Baratunde Cola
CEO and Founder
Baratunde Cola
Baratunde Cola
CEO and Founder

Bara was first inspired by the human potential of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in 1999 while a student-researcher-athlete in mechanical engineering and football at Vanderbilt University. After a brief stint in private business and politics, he finished his Ph.D. studies at Purdue University in 2008 with 25 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, and quickly became a noted world expert in the fabrication of aligned CNTs and advanced materials applied to energy technology and thermal management. As a tenured professor at Georgia Tech, Bara has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers and has participated in over 100 speaking engagements. He is the recipient of a number of awards including the 2017 Alan T. Waterman Award, recognizing the nation’s top scientist or engineer under 35 years of age. He has several former students who are now professors at leading universities. Bara is a member of the distinguished Board of Advisors for the Smithsonian Institute Museum of Natural History.

With his unique life experiences and skill set, Bara has lead the growth of Carbice from a small lab in 2011 to a 20,000 square foot global production facility and headquarters in Atlanta, GA, with additional team members in London, Toulouse, and Silicon Valley. Every customer of Carbice Nanotube Thermal Pads has ordered again.  

Craig Green
Chief Technology Officer
Craig Green
Craig Green
Chief Technology Officer

Craig Green is a world leader in thermal management with dozens of publications and numerous patents in the field. As CTO, Craig leads Carbice’s engineering team and is responsible for overall technical execution, IP development, and customer solution engineering. Craig has over 20 years of professional and research experience driving innovation in the thermal sciences. Craig earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University before starting his career in the power industry at Exelon Nuclear. To further develop his expertise, Craig pursued a Ph.D at Georgia Tech, where he focused on semiconductor thermal management. He has published research ranging from transistor to system level cooling, investigating passive and active cooling technologies that utilize microfluidics, embedded phase change materials and solid state cooling.

After his graduate studies, Craig began working with carbon nanotubes in Bara Cola’s research group and was able to help transition the material from a technology in the lab to products that are in the field today solving some of the world’s most difficult thermal challenges.

Bianca Cefalo
Director of Aerospace and Defense
Bianca Cefalo
Bianca Cefalo
Director of Aerospace and Defense

Former Space Systems Thermal Product Manager at Airbus Defence and Space UK, leading disruptive innovation roadmaps for Next Gen Telecommunication Satellites.

Masters in Aerospace and Astronautical Engineering at the University of Naples ‘Federico II' – Italy, specializing in Spacecraft Systems, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Microgravity and Satellite Remote Sensing.

In 2013 Bianca moved to Germany, becoming the youngest Italian analyst assigned to the HP3 Instrument on the NASA/JPL Insight Mars Mission, that landed on Mars in 2018.

With a decade-worth of experience within the Space industry, Bianca has focused her career on the thermal innovation of the satellites segment, leading development of advanced thermal management solutions, and contributing to the delivery of multiple science and commercial spacecraft platforms sponsored by NASA, ESA, DLR, UKSA and EU.

Hal Lasky
Chief Operating Officer
Hal Lasky
Hal Lasky
Chief Operating Officer

Hal Lasky is the Chief Operating Officer at Carbice, leading business development, production operations and expansion, and strategically managing our sales growth plan & pipeline. Hal has developed a skillset working at billion dollar corporations that uniquely positions him as a world leader in sales and pipeline progression, as well as facility and operations management.

Prior to signing on as the COO of Carbice, Mr. Lasky had been Chief Sales Officer at STATSChipPAC and JCET Corp.  He ran sales, marketing, product line management and strategy for this $1.5B electronics contract manufacturing company.  Mr. Lasky started his career and spent 24 years at IBM where he held a number of key leadership positions, most recently as Vice President of Worldwide Semiconductor Sales for IBM's Global Engineering Solutions group.

Mr. Lasky holds a Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University and a Master in Materials Science and Engineering from Columbia University. He is also a graduate of the IBM Client Executive Program at the Harvard Business School.

Na Li
Director of Product Marketing
Na Li
Na Li
Director of Product Marketing

Na Li is the Director of Product Marketing at Carbice Corporation, leading scientific communication and product messaging of Carbice Nanotube Technology.

Na holds a PhD in Materials Chemistry from Nankai University, studying carbon nanotubes. Later, she joined the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas as a Research Scientist, where she discovered coiled-carbon-nanotube-yarn-based artificial muscles and developed a new type of mechanical-to-electrical energy harvester, generating 6 high impact publications in Science, and multiple patents licensed by different industries for commercialization.

Na then joined MilliporeSigma to bring discoveries from the lab to the market and help researchers around the world accelerate their studies. She first served as the Global Product Manager of Electronic Materials, then as the Chief-of-Staff for Life Science Chemistry, leading strategic initiatives and project execution for this €1 billion Business Unit.

Na also serves as the Chair-Elect of the Industry Advisory Board at Penn State University’s Center for Biodevices.

Marcus Walker
Vice President of Business Operations & Finance
Marcus Walker
Marcus Walker
Vice President of Business Operations & Finance

Marcus Walker is the Vice President of Business Operations & Finance at Carbice. In this role, Marcus is responsible for all finance and accounting, HR, purchasing, investor relations and general compliance operations. Marcus ensures Carbice’s business operations run smoothly and helps lead the company towards market dominance in the thermal materials industry.

Prior to Carbice, Marcus served as a Technology Strategy Consultant at Accenture, working primarily with financial services companies to increase efficiencies and technological capabilities. Prior to Accenture, Marcus was at PricewaterhouseCoopers working in their Assurance practice.

Marcus received his MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology with concentrations in Strategy & Innovation and Quantitative Finance. He also holds degrees in Accounting and Business Intelligence from Georgia Southern University.

Sirak Brook
Director of Customer Success
Sirak Brook
Sirak Brook
Director of Customer Success

Sirak Brook is the Director of Customer Success and is responsible for getting customers excited about how much more they can achieve with Carbice Nanotubes.  Sirak leads business development efforts across multiple market segments to grow Carbice’s diverse customer base by solving tomorrow’s thermal challenges.

Sirak brings over 20 years of strategic sales, business unit marketing, cross-functional engineering team management, and product management leadership experience. Prior to joining Carbice, Sirak was Senior Director of Business Development at Flex where he structured and led deals with Tier 1 Audio, Video, Consumer, & Communication OEMS. He also spent over 15 years designing and marketing flash memory and controller products at Microchip, Silicon Storage Technology (SST), and Intel.

Sirak holds a double B.S. in Electrical Engineering Computer Sciences and Material Sciences and Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.

From lab to manufacturing line.

Carbice has been on a 15-year journey. Beginning with the discovery of improved carbon nanotube arrays in the lab to commercializing the tech for the benefit of industries everywhere.

Research paper on CNT array with aluminum backbone.
PhD on thermal interface material using CNT array.
DARPA- and NSF-funded CNT research.
Research paper measuring the performance of TIM samples using a high accuracy 1D steady-state technique.
Research paper on CNT thermal interface materials enhanced with sprayed on nanoscale polymer coatings.
2007
2008
2009
2011
2012
2013
2017
2018
2020
2022
THE LAB
THE BUSINESS
Carbice is founded to commercialize CNT-based thermal interface material.
$1.5M Seed Round to build 500,000 in2 capacity.
Begin shipping Carbice® Pads to customers. To date, all customers have made repeat orders.
First Carbice Pad-cooled space mission is launched (MISSEE-10).
$15M Series A to build 10,000,000 in2 capacity.
Carbice space heritage is established in market.
Carbice receives AS 9100-D and ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Proven leadership

From R&D to Manufacturing to BizDev, we are staffed to lead, execute, and inspire.

Customer
Leadership
Team
Baratunde Cola
CEO and Founder
Baratunde Cola
Baratunde Cola
CEO and Founder
Craig Green
Chief Technology Officer
Craig Green
Craig Green
Chief Technology Officer
Bianca Cefalo
Director of Aerospace and Defense
Bianca Cefalo
Bianca Cefalo
Director of Aerospace and Defense
Hal Lasky
Chief Operating Officer
Hal Lasky
Hal Lasky
Chief Operating Officer
Na Li
Director of Product Marketing
Na Li
Na Li
Director of Product Marketing
Marcus Walker
Vice President of Business Operations & Finance
Marcus Walker
Marcus Walker
Vice President of Business Operations & Finance
Sirak Brook
Director of Customer Success
Sirak Brook
Sirak Brook
Director of Customer Success
Board of Directors
Baratunde Cola
Baratunde Cola
CEO & Founder
Carbice
Ray Johnson
Ray Johnson
Partner
Bessemer Ventures,
Former CTO
Lockheed Martin
Gregg Bartlett
Gregg Bartlett
SVP
Global Foundries
William Midgette
William Midgette
Former CEO &
President
Porex Corporation
Jack Eadie
Jack Eadie
Partner
Downing Ventures
Advisors
Timothy Fisher
Timothy Fisher
Professor &
Department Chair
UCLA
Samuel Graham
Samuel Graham
Dean of Engineering
University of Maryland
William M. Jackson
William M. Jackson
Distinguished Research
& Emeritus Professor
UC Davis
Investors
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