Mukesh Chatter

Year Awarded: 

2016

Mukesh Chatter is the Co-Founder and CEO of a Stealth mode start-up developing a new
generation of energy storage to enable a zero-carbon electrified future for all. He is a successful
serial entrepreneur with a track record of developing advanced technology products and
leading startups from launch to success. Mukesh co-founded Nexabit Networks, a terabit
switch/router company, and led the company as CEO until its acquisition by Lucent
Technologies. After the acquisition, Mukesh served as the Vice President and General Manager
of IP Products at Lucent. Mukesh also co-managed NeoNet Capital LLC, an investment firm
focused on funding out-of-the-box, innovative ideas. Mukesh was named one of the Top 10
Entrepreneurs of the Year by Red Herring Magazine in 1999, and was named Rensselaer
Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001. He holds over 23 patents spanning a broad range of technical
domains and has several more patent applications pending.

In addition to his current role, Mukesh serves on the board of MarvelBiome, Inc., a developer of
innovative therapeutics to address neuro diseases. He is also on the governing board of the
Center of Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Mukesh has previously
served on Georgetown University’s Parent Advisory Council and the Johns Hopkins University
Parents Round Table.

Mukesh and his wife Priti are deeply passionate about developing affordable solutions to global
problems and they have endowed two chaired professorships at Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute to support clean water and renewable energy research and development.
Mukesh received his Master's degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Mukesh Chatter

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