The Founding Team


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President & CEO

Kyle Woods

Kyle has diverse experience ranging from mechanical engineering consulting in the construction industry to quality assurance and process engineering in the pulp & paper industry. His broad interests and abilities have proven to be a valuable asset as he manages Canum Nanomaterials.

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Chief Operating Officer

Alex Clarkin

Alex has experience working for an automotive parts manufacturer in southern Germany and in the petroleum industry. He has a special interest in the various market applications of fullerenes and is focusing his efforts on exploring potential product applications and partnerships.

Chief Technical Officer

Francois Michaud

Francois began his engineering career in the pulp & paper industry. He has an affinity for the technical-side of chemical processes and has experience in process troubleshooting, safety, and project management. His efforts are focused on the design and continuous improvement of Canum’s facility.


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Director of Research

Dr. L.P. Felipe Chibante

Felipe is the Richard J. Currie Chair in Nanotechnology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. His fullerene career began when he was a student at Rice University where he worked with Dr. Smalley and the team who discovered fullerenes. Since then, his life’s work has been nanotechnology research.

Felipe is a founding member of Canum Nanomaterials and serves as the company’s lead researcher. He also sits on the company’s board of directors and provides strategic input on key technical decisions.