XO Materials is pioneering materials technology that can cool buildings without using any energy.
At a glance
- Air conditioning represents 10% of global energy use and is set to triple by 2050.
- XO Materials is making coatings for buildings and vehicles that use a method of cooling adapted by Saharan Silver Ants to survive in the desert.
- XO Materials’ coating technology combines high solar spectrum reflectivity and high infrared emissivity to cool surfaces to below ambient temperatures without expending energy.
CEO of XO Materials
Robert is the founder and CEO of XO Materials. A materials technology company focused on developing bioinspired passive radiative cooling coatings. Robert previously worked for Deloitte as a Business Strategy and Innovation Consultant, operating in the United States and Canada. Robert has an MSc and an MA in Global Innovation Design from Imperial College and the Royal College of Art respectively. Robert also has a BASc in Biomechanical Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada.