Ben Behavar, Ph.D.

Ben Bahavar, Ph.D., advises companies focused on stepping out to adjacent markets where they could apply their core technologies in new ways. He brings particular insight by synthesizing information from technology evaluations (patent and non-patent), competitive intelligence, and market elements. Dr. Bahavar’s expertise in multidisciplinary fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, and advanced materials is critical to understanding the feasibility of new materials, evaluating processing methods, and assessing potential targets for acquisition and partnership.

While at Clarkson University, he introduced an innovative method of producing silicon carbide (a wide-bandgap semiconductor) thin films with enhanced purity and without sacrificing growth rate. At University of Toronto, in a collaborative research project with Environment Canada, he developed an innovative application of atomic force microscopy (AFM) for surface and sub-surface analysis of atmospherically derived organic films on impervious surfaces.

He is knowledgeable in processing and characterization of semiconductor thin films, process and product development, coatings, and air quality sampling. Research work by Dr. Bahavar has been published in Applied Physics Letters, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, and Environmental Science & Technology. Ben received his B.Sc. in Chemistry (Stony Brook University) and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (University of Maine at Orono).

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Semiconductor Thin Films
  • Coatings & Adhesives


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Clarkson University

  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Maine

  • B.S., Chemistry, SUNY at Stony Brook

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“Cellular or lightweight ceramics, and carbon nanotube arrays are but two examples of advanced materials whose novel processing technologies lead to new structures and advanced properties. This in turn stimulates conceiving novel, broader applications.”

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