Director of Product R&D
Cement and Concrete Materials
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Sublime Systems

51-200 employees

Develops electrochemical process for low-carbon cement production
Company Overview
Sublime Systems stands out as a leader in the cement industry by pioneering a low-carbon cement production process that replaces the traditional, fossil-fuel-intensive thermal calciner process with an electrochemical one, utilizing renewable electricity and operating at ambient temperatures. This groundbreaking approach, developed in Yet-Ming Chiang's lab at MIT, eliminates the energy and fossil fuel-intensive kiln stage, which is typically the most environmentally taxing part of cement manufacturing. Sublime's commitment to sustainable practices, technical advancement, and industry leadership makes it a compelling workplace for those seeking to make a significant impact in reducing carbon emissions.
Real Estate

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding





Somerville, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Research
Product Strategy
  • Ph.D. in civil engineering, materials science, materials chemistry, or a related field, plus 8 or more years of relevant work experience, OR B.S. or M.S. in civil engineering, materials science, materials chemistry, or a related field, plus 12 or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Government or industrial research and/or product development experience in cement, SCMs, concrete, admixtures, or related materials.
  • Demonstrated excellence in leading and managing a dynamic R&D team, showcasing measurable achievements such as the successful development of innovative technologies, materials, or products, as well as the ability to motivate, develop, and delegate to team members.
  • Expert knowledge of cement and concrete materials chemistry, including reaction mechanisms and material structure-property-function relationships.
  • Deep knowledge of the cement and concrete construction materials industry.
  • Extensive knowledge of ASTM and ACI standards relevant to cement and concrete materials. Participation in relevant committees is highly preferred.
  • Superior presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal. Experience writing grant and patent applications is highly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all team members.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail, focusing on accuracy and quality without losing sight of the bigger picture.
  • Balance, perspective, and a good sense of humor.
  • Identifying R&D priorities and developing plans to accomplish these goals
  • Supervising and mentoring Sublime Systems’ cement materials research team
  • Ensuring that time and resources are used efficiently to consistently deliver results
  • Leading the development of Sublime’s technology through deep knowledge of cement and concrete properties and performance, along with connections to industry experts
  • Conceiving and implementing innovative strategies to improve cement performance
  • Presenting results to internal and external stakeholders
  • Writing white papers, reports, grant applications, and patent applications
  • Recruiting, hiring, and developing excellent R&D personnel
  • Championing safety, especially in the development of experimental processes
  • Helping to develop a supportive, innovative, and dynamic company culture