Grow Bioplastics' Team

 

TONY BOVA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CO-FOUNDER

Tony is finishing his PhD in Energy Science & Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Tony completed his undergrad at the University of Toledo where he received his BS in Chemistry. His research expertise is in the area of lignin-based plastics and he is the co-inventor of the core technology for Grow Bioplastics.


JEFF BEEGLE CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER, CO-FOUNDER

Jeff holds an MS in Microbiology from the University of Tennessee and a BS in Bioengineering from the University of Toledo. He has done extensive research on microbial conversion of wastewater and other organic wastes into value-added products and energy at Oak Ridge National Lab.


RYAN KEMP DIRECTOR OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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RICARDO RAPHAEL CORONA-MORENO PRODUCT LEAD

Ricardo studied Materials Engineering at Stanford with a focus on photonics and currently consults out of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories’ Cyclotron Road Accelerator with hard-science startups pushing the limits of materials, helping them develop their first product roadmaps and spec sheets. He worked as a Materials Product Manager for MadeSolid, a Y-Combinator 3D printing materials startup where he managed an NSF Phase 1 and 1B SBIR grant to develop novel 3D printing metallic photopolymers. Ricardo also has experience in the Venture Capital space, having worked as Technology Principal at Comet Labs, a Baidu venture-backed AI/Robotics fund