About Us

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/

Jake Larger

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.

Robert Johns

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

Research Chemist



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

Research Chemist



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.

Our Mission

Accelerate the world towards more sustainable materials solutions.