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Carbon Reform was founded in early 2020 on the pillars of health, climate, and equity. We are a climate technology company focused on democratizing access to carbon removal solutions, decreasing building energy costs, and improving indoor air quality.


People spend 90% of our time indoors. Poor indoor air quality affects productivity, cognitive performance, and health. We are working to make indoor air affordable and healthier than ever.


We must remove CO2 from the air to reach our global climate goals, but current direct air capture solutions require outright payments per ton. Because our technology pays for itself, we enable most buildings to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, right now.


Underserved communities are disproportionately affected by climate change and poor air quality, outdoors and indoors. We are building an affordable product that utilizes existing infrastructure, and qualifies for incentives around clean air and energy reduction to help with costs.

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We are a team of engineers, scientists, and creatives, dedicated to the mission of democratizing access to carbon capture.

Jo, CEO & Co-Founder

Jo is the CEO and Co-founder at Carbon Reform, and a 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree. Prior to Carbon Reform, Jo led research & development teams to build sustainable technologies for surface water remediation. She previously completed 3 years of a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Delaware, where her research focused on biodegradable polymers for heavy metal uptake from water. She holds an M.A. in Climate and Society from Columbia University, and a B.S. Sustainability Studies and B.A. Economics from Hofstra University Honors College. Jo loves coffee, painting, animals, and hiking anywhere with a view.

Nick, COO & Co-Founder

Nick is the Co-founder and COO at Carbon Reform, and a 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree. His background is in chemical engineering, solar energy, and biofuels. Prior to joining Carbon Reform, Nick spent 8 years working in research, consulting, team building, technology leadership across the themes of energy innovation, education, and access. An entrepreneur and advocate, he spent several years devoted to the local effort to enrich STEM education for underserved populations and organizing for LGBTQ+ rights and equality. Nick holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. In his spare time, he loves eating at new restaurants and cafes, listening to podcasts, and playing the saxophone.

Chuck, Director of HVAC Operations

Chuck Pierson is a 30-year veteran of the mechanical, HVAC, hydronics and building controls industry. Specializing in custom energy efficient equipment designs, he has focused on bringing emerging IAQ technologies to the commercial, institutional and healthcare markets. Chuck holds a B.S. in Economics from Penn State University and is currently pursuing an MBA.. Experienced as a manufacturer’s representative providing application-specific building solutions and business development strategies, he brings a passion for training others and maximizing carbon dioxide removal while minimizing energy consumption. When he is not in the office, he is gardening, albeit begrudgingly.

Daseul, Senior Chemical Engineer

Daseul Jang is a senior chemical engineer and materials scientist with a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Delaware. Her research during her Ph.D. was centered around applying nature's design principles to create multifunctional materials for soft actuators and smart textiles. Daseul holds a B.S. and M.E. in Chemical Engineering from Inha University, South Korea. She is passionate about developing advanced and environmentally-friendly polymeric materials and exploring process-structure-property relationships. When she's not in the lab, she loves to travel, cook, play board games, and dance.


Rakesh Ravi is a mechanical engineer with experience in additive manufacturing and design. He is passionate about sustainable development and equitable access to education. Rakesh spends his free time dancing, video editing, and cooking.

Paul, Supply Chain & Logistics Manager

Paul is the Supply Chain and Logistics Manager at Carbon Reform, with a background that spans multiple sectors including mechanical & electrical engineering and aerospace. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business with computing from University of Ulster. Paul loves exploring the Irish countryside with his partner and their German Shepard as well as staying active in the gym.


Adam holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and a bachelor's in Materials Science Engineering. His experience includes materials research in radio frequency (RF) sputtering and electrical controls development of industrial scale RF sputtering chambers. In his free time, Adam enjoys reading, traveling to new places, and big dinners with friends.

Xinyi, Data Scientist

Xinyi Hu is a data scientist with a Master's degree in Data Science from the University of Pennsylvania. She has extensive research experiences in Database developments, Graph Mining, and NLP studies. Xinyi graduated from Emory University with a B.S degree in Quantitative Sciences and Applied Mathematics in highest honor. Xinyi spends her freetime helping local animal shelter to hold various philanthropic events. She also works as the board member of UPenn's student organization, AWE - Advancing Women in Engineering, to promote females' career developments in STEM fields.

Meaghan, Sales and Administrative Coordinator

Meaghan is the Sales and Administrative Coordinator at Carbon Reform, with a background in social media marketing and arts management. She holds a B.A. in Theatre Design and Technology/ Management from DeSales University in Center Valley PA. Meaghan loves iced tea, Marvel and Disney movies, attending live performances, and vacations to Walt Disney World.

Mina, Product Engineer

Mina is a product engineer on the mechanical team. Her background includes research in human-robot interactions and the development of electro-mechanical payloads for rockets. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science from Temple University. In her free time, Mina likes to learn languages, make art, and try new food.

Jamie, Lab Technician

Jamie’s background is in forensic biology and chemistry. He has a variety of research and mentorship interests including undergrad research at Delaware State University focused on spinal muscular atrophy in mice. He enjoys working with kids in STEM outreach including at the Dover airforce base as a summer mentor and teacher. Jamie likes to travel and experience new things, going to the beach, listening to music, and spending time designing sneakers.

Roberto, Lab Technician

Roberto is a laboratory technician on the research and development team. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Widener University. His experience includes undergrad research on cancer immunotherapy. In his free time, Roberto likes to spend time with animals, learn graphic designing, edit videos, and go thrifting.

Board & Advisors

Amy Duffuor, Board Member

General Partner at Azolla Ventures.

Josh Paulson, Advisor

Josh is a seasoned entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and leader with experience supporting startups in proptech, biotech, and edtech.

Jennifer Wagner, Advisor

Jennifer Wagner is a climate tech executive on a mission to help launch, nurture and scale innovative startups focused on carbon removal and industrial decarbonization. She has devoted her career to scaling up critical climate solutions in the manufacturing, buildings, and agriculture sectors. Currently a Breakthrough Energy Fellow, she serves as a fractional executive for a portfolio of startups as part of the Breakthrough Energy network founded by Bill Gates. She is the past President of CarbonCure, a high growth climate tech company she helped scale from an idea in the lab to a global leader with installations around the world. Jennifer has been recognized as one of 20 Women Driving The Future of Climate Tech, Business Insider’s Clean Energy Rising Stars, Canada’s Clean50 Emerging Leaders, and the Climate Action Summit’s Climate Trailblazers.

Kevin Brown, Advisor

Kevin is the President of KB Squared, a consultant for energy, sustainability, resilience, and decarbonization. He specializes in guiding organizations in their attempts to reduce their energy consumption, improve the health of their buildings, and be good stewards to the well-being of their occupants. Kevin proudly serves on the board for the Energy Management Association, as well as a sustainability ambassador for the City of Atlanta and is a director for the nonprofit group Root Local based in Atlanta.

Nancy McClellan, Advisor

Nancy is an award winning industrial workplace hygiene and safety expert who serves as the Chair of the University of Michigan School of Public Health COHSE Advisory Board and is the Board of Directors Treasurer for the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Neil Washburn, Advisor

Neil has over 20 years experience in technology management, product management, production supervision and business roles, and holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. Neil is the President of Inolex, a sustainable care ingredients manufacturer.

Prashant Ramesh, Advisor

Prashant is an engineer with experience developing novel solar module technology and scaling up from bench-top to volume manufacturing. He is pursuing a PhD in Materials Science & Engineering.