Jeff Brown has extensive experience bringing new technologies to market and is a pioneer in the field of renewable chemicals. Prior to founding and becoming President and CEO of Novvi, he was a Vice President at Amyris developing new products from synthetic biology. He founded Yutomi, a company commercializing environmentally friendly lubricants and has many years of experience leading petroleum research programs. Jeff has worked in the solar industry as Director of Engineering at XeroCoat. Prior to XeroCoat, Jeff was Manager of Business Development and Program Manager at Symyx Technologies, executing high throughput materials discovery programs and building new business opportunities, including leading a five-year research program developing new oil technology. Jeff served as Director of Engineering at Angstron Systems, a developer of atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology for the semiconductor industry. He has worked at Applied Materials and Motorola as an engineer developing new products. Jeff has many patents and publications to his name. Jeff holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.