Fiat Flux

Let there be Flow

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Today's biggest challenge in membrane technology



Fouling results in

  • Inefficient Filtration

  • Limited membrane life

  • High operation and maintenance cost

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We integrate photonics with catalytic chemistry to create self-cleaning membranes that use light to destroy foulants

Investigational device (not for sale)

Investigational device (not for sale)


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Reliable Filtration Efficiency

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Longer Membrane Life


Reduced down-time





Drew Walker

Drew brings valuable experience working in energy technology start-ups. As a senior engineer for 24M Technologies, Drew was responsible for product design, specifications, and development of their novel energy storage system. Most recently, he worked in Amazon’s Advanced Technology group where he led development of a new automation technology for fulfillment sorting and packaging. Drew holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and recently received MBA and Master of Science degrees from MIT.


Alvin Tan

Alvin has an early career track record in innovation. While an undergraduate at Northwestern University, Alvin was named one of Illinois’ Fifty for the Future. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering with the Mechanosynthesis Group at MIT. Prior to MIT, Alvin worked as a coatings engineer in defense and held an adjunct research scientist position at the National University of Singapore. Having held dual appointments in industry and academia, Alvin brings experience in technology transfer and will lead technical development of Fiat Flux technology.


Gabriel Loke

Gabriel is an expert in adding novel functionality to traditional fiber technology. Gabriel received two Bachelor’s degrees, in Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, from the National University of Singapore. Gabriel is currently pursuing a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in the Fibers@MIT Group which aims to extend the frontiers of fiber materials from optical transmission to encompass electronic, optoelectronic and even acoustic properties. His current research on integrating photocatalytic materials to enable self-cleaning properties is key to our technology. Thus, Gabriel leads product development.


 Oct 9, 2012

Fiat Flux wins first place in MADMEC and is featured in MIT News. MADMEC is a materials design and prototyping competition sponsored by Dow Chemical Company, Saint Gobain, and the MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Photo credit: Tara Fadenrecht

Photo credit: Tara Fadenrecht

August 14, 2018

Fiat Flux is honored to be among the inaugural cohort of start-ups featured by InnovationFWD

August 13, 2018

Zheng Jie Tan joins our prototyping efforts in the Making and Designing Materials Engineering Competition (MADMEC). Welcome, Zheng Jie!

June 28, 2018

Fiat Flux represents MIT at the National Cleantech University Prize in Houston. We are excited to have met so many inspiring teams and individuals passionate about a sustainable future.

April 13, 2018

Fiat Flux competes in the MIT Clean Energy Prize and wins the $10K award for improving energy efficiency.

Photo credit: MIT Clean Energy Prize

Photo credit: MIT Clean Energy Prize