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. 

TEAM

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.

Roger Forsberg, M.Sc.
Chief Commercial Officer

Roger has several years of experience in a multitude of industrial sectors, including the water sector. He has built companies from a start-up phase, held sales and business development roles in large corporations, developed products with good market traction and managed projects from an operational and managerial stand-point. Roger is responsible for all business and sales related activities at Stockholm Water Technology.

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.

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.

Simon Alin, M.Sc.
Product Design & Marketing


Simon Alin is a Product Design Engineer with a master’s degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Simon joined the team in the spring of 2021 after graduating from KTH and has experience in several types of product design, physical and digital. His main areas are Product Design & Marketing.

BOARD
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Olof Heyman
Chairman of the Board

With more than 30 years in leading positions within ABB, Olof has extensive experience from the global energy industry and industrial growth. 2016-2019 he joined Ferroamp as chairman and later as CEO. During his time at Ferroamp, they went from a small start-up to a successfully listed company at Nasdaq First North. Olof now works as a business consultant.

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Prof. Joydeep Dutta
Board member

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
Board member

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.

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Markus Berglund
Board member

Based in InnoEnergy's Stockholm office, Markus is managing a part of InnoEnergy´s Nordic portfolio of equity investments, besides looking into new investment opportunities. Markus is an ex-entrepreneur who started his career in product design and manufacturing, working for multinationals, e.g. Ericsson, Emerson and Scania, with taking new products to the market and industrializing their supply. Connecting the dots also from assessing uncountable and working with 25+ energy ventures on a variety of trajectories since 2011, he has developed a preference towards investing in deep tech ventures before accelerating revenues and market traction make the investment opportunities obvious. Markus holds a MSc in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics and a Mechanical Engineering degree from KTH, Royal Institute of Technology.

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Magnus Eriksson
Board member

Magnus has a background as a nuclear physicist and he has also taught math and nuclear physics. He spent the boom years of Silicon Valley in the 1990s as the Swedish Technical Attaché in San Francisco/Palo Alto. He has worked with international business development and established businesses in several countries and has working experience from all the Nordic countries, Russia, Germany, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Japan, Vietnam, India, UK, and the US. He has a passion for sustainable technologies and was Vattenfall's first responsible for green electricity. After 19 years in leading positions at the research and advisory firm Gartner Inc., he joined STOAF in 2019. His other board memberships include Uman Sense and Aligned Bio.

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