Vorbeck is led by a diverse team with backgrounds in materials product development, chemical manufacturing, and start-up ventures.
JOHN S. LETTOW
President John brings both start-up experience and technical expertise to Vorbeck. John was a cofounder and manager of core technology development for H2Gen Innovations. He has performed research on nanostructured materials and materials process development while receiving a PhD in chemical engineering from MIT, an M.Phil in engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a BSE in chemical engineering (summa cum laude) from Princeton University. John has an MBA (with honors) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Prof. Ilhan A. Aksay
Advisor & Director
Dr. Aksay is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Princeton University. Dr. Aksay has published extensively on graphene and its applications, as well as on biologically inspired and self-assembling materials, ceramics, colloids, and electrohydrodynamic phenomena. Dr. Aksay has been internationally recognized with numerous honors including the Richard M. Fulrath Award (1987) and the Edward C. Henry Award (2000) of the American Ceramic Society, the Charles M.A. Stine Award (1997) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Turkish National Medal of Science (2001). Ilhan Aksay is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, an honorary member of the Japanese Materials Research Society, and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He earned his B.Sc. in ceramic engineering at the University of Washington and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.