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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.

Travis Thibodeaux Chief Operating Officer

Travis leads the day-to-day operations at Solugen, focusing on safety, strategy, and growth. He brings a breadth of experience of greater than 20 years across specialty chemicals, asset management, and private equity, ensuring that we build a sustainable business in every sense of the word.

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.

Alan Pike VP of Finance and Controller

Alan is a Texas CPA who is responsible for all financial services, accounting and reporting. He brings a deep understanding of the traditional industries we’re working to change, as he has worked in a variety of roles at manufacturing, energy infrastructure, and oil & gas companies around the world.

Frederyk Ngantung SVP of Product

Frederyk leads a multidisciplinary team in developing carbon-negative products for new markets beyond the energy sector. Through his experiences in venture capital as well as three bio-based chemical startups, Frederyk has developed deep expertise in and passion for bringing bio-based products to market.


  • 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.