Meet Our Team

Arsheen Allam

Founder & CEO

Arsheen has a strong background in materials science, engineering, and business. She co-founded CNanoz, a company focused on developing water purification systems based on nanotechnologies, in 2008. At CNanoz, Arsheen developed an interest in Graphene that eventually resulted in the launch of GOLeafe. Arsheen is responsible for the development and commercialization of GOLeafe’s technology, as well as strategic vision and execution. Arsheen has Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering, a Master’s degree in Global Innovation Management and an MBA from Fuqua’s School of Business at Duke.




Dr. Shihab Maliyekkal

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Shihab is a civil and environmental engineering professor at the Indian Institute of Technology – Tirupati. He holds PhD and Master’s degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. His areas of interest include water and wastewater treatment and the related toxicity effects, advanced materials for environmental remediation, sustainable materials for energy and civil engineering applications, as well as reuse and recycling of Materials.

Dr. Bholanath Pakhira

Lead PhD Researcher, Honorary

Dr. Bholanath is responsible to conduct innovative synthesis, purification and solubilization of Carbon Nano particulates based on sizes. He has studied Taxol – Nano Carbon Conjugation.

Keith Evans


Keith Evans is the President & CEO of Kyma Technologies, a Research Triangle materials science company which is a leading provider of crystalline wide bandgap semiconductor products and both crystalline and nanocrystalline 2-dimensional materials. Keith also serves as President of the US Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) and as an Affiliate Entrepreneur for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Management. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Purdue University


Dr. Jeremy Petranka


Dr. Petranka has a strong consulting background, having worked for several fortune 500 companies, in both technology and strategy roles. He has helped companies align their Information Technology with their Business Strategies.


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Meagan Pagliara


Meagan has a background in market research, advertising strategy and new product innovation and has spent the last 10 years in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis and Dallas in quantitative and qualitative market research, advertising strategy and business development. She was privileged to work on a variety of consumer and B2B brands including Microsoft, Comcast, method, Bounce, Gain, Sony, Cadillac, Taco Bell, Target, Luxottica, Kellogg, Travelers Insurance, Kia, Cadillac, Bauer Hockey, Dove, GMC and more.