Meet The Team
Dr. Davood Nakhaie
Founder & CTO
Dr. Davood Nakhaie has more than 10 years of laboratory and industrial experience in corrosion and protection of metallic materials. He has published 20 peer-reviewed papers and is an active editorial and reviewer team of Corrosion Science and Metals. He is passionate about metallurgy in general, and corrosion science, in particular. Davood’s background spans a diverse range of corrosion studies from multi-scale modeling of corrosion phenomena to passivity and localized corrosion of alloys. During his Ph.D., Davood developed a mathematical model, which later was as the core algorithm of Atrasim, to estimate soil corrosion of buried galvanized steel structures.
Hatef Khadivi, PhD
Founder & CEO
Hatef is a generalist at heart, he has a wide variety of skills ranging from mechanical design to electronics to software and AI. He is currently working as a postdoc fellow at UBC developing a simulation software for heap leaching and consulting Sanctuary, a cutting edge robotics company, on robotic controls. Hatef finished his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from UoB in Birmingham, UK and his PhD in Materials Engineering from UBC in Vancouver, Canada, where he chose to call home. Whenever he is not working on cutting edge robotic and software projects you can find him climbing mountains or deadlifting at the gym.
Mark Huvenaars, MBA
Founder & CRO
Mark is a proven digital marketer that has had the privilege to work with a range of B2B startups through his digital marketing agency, Railtown Media. From pre-revenue startups to Series B raises, Mark has worked with numerous startups to apply digital marketing and demand generation tactics to find and engage with prospects, and work with sales teams to convert them to customers. While pursuing his MBA at UBC, Mark and Hatef and two other founders developed a 3D printing marketplace, Insastsu3D. The bonds that were formed outlasted the business and Hatef and Mark teamed up again to tackle Atrasim. A proven entrepreneur and B2B marketer, Mark bridges the gap between engineering and software, and revenue.
For more than a decade, Mark’s been in the business of making connections and building relationships. And as an avid world sailor, Mark knows corrosion well. Not the engineer.
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