How We Got Started

ChemGreen Innovation was spun out of research conducted by Dr. Khashayar Ghandi, a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Mount Allison University and a recognized expert in his field. ChemGreen was incorporated as a business in June 2009 in the province New Brunswick, Canada. In 2009, the company received an equity investment from the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) which has been followed with angel investment. The company has received financial assistance from the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) of the National Research Council (NRC), NBIF, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Opportunities New Brunswick and Springboard Atlantic over the past four years.

Research and Development

Over the span of the last four years our R&D has generated a rich library of patents (in various stages of filing) of innovative novel polymers and processes, which can be exploited for future development.

ChemGreen’s R&D has been able to develop focused solutions for identified industry challenges by successfully partnering with receptor industries. The company has attracted interest from among the biggest international players in industry as well as interest from VC firms.

Our Team

Dr. Khashayar Ghandi

Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer

Acknowledged global expert in the fields of Physical Chemistry, Green Chemistry, and Free Radical Chemistry President of the International Society for Muon Spectroscopy and Chair of the TRIUMF User Group (TRIUMF is one of the world’s leading subatomic physics laboratories). Recipient of Japan KEK fellowship and tasked to start a program on studies of green chemistry in Japan

Zahid Mahimwalla

Zahid has an M.Sc. degree in Materials Chemistry and a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from McGill University. He completed an internship at the Interfacial nanostructure Research Laboratory, RIKEN in Wako, Saitama, Japan in 2011. Zahid has initiated, planned and worked on multiple interdisciplinary research projects in collaborations with engineers, physicists and other chemists from Canada, Finland and Japan.

Yang Tan

Yang has a M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Mount Allison University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Materials degree from Shandong Polytechnic University in Shandong, China. She is experienced in free radical polymerization, oxidative polymerization, design and preparation of functional polymers and nano-materials, conducting reaction using green solvents and coating polymers on materials.

Sam Magee

Sam has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University. While at Mount Allison, he focused primarily on finance and had a strong interest in accounting, economics, and quantitative analysis. He is currently working on becoming a CFA charter-holder. His technical expertise in addition to his high degree of entrepreneurial spirit will contribute greatly in his role as a Business Analyst at ChemGreen

Yanggang (Guy) Chen

Guy has a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Mount Allison University. He is experienced in the use of IR, NMR, UV-Vis, Mass Spec, GC and SEM Techniques. He has worked on projects ranging from building an automated controller for a polymerization process to designing and building experimental equipment for research on microwave chemistry.

Business Model

ChemGreen will derive revenue through:

ChemGreen Innovation

is working with industrial partners who have an addressable market for our IP

Company We Keep



Royal Bank of Canada and Business Development Bank of Canada
Corporate Lawyers

Corporate Lawyers

Cox & Palmer, Canada
Intellectual Property Lawyers

Intellectual Property Lawyers

Bereskin & Parr, Toronto and McAndrews & Malloy Ltd, Chicago


McIsaac & Darragh Chartered Accountants, Canada
Founding Investor

Founding Investor

New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, Canada

Industrial Partners

ChemGreen is committed to a partnering program that provides scaleable solutions to addressable markets.

We understand the challenges of commercializing technology and significant resources needed to take it to market. To this end we are looking at partnering opportunities with companies that have an addressable market and need for our innovative ideas.

Current Partnerships

Partnership with the largest pulp and paper company in Canada to develop an antimicrobial kitchen towel.

Successful scale-up of our antimicrobial polymer material and production trial at the partner’s factory. No change in the plant or equipment; simple material replacement

Partnership with a Canadian company that has developed a unique technology which uses our conductive polymer for a pressure monitoring device

Applications include pressure monitoring for the bottling and packaging industries.

A number of NDAs have been signed with potential partners in Canada, USA, and Europe.

Including the world’s biggest manufacturer of hand sanitizers, one of the biggest medical catheter device maker in the world, disposable medical paper manufacturer, and a novel medical devices manufacture to name a few