Early Charm Ventures Announces Hiring of Expert in Materials Science

Updated: Jan 28, 2020

Mike Pallotta, chemical engineer, to help support and grow Early Charm’s custom materials manufacturing capabilities and product line

January 27, 2020, Baltimore, MD – Early Charm Ventures, LLC, a startup studio, founded in 2012 in Baltimore, that converts science to business, today announced the hiring of Mike Pallotta, a chemical engineer with corporate experience developing novel products across a range of fields including biomaterials and textiles.


In his new role, Pallotta will bring his engineering expertise into Early Charm’s custom materials businesses including DiPole Materials, NanoDirect, Abri Science and SciGenesis.


Pallotta previously was Chemical Process Engineer with Corning, Inc. where he designed and

implemented experimental systems to enhance production plant efficiencies. As part of this

work, he also conducted full-scale economic analyses of future payback on amended chemical processes. In addition, Pallotta established a series of experiments to optimize an emerging process to be used for a variety of Corning products.


“Mike broadens our expertise in the custom materials businesses by bringing strong process

engineering thinking,” said Ken Malone, Managing Director with Early Charm Ventures. “We’re fortunate to add Mike to our team.”


Pallotta is a graduate of Bucknell University where he earned a BS in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Materials. At Bucknell, Pallotta also served as Teaching Assistant for Material and Energy Balance, assisting first-year chemical engineering students with projects in the laboratory section of Bucknell’s chemical engineering courses.

About Early Charm Ventures:

Early Charm Ventures is a startup studio, founded in 2012 in Baltimore, that converts science to business. Early Charm specializes in taking brilliant scientific discoveries made at universities and turning them into companies focused on growth. Our best successes come from teaming with entrepreneurial-minded faculty who are rooted in tools for drug design, custom materials, aquaculture technologies and machine vision. Ultimately, we bring to the table our deep experience co-founding companies with leading researchers. With these exceptional people and their ideas, we partner with them to advance or even create whole new industries. Learn more: ww.earlycharm.com

Media Contact:

Ken Malone

Early Charm Ventures