Chief Executive Officer & co-Founder
Navid Kazem co-founded Arieca after him completing his PhD in computational mechanics at Carnegie Mellon, where he developed the core technology behind Liquid Metal Embedded Elastomers (LMEE). He is a former Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship Fellow at Tepper School of Business, with multiple high-impact publications patents. His background combines a deep technical expertise with the capacity to convert cutting-edge scientific advancement into commercial technology. Navid leads Product development of LMEEs, commercial strategic partnerships, as well as fund raising.
As a huge soccer (former CMU Men’s club soccer player and President with record breaking goal-scoring) and Manchester United fan, he takes lessons from the importance of passion and persistence in everyday life just like in sports.