Filled Void Materials – FVMat LTD is a startup focused on novel meta-materials.
By using 3D printing, applied physics, computational simulations, and optimization, we are creating a new class of mechanical meta-materials. These materials have novel properties that go beyond what is found in nature and can be controlled by design.
FVMat specializes in meta-material research, fabrication, and computational physics; making reality out of theory, simulations, and experiments. We are able to develop a wide array of meta-materials applications that encompass several industries including aerospace and defense, automotive, healthcare, energy, and education.
We have an approved international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) as well as multiple patents pending.
Doron Klepach – Co-Founder, CEO & CTO
Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics at UC Berkeley
B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Mechanical Eng. at Technion
Prior to FVMat Doron worked as a multi-scale scientist at MDS, a startup company, that was later acquired by Altair. He developed computational tools for multi-scale analysis of materials. He also worked as a lecturer at TLV University teaching Solid Mechanics & Dynamics.
He did his Post Doc at UC San Francisco at the department of cardiac surgery, combined MRI with computational tools in order to optimize the short and long term effects of surgical procedures on cardiac functions. He also worked as a lecturer at UC Berkeley teaching Solid Mechanics.
Doron holds a Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics from UC Berkeley, where he developed multi-physics analytical models & computational code for modeling composite materials.
More than 10 years experience in research and development, working on composites, biological materials, Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) and more.
Jacob Klepach – Co-Founder & CFO
B.Sc. in Mechanical Eng. at Technion, specializing in materials
Jacob has more than 20 years of experience in managing acquisitions and logistics of materials, combined with a technical expertise in material science, selection, and production. On top of that he has experience in business establishment and development.
Prior to FVMat he founded a business linking steel production in China with the real estate development enterprise in the U.S. He also founded a business for sales and marketing of solar boilers in the U.S.
At IMI, he was in charge of acquisitions, selection, and logistics of materials, managing $10M annually. Prior to that he worked at Steelworks Campus & BSW and was in charge of R&D solutions for steel production, and also in charge of fluent production and maintenance.
Ilya Beletsky – Chief Scientist
M.Sc. Mechanical Eng. at Technion
B.A. Physics, B.A. Computer Science, B.Sc. Aerospace Eng. – Technion
Ilya graduated from 4 different faculties. All with excellence. He did 3 bachelor degrees – 2 of them simultaneously, and the other along with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. His thesis is on mechanical and chemical modeling of tissue properties. Computational – Finite Element – modeling of Cardiac catheterization and performance of drug eluting stents.
Among other fields his expertise lies in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Lab Experiments & Data Analysis, Integration & Product Design. Strong and proven skills of Scientific Research, Project Leadership, Innovation & Proof of Feasibility.
Prior to FVMat held various positions at Startup companies in wide spectrum of fields of Research & Development – 8 years of experience. Plus 7 years experience in Scientific Research. And additional 3 years in Engineering Consulting for number of Startups.
As part of academic activity, Ilya served as a lecturer and frontal TA in for 5 years and taught 6 different courses, including Solid Mechanics, Numerical Analysis, Physics, Finite Elements and Mechanics of Materials Lab.