AKHAN adds Kirk Hasserjian to its Board of Directors

– USA, IL –  AKHAN, a technology company specializing in lab-grown electronics-grade diamond materials, today announced the appointment of Kirk Hasserjian to its Board of Directors, to support the commercialization of its Miraj Diamond Platform.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kirk for many years at both Intel and Applied Materials and know first-hand his amazingly diverse skillset. His experience successfully scaling multiple technologies into high volume markets is directly relevant to our business objectives. He will be a great complement to our team,” said Board Chairman, Tom Lacey.

About Kirk Hasserjian

Mr. Hasserjian’s career has spanned over 38 years in the high technology arena with a variety of leadership roles in R&D, operations, manufacturing, development, and data analytics. He’s held technical and management positions at Intel, Formfactor, and Applied Materials. He is also a former director on the board of GT Advanced Technologies, a leader in Silicon Carbide (SiC) crystal growth.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the AKHAN Board. I’ve been very impressed by AKHAN’s Miraj Diamond technology, the team, and its ability to serve and disrupt big markets. The company’s inventions and R&D are exceptional – and I look forward to supporting their operations, manufacturing cell optimization, and overall growth plans,” said Kirk Hasserjian.

Mr. Hasserjian received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University.


AKHAN is enabling the “Diamond Age” of innovation. The technology company specializes in the fabrication and application of synthetic, lab-grown, electronics-grade diamond materials that deliver unprecedented performance in applications ranging from display glass and optics to semiconductors for consumer, automotive, defense and industrial markets. AKHAN is headquartered in Gurnee, Lake County, Illinois.

AKHAN’s Miraj Diamond Technology will revolutionize the future through its Glass, Optics, and Electronics technology offerings. AKHAN’s patented and proprietary designs, processes, materials, and equipment will empower business leaders and engineers to develop and commercialize a new generation of products that are stronger, lighter, more powerful, and more heat tolerant.

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