Eric Eyerman is the chief executive officer at California Nanotechnologies. He graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He began his career at Cal Nano in 2014 as an engineer and quickly progressed to a managerial role and ultimately CEO of the company. He has become extremely knowledgeable in developing material systems using Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS), Cryogenic Milling, and managing multi-stage programs from large multinational technology corporations, national labs, and universities. He is in charge of all R&D and manufacturing at Cal Nano, which includes extensive programs involving SPS and Cryogenic Milling.
Roger Dent is the Chief Executive Officer of Quinsam Capital Corporation and is a director of Quinsam Opportunities I Inc., The Tinley Beverage Company Inc., Deveron UAS Ltd. and ACUITYAds Inc. He also serves as a Director of California Nanotechnologies Corp., a company founded by Omni-Lite in 2005. From 2003 to 2011, he has held various positions including portfolio manager with Matrix Fund Management Inc., where he managed the Matrix Strategic Small Cap Fund and the Matrix Small Companies Fund. He was formerly vice-chairman of one of Canada's largest independent investment dealers and was managing director and deputy manager of research at CIBC World Markets.
Sebastien Goulet is the President and CEO of CardLogix Corporation, a secure credential and biometric solution provider in Irvine, California. He also serves as a director for California Nanotechnologies Corp., a company founded by Omni-Lite in 2005. From 1995 to 2016, he has held various positions including CEO of GEL Consulting, VP & Director Global Operations at ITT, EVP at Deutsch / TE Connectivity, SVP Operations and GM Commercial Division at Nautilus Fitness, VP Global Operations and GM Specialty Lighting at PerkinElmer Inc, VP Global Operations at FlaktWoods Group LTD, Quality Director and Master Black Belt at GE Power Systems, Sourcing Manager at GE Power Systems, and Manufacturing / Sourcing Engineer at GE Power Systems. Sebastien graduated from Syracuse University with a Masters in Science in Manufacturing Engineering, a Master in Science in Industrial Management, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.
Dr. Enrique J. Lavernia, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the Samueli School of Engineering, is the former Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for the University of California, Irvine from 2015-2020. As provost, Dr. Lavernia was UCI’s chief academic and operating officer, with primary responsibility for the university’s teaching and research enterprise, which includes 16 schools, nearly 5,500 faculty and 192 degree programs.
Dr. Lavernia was previously engineering dean at UC Davis and Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. He also served as UC Davis’ provost and executive vice chancellor for two years as the campus transitioned to a new chancellor. During his tenure as dean of the UC Davis College of Engineering, it evolved into one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most prestigious engineering schools. Nine members of the faculty, including Dr. Lavernia, became members of the National Academies. Research expenditures doubled, 88 professors were hired and student enrollment increased by 22 percent, with significant increases in female and Hispanic undergraduates.
Brian Weinstein is the VP of Research and Development at California Nanotechnologies. He graduated with a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from California State University, Long Beach in 2009. His engineering background is supplemented by formal Machine shop training and a wide range of hands-on experience. He began working at Cal Nano in 2010 where he has contributed directly to the execution of materials research programs, systems development and expansion of processing capabilities. His areas of expertise include Cryogenic milling and Spark Plasma Sintering. He has over 2000 hours of experience running SPS equipment and serves as senior technical staff for Cal Nano’s SPS lab. Having received factory training by Fuji-SPS, Mr. Weinstein is responsible for installation, training, servicing and technical support for users of SPS equipment in North America.
Christopher Melnyk - Director of Business Development, Director
Christopher Melnyk is the Director of Business Development at California Nanotechnologies and the founder and CEO of Vestige Life Pendants / VLP consulting. He is a highly experienced technical executive with over 18 years of engineering and business experience in energy, material development, and commercial ceramic metallic coatings. As a partner / owner of Jet Hot High Performance Coatings, Chris gained significant enterprise experience while also holding several key positions including Manager of Operations, Engineering, R&D, Commercial Sales and Marketing. Mr. Melnyk has co-authored several peer reviewed research papers with world leading commercial and academic researchers from UCLA, UCI, ARL, and Boeing among others, and he is also listed as the primary inventor on Cal Nano’s commercial Cryogenic Milling patent. Mr. Melnyk gained invaluable technical insight and knowledge around Cryomilling and SPS (FAST) in his former roles as CEO and VP of Program Development of California Nanotechnologies.
Spencer Song is the VP of Operation at California Nanotechnologies. He holds a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Irvine and is also formally trained in welding and machining technology. He has been part of the CalNano since 2015 and has become a critical member of the team. His diversified skill sets has helped CalNano take on multiple high value projects through strategic planning of vertically integrated processes. Starting from materials procurement to project execution and finally to product delivery. He also specializes in providing CalNano customers with value-added process complimenting products produced from our Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) and cryomilling services. He is continually planning on how CalNano can optimize its operations in order to take on the next big project.