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Mahmoud Reda Taha, Ph.D., PE, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Dr. Mahmoud Taha earned his Ph.D. in civil engineering with a focus on materials from The University of Calgary, Canada, in 2000. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, both from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Mahmoud has more than 25 years of research and development at the University of New Mexico and engineering consulting and brings a wealth of knowledge on using polymer materials and nanotechnology. He has over 350 publications and 11 issued U.S. patents. Dr. Taha is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (FACI), and a licensed Professional Engineer in the U.S. and Canada.


John Stormont, Ph.D., PE, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Dr. John Stormont is TS-Nano CTO, Dr. Stormont received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1990 and has more than 35 years of experience at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico in the field of geomechanics and sub-surface engineering. John has managed over 100 research grants over his career funded by national funding agencies of more than $20M. He has over 200 publications and 5 issued U.S. patents. He is currently a board member of Rainforest Innovations which is a 501C non-profit corporation with the mission to nurture innovation and economic development for the UNM community. Dr. Stormont is a licensed Professional Engineer in the U.S.


Daniel Heras Murcia, Ph.D., VP Engineering

Dr. Daniel Heras Murcia is TS-Nano VP for engineering. Dr. Murcia received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico with distinction. He holds a B.S. from the University of Granada and a M.S. from the Technical University of Madrid (first-class honors). His experience includes engineering and characterization of polymer nanocomposites for wellbore sealing technology, additive manufacturing, and other infrastructure applications.


Ann Vlad, MS, VP Field Operations

Ann Vlad is TS-Nano VP for field operations. Ann holds a B.S. from Rutgers University and a M.S. from Northern Arizona University. Her experience includes +19 years of subsurface oil and gas exploration and development both nationally and internationally. Ann has excellent technical skills and business acumen and led multi-disciplinary teams to execute value-creating projects in the oil and gas industry.



Kary Ann Taha, MBA, CPA, CGMA, VP Business Operations 

Kary Ann Taha is the VP Business Operations of TS-Nano. Kary Ann earned her MBA at UNM Anderson School of Management in 2011 and obtained her CPA, CGMA certifications in 2014. She has more than 20 years of combined business finance and accounting management experience, including a technology startup company and global corporate controllership in manufacturing. Currently, she serves as Board Treasurer of HAC – Serenity Mesa, a local 501C non-profit. HAC provides sober living facilities for New Mexico adolescents and young adults who are struggling with addiction.


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