Energized by Innovation

The Susteon team has deep hands-on experience in cutting edge R&D and its translation into commercial technologies to solve real world problems.  We bring a strong network of connections in academia, industry, government, and investment sectors to form multi-skilled teams to develop and deploy game changing technologies while managing technology and financial risks.

Dr. Raghubir Gupta
President & Co-founder
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  • 30 years experience in leading technology development and research
  • Senior VP Energy Division at RTI
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
Shantanu Agarwal
President & Co-founder
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  • Extensive experience in VC, private equity, start-ups, managing companies
  • Co-founder and board director for multiple companies
  • Partner in Energy Ventures in Houston, TX
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
Richard McGivney
Chief Financial Officer
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  • Financial executive with more than 35 years of public accounting, corporate finance, and leadership experience.
  • Proven track record in building and managing high-growth research and technical services organizations, from entrepreneurial startups to companies with more than 1,000 employees
  • MS, Accounting, Appalachian State University
  • BS, Education, Appalachian State University
Dr. S James Zhou
Senior Director
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  • 30 years experience in separation processes, distinguished expert in Membrane and Adsorption
  • Industrial background includes Chief Science Officer at RTI, R&D manager at GTI, and Team Lead at UOP/Honeywell
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University
  • BS, Chemistry, Zhejiang University
Dr. Vasudev P. Haribal
Research Process Engineer
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  • Expertise in process modelling and chemical looping reactions
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • BChemEng, Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology {formerly UDCT}, Mumbai
Dr. Jian Zheng
Senior Research Engineer
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  • 20 years industry and research experience in adsorption and catalysis
  • 12 years in Adsorption R&D of Praxair (Linde) as Development Specialist, responsible for commercializing 8+ adsorbent materials for bulk air separation, pre-purification, H2 PSA and cryogenic separation
  • PhD, Applied Chemistry, Nanjing University
  • BS, Chemistry, Zhejiang University
Arnold Chris Toppo

Systems Design Engineer

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  • MS, Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

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