Our Mission: Destroy PFAS Forever

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Aclarity is eliminating man made "forever chemicals" that bioaccumulate in humans, animals and remain permanently in our environment. Aclarity's proprietary technology and commercialized solution break the current PFAS cycle. Nearly 1/3 of PFAS in our environment can be found in landfills, yet the current solution is doing more harm than good. The status quo process to remove and dispose of PFAS from landfill leachate results in concentrated PFAS being disposed of back into the environment in landfills, incinerators, and deep wells which re-pollutes the air, soil, and water. By design, PFAS chemicals have strong molecular bond. Until now, the current way to "remediate" PFAS has been a dangerous cycle of removal and disposal, either by putting the PFAS back into landfills after removal or by burning the removed PFAS and releasing toxic aerosols into the air. Aclarity's technology utilizes electricity to break the carbon and fluorine bonds that make PFAS compounds so robust.

  • Julie Bliss Mullen, Chief Executive Officer

    Julie Bliss Mullen

    Julie Bliss Mullen co-founded Aclarity to sustainably and cost-effectively clean the world's most challenging waters. Julie invented Aclarity's primary technology as a PhD Candidate at UMass Amherst where she studied innovative water treatment technologies. Previously, she worked at the US EPA's Drinking Water Unit in Region 1 in engineering and policy development. Julie holds degrees in Environmental Engineering and Environmental & Sustainability Studies from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She has been recognized as a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient in Science, 2019 Lemelson-MIT Award recipient, and 2018 Innovator of the Year by NEWIN/NEWEA. Her most rewarding role yet is being a mom.

Julie Bliss Mullen, Chief Executive Officer

  • Orren Schneider, Chief Science Officer

    Orren Schneider, Chief Science Officer

    Dr. Orren Schneider, P.E., is Aclarity’s Director of Research and Development. He had previously worked for American Water as Manager of Water Technology in the Research & Development team where he was involved with research leading to optimization of water treatment and distribution system operations. He holds a BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University, and an MS and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a member of AWWA, IWA, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also a member of several other local and national AWWA committees. He is the author of numerous papers and conference presentations on a variety of technologies in the water industry.

Orren Schneider, PhD, Chief Science Officer

  • Pamela Lynch, Chief Operating Officer

    Pamela Lynch

    Pamela joined Aclarity in 2022 as COO. Prior to joining, Pamela has served in many roles in both operations and engineering including GE Plastics, where she graduated from GE’s Operations Management Leadership Program, as well as TPI Composites and A123 Systems. Pamela has built and led multiple engineering, operations, quality, and supply chain teams in developing, building, and commercializing new technology products spanning from electric vehicle batteries, wind turbines and blades, electric buses, and EV automotive components. Pamela graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and has earned a Certificate of Management Excellence from Harvard Business School as well as a Diversity & Inclusion Certificate from Cornell. She currently serves as WPI’s Alumni Association President Elect and will become President June 2023. In her spare time Pamela enjoys sailing and spending time with her family.

Pamela Lynch, Chief Operating Officer

  • Raymond Galgano, Vice President of Finance

    Raymond Galgano

    Ray has over 40 years of corporate accounting and finance experience. He has worked for large companies as WR Grace/The Dow Chemical Company, Biogen Idec, and Yankee Candle. His eight years with Yankee Candle included a two year ex-pat assignment in the Czech Republic, outside of Prague. He has worked on M-A/Competitive analysis, corporate reporting, supply Chain, manufacturing accounting, and a number of system implementation. Ray has an B.S. in Accounting from Northeastern University and a MBA from the University of Massachusetts - Lowell.

Raymond Galgano, Vice President of Finance

  • Leanne Hersey

    Leanne Hersey

    Leanne Hersey serves as Vice President of Marketing at Aclarity and has more than a decade of success in shaping go-to-market and demand generation strategies for organizations at various stages of growth and investment. Digitally savvy and adept at delivering scalable, predictable performance marketing strategies, she uses evidence to drive marketing results. Prior to joining Aclarity in 2022, Leanne worked in industries such as carbon nanotube manufacturing, industrial water treatment and residential construction. Leanne holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Communications and in her spare time, she is a competitive equestrian and animal lover.

Leanne Hersey, Vice President of Marketing

  • Christopher Hull, Senior Operations Engineer

    Christopher Hull

    Dr. Christopher Hull P.E. has extensive treatment process and water chemistry experience, and has more than 25 years of work in research and development, operations, startup, piloting, and business development. Chris is a member of AWWA, WEF, and the American Chemical Society. Chris is also a Class 1 (highest) wastewater operator in Virginia. Chris holds

    a BA in Chemistry and Engineering Science from Dartmouth College, a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.

Christopher Hull, PhD, PE, Director of Field Operations and Technology

  • Anilkumar Krosuri, Water Process R&D Engineer

    Anilkumar Krosuri

    Anilkumar Krosuri is Aclarity’s Water Process Research and Development Engineer. He had previously worked for MassDEP in the Drinking Water Program as an Environmental Engineer III, where he was involved with reviewing and approving engineering technologies and plans and specifications for drinking water equipment and treatment technologies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nanotechnology from SRM University, India, an MS in Environmental Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Idaho. Anil is a member of AWWA and NEWWA. His research interests include water treatment technologies, environmental nanotechnology and data science and machine learning to improve water treatment and monitoring.

Anilkumar Krosuri, PhD, Water Process R&D Engineer

  • Elisabeth Christ, Application Engineer

    Elisabeth Christ

    Elisabeth holds bachelor degrees in Environmental Engineering and Society, Technology & Policy from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her love for water and the environment is an adverse reaction to the deep hatred she had developed for humanity at an early age upon learning about various environmental crimes in her elementary school curriculum. Coming from a brief background in political campaign organization, she joined Aclarity in 2021 to focus on market evaluation and lead generation. Today, as Aclarity’s Application Engineer, she works on bench scale prototype design and maintenance, customer pilot testing, as well as manufacturing efficiency. In her spare time she enjoys DIY home improvement, snowboarding, surfing, figure skating, and attending live DJ sets.

Elisabeth Christ, Application Engineer

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    Jordan Poffenberger

    Jordan Poffenberger, E.I.T. serves as a Engineering Manager at Aclarity. Jordan holds a B.S. in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering from George Mason University. Utilizing his background in water engineering and hydraulics, Jordan assists in developing Aclarity’s full scale skid and operations of pilot projects. Jordan’s commitment to water and excellence has been developed over 20+ years as a competitive whitewater kayaker, including 14 years on the United States Freestyle Kayak Team and 3 World Championship Titles.

Jordan Poffenberger, Engineering Manager

  • David Wohlwerth

    David Wohlwerth

    David Wohlwerth is a design engineer at Aclarity. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California Riverside, and has extensive work experience in mechanical design, electrical design, and automation. His work at Aclarity includes reactor and flow-through system design, fabrication, electronic controls design, and sensor implementation. He enjoys developing new skills in automation, and spends his off-time making and selling designs for FDM and SLA 3D printing.

David Wohlwerth, Design Engineer

  • Joe Goodwill Aclarity

    Joseph E. Goodwill, PhD, PE, LEED-AP

    Joe Goodwill has over 17 years of experience in the water industry and joins Aclarity for his sabbatical. He is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Rhode Island where he teaches classes on water treatment, water chemistry, and environmental analytical techniques. He also executes research in physicochemical processes, and water quality. Joe's Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering are from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and he also earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College. Prior to entering academia, Joe was a Project Engineer at Black & Veatch and is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). Joe also works with multiple international NGOs, supporting projects in Africa, Asia, and South America. He received an NSF CAREER Award in 2021 and was named an Emerging Investigator by the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. Joe has completed 24 peer-reviewed journal publications,  48 conference presentations in his tenure.

Joseph E. Goodwill, PhD, PE, LEED-AP, Scholar in Residence

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    Jared Alder

    Jared Alder joined Aclarity in 2023 as Director of Business Development. He has nearly two decades of experience working in the water and energy industries, with prior roles such as Sr. Manager Renewable Energy at Honeywell, Sr. Executive Director at Probiotic Solutions and Sr. Technical Sales, Business Development and Marketing at Evoqua Water Technologies. Jared holds a degree in Cellular Biology from Arizona State University (ASU) as well as a M.S. Environmental Engineering from ASU and Technology Mgt. Yale – M.S. Executive Digital Marketing.

Jared Alder, PE, Director of Business Development