We want you to

Breathe clean air.

Carbon Reform was founded in early 2020 on the pillars of health, climate, and equity. We’re developing a technology to lower buildings’ carbon footprint, decrease energy costs, and improve indoor air quality. We’re also bringing an equitable future to antiquated industries which need environmental and social upgrades.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Board & Advisors

Amy Duffuor, Board Member

General Partner at Azolla Ventures.

Solomon Goldstein-Rose, Board Observer

Operating Partner at Virya LLC.

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.

Josh Paulson, Advisor

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

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.

Jim Clark, Advisor

Jim has over 37 years expertise in performance contracting proposals, cogeneration feasibility studies, and energy systems. His experience spans across sales, training, technical feasibility across multiple industries.

Rod Ward, Advisor

Roderick has over 25 years of experience. As a business owner and real estate professional, he financed energy efficient projects, developed LEED rated multifamily buildings and advocated for the environment.