Ivan Ravlich

Ivan Ravlich studied Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Auckland where he developed a novel method of producing titanium and new types of ceramic body armor. He pursued his masters in aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford, where he designed, built, and tested hybrid rockets. Ivan has worked for several startups, notably AdAstra, a plasma rocket startup and LanzaTech, a alternative fuel startup. His PhD research at Stanford focused on advanced space propulsion from magnetoplasma rockets to extended theories of gravity. Over the course of his career, Ivan realized that computing power is the driving force for innovation; and is an extremely limited resource. Passionate about public good, Ivan hopes to bring affordable compute power to the masses to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Ivan is the lead singer of our band, literally and figuratively. A true renaissance man, Ivan also plays the French horn and enjoys ballroom dancing.