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American Dream Makers

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s American Dream Makers program provides support to Astronaut Scholars for advancement of their innovative ideas, ventures, and initiatives.

Andrew Jones, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Office and Co-Founder
Activated Research Company (ARC)

Areas of Expertise
Startups, Small Business Innovation Research, Chemistry, Catalysis, 3D Printing, Chemical Analysis

Dr. Andrew Jones is the CEO and co-founder of Activated Research Company. Andrew graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2009 with degrees in chemical engineering and chemistry and went on to receive a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied catalysis. He is the inventor of the Polyarc® system, which has been recognized by several awards including an R&D100 award, Analytical Scientist Innovation award and Best New Product award from the Gulf Coast Conference.

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