Erich holds a B.S. (cum laude) in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Illinois. He is rapidly building expertise in materials characterization and experimental design.
Dr. Ba received his B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois. Dr. Ba has 15+ years working experience on chemical synthesis ranging from gram to kilogram scale, with a particular emphasis on polymeric membranes, organosilicons, and high temperature organic chemistries. Prior to Serionix, he worked at UOP/Honeywell, Shanghai Zillion Chemicals Co., and the University of Texas, Austin.
Dr. Zheng received his Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He has extensive experience designing, manufacturing, and characterizing ion-exchange and activated carbon technologies. He has demonstrated the strength of his engineering skills domestically and abroad, optimizing systems ranging from less than a gram to hundreds of kilograms.
Dr. Langer received his B.S. in Chemistry (2002) from the University of St. Thomas, and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (2012) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Jim cofounded Serionix in 2011 to commercialize high performance filtration materials for removal of toxic chemicals from air and water. Within two years of starting the company, he successfully directed early business and technical development of Serionix resulting in public and private funding in excess of $3M.
|our vision||We understand that for most of us, filters are confusing, boring, mysterious products we interact with only when we are forced to do so. We have made it our mission to change that with our engaging Colorfil™ filters that let you know when they’re working and when they aren’t.
We are committed to transparency, to be completely honest about what our filters do and how they do it, and to put our every effort into creating products and experiences you trust and enjoy that provide you with peace of mind.
|our story||Serionix originated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011 through coordinated efforts by Professor James Economy, James Langer and Weihua Zheng. Through years of extensive research and development, our team has developed an award-winning filtration technology that has received support from the Army, the National Science Foundation, and NASA (it may even be used in space suits!) in excess of $3M.|