Established in 2015 with a goal of changing the power of materials science in modern society and business, Nelumbo is a recognized pioneer in the field of advanced surface modifications and a trusted partner for developing, manufacturing, and selling redefined products using innovative surface technologies. Nelumbo was founded by UC Berkeley engineers with a lifelong desire to see broad adoption and acceptance of materials science as a new path for delivering value to the world.
Driven by this goal, Nelumbo has successfully developed multiple products with partners, shipped hundreds of products to customers, deployed pilot manufacturing, and developed relationships to bring innovative technologies to market at scale. The company’s consistent track record has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy, Cyclotron Road, Forbes 30 under 30, and leading materials science investors including Berkeley Catalyst Fund and Photon Fund.
Nelumbo is headquartered in Hayward, California with offices, a research & innovation center and production facilities under one roof. We are located in the Bay Area near world-class facilities such as Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Stanford University. You can measure our success from the deployed products that we alter for the better, the strength and depth of the people at our company, and our direct positive impact on energy and environment – what we believe is the defining challenge and opportunity of this century.