Alumni Profile

TDA Research: more than a research lab

Developing cutting edge chemical processes, materials and hardware for customers in the defense, aerospace, energy and chemical industries.

TDA Research develops cutting edge chemical processes and materials for customers in the defense, aerospace, energy and chemical industries. Our core competencies are in catalysts, sorbents and polymers, and we apply them to solve a wide variety of problems. Our catalysts clean the air breathed by pilots, astronauts and workers, clean up oilfield and refinery streams, and enable new chemical processes. Our sorbents protect fuel cells and chemical processes, keep harmful gases and metals out of the air and water, and separate and purify chemicals. Our carbon capture soirbents can remove CO2 from both high (synthesis and flue gases) and low (confined spaces – spacecraft cabin, spacesuits, rebreathers and ambient air)concentration souerces with high removal aefficiency and capacity. New polymers and polymer additives are added to paints and coatings to prevent corrosion, or to make them conduct electricity.

Navigating Uncharted Waters

TDA addresses real world problems that don’t have obvious solutions. Our diverse team of scientists and engineers thrive on the unique challenges each of our one-of-a-kind projects present. We are structured to stay quick and nimble.

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Girish Srinivas

CEO & Partner
TDA Research


Gokhan Alptekin

President & Partner
TDA Research


John Wright

Founder & CTO
TDA Research

Michael Karpuk

Founder — Retired
TDA Research

Working with Larta is very helpful in understanding and sizing the markets for our diversified range of products that we are developing. Engaging with Larta in the commercialization assistance programs has allowed us to position our technologies well prepared to enter the market

Ambal Jayaraman

Principal Engineer

Alumni News

October 13, 2020

TDA Wearable Smart Chemical Sensor: Small, Rugged Monitor Warns First Responders of Toxic Exposure

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working with TDA Research, Inc. (TDA)

May 30, 2019

S&T collaborates with TDA Research Inc. and Avon Protection Systems on first responder filtration system

A collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), TDA Research Inc and Avon Protection Systems has yielded a new filtration system for first responders.

October 29, 2019

First experiment installed at Wyoming CO2 research site by Wheat Ridge company

TDA Research will study how to keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere

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