We are a collaborative team of scientists, analysts and managers driven to discover and develop technology solutions capable of disrupting multi billion dollar markets.


A multi-disciplined, global team

Our team includes highly qualified and experienced individuals in science and technology, the law, banking, venture capital, communications and marketing. We are spread globally and can therefore rapidly assess and respond to new opportunities coming from the peer-to-peer recommendations within our scientific community.

Executive Team

Justin Hall-Tipping


Justin is a seasoned ventured capitalist and entrepreneur. Before setting up nH2, he was Managing Director and Partner of SG Capital Partners in New York, where he was responsible for all venture investments. Justin received his B.Sc., with honours, in International Finance from City University, London, and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Tareque Pirzada


Tareque has over twenty years of successful strategic business planning. Before joining nH2, he was President of International Business for Akida Holdings, where he successfully commercialized NASA air-purification technology and took the company from the verge of bankruptcy to profits exceeding US $20 Million in less than three years. Tareque received his B.Sc with cum Laude honours in Computer Science from University of Central Florida.

Non-Executive & Advisory Teams

Bruce Barnet

Board of Directors - Chairman

Bruce Barnet is Chairman of nH2 and was its’ lead investor. He currently is on the boards of Shotzoom, Flying Rhinoceros, and Direct Eats and on the Advisory Board of JEGI Capital. Bruce spent 21 years at TIME Warner and was President TIME Inc Asia from 1988-1990.
Subsequently he was CEO of Cowles Magazines and CEO of Cahners Business Information, the largest publisher of business magazines in the U.S .

Prof Arthur Carty

Scientific Advisor

Professor Carty is the Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Waterloo, Canada; Special Advisor to the President on international science and technology collaboration; and Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry. From 2004 - 2008 he served as Canada's first National Science Advisor to the Prime Minister and to the Government of Canada. He obtained a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Nottingham and spent 27 years at the University of Waterloo, with positions that included Dean of Research and Chair of the Department of Chemistry. A former President of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, he has 318 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 9025 citations to his work, has five patents to his credit, 14 honorary degrees and 3 honorary professorships from universities around the world.

Hemang Shah

Board of Directors

Joined family firm in 1998 after completing MBA from Clark University, USA. Was instrumental in taking over the loss making consumer electronics/durables business of Daewoo Electronics and led its turnaround. Responsible for sale of Anchor Electricals to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd (MEI) in 2007.

Management Team

Jeff Qin

Chief Investment Officer

Jeff was previously a Senior Analyst with West Face Capital, and is a former Vice President at Morgan Stanley Principal Strategies, handling $6 billion under management. Jeff has a BSc/MSc Honors in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Caltech, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Titus Weinheimer

General Counsel

Titus is responsible for Nanoholdings’ legal affairs including deal structuring, negotiation and the execution of its global investment activities. Previously he was a partner of Strasburger & Price in New York. He received a law degree from the University of Munich (Germany) and a LLM from Northwestern University and is licensed to practice law in Germany and New York.

Dr John Rodgers


John has a Ph.D. in crystallography from the University of London and previously worked at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and at Imperial College, London and then at Cambridge University, England, focused on crystallographic structure database dissemination systems and methodologies, crystallographic computing and structural crystallography. Dr Rodgers joined the NRC in 1981 as a Senior Research Officer where he conducted research in intermetallic materials design. He has published and presented widely on scientific information technologies, structural and theoretical crystallography, materials selection methodologies, combinatorial materials science and alloy design.

Dr Hiran Vedam

MD Asia

Before joining Nanoholdings, Hiran was Senior Manager, Industry Liaison at the National University of Singapore (NUS) where she was involved in spinning-off companies, licensing technologies to commercial companies and in business development activities to promote collaboration between NUS and industry. Hiran has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an MBA from INSEAD and a B.Tech from IIT Madras.

Dalli Simmons


Dalli is the founder of DLN Innovation and also developed a strategic communications platform used by Fortune 100 companies. Dalli holds a BS Honors in pyschology from Rutgers University and an MA in Educational Pyschology, from Montclair University.

Mark Edwards

Director Communications - IR

Previous partner of 26 years with Buchanan, part of WPP Group PLC with extensive experience in financial communications and capital markets advisory.

Krish Chakrabarti

Head of Risk

Former SVP Head of Global Equities and Strategic Risk at Jefferies; B.Sc Physics University of Calcutta, India MBA Finance Simon school of Business, University of Rochester, NY.


In Memory of

Dr Bhabendra Pradhan


It is with great sadness that I share with you the sudden passing of our Chief Scientific Officer, Bhabendra Pradhan. 

Bhabendra’s contribution to nH2 over the last 10 years was immense. He was a remarkable scientist and tireless leader who cared deeply about the Company’s vision and the relationships he nurtured with preeminent scientists around the world