Scott E. Rickert, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Rickert is among the earliest pioneers in the field of nanotechnology.  His innovative research work began during his tenure as a Professor of Macromolecular Science at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1980s.  By 1985, Dr. Rickert recognized the immense, untapped potential of nanotechnology and founded Nanofilm, built on the foundation of his laboratory studies. 

The company’s first patented nano-scale film was commercialized that year with a major international optical company.  Today, Dr. Rickert heads a company with a substantial portfolio of commercialized and research technology, serving customers around the globe.  He leads a staff of 50, doing work in a 50,000-square-foot research, lab production and manufacturing space in Valley View, Ohio, near Cleveland.  He has helped Nanofilm develop nanotechnology-based research and commercial relationships with a number of global corporations, including Ferro and Carl Zeiss Vision, Inc., among others.

Dr. Rickert’s scientific knowledge and deep experience in nanotechnology commercialization has made him a trusted advisor to a variety of industries, government entities, global organizations and policy development groups.

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