Brian Huskinson


Dr. Brian Huskinson is responsible for overseeing Surfellent’s operations, including business development, marketing, financing, and strategic partnerships. He received his Ph.D. in materials science from Harvard University in 2014 and a B.S. in chemical engineering and political science from Yale University in 2009. Brian also has experience at ATP, a seed-stage venture capital firm, and McKinsey & Co., serving a number of companies across multiple sectors including deep tech, chemicals, energy, aerospace, and automotive.

Brian can be reached at brian.huskinson@surfellent.com

Hadi Ghasemi

CTO, Co-Founder

Dr. Hadi Ghasemi is co-founder of SurfEllent. He is the recipient of the several awards in the field of surface physics including the Early Innovator Award, AFOSR Young Investigator Award, top-three innovator award of NASA iTech, and the Research Excellence Award, among others. He was selected as one of the finalists for the World Technology Award in 2014. His research works are highlighted in publications including Nature, The Economist, and Popular Science. He has given invited talks at numerous conferences.

Peyman Irajizad

Scientist and Co-Founder

Dr. Peyman Irajizad is a scientist with a strong background in surface science and small-scale systems. He is a well-recognized expert in the creation of new surface technologies (e.g., anti-fouling, anti-scaling, and anti-icing coatings). He holds three US patents, published more than twenty journal articles and lectured at numerous international conferences.

Angela Lin

Sales and Marketing Specialist

Angela Lin is the Sales and Marketing Specialist for SurfEllent. She is an MIS and Entrepreneurship major attending the #2 Ranked Entrepreneurship Program in the Nation - the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship. She also graduated top of her class with her sales minor in the #1 Sales Program in the Nation - Program for Excellence in Selling. Through these programs, she has not only launched 2 Amazon E-commerce businesses, sold to Fortune 500 companies like Dell, Apple, HPE, Hilti, and Rackspace, but she is also currently working on Intellectual Property with NASA.


We are always looking to add driven, creative individuals to our team. See below for a list of open positions: