Creating a more livable planet

A cleaner future

Clairity has taken the first steps on its mission and has a multi-year roadmap to remove a billion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Join our team

We are actively building our first pilot plant to capture 100 tons of CO2 per year.

Upon completion in 2024, we will start rapid iteration to decrease the energy intensity and improve material properties. This will involve heavy investments in material science and systems engineering to optimize performance. We will simultaneously scale and build more Direct Air Capture plants to improve our learning rate and capture increasing amounts of CO2.

Meet the team

Clairity employs a growing team of well-respected, highly-trained, and experienced scientists, engineers, builders, and doers who love working on the most difficult problems.

From building rockets to medical technology, we bring together decades of experiences to allow us to develop and create new technologies for carbon dioxide removal.

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Glen Meyerowitz

Founder, CEO

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Kersh Thevasundaram, PhD

Head of Science

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Rafael Rodriguez Mosqueda, PhD

Materials Scientist

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Will Fischer

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Jacqueline Smet

Mechanical Engineer

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Takeo Torrey

Mechanical Engineer, Intern

Frequently asked questions

Have more questions?

What exactly is carbon dioxide removal?

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is a suite of approaches that remove CO2 from the atmosphere. CDR includes tools like planting trees to highly-engineered systems, such as direct air capture. CDR is still in its infancy, as we can only remove thousands of tons of CO2 each year from the atmosphere. The industry needs to grow by many orders of magnitude in the coming decades to meet our ambitious goals.

Is there a market for carbon dioxide removal?

The market for carbon dioxide removal is estimated to reach $1T in cumulative sales by mid-century. Currently, demand for carbon dioxide removal far outstrips supply. To date, 774,678 tons of carbon dioxide have been purchased but only 9% of purchases have been delivered!

Private companies like Microsoft, Stripe, Alphabet, Shopify, Meta, McKinsey, and others are already purchasing carbon removal using their own platforms or advanced market commitment (AMC) bodies, which has resulted in over $1B in funding and AMC for future carbon removal purchases.

How can I get involved?

Clairity is hiring for a number of technical and non-technical roles to aid in the development and deployment of our technology. Take a look at our open roles and apply to join our team.

Don’t see a job that fits your skillset? Please email us at careers@clairitytech.com and tell us why you’d be a great fit to join our team!

How can I support Clairity’s mission to remove CO2?

We cannot do this work without your support. Clairity partners with companies and suitability organizations to actively remove tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. If you are interested in learning more or working with Clairity to help meet your sustainability goals, or to purchase durable carbon credits, please reach out and let’s chat.

WE ARE HIRING!

Open Positions

Senior Materials Scientist

Job description

As a materials scientist at Clairity Technology, you will oversee R&D development of sorbents and support materials for direct air capture of carbon dioxide. You will work to set up a lab from scratch, including spec’ing and purchasing all required lab equipment and tooling. You will have in-depth knowledge of modern synthetic organic chemistry and material properties, especially porous materials, experience in material characterization (e.g. TGA, XRD, BET surface area analysis) and how to interpret such results, contribute to systems level designs, and oversee external vendors to aid in sorbent R&D.

You will oversee all aspects of your projects, including initial requirements gathering, feasibility studies, full system design, purchasing and procurement, project management, manufacturing, contractor management, installation, and activation.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee R&D efforts related to materials and sorbent development.
  • Create a roadmap for sorbent development, testing, and improvement strategies.
  • Create a roadmap for sorbent support development, testing, and improvement strategies.
  • Set up materials R&D lab from scratch.
  • Perform synthesis to create new materials, as necessary.
  • Execute tests to understand materials performance and characterization.
  • Data analysis and reporting.
  • Interface with vendors and external parties as necessary for project completion.

Requirements

  • At least 3 years of experience (PhD and/or postdoc included) in the design, synthesis and characterization of novel materials, ideally for gas separation.
  • A strong foundation in chemistry or physics, with the ability to learn quickly and apply understanding towards innovation.
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating complex technical information to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in dynamic environments to execute real-time tasks in tight operation windows.
  • Advanced degree in materials science, chemistry, or related technical discipline.
  • Experience working on technically complex systems with experience from comparable industries like aerospace, automotive, or chemical engineering.
  • Hands on project experience designing and building products.
  • Comfortable working on a small team and taking ownership of all phases of a project lifecycle.
  • Requirements gathering and documentation for technically complex projects.

Clairity Technology is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Clairity Technology makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Benefits

Clairity Technology is committed to providing competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits to our employees. We expect this position to be a regular, full-time position, with an annual salary of $93,000-133,000. We are open to some variance in experience, which may affect the resulting level and annual salary.

In addition to salary, we offer the following benefits to all full-time employees:

  • Equity.
  • Covered health, dental and vision. Health, dental and vision insurance covered for employees.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching.
  • Unlimited paid time off (expectation of three weeks) for full-time employees.

We are not currently able to sponsor a visa for this position, and therefore can only consider applications from people who are already authorized to work in the United States. We are primarily based in Los Angeles, CA, but open to applications from other locations.

Mechanical Engineer, Thermal and Fluid Systems

Job description

We are hiring a mechanical engineer who will report directly to the CEO. You will be responsible for design, development, and fabrication of direct air capture systems, associated test systems, machining, tooling, and more. You will perform fluid systems design, including component selection and integration, design of thermal systems, and system optimization. This role will require design, development, testing, and incorporation of data to iterate on future design changes.

You will oversee all aspects of your projects, including initial requirements gathering, feasibility studies, full system design, purchasing and procurement, finances, scheduling, manufacturing, contractor management, installation, and activation.

Clairity is an early-stage company and all team members will have the opportunity to shape the direction and decisions of the company. You will be able to build from dirt patch up to a completed system and will have an outsized impact on the company’s success. The ideal candidate will thrive with high degrees of autonomy and is self-driven to complete tasks.

Technical problems we are working on

  • High-efficiency, low-cost heat transfer systems for targeted heating and cooling of specialized materials.
  • Parameterized experimental design and test system design for advanced chemical sorbent characterization and materials development.
  • Design of a high-reliability, low-pressure, variable-purity gas capture system that works under a wide range of operating conditions.
  • Experimental design for quantification of CO2 mineralization and sequestration under elevated pressures and temperatures.

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop test systems for direct air capture of carbon dioxide.
  • Fluid system design, including creating P&IDs, schematics, operating and test plans.
  • Thermal systems design, including heat exchanger design, and design of high temperature fluid and mechanical components.
  • Component and system design in CAD.
  • Execution of tests and data collection for materials and systems characterization.
  • Data analysis and reporting.
  • Interface with vendors and external parties as necessary for project completion.

Requirements

  • Familiarity with design of fluid and thermal systems, including an understanding of heat and mass transfer, piping systems design and safety.
  • Hands-on experience with thermo-fluid components, including valves, pumps, heat exchangers, instrumentation, electromechanical components and more.
  • Experience with computer aided design (CAD) such as Solidworks, NX, AutoCAD, or similar CAD programs.
  • Hands on project experience designing and building products.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in dynamic environments to execute real-time tasks in tight operation windows.
  • Degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering, or related technical discipline.
  • Experience working on technically complex systems with experience from comparable industries like aerospace, automotive, or chemical engineering.
  • Experience designing for manufacturing / designing for assembly.
  • Comfortable working on a small team and taking ownership of all phases of a project lifecycle.
  • Requirements gathering and documentation for technically complex projects.

Inclusion & belonging

To develop technology and build products that solve planetary problems, we need to build a team with many different perspectives and experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer who celebrates, supports, and thrives on diversity, and that’s why we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you don’t feel you meet 100% of the qualifications, we invite you to share why this is the role for you in a brief cover letter. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us.

Benefits

Clairity Technology is committed to providing competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits to our employees. We expect this position to be a regular, full-time position, with an annual salary of $98,000-$128,000. We are open to some variance in experience, which may affect the resulting level and annual salary.

In addition to salary, we offer the following benefits to all full-time employees:

  • Equity.
  • Covered health, dental and vision. Health, dental and vision insurance covered for employees.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching.
  • Unlimited paid time off (expectation of three weeks) for full-time employees.

We are not currently able to sponsor a visa for this position, and therefore can only consider applications from people who are already authorized to work in the United States. We are primarily based in Los Angeles, CA, but open to applications from other locations.

Electrical, Controls, & Automation Engineer

Job description

We are hiring an electrical engineer who will report directly to the CEO. You will be responsible for low-voltage systems and developing controls and automation for direct air capture systems and associated test systems. Control engineers develop and integrate physical hardware including data acquisition systems, various sensors, PLCs, wire harnesses, and PCBs. You should be familiar with sensors, data acquisition (DAQ) systems, actuators, PLCs, and more.

You will oversee all aspects of your projects, including initial requirements gathering, feasibility studies, full system design, purchasing and procurement, finances, scheduling, manufacturing, contractor management, installation, and activation.

Clairity is an early-stage company and all team members will have the opportunity to shape the direction and decisions of the company. You will be able to build from dirt patch up to a completed system and will have an outsized impact on the company’s success. The ideal candidate will thrive with high degrees of autonomy and is self-driven to complete tasks.

Technical problems we are working on

  • High-efficiency, low-cost heat transfer systems for targeted heating and cooling of specialized materials.
  • Parameterized experimental design and test system design for advanced chemical sorbent characterization and materials development.
  • Design of a high-reliability, low-pressure, variable-purity gas capture system that works under a wide range of operating conditions.
  • Experimental design for quantification of CO2 mineralization and sequestration under elevated pressures and temperatures.

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop electrical systems for direct air capture and associated test systems.
  • Design and spec electrical and control hardware, such as sensors, data acquisition (DAQ) systems, control systems, actuators, PLCs, PCBs, and more.
  • Design and implement data acquisition (DAQ) and control systems.
  • Provide technical support to mechanical and scientific staff for execution of tests.
  • Analyze test data to understand performance of electrical systems and optimize performance.
  • Assist in development of testing protocols based on electrical component specifications.
  • Interface with vendors and external parties as necessary for project completion.

Requirements

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in dynamic environments to execute real-time tasks in tight operation windows.
  • Degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or related technical discipline.
  • 1+ years of experience with system level design, integration, or testing of electro-mechanical systems and/or components (academic projects, internships, and traditional professional experience all qualify).
  • Experience working on technically complex systems with experience from comparable industries like aerospace, automotive, or chemical engineering.
  • Experience designing for manufacturing / designing for assembly.
  • Comfortable working on a small team and taking ownership of all phases of a project lifecycle.
  • Requirements gathering and documentation for technically complex projects.

Inclusion & belonging

To develop technology and build products that solve planetary problems, we need to build a team with many different perspectives and experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer who celebrates, supports, and thrives on diversity, and that’s why we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you don’t feel you meet 100% of the qualifications, we invite you to share why this is the role for you in a brief cover letter. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us.

Benefits

Clairity Technology is committed to providing competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits to our employees. We expect this position to be a regular, full-time position, with an annual salary of $105,000-$135,000. We are open to some variance in experience, which may affect the resulting level and annual salary.

In addition to salary, we offer the following benefits to all full-time employees:

  • Equity.
  • Covered health, dental and vision. Health, dental and vision insurance covered for employees.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching.
  • Unlimited paid time off (expectation of three weeks) for full-time employees.

We are not currently able to sponsor a visa for this position, and therefore can only consider applications from people who are already authorized to work in the United States. We are primarily based in Los Angeles, CA, but open to applications from other locations.

Materials Science Intern

Job description

As a Materials Scientist Intern at Clairity Technology, you will report to the Head of Science. This role will involve design of experiments, collecting data on novel materials, synthesis of materials, characterization of material samples using laboratory techniques, data analysis, literature review, and more. You will gain experience working at an early stage company, and have freedom to explore a range of technical and scientific questions related to materials development and performance.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct experiments to characterize the adsorption and desorption performance of composite materials under a range of conditions.
  • Design and conduct experiments using spectroscopic and crystallographic techniques such as FT-IR, XRF and XRD to investigate the chemistry of various adsorbents.
  • Use electron and light microscopy to investigate morphological characteristics of various adsorbents.
  • Use dipcoating techniques to prepare composite materials for performance testing.
  • Summarize and report analyzed data.
  • Read and summarize scientific literature to communicate relevant findings to key team members.

Requirements

  • Background knowledge of materials characterization techniques for porous materials.
  • Previous experience with NOVA 230 Nano SEM / EDS and optical light microscopy.
  • Ability to commute to UCLA for materials characterization and Clairity office for adsorbent performance measurements.
  • Strong communication skills as demonstrated by past experience with scientific presentations in academia or industry.
  • Ability to execute experiments in a prompt and organized manner.
  • Bachelors of Science (or above) with focus on Materials Science.
  • Past experience using FT-IR and XRD.
  • Hands on project experience designing and building products.

Clairity Technology is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Clairity Technology makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Benefits

Clairity Technology is committed to providing competitive compensation to our employees. This position has a pay of $28 / hr, with the ability for overtime pay. This will be an in-person role in Los Angeles, CA.

Don’t see a job that fits your skillset? Please email us at careers@clairitytech.com and tell us why you’d be a great fit to join our team!

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