The development of our capacitive deionization technology started in a group led by Prof. Joydeep Dutta in 2006 at the Asian Institute of Technology. The technology underwent continuous development until 2017, with in-depth scientific inputs from several scientists, students and researchers. The current product design for sustainable commercial applications was developed and optimized by us in Stockholm, Sweden in collaboration with KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Extensive tests have proved the product to be rugged and commercial prototypes are being validated in various application domains both in Sweden and internationally. 

BOARD
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Prof. Joydeep Dutta
Chairman of the Board

Prof. Joydeep Dutta has been involved in research and development of capacitive deionization technology since 2006. He is currently the Chair of Functional Materials at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Developments over the last decade has made his research groups as one of the Top 5 in the world in capacitive deionization technology and Top 30 in the world in Water Treatment.

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Siimon Vaske, M.Sc.
Board member

Siimon Vaske is an Swedish/Australian national with more than 25 years of experience built on entrepreneurship, internationalisation and innovation. He is currently working as Portfolio Manager at KTH Holding and as Business Creation Manager at EIT Innoenergy. He has previously held positions as CTO, CEO and board member in publicly traded company’s active in the water treatment area amongst others and as foreign trade adviser. Siimon holds a MSc degree from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

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Michael Palm, M.Sc.
Board member

Michael Palm is a Swedish and Swiss national with over 30 years of experience of international industrial and financial markets, mainly as entrepreneur and active owner in small/midcap private companies. He is the founding partner of Seven Summits Capital, a family office investing in the N. European markets and he was a partner in the US Private Equity fund Sun Capital Partners starting and building its Nordic practice. He has previously held management positions in the paper, chemical, commodities trading and investment banking industries in Europe and North America. Michael holds a MSc in Forestry from Swedish Agricultural University and an MBA from University of Uppsala, Sweden.

TEAM

Prof. Joydeep Dutta
Chief Scientific Advisor

Prof. Joydeep Dutta has been involved in research and development of capacitive deionization technology since 2006. He is currently the Chair of Functional Materials at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Developments over the last decade has made his research groups as one of the Top 5 in the world in capacitive deionization technology and Top 30 in the world in Water Treatment.

Dr. Karthik Laxman
Co-founder & CEO

Dr. Karthik Laxman specializes in water desalination using capacitive deionization technology with more than 8 years of related research experience. Prior to his engagement with CDI, he worked for 4 years in the industry in multiple roles and business segments.

Kevin Larsson, M.Sc.
Product Design Engineer

Kevin Larsson is a Product Design Engineer with a Master’s Degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Kevin has been involved with the company since 2018 and joined the team full-time in the summer of 2020 after graduating from KTH. He is in many ways a hybrid of a designer and an engineer and is responsible for product design at the company.

Muhammad Siddiqui, M.Sc.
Embedded System Engineer

Muhammad Siddiqui is an Embedded System Engineer with a Master's Degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Muhammad has been working as an in-house consultant with the company since 2019 and joined full time in summer 2020. He also has a background in Industrial Control and Electronics.

Alessandro Armani, M.Sc.
Business Developer & Technical Analyst

Alessandro Armani is a Materials Science Engineer with a master’s degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Alessandro joined the team in the summer of 2020 after graduating from KTH. He is mainly responsible for Business Development at the company with a role also as Technical Analyst.

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