Nartu, an expert in materials science and engineering, to focus on accelerating technical product development for Early Charm’s Materic company, Synteris

October 10, 2022, Baltimore, MD – Early Charm Ventures, a company that creates, owns and operates ventures that convert science to revenue, today announced the hiring of Mohan Nartu, PhD – an engineer with expertise in materials science – as Scientist-Ceramics and Additive Manufacturing.

Nartu’s work will center on Early Charm’s Materic company, Synteris, with a focus on driving technical advancement of Synteris’s 3D-printable ceramic packaging for power electronic modules.

Synteris’s technology aims to substantially improve the design, manufacturability and function of power modules used in electric vehicles, aircraft, plus related applications such as military use. Nartu, with his research and development background in materials science, will lead development and testing of the 3D-printable ceramic packaging to improve the power electronic modules’ thermal management, power density, performance and lifetime.

Synteris, last July, was awarded a $2.7 million grant from the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) OPEN 2021 grant program. Synteris’s grant funds were awarded as part of the ARPA-E OPEN 2021 competitive DoE grant program that prioritizes funding technologies in support of novel approaches to clean energy challenges.

Prior to joining Early Charm, Nartu was Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the University of North Texas, concentrating on the processing of various refractory metal powders as well as additively manufactured refractory alloys and composites for high temperature wear resistant applications. He also previously worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Indian Institute of Science.

“Mohan’s significant skill and experience in materials science R&D will go a long way to helping us build a portfolio of 3D printing technologies with Synteris and Materic,” said Ken Malone, Executive Officer with Early Charm. “We’re fortunate to have Mohan join our team of truly exceptional materials science experts who are dedicated to meeting our customers’ growing product needs.”

Mohan holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering with the University of North Texas with a dissertation topic on “Tuning of microstructure and mechanical properties in additively manufactured metastable beta titanium alloys.” He also earned his MS and BS in Materials Science at the Indian Institute of Science, India’s premier research institute.

About Synteris:
Synteris is a technology company, based in Baltimore, MD, producing materials for additive manufacturing of non-oxide ceramic parts such as carbides, nitrides and borides. Learn more.

About Materic:
Based in Baltimore, MD, Materic custom designs and manufactures advanced materials. We apply our expertise in nanomaterials, textile treatments, 3D printing materials, specialty inks and control release to our own product lines as well as taking on custom manufacturing projects for our customers. Learn more:

About Early Charm Ventures:
Early Charm Ventures creates, owns and operates businesses that convert science into revenue. We are the management team, the operators and the entrepreneurs. We don’t write checks and just pop in for board meetings. We show up to our labs, our production facilities and our offices every day to do all the heavy lifting in our portfolio companies. Learn more:

Media Contact:
Ken Berlack
Early Charm Ventures