Dr. Robert Jaworski has more than 18 years of cleantech experience in academia, industry, capital markets and investment banking. Before joining Ioxus, he started Vortex Advisors, and co-founded Jefferies cleantech investment banking practice. As a senior member of Jefferies North American cleantech banking team, Robert was focusing on earlier stage and private companies. In addition to the North American banking activities, he was responsible for Jefferies cleantech investment banking activities in China and was also involved in the European cleantech banking effort. Before cleantech investment banking, Robert was a member of Jefferies convertible capital markets and convertible research teams. Before joining Jefferies, Robert worked at Bellcore/Telcordia as a research scientist and consultant. He built Telcordia’s network power consulting business and was a part of the company’s lithium ion battery development effort. Robert’s clean technology experience includes research and consulting in energy generation, storage and efficiency at Bellcore, Telstra Research Laboratories in Australia and the Ohio State University. Robert’s technical expertise in clean technologies provides a unique combination with his finance, banking and capital markets experience, greatly benefitting Ioxus. Robert received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Miami University and an MBA from Rutgers University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.