History 

The Citrine team came together around the vision that future breakthroughs in the materials industry will emerge from large-scale data analysis and data-driven decision-making. The founders of Citrine hail from diverse materials backgrounds, but share a common belief: By combining data from across the materials community and applying state-of-the-art modeling algorithms to those data, software will directly accelerate materials innovation by providing unexpected insights and predictive guidance. 

 
Erin Antono (erin@citrine.io) is studying Materials Science and Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford, and is currently working towards her Master's degree. She enjoys rock climbing, camping, and eating avocados.

Erin Antono (erin@citrine.io) is studying Materials Science and Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford, and is currently working towards her Master's degree. She enjoys rock climbing, camping, and eating avocados.

Jo Hill (jo@citrine.io) attended the University of Cape Town in South Africa where she earned a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biochemistry and an Honours degree in Materials Science. When she isn't working or studying, Jo enjoys running and rock climbing. 

Jo Hill (jo@citrine.io) attended the University of Cape Town in South Africa where she earned a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biochemistry and an Honours degree in Materials Science. When she isn't working or studying, Jo enjoys running and rock climbing. 

Kyle Michel (kyle@citrine.io) did his Ph.D. at UCLA with Vidvuds Ozolins, where he used density functional theory to study the thermodynamics and kinetics of hydrogen storage materials. Kyle organized a student-led course at Berkeley on card-counting in blackjack. 

Kyle Michel (kyle@citrine.io) did his Ph.D. at UCLA with Vidvuds Ozolins, where he used density functional theory to study the thermodynamics and kinetics of hydrogen storage materials. Kyle organized a student-led course at Berkeley on card-counting in blackjack. 

Jordan O'Mara (jordan@citrine.io) earned his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from N.C. State and spent 8 years working on open source software and infrastructure at Red Hat. Outside of materials and data, Jordan plays board games, pool, and walks his dog. 

Jordan O'Mara (jordan@citrine.io) earned his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from N.C. State and spent 8 years working on open source software and infrastructure at Red Hat. Outside of materials and data, Jordan plays board games, pool, and walks his dog. 

 

Advisors

Christina Hartman (christina@citrine.io) attended University of Colorado Boulder and was then an early employee at Snapchat where she wore many hats and assisted the Executive Team. She enjoys live music and spending time outside with her Golden Retrievers. 

Christina Hartman (christina@citrine.io) attended University of Colorado Boulder and was then an early employee at Snapchat where she wore many hats and assisted the Executive Team. She enjoys live music and spending time outside with her Golden Retrievers. 

Bryce Meredig (bryce@citrine.io) did his Ph.D. at Northwestern with Prof. Chris Wolverton, where his research focused on first-principles modeling and data-driven materials discovery. In his spare time, he dabbles in sports analytics and performs and coaches improv. 

Bryce Meredig (bryce@citrine.io) did his Ph.D. at Northwestern with Prof. Chris Wolverton, where his research focused on first-principles modeling and data-driven materials discovery. In his spare time, he dabbles in sports analytics and performs and coaches improv. 

Greg Mulholland (greg@citrine.io) earned an M.Phil. at Cambridge in the research group of Prof. Judith Driscoll, and then worked at a small semiconductor company doing bulk GaN crystal growth. Greg is the only member of the Citrine founding team to have appeared on ESPN.  

Greg Mulholland (greg@citrine.io) earned an M.Phil. at Cambridge in the research group of Prof. Judith Driscoll, and then worked at a small semiconductor company doing bulk GaN crystal growth. Greg is the only member of the Citrine founding team to have appeared on ESPN.  

Sean Paradiso (sean@citrine.io) studied polymer field theory and stochastic optimization with Glenn Frederickson at UCSB. Outside of work, Sean enjoys thoughtful indie games, cooking, and rock climbing. 

Sean Paradiso (sean@citrine.io) studied polymer field theory and stochastic optimization with Glenn Frederickson at UCSB. Outside of work, Sean enjoys thoughtful indie games, cooking, and rock climbing. 

 
John Mizroch is the managing member of John F Mizroch, LLC, a boutique consulting practice that specializes in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and environmental technology development and deployment. Previously, John served as Acting Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and early in his career was president of the Environmental Export Council, the first prominent international environmental trade association. 

John Mizroch is the managing member of John F Mizroch, LLC, a boutique consulting practice that specializes in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and environmental technology development and deployment. Previously, John served as Acting Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and early in his career was president of the Environmental Export Council, the first prominent international environmental trade association. 

Raymond Nasr is the former Director of Executive Communications at Google Inc. Prior to Google, Nasr worked in public relations and speech writing at Novell, Apple, and Sun Microsystems. Since 2004, he has been part of the team teaching "Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship" at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Currently, Nasr maintains a communications consultancy where he has advised a number of start-up companies and venture capital firms. In June of 2007, Nasr became a Certified Sommelier.

Raymond Nasr is the former Director of Executive Communications at Google Inc. Prior to Google, Nasr worked in public relations and speech writing at Novell, Apple, and Sun Microsystems. Since 2004, he has been part of the team teaching "Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship" at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Currently, Nasr maintains a communications consultancy where he has advised a number of start-up companies and venture capital firms. In June of 2007, Nasr became a Certified Sommelier.

Cyrus Wadia is the former Assistant Director for Clean Energy & Materials R&D with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he worked on Federal policies to accelerate innovation and deployment of advanced material systems for clean energy, national security, and human welfare. He is on leave from Berkeley Nation Lab (LBNL) and the Haas School of Business where he holds a dual appointment as: Co-Director of Clean Tech to Market and Research Scientist. 

Cyrus Wadia is the former Assistant Director for Clean Energy & Materials R&D with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he worked on Federal policies to accelerate innovation and deployment of advanced material systems for clean energy, national security, and human welfare. He is on leave from Berkeley Nation Lab (LBNL) and the Haas School of Business where he holds a dual appointment as: Co-Director of Clean Tech to Market and Research Scientist. 

Christopher Wolverton is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. Before joining the faculty, he worked at the Research and Innovation Center at Ford Motor Company where he was group leader for the Hydrogen Storage and Nanoscale Modeling Group. Wolverton has authored or co-authored more than 180 peer-reviewed publications, holds nine patents, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. 

Christopher Wolverton is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. Before joining the faculty, he worked at the Research and Innovation Center at Ford Motor Company where he was group leader for the Hydrogen Storage and Nanoscale Modeling Group. Wolverton has authored or co-authored more than 180 peer-reviewed publications, holds nine patents, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. 

NB: We’re a materials upstart with three cofounders whose last names begin with M, and one of us grew up in Minnesota, but unfortunately, another materials company beat us to the most obvious moniker by a century or so.