Our Team

Our Team

Meet Our Team Members

Dr. V.I. Lakshmanan is an internationally renowned scientist, innovator, entrepreneur and teacher in the area of technologies for sustainable development. He has more than 40 years of hands-on experience in technology development and commercialization, having successfully guided process technologies from concept through development and demonstration to commercialization for energy (including renewable energy), resources and chemical (including specialty chemical) industries. Dr. Lakshmanan has consistently identified and developed innovative applications in technology commercialization.

Born and educated in India, Dr. Lakshmanan obtained his Ph.D in Chemistry from Bombay University and moved to Canada in 1974 after serving as Lecturer in Minerals Engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK. His corporate experience includes roles in Noranda, Eldorado Nuclear, ORTECH Corporation and Process Research ORTECH, the last of which he founded and guided to become a global leader in sustainable process technologies through its laboratory and pilot plant. He has extensive client contacts and relationships at senior levels with major international corporations, as well as academic and government sectors globally. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lakshmanan is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Fellow, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and holds numerous patents.

V.I. (Lucky) Lakshmanan


Chairman of Process Research


Jonathan Chen


CEO of Process Research


Mr. Chen obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Applied Science from the University of Toronto, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and has a core background in pyrometallurgical processes, specifically in the processing of iron and steel. Extensive experience in the laboratory and pilot plants at Process Research ORTECH as a Metallurgist has exposed Mr. Chen to a wide range of processing technologies for the recovery of many elements in the periodic table. Mr. Chen has helped develop processes which have been patented and has published papers in various metallurgical journals and conferences. Mr. Chen has managed projects for over 5 years and overseen multimillion dollar projects working with an international clientele.

Mr. NdoutouMvé holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dortmund (Germany), with specializations in Environmental Engineering and Particles Technologies. He was a research associate at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto, and R&D scientist in Water Research Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (US). He is a member of the Association of German Engineers (VDI), PMI and PEO.

Mr. NdoutouMve is a strategic leader and outside thinker, an Agile Project Manager that advocates and promotes responsible transfer of knowledge, Appropriate Technology and (localized) innovation. Jacques has been involved in multimillion USD projects in Africa, Europe and North America, Asia in energy, infrastructure, mining.

Mr. NdoutouMvé is a trisector athlete with 17 years of experience, engagement, and collaboration across the private, public, and social sectors, resulting in creating strong partnerships and impactful projects.

He also serves as Vice-President of the Canada Africa Chamber of Business and Chairman of the SSAHI (US). Native French and Fang (spoken in 5 central African countries) with bilingual proficiency in English, Jacques is also fluent in German, Farsi, with limited working proficiency in Spanish.

Jacques NdoutouMvé

Dipl-Ing., P. Eng.

VP Business Dev

Dr. Sankar Das Gupta



Sankar is an entrepreneur and an award-winning scientist with over 50 US patents who is passionate on the urgency to reduce the effects of Climate Change. He has been a member of many committees including the White House Committee on Energy & Environment, chaired by then Vice- President Al Gore. Recently he was an Advisor to the Indian PM on Climate Change and Energy Transformation. A founder charter member of TIE-Toronto and is a frequently invited speaker at conferences and universities worldwide. Sankar received his doctorate from Imperial College, London and is a graduate of Presidency College, Calcutta. He serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Toronto.

Passionate about breaking conventional industry paradigms through value creation and transformational change driven by intelligence and creativity. He combines technology and innovation with talented people to generate tangible solutions for the industry’s most pressing challenges. Respect and the engagement of the environment and communities as partners is paramount to the success of this philosophy. Value creation is at the forefront.

Peter’s career has been devoted in transforming organizations through innovation and delivering highly effective technology solutions within Barrick Gold, Inco (Vale) and Noranda (Glencore). The ability to adjust to working environments and work in teams, while creating long term roadmaps foster value creation in a sustainable way.

Peter Kondos


Advisory Board Member

Robert Delaat


Dr. Sujoy Biswas


Postdoctoral Fellow: Extractive Metallurgy

Dipak Patel

Project Manager

Balvinder Atwal


Plant Operations

Sahil Kumar


Sr. Metallurgist

Rajalakshmi Sambamoorthy

B.Sc., B.Ed.


Chief Chemist

Brandon Huynh

Chemical Engineer - EIT

Jasmine Bhandari

Chemical Engineer - EIT

Sarah Nablsi

Analytical Chemist

Jigna Shah,


Accounting Manager