Our Mission: Destroy PFAS Forever

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Aclarity's proprietary technology and commercialized solution break the current PFAS cycle. 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.

Our Team

  • Julie Bliss Mullen

    Julie Bliss Mullen serves as Aclarity's CEO and 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.

Julie Bliss Mullen, Chief Executive Officer

  • Pamela Lynch, Chief Operating Officer

    Pamela Lynch

    Pamela brings experience from companies such as TPI Composites, A123 Systems and GE Plastics, where she graduated from GE’s Operations Management Leadership Program. Pamela has built and led engineering, operations, quality, and supply chain teams in new technology products spanning from electric vehicle batteries, wind turbines and blades, electric buses, and EV automotive components. Pamela holds a B.S. 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.

Pamela Lynch, Chief Operations Officer

  • Orren Schneider, Chief Science Officer

    Orren Schneider, Chief Science Officer

    Dr. Orren Schneider, P.E., is Aclarity's Chief Science Officer. Orren 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 as well as an author of numerous papers and conference presentations on a variety of technologies in the water industry.

Orren Schneider, PhD, Chief Science Officer

  • ice President of Finance

    Enda Bloomer

Enda Bloomer, 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

  • Sallee Murphy

    Sallee holds a BS in Management, MBA from Belhaven University and a Masters of Legal Studies and a certificate in Regulatory Compliance from Washington University in St Louis along with a certification in Negotiation Mastery from the Harvard Business school.  She has been a Supply Chain Management and Contracts Administration professional for over 10 years.  Most recently Sallee was the Director of Contract Management at 3DEGREES INC, Contracts and Compliance Manager and Global Commodity Manager at TPI Composites, Category Manager in Environmental and Chemical at Entergy Services, INC. and other experience prior to that.  Her approach to Contracting and Supply Chain Management is to be a business partner providing guidance and risk mitigation in support of the organization’s overall goals. She and her husband Eric are the proud parents of four young adults and proud supporters of their respective HBCU’s.

Sallee Murphy, Vice President of Supply Chain and Contract Management

  • John Tracy

    John Tracy is Global Vice President of Business Development at Aclarity. He has a combined 20 years of experience in the water industry, leading sales and marketing with Gradiant, Fluid Technology Solutions, and Oasys Water, and in engineering and sales roles with Osmonics, Betz Labs, and ABB. Projects he has developed have been in ultrapure water, advanced oxidation, water reuse, zero liquid discharge, and direct lithium extraction. He has a Chemical Engineering BS degree from Clarkson University and an MBA degree from Northeastern University. Outside of work, John and his wife enjoy the lake life in New Hampshire, hiking, golf, skiing, and travel.

John Tracy, Vice President of Business Development & Sales

  • Michael Shaw

    Mike has over 17 years of experience in the water industry with various roles including Product Management, Application Engineering, Process Engineering, and Project Management.  Prior to joining Aclarity, Mike spent the last five years at Nanostone Water, most recently as Vice President, Product. At Nanostone, Mike led Product Management and global Application Engineering while supporting the regional Business Development teams as well as guiding innovation strategy. Prior to Nanostone, Mike spent twelve years at Evoqua Water Technologies where he held a variety of roles in R&D, and engineering.  His last role at Evoqua was Director, Process and Technology, where he drove new technology development and integration into Evoqua’s portfolio through teams in US and Asia. Mike has a strong background in the implementation of advanced technology in the water treatment market globally.  Mike has a chemical engineering degree from U Mass, Lowell.

Michael Shaw, Vice President of Engineering

  • Joe Goodwill PhD

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

    Joe Goodwill 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. 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 has completed 24 peer-reviewed journal publications,  48 conference presentations in his tenure.

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

  • 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

  • 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. Anil 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.

Anil Krosuri, PhD, R&D Engineer and Lab Lead

  • 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

  • Elisabeth Christ, Application Engineer

    Elisabeth Christ

    Elisabeth holds bachelor degrees in Environmental Engineering and Society, Technology & Policy from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her love for the environment is an adverse reaction to the antipathy she developed upon learning about humanity’s various environmental crimes through her elementary school curriculum. After a brief stint working in political campaign organizing, she joined Aclarity in 2021 to focus on market evaluation and lead generation. Today, as Application Engineer, she works on bench scale design and maintenance, pilot testing, and product development. In her spare time she enjoys snowboarding, surfing, figure skating, and attending concerts.

Elisabeth Christ, Application Engineer

  • sophie waterhouse

    Sophie Waterhouse

    Sophie Waterhouse joined Aclarity in 2023 as a Research and Development Water Engineer. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering and minor Environmental Science and Policy. Sophie has prior experience in cellular agriculture as well as nanobubble technology. Her passion for the environment stems from growing up surrounded by nature on an old farm in rural Massachusetts. Outside of working, Sophie enjoys hiking, foraging, cooking, and kickboxing.

Sophie Waterhouse, Research and Development Water Engineer

  • Nolan Bridgewater

    Nolan Bridgewater joined Aclarity in 2023 as a Sales Operations Coordinator. Nolan holds a degree in Economics from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Nolan is a highly organized and results-driven individual with a background in sales development and project management. Nolan’s work at Aclarity includes facilitating the sales process, assisting in managing Hubspot and helping review sales related documents. In his spare time, Nolan enjoys indulging in new cuisine, skiing, traveling and learning about new cultures.

Nolan Bridgewater, Sales Operations Coordinator

  • Camie Anico

    Camie joined Aclarity in 2023 as a Manager of Operations and Project Management. She graduated cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Psychology. She has extensive experience leading people, projects, production, and change. She excels in process improvement. Camie enjoys sports, games, outdoor activities, and traveling. Her hobby is mambo dancing.

Camie Anico, Operations and Project Manager

  • Kathryn Klapproth

    Kathryn Klapproth joined the Aclarity team in 2023 assuming the role of Marketing Specialist. Kathryn's work at Aclarity includes navigating diverse marketing avenues, orchestrating their management, while simultaneously overseeing campaign performance and propelling the course of marketing strategies. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys creative pursuits such as multi-media drawing and resin crafts, attending cultural events, and engaging in online content streaming. Notably, her affection for coffee adds a flavorful note to her multifaceted persona.

Kathryn Klapproth, Marketing Specialist

  • George Wheeler

    George (Buddy) Wheeler serves as Field Operations Manager at Aclarity. In this role, he installs and maintains our proprietary PFAS removal systems for both pilot and permanent remediation projects. A veteran of the United States Navy nuclear program (submarine), Buddy has worked in field service for 30 years. He brings extensive experience implementing solutions for waste management and water treatment at Veolia Water Systems, Safety-Kleen and Rez-Tek International. He has a wife and two adult daughters.

George (Buddy) Wheeler, Field Operations Manager

  • Aaron Clarke

    In 2023, Aaron assumed the role of senior product engineer at Aclarity. Holding a BSc (Hons) in product design from Bournemouth University (UK), he brings a wealth of experience in mechanical engineering, particularly in green technology, robotics, and mechatronic systems. Aaron is passionate about improving people's quality of life and the environment through meticulous design. Outside of his professional pursuits, he enjoys martial arts, fly fishing, and engaging in creative "maker" projects during his leisure time.

Aaron Clarke, Senior Product Engineer

  • Rebecca Gotlib

    Rebecca Joined Aclarity in 2023 as a Staff Engineer. She Graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Rebecca is committed to using her skillset to create a sustainable future for generations to come. With her background in field operations and project engineering, she will be an asset in field installations along with product development. During her spare time,  Rebecca enjoys playing pool, reading, and crafting.

Rebecca Gotlib, Staff Engineer

  • Hannah Duncan

    Hannah Duncan joined the Aclarity team in 2023 in the role of Lab Technician. She works in a support role to the Engineering and R&I teams, performing tests in the lab to enhance product development. Hannah graduated with a BS in Biochemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2023, and will have achieved an MS in Biochemistry also from WPI as of December 2023. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, going to concerts, and spending time with her cat, Mac.

Hannah Duncan, Lab Specialist

  • Dan Corwin

    From the day he was born, Dan Corwin knew that he would be aiding in destroying forever chemicals in wastewater by applying automated solutions and balancing a high throughput and efficiency with design precision and accuracy. Those were his first words, in fact! He didn't know what those words meant, but as luck would have it, he is now the Controls Engineer for Aclarity, and has truly taken his pursuit to new levels. Most of his day involves breaking things (mostly on purpose) to figure out how they work and make them better, and he loves every second of it. When he isn't making the world a better place (tm), he enjoys making music, playing video games, hiking, theater, painting his nails, talking about mental health, spending time with his partner, and generally making a fool of himself whenever and wherever possible.

Dan Corwin, Controls Engineer