NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Mahi de Silva, one of the leading voices in the application of mobile technology has joined the board of Nanotech Energy (http://www.nanotechenergy.com) it was announced today by founders CEO Dr. Jack Kavanaugh (founder of ZetaRx which became the core of Juno Therapeutics) and Dr. Richard Kaner, Professor of Chemistry and Engineering at UCLA. Nanotech has developed leading super-battery and super-capacitor storage devices that significantly exceed the properties of currently available technologies.
In a joint statement, Dr. Kavanaugh and Dr. Kaner said, "We are delighted to announce that Dr. Mahi de Silva has joined our board. His multiple accomplishments offer a significant addition and bring us closer to applying our leading edge research on graphene super-capacitors from the laboratory to the marketplace." Added Kavanaugh, "His profound technical, business, strategy and transactional experiences will have an enormous and beneficial impact as it's applied to our unique industry leading technology."
Dr. De Silva said, "I'm extremely excited to join the board of Nanotech. The company is at the forefront of material science, leveraging some pioneering research in graphene to create new products that will transform the global energy sector and reduce our reliance on non-renewables."
Dr. Mahi de Silva served as Chief Executive Officer of Opera Mediaworks Inc. until December 2015. He also served as an Executive Vice President of Consumer Mobile at Opera Software ASA. He was Co-Founder and CEO of AdMarvel Inc. Dr. Mahi de Silva co-founded Frengo Corporation and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. From 2002 to 2006, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Wireless and Digital Content Services for VeriSign, where he built the world's leading mobile messaging and mobile entertainment business with revenues exceeding $600M per year. Prior to VeriSign, he served in various technology leadership roles at Taligent, Apple and NCR Corporation. He served as the Chairman of Frengo Corporation, Chairman and Director of PreCash, Inc. and is a Member of The Advisory Board of The Merger Strategiewerkstatt GmbH.
About Nanotech Technologies: Nanotech Energy, Inc., is leading the charge in turning graphene research into graphene super-capacitors and commercializing the cutting-edge scientific work being conducted at UCLA's Kaner Laboratory. Nanotech was formed in 2014 under a licensing agreement with UCLA, with the technical leadership of Richard Kaner and Maher El-Kady. It is scaling up production of Laser Scribed Graphene (LSG) super-capacitors and micro-super-capacitors for real world applications. Prototypes have already been created and an operational factory is in development. Nanotech Energy's proprietary process is based on patented and patent-pending technology.
Our company goals are simple: To allow recharging of devices that can be measured in seconds instead of hours; to recapture lost energy on a large scale from wind, solar and wave systems; to produce a product that doesn't leak or degrade with time. It is also our goal to have a significant social impact and create stockholder value.
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