Reimagining boilers, decarbonizing industry

AtmosZero was created by a small team with a big dream: Find a way to accelerate industrial decarbonization. Not in theory. Not in the lab. Not in a decade. Now.

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Addison Stark

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, PhD

Addison works between the worlds of research, business, and policy to drive the development and adoption of technologies to decarbonize industry.

Prior to founding AtmosZero, Addison was an Associate Director for Energy Innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) working on policies that became parts of the Energy Act of 2020, the bipartisan infrastructure deal, and the inflation reduction act.

After finishing his PhD at MIT, Addison served as a Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), focusing on early-stage energy technology development and R&D across sectors including renewable fuels, green industrial chemistry, dry-cooling technologies for water conservation in power generation, and leveraging advanced manufacturing for the fabrication of energy devices. While at ARPA-E, he also served as Acting Program Director for ARPA-E’s $33M Energy-Water Nexus portfolio.

Outside AtmosZero, Addison advises early and mid-stage climatetech companies on technology development strategy, identification of non-dilutive funding sources to support critical-path R&D, and pre-development engineering.

Todd Bandhauer

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, PhD

Todd is a leader in thermal energy systems innovation, creating solutions to decarbonize the industrial sector.

Before helping found AtmosZero, Todd spent 4 years at Modine Manufacturing, earned a PhD from Georgia Tech, and landed more than $15M in research awards as a principal investigator for Colorado State from ARPA-E, the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense, the state of Colorado, and industry.

Todd is a prolific innovator, with 20 patents and 77 journal and conference publications (so far). He trains the future of industry as an Associate Professor at CSU and the Director of REACH CoLab, which moves industrial carbon emission reduction concepts from the lab to reality.

Todd’s more than 20 years of industrial and applied research experience is based on a team-focused approach that develops practical, quick-to-implement solutions. His belief in the power of teamwork to get results stems from his upbringing in the U.S. South and Midwest, as well as his experience as a D1 quarterback at Iowa State. Outside of work, Todd can be found with his home team: wife Karen and their three very active children.

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Ashwin Salvi

Chief Operating Officer, Global Head of Business Development & Co-Founder, PhD

Ashwin builds on his nearly 20 years of clean energy and climate background to advance meaningful technology development and drive commercialization.

Before decarbonizing the industrial sector with AtmosZero, Ashwin completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, studying the thermo-physical properties of nano-carbonaceous layers in heat exchangers and diving into research based in thermodynamics and heat transfer.

Ashwin joined ARPA-E at the U.S. Department of Energy as a Fellow in 2013, where he worked on high-risk, high-reward energy concepts related to combined heat and power systems, nuclear fusion, connected and automated vehicles, lightweight high-strength materials, electrochemistry, methane leak detection, and photovoltaics. He helped create and manage over $75M worth of federal programs to de-risk and advance novel energy technologies, and in doing so, fused his technical background with technology commercialization. He then joined Achates Power, where he led customer engagements, won more than $40M in competitive federal contracts, and commercialized novel high-efficiency power generation technology.

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