A catalyst for human progress.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
- R. Buckminster Fuller
“As an asthma sufferer, I know very personally how precious the air we breathe is.”
- Dilip Goswami / CEO
In 1995, Dr. Yogi Goswami’s notable career in solar energy collided with indoor air quality when his efforts to relieve his son’s debilitating asthma symptoms were met with frustration and disillusion. As he investigated existing solutions, he found the products attempted to solve the problem of poor indoor air quality by filtering the air. However, he concluded that this method was unable to fundamentally solve this problem.
Resolved to help his ailing son, Dr. Goswami turned toward his own expertise and research in solar energy. He started with a fundamental question: could the principles of solar technology be used to clean the air? With a combination of nanotechnology, light and boundless determination, he developed a revolutionary new approach of eliminating indoor air pollution. After two decades of academic research, countless publications, and multiple patents, the technology behind Molekule was born.
Today, Dr. Goswami’s son, Dilip, has taken his father’s research a step further by creating a physical product in the hopes of helping millions of people breathe better and easier. Dilip has enlisted some of the brightest minds in applied science, engineering, and design to bring Molekule to life.
We are on a mission to eliminate indoor air pollution, in every home, for everyone.
- Dilip Goswami / CEO
At Molekule, we tackle an issue that affects millions worldwide. We turned to scientific innovation to find a solution, and feel a moral obligation to share that solution with as many as possible. As a methodical, practical and purposeful team, we see the details and the bigger picture. Looking ahead, we want to eliminate indoor pollution in every home, for everyone—and that’s just the beginning. Our vision is to expand this technology to businesses, hospitals, airplanes and more—effectively eliminating indoor air pollution altogether.
Meet our team.
Dilip Goswami is the CEO of Molekule, and co-founded the company to commercialize the technology that helped him solve his long-standing allergy and asthma problems.
Dilip Goswami, the Co-Founder and CEO, previously served as VP of Technology at Advanced Technologies & Testing Laboratories where he lead research & development. He holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and B.S. from University of Florida. While at Stanford, Dilip worked with the Technology Venture Formation program on a medical device startup, Surgicool.
After developing her own allergies and testing the technology, Jaya Rao began working tirelessly to bring Molekule to everyone. She supports the company’s operations from production to your home.
Jaya, Co-Founder and COO, received her M.S. in both Mechanical Engineering and Public Policy from Stanford University. She previously worked with Stanford ChangeLabs, an initiative based out of the Stanford D-School, where she was their public sector innovation lead. She received her BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Co-Founder and Chief Scientist
Dr. Yogi Goswami, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, developed and patented the groundbreaking technology behind Molekule.
Yogi is currently Distinguished Professor at the University of South Florida, Director of the Clean Energy Research Center and Chairman of the Board of Advisors at ASME. Yogi is globally regarded as one of the most accomplished figures in solar technology and has published 19 books including “Principles of Solar Engineering,” which is regarded as the handbook of Solar Engineering.
Peter Riering-Czekalla, CMO, is responsible for translating Molekule’s innovative technology into meaningful consumer experiences and building a brand that customers connect with.
Previously, Peter was a consultant at IDEO for 9 years, leading teams to build brand and design strategies for fortune 500 companies including Samsung, Nike, Microsoft and Campbell’s. Peter also co-found NudeAudio, a lifestyle audio company that grew into 36 countries and was acquired 2 years after launch. With an M.S. in Industrial Design, Peter has received 12 international design awards.
Gaurav Agarwal, VP of Growth, is working towards leveraging untapped market opportunities and achieving scale sustainably for Molekule.
Before Molekule, Gaurav was the Sr. Product Manager at LensBricks where he was responsible for outlining their product roadmap for their smart-camera technology. Prior to LensBricks, he had a successful career in investment banking across the globe. On the side, he is a mentor at Alchemist Accelerator, Lean Startup Machine and JFDI ( S.E Asia’s top startup accelerator).
David Sanabria, Product Lead, heads up our engineering team where he uses his expertise in technology demonstrator design to help transfer Molekule’s technology from Yogi’s lab to your home.
David previously worked as a turbomachinery design engineer at Florida Turbine Technologies. His roles included concept generation, test article design, manufacturing support, testing, assembly, and structural simulation. He has supported a variety of customers in the aerospace industry. David holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida where he graduated Cum Laude.
Principal Research Engineer
Philip D. Myers, Jr., Principal Research Engineer for Molekule, recently received a P.h.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of South Florida under the advisement of Dr. Goswami.
Before completing his P.h.D., Philip received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and the University of South Florida. He also worked as an engineering analyst for the consultant company Black & Veatch, whose clients included the U.S. EPA. His graduate work included the development of novel nanostructured catalysts for water and air purification.
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