Tyler Huggins, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Dr. Tyler Huggins is an engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur. Huggins is passionate about the application of technologies to facilitate sustainable human development. He firmly believes that clean technologies can be both economically and environmentally advantageous.

A true techno-optimist Tyler envisions a future of abundance and prosperity that is lead by innovation. He believes that society will continue to adopt sustainable development practices, not only for the environmental benefits, but for the economic gains that accompanies it. However, as a pragmatist Tyler realizes the shift to a circular economy will have its challenges and take time. To aid in this transition Tyler has dedicated his career to developing innovative solutions to both environmental and economic challenges. 


Justin Whiteley, PhD

Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder

Dr. Justin Whiteley is an electrochemist and materials scientist whose specialty lies in the field of electrochemical devices, namely lithium-ion batteries and super capacitors. He is currently the chief technology officer and co-founder at Emergy, LLC, which focuses on advanced carbon material synthesis through biofabrication. He is passionate about societal improvement through energy storage and waste utilization. Prior to graduate school, Justin served as a project manager at the STARS Alliance, which relicenses nuclear reactors in the western United States. He has also spent time as a materials engineer in the nuclear industry as well as in construction management and architecture.


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Zee Travis

Process Engineer

Zee is environmental consultant and process engineer with international engineering experience and a background in applied research and industrial wastewater treatment.  Zee graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with her Masters degree in Environmental Engineering.  Her research focued on wastewater treatment and resource recovery, as well as waste management in developing communities.  She has since worked with large environmental consulting firms developing and validating industrial wastewater treatment processes.  Zee's expertise in wastewater treatment and process design is paramount in the successful intergration of technology developed by Emergy Labs.