The NASA Alum Who Turned A Discarded 19th-Century Idea Into a $280 Million Startup

September 29, 2019

August 22, 2019 – 

In this article from Forbes, Phononic CEO, Tony Atti shared his thoughts on the start of the company’s solid state cooling units. Atti, a former NASA scientist turned venture capitalist, has spent the last decade trying to convince industrial firms that Phononics’ lithe solid state cooling units could be used to keep medicine and food cold more cheaply and reliably than traditional refrigerators that used noisy and bulky mechanical compressors and pollutants like freon. He hadn’t always won. Read the full article to learn more about Phononic’s solid state cooling units.