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Mpower Innovation
is located in Silicon Valley, CA USA



We have a team of successful entrepreneurs, experienced engineers and world class research scientists working on quick commercialization of the cutting-edge nano porous material, to improve the technology in hydrogen fuel cell industry.
Our mission is to become the most innovative technology provider, offering superior, affordable product solution to our customers, and working with them to achieve a sustainable and healthier world and future.

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OUR TEAM

Michael Pak
Michael PakChairman & CEO, Co-founder
 
Michael Pak
Michael PakChairman & CEO, Co-founder
 

Currently serves as Chairman & CEO of Mpower. Has over 25 years of experience in R&D and operations of automotive emission catalyst, fuel cell catalyst and lithium-ion battery materials. Successfully incubated many startups from ground to industry well-recognized business including IPO filing in U.S. Previously successfully served CEO and key management roles at EoCell, Nanostellar, NanoeXa and Xpeed Networks. His prior startup was funded by Khosla Ventures and Softbank.


Marie Asistin
Marie AsistinDirector, Finance
Marie Asistin
Marie AsistinDirector, Finance
Has over 30 years experience in finance and accounting management, human resources, shipping & receiving. Areas of expertise include accounting and finance operations, budget development and management and financial modeling etc. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate holder and a member of National Association of Professional Women.

Dr. Shengqian Ma
Dr. Shengqian Ma(Chair of Scientific Advisor, Professor and Welch Chair in Chemistry, University of North Texas)
Dr. Shengqian Ma(Chair of Scientific Advisor, Professor and Welch Chair in Chemistry, University of North Texas)
Leading researcher in the U.S. on nanoporous materials for applications such as gas storage, separation and catalysis etc. Published over 220 papers with the total citations over 22,000 and H-index of 77. Author Profile of Angewandte Chemie (2019), Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers “Emerging Investigator” (2016), Thomas Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (2014, 2015), IUPAC-2015 Young Chemist Travel Award, IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists (2009), Young Investigator Award from ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry (2008), Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research Award from Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, (2007 – 2008)
Yutaka Shinto
Yutaka ShintoAdvisory Board & former president & CEO, Softbank IDC
Yutaka Shinto
Yutaka ShintoAdvisory Board & former president & CEO, Softbank IDC
Former president & CEO at Softbank IDC Co. Ltd and managing director at Softbank BB Co Ltd. Over 20 years working at Mitsui for different management roles, including General Manager at New York and Tokyo headquarters, and Chief Clerk at Tokyo headquarters, etc. Working as a director or advisor to six companies

Bob McDowell
Bob McDowellTechnical Founding Member/VP, Manufacturing
 
Bob McDowell
Bob McDowellTechnical Founding Member/VP, Manufacturing
 
Has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of the automotive and industrial emission catalyst industry. Previously served as VP of Manufacturing at Nanostellar, Process Development Director at Catalytic Solution, and Product & Operations Manager at Johnson Matthey. Areas of expertise include catalytic coatings involving precisely engineering surfaces, raw materials, morphology, thermal treatment, and more.

Bill Russo
Bill RussoAdvisory Board & Founder & CEO, Automobility
Bill Russo
Bill RussoAdvisory Board & Founder & CEO, Automobility
The world’s leading global expert on the development of the automotive industry and the future of mobility. Nearly 4 decades of experience in the auto, electronics and information technology industries. Currently serving as the Chair of the Automotive Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. Previously served as VP of Chrysler Northeast Asia at Chrysler LLC and Director of Product & Business Strategy at DaimlerChrysler

Dr. Jon Shan
Dr. Jon ShanDirector, Technology
 
Dr. Jon Shan
Dr. Jon ShanDirector, Technology
 
Has over 10 years of R&D experience in material, catalyst and battery industries. Previously served as CTO, Manager of Battery Engineering, Principle and Senior technical positions at HiT Nano, Eocell, Amprius, Quantumscape. Before entering industry, worked as a research staff at Princeton University, developing Bio-Nanomaterials for photodynamic therapy; researches focus on PEM fuel cell catalysts, and organometallic light emitting materials.

Andrew Kim
Andrew KimAdvisory Board & Former Senior Intelligence Officer, CIA
Andrew Kim
Andrew KimAdvisory Board & Former Senior Intelligence Officer, CIA
Retired as head of CIA’s Korea Mission Center. Helped secure the foundation for the Trump-Kim summit of June 2018. Accompanied CIA Director and then Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Pyongyang’s meeting with Kim Jon Un several times. Established the CIA’s Korea Mission Center in 2017. CIA’s Director’s Award (2018), Presidential Rank Award (2012), and the Donovan Award (1990).

Careers

We are always interested in acquiring new talent to join our team. If you are passionate about working in a thriving tech-company, and interested in the positions below, please don't hesitate to send us an email at career@mpowerinnovation.com
Synthetic Scientist [Full time]

Synthetic Scientist with extensive experience in developing organic frameworks (COF/MOF) and other functional materials; experienced in developing ultrathin defect free membranes, with applications focusing on gas separations / gas adsorption, and fuel cell applications. 

Primary Areas of Responsibilities

* Design the synthetic processes to achieve COF frameworks and membranes in the application of PEM and fuel cell catalyst

* Develop and optimize covalent organic framework membranes which can function at high liquid flux rate under low pressure differentials.

* Assist in scaling-up synthesis to production volumes.

* Characterization of covalent organic frameworks: XRD, SEM, Particle size analysis, DSC, TGA, ICP, Gas adsorption, and BET.  

* Assembly and operation of test cells for liquid filtration or gas separation.

* Collaborate and communicate with technicians, scientists, engineers, and managers participating in weekly technical meetings.

Required Experience

* Extensive experience in membrane industries

* Extensive experience in synthesizing large ultrathin defect free membranes via interfacial polymerization or LBL. 

* Extensive experience in testing the membranes and analyzing the data. 

Preferred Experience & Education

* Experience in organic frameworks (COF/MOF) technology.

* Experience in collaboration with other research groups.

* Experience in polymer synthesis and electrochemistry knowledge are plus.

* Ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or chemistry related areas. Otherwise, they should have BA and experience equivalent to more than 6 years in membrane industries.

Compensation depends on education and experience.

Proton Exchange Membrane Specialist [Full time]
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