CO-Founder & Member
Dr. Hemali Rathnayake is the co-founder and registered agent of Minerva Lithium LLC. Rathnayake is an Associate Professor of Nanoscience from the JSNN at UNCG. Dr. Rathnayake is a recognized specialist in the synthesis of organic and polymeric materials, and functionalized nanostructures as well as in device fabrication for optoelectronics. Throughout her career, Dr. Rathnayake has worked with electrical engineers, materials scientists, chemists, entrepreneurs and start-up companies and has much experience working in teams and in interdisciplinary research environments. Her research has received ~ $1.5 million in funding in the past ten years and recently received a major instrumentation grant received from DOD to acquire a new high-resolution Transmission electron microscope with STEM/EDS capabilities to analyze novel nanostructures.