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Princeton ACS Dinner Meeting: "Advanced Materials Venture Capital; Opportunities and Challenges"

  • 23 Apr 2014
  • 5:30 PM
  • Frick Laboratory, Princeton University
"Advanced Materials Venture Capital; Opportunities and Challenges"
Dr. Purnesh Seegopaul, 
General Partner, Pangaea Ventures

Location: Frick Laboratory, Princeton University
Social mixer: 5:30 pm in CaFe, Taylor Commons
Presentation: 6:30 pm in Taylor Auditorium
Dinner: Immediately following presentation, in
CaFe area

Biography: Dr. Purnesh Seegopaul is a General Partner at Pangaea Ventures, a venture capital company focused on advanced materials commercialization. He previously held executive leadership positions in large enterprises, led startup companies in the energy, electronics  and environmental markets and earlier pioneered the commercialization of nanostructured materials. He is now applying his expertise and entrepreneurial passion to further advancement of advanced materials technologies with world-class emerging companies. Currently, he serves as Chairman of CNano Technology (carbon nanotubes production) and Envia Systems (lithium ion battery materials) and is a Board Director at Calysta Energy (natural gas to chemicals
and food).

He received his B.Sc. from the University of Guyana, Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia where he was a Commonwealth Scholar and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Delaware.

Reservations: The meeting will be held in Frick Laboratory, Princeton University. The social mixer will begin at 5:30 pm in the CaFe area of Taylor Commons. The lecture will be held in the Auditorium at 6:30 pm followed by dinner in Taylor Commons (CaFe area). Frick Laboratory is located at the east end of the pedestrian bridge on Washington Rd, adjacent to the Weaver Track and Field Stadium. Parking is available in Lot 21, corner of Faculty Road and Fitzrandolph Road or other lots along Ivy Lane 

The seminar is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for dinner, which is $20 ($10 for students).

Please contact Louise Lawter at
or 215-428-1475 by April 16 to make reservations.
Reservations must be canceled no later than April 22 to
avoid being billed for the dinner.

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