Executive Team

Dr. Elmira Ryabova, CEO, CTO and Founder

An industry expert with more than 30 years of experience, over 25 scientific and technical papers and presentations, and more than 15 patents authored, award-winning material scientist and technologist Dr. Elmira Ryabova is the technical and business mastermind behind Advenira and its breakthrough SDN® technology.

As CEO, CTO and founder of Advenira, Dr. Ryabova is the driving force and creative engine of the company -- she has taken Advenira from inception and basic research through systems engineering, technology sales and marketing to volume production and manufacturing of complex high-tech systems.

Dr. Ryabova acquired her extensive experience working with novel materials and methods during her tenures at a number of startups and corporations in Silicon Valley, among them Xerocoat, Fidelica Microsystems, UltraDots and Applied Materials.

She has worked with sol-gels and their derivatives for more than 20 years, and has developed many unique inventions as well as acquired broad experience and in-depth knowledge of the chemistry, processes and hardware necessary to utilize sol-gels for photovoltaic manufacturing.

Dr. Ryabova holds a Ph.D. in Material Science from Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Valentin Ryabov, VP of Operations & Business Development

Valentin Ryabov has 15+ years of experience as an engineer. Prior to joining Advenira Enterprises, Inc. in early 2012, he worked at MetaReward and Applied Materials. Valentin holds a M.S. in System Engineering from San Jose State University, and a B.S. in Technical Physics from Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University (SPbSTU).