September 17th 2019


Mesodyne showcases prototype at Chain Reaction Innovations Demo Day 2019

It was great to have the opportunity to present our hard work at the Chain Reaction Innovations Demo Day 2019 at the Gleacher Center in Chicago, alongside other innovators from not only Chain Reaction, but also Innovation Crossroads and Cyclotron Road! We revealed the demo prototype of our power generator and are very thankful for all the people and programs that enabled this tremendous progress.


February 1st 2019


Mesodyne Awarded a Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation!

Small Business Innovation Research Program Provides Seed Funding for R&D 

Mesodyne, Inc has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $224,362 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on a scalable photonic crystal fabrication process for mesoscale fuel to electricity conversion.

“The National Science Foundation supports small businesses with the most innovative, cutting-edge ideas that have the potential to become great commercial successes and make huge societal impacts,” said Barry Johnson, Director of the NSF’s Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships. “We hope that this seed funding will spark solutions to some of the most important challenges of our time across all areas of science and technology.”

“We are thrilled to receive this award from the National Science Foundation which will accelerate our technology’s transition from the lab into the hands of real users.” – Dr. Veronika Stelmakh, CEO and cofounder.

Once a small business is awarded a Phase I SBIR/STTR grant (up to $225,000), it becomes eligible to apply for a Phase II grant (up to $750,000). Small businesses with Phase II grants are eligible to receive up to $500,000 in additional matching funds with qualifying third-party investment or sales. 

NSF accepts Phase I proposals from small businesses twice annually in June and December. Small businesses with innovative science and technology solutions, and commercial potential are encouraged to apply. All proposals submitted to the NSF SBIR/STTR program undergo a rigorous merit-based review process. 

To learn more about America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF, visit:

About the National Science Foundation's Small Business Programs: America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF awards $200 million annually to startups and small businesses, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. Startups working across almost all areas of science and technology can receive up to $1.5 million in non-dilutive funds to support research and development (R&D), helping de-risk technology for commercial success. America’s Seed Fund is congressionally mandated through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The NSF is an independent federal agency with a budget of about $7.8 billion that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering.

October 9th 2018


Mesodyne is competing in Phase III of the Army’s xTechSearch Competition 2018!

We are thrilled to participate in Phase III of the Army’s xTechSearch Competition along with great finalists, and honored to be invited to the AUSA Innovators’ Corner at the AUSA national meeting on October 9 2018 in Washington, D.C.

UPDATE: Mesodyne was highlighted in the National Defense Industrial Association - (NDIA) magazine. Thank you for including us!

April 19th 2018


Mesodyne is joining Cohort 2 of Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Laboratory!

DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) created the Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs to provide an institutional home for innovative postdoctoral researchers to build their research into products and train to be entrepreneurs. The two-year program is funded by EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). CRI is located at Argonne and supported by area mentors from the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago and the Purdue Foundry at Purdue University.