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Ryan Wartena

CEO and Founder
Growing Energy Labs, Inc (GELI)
856 Folsom Street
San Francisco CA 94107

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Dr. Ryan Wartena :: Chief Executive Officer, President & Founder. Ryan directs GELI’s business, marketing, intellectual property and product development. GELI's technology is the culmination of years of work toward integrating the power grid and the information network by implementing networked, balanced and sustainable energy systems incorporating innovative technology with his philosophy of energy awareness. Prior experience includes developing Li‐ion battery architectures and materials, patenting novel energy systems and designs, and integrating energy storage systems into the grid.   Ryan holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from UC San Diego and the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2001. As a post-doctoral researcher at the Naval Research Lab in Washington DC, Ryan set up a battery development & testing laboratory and worked on energy harvesting & microbattery technologies. His development of micro- and nano-batteries continued at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he helped drive the scientific team that introduced the world’s first self-assembled battery