Our Founder

Dr. Kenan Sahin

OUR FOUNDER: Dr. Kenan Sahin is the founder of TIAX LLC and also its Chief Technology Officer. He is also the founder and the interim President of CAMX Power which formerly was a division of TIAX LLC and in May 2014 became a separate company.

With its laboratories, scientists, engineers and technicians, and links to innovation sources, TIAX selects and matures early stage technologies primarily in energy into innovative, de-risked, IP-based and market-ready proto-products for service-supported licensing, sale or joint ventures.

CAMX Power is leading with its flagship product CAM-7™, one of the most advanced cathode materials for lithium-ion battery applications in the automotive and high-end portable electronics markets.

In 2003, the World Economic Forum named him one of its 40 Technology Pioneers. He received the New England Business and Technology’s first “Circle of Excellence” award in 2004. In 2006, he was given the Golden Door Award by the International Institute of Boston in recognition of his achievements as both an entrepreneur and an academic. In 2007, TIAX was recognized as one of the Global Growth companies by the World Economic Forum, and Dr. Sahin was invited to Davos-East held in Dalian, China to address Innovation. In 2010, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and this recognition was entered into the US Congressional records.

Dr. Sahin’s role at CAMX Power and TIAX continues a multifaceted career as academic, technologist, and entrepreneur. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and served on the faculties of MIT, Harvard, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has global patents and numerous academic publications. He has been a frequent speaker on technology, innovation and implementation.

In 1982, Dr. Sahin founded Kenan Systems with a $1,000 personal investment. The company became a world leader in telecommunications software, creating nearly 1,000 professional jobs. Dr. Sahin was named the Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998.

In 1999, Dr. Sahin sold Kenan Systems to Lucent Technologies/Bell Laboratories and Dr. Sahin became Vice President of Software Technology at Bell Labs and then President of Lucent’s Software Products Group, managing 4,500 people until he returned to Boston and founded TIAX LLC in 2002 and has been serving as its hands-on president since.

Dr. Sahin serves only on not-for-profit boards. He is on the Boards of MIT (life member), Argonne National Laboratories, NEMA in Washington, DC, Overseers of Boston Symphony, and on the Executive Committee of the Council on Competitiveness in Washington, DC. He has served on the MIT Energy Initiative Advisory Board, on the Boards of Boston Museum of Fine Arts, AFS, and as a team member for the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.