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About Us

VALIS is aimed at creating a circular economy to ensure the value of yesterday's materials are retained for future use. We're a mission driven team, with expertise in metal processing and data science, focused on protecting our greatest resources through next generation solutions. 

Our Story

This technology was born out of research carried out by Diran Apelian and Sean Kelly at the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The team went on to secure a Phase I and Phase II SBIR award from the National Science Foundation for the further development and commercialization of VALIS.


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Meet The Team

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Emily Molstad

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Co-Founder & CEO

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Ben Longo

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Product Development Director

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Diran Apelian, PhD

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Advisory Board Member



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    Caleb Ralphs

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    Co-Founder & CTO

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    Sean Kelly, PhD

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    Aly Bryan

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