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Together we are leading the world’s transition to clean chemistry

We are a team of scientists, doctors, engineers and innovators working together to decarbonize the chemicals industry. In that pursuit, we draw on diverse experiences, deep expertise, and a relentless commitment to clean chemistry for the world.

Our Founders

Our Scientists


Sean Liu Chief Financial Officer

Sean leads Solugen’s finance organization, spearheading our efforts in investor relations, strategy, and M&A. With a B.S. in Foreign Service and over a decade of leadership experience at top global investment firms, Sean brings a valuable global perspective to our molecular ventures.

David Weiner VP of Technology

David leads R&D at Solugen, advancing our technology platform and turning big ideas into groundbreaking technology. Having spent the last 25 years on the cutting edge of biotechnology, he is the author of 24 peer-reviewed publications and coinventor of 44 issued US patents.

Tom Richardson Chief Commercial Officer

Tom leads Solugen’s commercial efforts to put more sustainable solutions in the hands of our customers. Having spent more than 15 years bringing chemical solutions to market with the chemical majors, he brings a problem solver attitude and a passion for doing good while doing business.

Mary Sizemore Chief of Staff and People Leader

Mary Sizemore heads Solugen’s HR organization, providing leadership to our people strategies, DE&I, and culture initiatives. Mary has a B.A. in HR Management, and over 20 years of experience as a People & Business Leader at major oil & gas companies.


  • The World's Most Innovative Companies - Fast Company, 2022

    Annual ranking of businesses that are making an outsize impact. Solugen ranked #2 worldwide.

  • World Changing Ideas Awards - Fast Company, 2021

    Companies that have achieved incredible impact and have been in business under 4 years.

  • The Next Billion Dollar Start Ups - Forbes, 2020

    Annual list of the next generation or the VC-backed tech company.

  • Fast 100 & Innovation Awards - HBJ, 2019

    Houston's fastest-growing private companies.

  • 30 Under 30 - Forbes, 2017

    The most definitive gathering of today’s leading young change-makers and innovators in the U.S.

  • MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition - 2016

    Business plan competition for undergraduates and postgraduates from all programs and levels at MIT.

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