- About Us
Meet The President
Dr. Ravikumar Ramegowda
Cofounder & President
Dr. Ravikumar Ramegowda Co-Founded SusMer in 2014 with Dr. Chen. Prior to joining Co-Founder Eugene Chen’s research group in 2012, Dr. Ravikumar Ramegowda(Gowda) attended the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras for his Ph.D. in Chemistry. His experience working on various monomers, catalysts, and polymers in the infinitely recyclable bioplastics realm with a focus on catalytic biomass conversion to sustainable monomers & polymers has been invaluable to SusMer.
Meet The Team
Dr. Eugene Chen
Cofounder & CTO
Dr. Eugene Chen Co-Founded SusMer in 2014 with Gowda. Dr. Chen is a Colorado State University Distinguished Professor, who is world-renowned for his ability to prove new chemistry capabilities. More on Eugene’s research group can be found here: https://www.thechengroupatcsu.org/
Finance Director & Controller
Jake Larger is helping SusMer reduce risk in the business model with a mission to successfully fund the commercialization of one or more SusMer proprietary technologies. Prior to joining SusMer, Jake studied Accounting and Entrepreneurship at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business. His ability to manage a budget and project deadlines has been valuable to SusMer.
Business Executive Advisor
Robert Johns is helping SusMer with company strategy and vision. Prior to founding Summit Growth Solutions, LLC, he was the Global Director of New Business Programs, Advanced Technologies Business at Dow Corning. His expertise in segmenting markets and strategic selling has been very valuable to SusMer.
Matthew Nicki is helping with the scale-up of SusMer’s various intermediaries. His background in monomer and polymer chemistry has come in handy for SusMer.
Dr. Deepak Barange
Dr. Deepak Barange is helping with the scale-up of SusMer’s P4HB chemical process. His background in monomer and polymer scale-up has come in handy for SusMer.
Accelerate the world towards more sustainable materials solutions.