|Seasoned executive and entrepreneur, Dr. Rajeeva Lahri, will help shape the company’s technology roadmap for high value applications of graphene|
Santa Barbara, CA - April 7, 2015 - Carbon Sciences, Inc. (CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to mass-produce graphene, the new miracle material, today announced that the company has appointed Dr. Rajeeva Lahri as Technical Advisor.
In his role as Technical Advisor, Dr. Lahri will assist the company in defining the technical roadmap for graphene based devices including their target applications. He will continue to help build the team and the eco-system partners, as part of the go-to-market and full commercialization strategy.
Rajeeva Lahri is a seasoned executive and an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor and solar industry. He has held various senior technology and executive management positions in premier companies such as Freescale, Philips Semiconductors and Intersil Corporation. Dr. Lahri was also a co-founder and CEO of Signet Solar, a pioneer in large form factor thin film solar panels with a manufacturing facility in Dresden, Germany. He is currently involved in setting up a Managed Energy Services company for powering telecom towers in India and other countries with poor electrical grid infrastructure. Dr. Lahri has worked extensively with venture capital and private equity firms to raise financing for several international ventures. He has a proven track record of building value, which has led to several successful exits. Dr. Lahri earned his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and Master’ s degrees in materials science and physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.
“We are pleased to have Rajeeva assist us in our graphene venture,” said Bill Beifuss, Carbon Sciences’ CEO. “His deep technical and business experience in the semiconductor industry and personal appreciation for the potential of graphene makes him a very valuable member of the team.”
“As a semiconductor and materials person, I have been drawn to the exciting properties of graphene for some time,” said Dr. Lahri. “I am excited to dig deeper into graphene and help Carbon Sciences determine which high value device application to commercialize. I think exploring the commercial possibilities of graphene will be fun, rewarding and when we are successful, profound.”
About Carbon Sciences, Inc.
Carbon Sciences is focused on the development of a breakthrough technology to mass-produce graphene, the new miracle material. Graphene, a sheet of pure carbon that is only one atom thick, is flexible, transparent, impermeable to moisture, stronger than diamonds and more conductive than gold. Ever since the Nobel Prize was awarded for its discovery, experts believe graphene to be the miracle material that will enable revolutionary applications such as bendable touchscreen displays, rapid charge batteries, super-capacitors, low cost solar cells, extreme high-speed semiconductors, biosensors, as well as water purification. While the raw materials to make graphene are readily available, the lack of an industrial scale manufacturing process has hindered its commercial use. Carbon Sciences has targeted the development of a breakthrough process that will transform natural gas into commercial size sheets of graphene that can be fine-tuned with application-specific electrical and materials properties.