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Integrity. Experience. Diligence.

History

Since 2014 we have helped technology companies innovate, solve problems, and develop then commercialize new technologies and products. We pride ourselves in getting results for your tough problems. We understand development and how to navigate through challenges. Success happens after facing and solving problems along the journey. 

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We  know that finding the right experienced consulting help is not easy. That’s why we offer a free consultation call to walk through your needs, scope and budget to give confidence that we are the help you need. If we aren't right for your problem, then we happily make referrals. Contact us. info@tonkomo.com

 

Principals

 
 
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Managing Director

Anna Lee Tonkovich

Dr. Tonkovich is a dynamic, innovative, pragmatic, and focused technologist who builds on scientific innovation to develop commercial technology. She holds 146 issued US patents across diverse technology platforms with 26 years of industrial experience. Lee was the recipient of two R&D100 Awards.  

Lee is adept at innovative problem solving with a keen balance of economics and technical feasibility. As a founding member, Lee invented the Velocys microchannel technology platform and developed the technology from concept, scientific discovery, detailed engineering, manufacturing development and ultimately commercial technical and economic viability. Lee’s team delivered hardware to fulfill the sale of Velocys’ first commercial Fischer-Tropsch reactor for its GTL platform. She has extensive experience in compact synthesis gas production from a variety of feedstocks.

After developing the Velocys technology, Lee applied innovative technology development at Heliae. Lee’s team developed a scale-up reactor platform to enable Heliae’s first commercial algae production facility for Astaxanthin. She provided technical and executive leadership for a second commercial product, including an algal strain, bioreactor design, and growth process to produce agriscience biostimulant products now launched under the PhycoTerra brand.

Lee left Heliae in 2014 to launch her own venture, Tonkomo, which provides expert technological problem solving, development, scale-up, and commercialization skills to the chemical and bioprocessing industries.

 

Education

PhD Chemical Engineering
University of Minnesota, 1992

BS Chemical Engineering
University of Rochester, 1987

Awards & Affiliations

• 146 issued US patents
• AIChE member
• 2 R&D100 Awards

 

 

 
 
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Senior Engineer

Eric Daymo

Eric delivers quality engineering analyses for non-reactive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and reactive CFD simulations using OpenFOAM and DETCHEM. In prior assignments, Eric managed large, complex research and development projects with near-term commerical demonstrations. He utilizes team building and coordination of tasks, large and small, to deliver results with lowest cost, minimal time. Eric excels in fast paced, complicated projects requiring innovative solutions and high-energy teamwork to achieve the desired commercial outcome.  

Specialties: OpenFOAM (CFD) including programming customized codes and solver development, HPC cluster with GPU-based solvers, project management of Research & Development (R&D), budgeting and scheduling R&D projects, team building, technology development, market assessment, diffusion bonding, microchannel manufacturing.

Open source codes (not proprietary projects) posted on Github.

https://github.com/TonkomoLLC

 

Education

MS Chemical Engineering
Washington State University, 1997

BS Chemical Engineering
University of CA at Berkeley, 1993

Awards & Affiliations

• PE Chemical Eng (AZ, OH, WA)
• 9 issued US patents

 

 


Tonkomo core values: Integrity, Win-win, Innovation, Quality, Impactful, Fun