HydroGraph Clean Power Inc. was founded in 2017 using a “detonation method” to produce a synthetic graphene that is 99.8% pure through a process that detonates acetylene and oxygen in the controlled environment of a custom-built chamber. HydroGraph uses hydrocarbon gases as a feedstock for a “bottom up” approach, allowing for total control and a virtual absence of impurities. Most other production methods are “top down”, using graphite, which must be mined, as a feedstock and exfoliate the mineral to create nanoparticles.

Further experimentation unveiled the production of hydrogen gas using the detonation method. Methane, oxygen and a larger, re-envisioned detonation chamber resulted in syngas, which then undergoes a secondary process to separate the pure hydrogen gas. Like the graphene production chamber, the process is energy efficient and produces hydrogen for far less than current market prices. Both HydroGraph chambers were created to be used in a decentralized manner, with remote access and net zero emissions.

Hydrograph Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Stuart Jara

Stuart earned a seat on the Hydrograph BOD joining the organization as a hydrogen expert. Stuart quickly transitioned to CEO given his leadership abilities. He currently focuses on successfully leading Hydrograph through its next phase of accelerated growth and sustained commercial success.

Stuart’s ability to transform organizational inefficiencies into innovative growth solutions has earned him a reputation as a resilient, profit-producing business leader. He brings over twenty years of business development, strategy execution, and investor relations experience to the role, with a strong background in the industrial sector.

Prior to HydroGraph, Stuart was a Business Unit Head at Linde, President of Taylor Wharton, Co-Founder and COO of TransCryogen, CEO and Operating Partner of Industry Group Holdings and Dunes Point Capital, and CEO of Transform Materials.

President
Kjirstin Breure

Kjirstin has a ten-year background in emerging technologies with an additional five years focused on portfolio management. She has been on board with Hydrograph since lab scale and has overseen development to date. Prior to joining Hydrograph, Breure served as Director of Operations for Frontline Crossings and has held Director and COO positions within the tech-based startup space with additional experience in Investor Relations. Breure graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University and earning a Master’s in Materials Science and Engineering with a specialization in nano mechanics from ASU with an anticipated matriculation date in the fall of 2023.

Hydrograph Technical Team
CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER
RANJITH DIVIGALPITIYA

Ranjith is Hydrograph’s graphene materials expert focused on commercializing graphene and carbon-like materials. In addition, Ranjith leverages his vast battery expertise as he works on R&D for battery applications at Hydrograph. He currently heads up Canadian R&D. Prior to joining Hydrograph, Ranjith was a Senior Specialist/Physicist at 3M Canada for more than 27+ years, where he invented 3M’s graphene-like carbon coatings and contributed to 190 invention submissions and 20 granted US patents. He has authored more than 33 peer-reviewed papers, within his areas of research including digital x-ray imaging, electrically conducting adhesives, air and water purification, battery materials, and nano scale coatings. Dr. Divigalpitiya received his B.Sc. degree in physics from the University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka, and his Master of Science and PhD degrees in solid sate physics from Simon Fraser University, Canada.

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VICE PRESIDENT R&D, PHYSICS
CHRIS SORENSEN

Chris is the Cortelyou-Rust University Distinguished Professor in the departments of physics and a distinguished teaching scholar at Kansas State University. He received a S.S. in physics from the University of Nebraska and a PhD from the University of Colorado, and also served in Vietnam.

His areas of interest are particulate systems, light scattering and soft matter, and he has nearly 300 publications and seven patents. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Association for Aerosol Research.

LEAD CHEMIST - 14 PATENTS
STEFAN BOSSMANN

Stefan is a Distinguished Professor emeritus in the department of chemistry at Kansas State University. He received his B.S. and PhD in chemistry from the University of Saarland, Germany.

He was a postdoctoral research associate at Columbia University from 1991-1993, and was then an assistant professor and subsequently an associate professor in the department of chemical and process engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, where he also received his PhD in chemical and process engineering. His areas of interest are organic and inorganic synthesis, (nano) particulate systems, and soft matter, and he has more than 200 publications and 14 patents.

LEAD RESEARCHER - PhD in Physics
ARJUN NEPAL

Arjun is an Assistant Research Professor in the department of physics at Kansas State University. He received his Masters of Science in physics from the Tribhuvan University, Nepal and from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and received his PhD in physics from Kansas State University.

He has managed R&D in the KSU/C-2D detonation method to produce graphene since 2017, currently leading the team to mass-produce graphene, graphene oxide and graphene/metal composites via the detonation method. His other areas of interest include graphene enhanced concrete, polymers and lubricant oils.