Coretec promotes two

ANN ARBOR—Officials at Coretec Group Inc., manufacturers of silicon and 3D volumetric displays, announced the promotions of Michelle Tokarz to vice president of partnerships and innovation and Ramez Elgammal to chief technology officer.

Officials said Coretec is developing technologies across a range of sectors including batteries, quantum dots, and semiconductors.

Tokarz is a veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, holding research chemistry and subsequent production roles for Merck and Eli Lilly. She earned a PhD in materials science and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and materials science from the University of Michigan.

Elgammal has a broad background in science, engineering, and entrepreneurship. He is a senior research associate at the University of Tennessee where he manages a broad spectrum of projects in energy storage and energy generating devices including fuel cells, flow batteries, and lithium-ion batteries. Elgammal served as director of new applications for Sylvatex Inc., developing advanced lithium-ion battery materials and prior to that he co-founded two clean-tech companies: Novoform Technologies, which develops catalysts for gas-to-liquid conversion and was acquired in 2014, and Saratoga Energy Research Partners, focused on electrochemical CO2 conversion process to synthesize carbon nanomaterials for lithium-ion battery anodes. He has over 40 publications and conference proceedings and seven patents pending. Elgammal earned a Master of Science in applied physics and a PhD in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Central Michigan University.

“Michelle and Ramez are key players in the growth of The Coretec Group,” said CEO Matthew Kappers. “Their combined knowledge, industry connections, and expertise are unsurpassed, but more importantly they share the entrepreneurial spirit that drives our team.”

Coretec is developing a portfolio of engineered silicon to improve energy-focused verticals, including electric vehicle and consumer batteries, solid-state lighting, and semiconductors, as well as 3D volumetric displays and printable electronics. More at

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