UbiQD VP of Business Development Steve Reinhard, Operations Manager Liseth Garay and R&D Chemist Nicolai Archuleta have joined the company at 134 Eastgate Dr. in Los Alamos. Courtesy/UbiQD
UbiQD, LLC, a New Mexico-based nanotechnology materials development company headquartered in Los Alamos, announced today that it has welcomed three new employees to its team. Two fulfill key business roles for the startup, and all three have Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. Steve Reinhard has joined UbiQD as the vice president of Business Development, Liseth Garay as operations manager and Nicolai Archuleta as a research and development chemist.
Reinhard has more than 10 years of experience developing new business and evaluating the technical and commercial viability of quantum dots into the display, lighting and solar industries. Prior to joining UbiQD, Reinhard served as Nanoco Technologies’ vice president of Business Development for more than eight years. He also held senior level business development, sales and marketing positions with Displaytech, a manufacturer of liquid-crystal-on-silicon microdisplays, as well as Dynamic Organic Light, a developer of quantum dot electroluminescent materials.
In these roles, he has authored and given more than 20 papers and presentations at high-profile industry events. Reinhard began his career at Lockheed Martin, working in engineering and new business development roles. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from Penn State and an MBA from Binghamton University.
As UbiQD’s operations manager, Garay has more than 10 years of business administration experience working in hospitality as well as the biology scientific research industry. Prior to joining UbiQD, Garay held a safety and compliance management position at the New Mexico Consortium, with a broad spectrum of responsibilities including compliance in all aspects of environmental health and safety, administration, supervision, banking, and more. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from a Top 10 university in Mexico, Universidad Iberoamericana, and her MBA from Eastern New Mexico University.
Archuleta, joining UbiQD as an R&D chemist, has a range of experiences in nanotechnology, organic chemistry, and nontoxicity studies during his time at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). In addition to spending several months in Santiago de Chile working in a chemistry laboratory, where he synthesized nanoparticles and prepared nanocomposites, Archuleta also served as a nanotechnology intern at Sandia National Laboratories. Beyond his chemistry roles, Archuleta has held positions in finance and served as a director of business development for an Albuquerque-based software technology startup. He received a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from UCSB and an MBA in Management of Technology from the University of New Mexico.
“Investors are impressed by our technical prowess, with five full time PhDs, but have encouraged us to add more business professionals and industry experience,” said Dr. Hunter McDaniel, founder and CEO of UbiQD. “These three new additions will accelerate partnership development, streamline operations, and bring a business mindset to UbiQD’s product development.”
The recent additions to the UbiQD team follows on the heels of closing $550,000 in new investment earlier this year, signing a joint development partnership, conducting several new patent filings, and making significant product development progress. These new hires will continue to advance the company’s mission of producing low-toxicity quantum dots that enable windows to generate electricity.
About UbiQD, LLC
UbiQD is a nanotechnology development company based in Los Alamos, New Mexico that manufactures low-hazard quantum dots and nanocomposites. While the company’s primary focus is in enabling windows to generate electricity, UbiQD also currently sells its materials for R&D purposes and provides materials technology development services. For more information or to purchase high quantum yield cadmium-free quantum dots, visit www.UbiQD.com.