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ADAM J. MATZGER, PH.D. (CO-FOUNDER)

Chief Executive Officer and President

Adam Matzger earned his B.A. degree in Chemistry from Oberlin College and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in the areas of synthetic, structural, and theoretical chemistry. During the course of his postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology, he became an expert in the field of solid-state organic chemistry. In 2000, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he now holds a joint faculty appointment as Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the American Chemical Society Journal, Crystal Growth and Design.

Professor Matzger’s research focuses on organic materials in the solid state, ranging from crystalline polymorphs to porous materials. Work with porous materials involves introducing new synthetic paradigms that can achieve structural features leading to improved performance in a variety of emerging applications. Methodologies are also developed to generate new solid forms of molecular solids and studies are conducted to elucidate structural, spectroscopic, and thermodynamic properties of new phases.

Professor Matzger continues to be recognized as a scientific leader and educator; he has served as a consultant to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as well as an expert witness in the United States and Canada for patent litigation cases. He was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (publisher of Science) for his significant contributions to the science and technology of crystallization. Other honors include: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow (2005-07), Beckman Foundation Young Investigator (2003-05), 3M Untenured Faculty Award (2002-04), and Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2002).


ANTEK G. WONG-FOY, PH.D. (CO-FOUNDER)

Chief Operating Officer

Antek Wong-Foy earned his B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Rochester and his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, where he focused on inorganic and organometallic chemistry. After completing postdoctoral work at the University of Southern California in 2003, Dr. Wong-Foy’s interests turned to the field of solid-state chemistry. Since then, he has been engaged in the development of new materials and determination of their characteristics, primarily by use of X-ray diffraction, vibrational spectroscopy, thermal analysis, and/or gas sorption methods.

Dr. Wong-Foy currently serves as Director of the Microporous Materials Characterization Laboratory at the University of Michigan. At ChemXLerate, among his other responsibilities, he conducts and oversees testing and analyses of various pharmaceutical solid forms. He has also worked with clients in the pigment industry, automotive sector, and elsewhere, bringing modern solid-state characterization techniques to evaluate product quality and navigate intellectual property issues.

In addition to his technical expertise in the laboratory, Dr. Wong-Foy has successfully competed for and managed research grants funded at both the state and federal levels. He is the co-author of numerous research papers, which have collectively garnered nearly 1,000 citations. Dr. Wong-Foy is also the co-inventor of four patents, which are either issued or pending in the United States.


ANN T. NGUYEN, J.D., CPA

General Counsel

Ann Nguyen earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from the University of California at Davis. She also attended the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Ms. Nguyen has over 20 years of experience handling business and legal matters for public and privately-held companies in a number of different industries including bio-tech, high-tech, clean-tech, and financial institutions. She formerly served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for SMART Modular Technologies (NASDAQ: SMOD) and Assistant General Counsel for Real Property Services Corp. Prior to attending law school, she held various positions in the Audit Department and Consulting Department of KPMG. Ms. Nguyen is a licensed attorney and has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1995 and a Certified Public Accountant in California since 1990.