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AxNano, the technology development group of Triad Growth Partners, has added Colm Humphreys, its second scientist from Duke University’s Superfund Research Center, to support its expanding commercialization pipeline of novel solutions for sustainable environmental remediation.
A native of central New Jersey, Colm received his BS in Environmental Science with a focus in Ecotoxicology from Duke University where he researched the bioenergetics effects of selenium exposure in zebrafish under the guidance of Professor Rich Di Giulio, Director of the Duke Superfund Research Center. Bioenergetics provides important information about energy transformations and exchanges within and between living things and their environments.
“With Global industrial waste at 11 billion tons annually and increasing exponentially, especially in developing regions, the world needs novel and sustainable waste management solutions,” notes AxNano CEO Charles Gause. “By recovering habitats and remediating land and water safely and quickly, regions gain land for agriculture, population and development reuse.”
In the last half of 2016, AxNano has been awarded three grants totaling more than $500,000 from the NSF, NIST and the NIEHS Superfund Research Program. “We’re working with universities, federal laboratories and commercial partners to advance multiple novel discoveries through our RemRx solutions platform. These products will provide less costly, safe and sustainable solutions for the far-reaching human health and environmental effects of groundwater pollution,” notes Gause.
“Colm is essential to Triad Growth Partners’ efforts to develop and commercialize sustainable solutions for environmental applications. His Ecotoxicology background is important and he’s a quick and determined problem solver in the lab” according to Triad Growth Partners Principal Investigator, Dr. Alexis Carpenter, who was a postdoctoral Superfund Trainee at the Duke Superfund Research Center working with Dr. Mark Wiesner prior to joining Triad Growth Partners in January 2015.
For Humphreys, his position at Triad Growth Partners is allowing him to work on a variety of remediation projects and to understand the process of technology development and commercialization.
“I've loved my experience at Triad Growth Partners so far! I am learning more and more about what makes remediation technologies tick, and daily problem-solving in the lab.” says Humphreys. “Working here has better equipped me to move forward by giving me real exposure to the technology development process and more clarity about what I want to pursue in graduate school and beyond.”
About Triad Growth Partners:
Triad Growth Partners is a technology accelerator that advances discoveries that solve important problems for large global markets through its unique commercialization process, network of experts, and strategic relationships with academic research centers, federal research laboratories, commercial companies and funding sources. In 2013 Triad Growth Partners acquired AxNano as its Technology Development Group and is located in the Gateway University Research Park in Greensboro, North Carolina, adjacent to the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and in Danville, Virginia.
Author: Monica Doss
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