VERSATILE DYNAMICS arose from the ashes of Phoenix Innovation, Inc, when the latter company dissolved in 2009. Founder and Phoenix Innovation principal Brian Dixon brings to the new company an expertise in polymer chemistry and materials science that is based upon a very diverse working background in industry. Most recently this involved the study of high voltage, safe electrolytes used in advanced lithium and magnesium power batteries, as well as carbon nanotube syntheses and characterizations and then usage in battery and corrosion applications. In addition, he has acquired the necessary business acumen for success through real-world experience, not just a business school Masters degree. He is ably supported on the financial side by Dave Stephens whose experience includes experience as a Federal auditor (DCAA Boston) and now as the Controller at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Versatile Dynamics strives to work at the interface of different disciplines as will be evident through an examination of the principal partner backgrounds and areas of expertise. Tom Stalcup is a physicist whose expertise lies in the design of advanced sensor systems as well as in the techniques and equipment fabrication to accumulate and evaluate any data generated. He is the principal at Upward Innovations. Alex Walsh is an experienced biologist and president of EPaint, Inc., a company that has been marketing environmentally benign antifouling paints and coatings as well as corrosion inhibiting coatings and primers, for the past 18 years.