MEET - The Team


Nanotech Energy, Inc., was formed in 2014 to move the world’s leading-edge research on graphene-based energy storage devices from the laboratory to the marketplace. Graphene has been hailed as the wonder material of the 21st Century, and Nanotech Energy is harnessing its properties to revolutionize the way we power our world. The technology Nanotech Energy is developing will create real-world benefits, from helping develop more cost-efficient, environmentally-friendly personal electronic devices to creating a more efficient way to harness renewable energy. Prototypes have already been created and an operational factory is in development. Nanotech Energy’s proprietary process is based on patent and patent-pending technology.

Our Company Goals are Simple


To allow recharging of devices to be measured in minutes instead of hours


To recapture lost energy on a large scale, from wind, solar and wave systems

We care about our investors

We are a developing tech company located in Los Angeles, CA.

Our Mission

To provide our consumer base cutting edge graphene solutions with the highest purity and quality.


Nanotech Energy is backed by researchers who are highly experienced in this field and are at the forefront of this cutting edge technology. With a research experience of over 30 years, our team developed a wide range of nanoscale materials having the potential to change everything from conductive polymers, carbon electronics to water filtration and superhard materials. It is also interesting to note that our research team at UCLA holds one of the earliest patents on making graphene.


Meet our team of World class scientists, engineers and doctors.

Jack Kavanaugh


Dr. Kavanaugh’s background as a physician and a business executive has led to the development of an unusual skill set.


He has developed and managed companies at every stage – from inception to successful sale – creating industry-leading products and investor profits. Although his work spans a number of industries, he has focused on the health and science technology sector, capitalizing on...

Maher El Kady


After a PhD degree in chemistry from UCLA, Maher joined Nanotech Energy as the chief technology officer.


His research focused on the use of graphene for energy storage technologies such as lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors. He holds more than 10 United States patents pending and 25 research articles in prestigious journals including Science and Nature...

Scott Laine


Scott is responsible for development, manufacturing, distribution, sales, operations and financial management of multiple companies.


Scott has worked in many different industries from mining to next generation battery development, driving strategic product development to open new markets and operational ingenuity in cost efficient manufacturing and distribution.

Richard Kaner

Chair of Scientific Advisory Board

In his research in organic & materials chemistry, Professor Richard B. Kaner focuses on the design of new high-temperature materials & their synthesis by new chemical methods.


Dr. Kaner has been continuously honored for his outstanding contributions to the fields of chemistry and biochemistry. He holds over 29 U.S. patents—with 50 more pending –and has published more than 350 papers in major peer-reviewed journals.

Scott Jacobson

Equity Investor & Consultant

Scott Jacobson is an equity investor and consultant to startup companies, venture capital and syndicated real estate ventures.


After studying electrical engineering, Jacobson worked on wall street as an account executive for E.F Hutton and Paine Weber. In 2005 Jacobson negotiated the sale of EOC to London Stock Exchange listed Daily Mail and General Trust plc for over 250x invested equity.

Robert Snukal

Board of Directors

Robert Snukal, the chief executive officer of National Quality Care, Inc., will use his expertise to develop prototypes and launch initial products in a number of industries.


His work with Dr. Kavanaugh dates back to 2009 when he joined ZetaRx Biosciences, Inc. as Board member. There, he was integrally involved in its sale to create Juno Therapeutics.

Mahi de Silva

Board of Directors

A Silicon Valley veteran with a strong track record for creating, financing, building and scaling businesses that have had a $1B+ exits.


He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Pre-Cash, and is a strategic advisor to Opera Software, ASA, where he helped engineer a $1.4B acquisition by a consortium of Chinese investors...

Matt Kowal

Chief Scientist

Matt holds 3 pending patents on the production, purification and use of graphene oxide on...


After graduating from UCLA, Matt joined Nanotech Energy as the Chief Scientist of Graphene Oxide Production. His current research focuses on top down synthesis 2 dimensional materials. He holds 3 pending patents on the production, purification and use of graphene oxide on an industrial scale.

Ben Presley

Operations Manager

Lab operations, production & quality control manager with over 28 years experience in all facets of manufacturing.


Presley is the owner of Prescott Logistics, a leading wholesaler of Natural Stone Products and Transportation Company. He has consulted in product development of Electronic Technologies, Cultured food products, and Pro-Biotic beverages.