Alexis (Wells) CarpenterAlexis Wells Carpenter, Ph.D. is Principal Investigator at AxNano, a small business entity that develops early stage technologies to address specific market needs. Dr. Carpenter has a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill where her dissertation focused on manipulating particle formulations for controlled drug delivery and antimicrobial applications, and two year post-doctoral experience with Dr. Mark Wiesner in the Superfund Research Center and Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology at Duke University developing zero-valent iron technologies for in situ sediment remediation and enhanced wastewater treatment. AxNano is a sub-entity underneath Triad Growth Partners, LLC (TGP), which connects entrepreneurs and scientists to launch or enhance existing technologies and build profitable businesses.