group management, interface with many government agencies as well as being a significant contributor to the development of CAM-7, battery safety programs and other battery materials. 

Before joining TIAX in 2002, Dr. Barnett was a Vice President and Managing Director at Arthur D. Little, working in many critical and significant roles involving the launch and execution of major laboratory-based technology development programs in energy such as proprietary polymer electrolyte battery technology, novel carbon anode materials, high capacity cathode and fuel cells.  He had management responsibility for the firm’s Chemistry and Applied Materials business He also served on Arthur D. Little’s Board of Directors.

He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from McGill University and his Ph.D. in Electrochemistry from the University of Ottawa. He is widely published and has delivered invited presentations at many conferences.