About Us

Spero Renewables develops and manufactures plant-based alternatives to petrochemicals

 Spero Renewables is a green chemistry company that develops technologies for plant-based alternatives to products manufactured with petrochemicals. Spero utilizes its proprietary technology to unlock the resources of readily available biomass for making natural and environmentally friendly products. Spero was founded in 2013 by Mahdi Abu-Omar, Ph.D., the Mellichamp Professor of green chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

 

Our Team

 
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Mahdi Abu-Omar, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO

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Ian Klein, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer

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Kristen Abu-Omar

Office Manager

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John Stair

Engineer

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Eric McFarland, Ph.D.

Engineering Director

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Sergei Hankovich

Senior Chemical Engineer