Management Team

Corey Thompson

Dr. Corey Thompson graduated in December 2014 from the University of Arkansas with a Ph.D. in Microelectronics and Photonics with a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship. After graduation, he established WattGlass to commercialize a novel antireflective and self-cleaning glass coating technology that was developed and patented during his Ph.D. research. He has led WattGlass through the raising of more than $3M in non-dilutive capital and a Series-A venture capital investment.

Technical Team

Robert Fleming

Robert Fleming is a co-inventor of the WattGlass coating technology and has extensive experience in the design, deposition, and characterizaton of nanoscale materials and coatings. Robert holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas.

Nathan Burford
Research Scientist

Nathan Burford brings a wealth of experience in materials science, spectroscopy, and prototyping to the WattGlass team. Nathan leads the design and implementation of in-line spectroscopy tools for quality control and laboratory testing. Nathan holds a Ph.D. in Microelectronics and Photonics from the University of Arkansas.

Brennen Freiburger
Research Scientist

Brennen is an expert in process optimization, design and fabrication of test benches and machinery, and characterization and analysis of large data sets. Brennen Freiburger holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters degree in Microelectronics and Photonics.

Hulusi Turgut 
Research Scientist

Hulusi Turgut joined the WattGlass team in 2018 and brings extensive experience in chemical process engineering from the oil and gas industry. Hulusi is leading scale-up, optimization, and application specific development projects. Hulusi holds a Ph.D. in Microelectronics and Photonics from the University of Arkansas.


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Katie Thompson
Operations Manager

Katie Thompson joined the WattGlass team in 2016 to assist with the logistic, accounting, and human resource challenges that face a growing company. Her contributions assure that WattGlass is operating efficiently and that our team is happy and enabled to focus on innovation.