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Akshay V. Singhal
Founder & CEO
Young and dynamic entrepreneur and a Forbes Under30 Asia Member who stands to empower the young pioneers who will push the world forward through entrepreneurship and innovation. Graduated with honors in Materials Engineering from IIT Roorkee in 2015 and will be completing his PhD from IIT Roorkee in Nanotechnology by 2020. Worked in the field of Nanotechnology for the last 6 years and specifically in graphene for the last 5 years.
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Kartik Hajela
Co-Founder & COO
Kartik Hajela started up ventures from early days of graduation before his corporate stint with ITC where he worked as a part of the new businesses team. He is listed in the Forbes U30 Asia, 2019. His passion for technology, new ideas, great problem solving skills and his diverse experience of starting up in various sectors makes him an ideal mentor and leader. He is a Chemical Engineer from IIT Roorkee, batch 2017.
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Ankush Raina
Vice President - Design
Ankush brings life to all the product ideas at Log9 materials from conceptualizing design to validating prototypes and finally supporting the product/system while in production, keeping DFX at the forefront of all engineering activities to ensure production efficiency throughout P.L.C. So far he has published 5 patent applications and is currently heading the design and development of Log9's Aluminium Fuel Fells (AFCs).
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Hemant Charaya
Vice President - Aluminium Fuel Cell
Hemant Charaya has been working on leveraging the extraordinary properties of graphene for real world applications from his college days at IIT Roorkee. So far he has published 9 peer-reviewed research articles and 8 patent applications and is currently spearheading the development of Log9's Aluminum Fuel Cells (AFCs).
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Anshul Sharma
Vice President - New Innovations
Anshul Sharma completed his Master's degree in Nanotechnology from Amity University in 2015. He has been working in the field of Graphene from the last 6 years and has published papers in this field in reputed journals. After doing research for 1 year in IIT Bombay on Graphene, he joined Log9 Materials in 2016 and has been an instrumental contributor to all the projects, products of the company as well as a mentor to several employees at Log9.
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Pankaj Sharma
Co - Founding Advisor and Strategist
Pankaj is a start-up tech entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience in drug discovery, nanomedicine, material science, and innovation management. Pankaj is the cofounding advisor at Log9 Material and Managing Director & Co-founder at LeadInvent Pharma Inc. a US-based drug delivery company. Pankaj was a scientist at IIT Delhi at the Supercomputing Facility for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Pankaj has a track record of growing start-up from lab to being awarded as Asia Pacific Company of the Year within 4 years.
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Siddhant Sengar
Vice President - Business & Operations
"Jack of all trades"
An energetic leader with a firm belief of his ability to deep dive in all the verticals /functions of the organisation. One of the early members to join the Log9 family. Also the one who believes that nothing is better than getting your own hands dirty when it comes to on-ground execution. He has pursued his Master's in Geological Technology from IIT Roorkee batch of 2017. He is currently heading the Operations domain in Log9 Materials. Knows how to leverage human capital to maximise impact to achieve organizational goals and business strategy
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Raman S R
Chief People Officer
An engineer by chance, but an HR practitioner by choice. With over 13 years of experience across a myriad of industries, Raman has been guiding HR teams with effective, output-driven approaches. He has undertaken numerous organizational transformation projects to help companies operate, scale and succeed by developing people strategies for businesses, developing leaders, and managing change. After winning the NHRDN Young Leader award in 2016, he has spoken at various external forums such as Great Place to Work Institute.