About Us

Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Kyma Technologies specializes in developing and utilizing state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, such as Hydride Vapor Phase Epitaxy (HVPE) and Pulsed Sputtering Deposition (PSD). These processes allow Kyma to create high-quality semiconductor materials, including gallium nitride (GaN), aluminum nitride (AlN), and gallium oxide (Ga2O3). These advanced materials are crucial components in various applications, such as power electronics, optoelectronics, and photovoltaics. By continually refining and improving their manufacturing techniques, Kyma ensures that their customers have access to the best possible materials for their innovative projects.

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Enabling a Sustainable Energy Future

Kyma Technologies is committed to playing a vital role in revolutionizing the world's energy landscape. As the global population continues to grow, the demand for affordable and accessible energy solutions becomes increasingly critical. Kyma recognizes that without sustainable methods of producing, delivering, and managing energy, the world faces significant challenges. By focusing on the development of materials that enable more efficient high-power electronics and photovoltaic systems, Kyma aims to contribute to the harnessing of solar energy. Their ultimate goal is to help provide reliable power to even the most remote and difficult-to-reach locations on Earth and beyond, thereby supporting the creation of a more sustainable future for all.

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Meet the Leadership Team

Heather Splawn
President & CEO & Member Board of Directors

Heather Splawn leads Kyma's daily operations as well as its contracts, finance and human resources departments. Heather co-founded The Doughman, Durham's legendary gastronomical quadrathlon, obtained intern experience at Intel, and received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Duke University.

Jacob Leach
CTO & Member Board of Directors

Jacob Leach leads Kyma's technical staff and guides the development and implementation of Kyma's technology roadmap. Jacob obtained intern experience at Infineon, served as Adjunct Professor at Duke University, and received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Gregg Dodson
Chief Engineer & Member Board of Directors

Gregg Dodson leads Kyma's equipment and facilities engineering efforts from design to build to maintenance. Gregg has prior experience at Cree and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.