Nano One Management Team

The Nano One management team consists of individuals seasoned in financing, capital growth, technology management, chemistry, engineering, materials science, batteries, and intellectual property. Each member brings a unique set of skills, experience, and perspective to the team, and will help establish Nano One’s core technology as the leading platform for the global production of a new generation of nanomaterials.

Dan Blondal

26 yrs as engineer, management and leader in high growth technology

CEO, Director & Founder
Mr. Blondal has 26 years of experience as a professional engineer, managing high growth technology in a career that has spanned materials handling, medical devices, industrial printing, nuclear fusion and materials science. He is credited with eight patents issued in Canada, US and foreign jurisdictions. He has served in various roles at Fluor, Andronic Devices, Creo, Kodak, and alternative energy start-up General Fusion, including Engineer, Project Engineer, Product Manager, Technology Manager and Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs.

Mr. Blondal brings significant experience in systems engineering, physics and business. As Product and Technology Manager at Creo and Kodak, he led strategically vital initiatives valued at $20M annually to leverage software, laser and chemical systems for high-quality printing.

Dr. Stephen Campbell

PhD, CSci, CChem, MRSC and 25+ yrs leading industrial automotive research in electrochemical systems with 19 issued patents

Dr. Campbell joined Nano One in September 2015 as Principal Scientist working with a multi-disciplinary team that includes scientists, engineers, industrial partners, and academic collaborators. He works closely with the executive team to accelerate business objectives, build on Nano One’s portfolio of intellectual property and identify commercial growth opportunities in energy storage with a focus on cathode materials suited to electric vehicle applications. Dr. Campbell is investigating the fundamental properties of Nano One’s materials; establishing process, structure and function relationships; and developing strategies to control and tune the nanostructure and interfacial chemistries of cathode materials for optimal electrochemical performance and cost-effective production.

Prior to his appointment at Nano One, Dr. Campbell served 7 years as Principal Scientist at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp. and also he held key roles at Ballard Power Systems as Principal Scientist and Senior Scientist between 1994 and 2008. Dr. Campbell has 20+ patents to his name and adds 20 years’ of hands-on experience in industrial research developing new technologies through to series production for the automotive sector. He has developed long-term research strategies for fuel cell stack development and worked closely with globally significant automotive partners in the development, cost reduction, and integration of fuel cells for automotive applications. He is a knowledge expert in electrochemical methods and heterogeneous electro-catalysis. He also brings a proven track record in project management, intellectual property development, business negotiation and government relationships.

Dr. Campbell received his Ph.D. in Semiconductor Electrochemistry from the University of Southampton in 1987 and completed his BSc (Hons.) 1st class in Physical Sciences at Coventry Polytechnic in 1984. From 1987 to 1989 he worked on lithium battery electrolytes in a postdoctoral research fellowship with National Research Council of Canada. From 1989 to 1991, studied methanol oxidation on sub-monolayers of Bismuth on Platinum single crystals as post-doctoral Research Associate at University of Southampton. Between 1991 to 1993, he led a large research group focused on polymer electrolyte lithium battery materials at the University of St. Andrews.

Russell Barton

40 yrs experience in mechanical and electrochemical systems with 40 patents issued in Canada, US and internationally

Lead Engineer
Mr. Barton joined Nano One in 2013 and is responsible for the design, prototyping, integration and optimization of the core technology for the production of nanostructured materials. Mr. Barton has forty years’ experience in materials, mechanical systems and electrochemical systems including eighteen years designing parts and systems for fuel cell products. He was instrumental in designing Ballard Power System’s first commercial product, NEXA, taking components of the design from concept to manufactured product, working with a small team, tight timeline and limited budget.

Mr. Barton has worked with Energizer, Poly Fuel, Ballard and Neptune Dynamics and brings a wealth of knowledge to Nano One in energy storage, chemistry and mechanical systems. Russell is known for his innovative solutions and is credited with 40 patents in the US and foreign jurisdictions.

John Lando

26 yrs in venture capital mgt, equity markets and financing public companies

CFO, President, Director & Founder
Mr. Lando has 26 years of experience in venture capital management, equity markets and the financing of public companies. After trading equities at RBC Dominion Securities, he transitioned to senior management roles at early stage venture companies, including New World Resource Corp. and Northern Lion Gold.