Christina Lomasney is a veteran entrepreneur with two decades of experience in technology innovation and commercialization. She joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as the director of Commercialization in 2021, focusing on industrial partnerships to expand the impact of PNNL’s science and technology.
Prior to joining the national laboratory, Christina’s efforts brought advanced materials and environmental remediation innovations to U.S. and global markets. She is a physicist with a deep background in materials science and electrochemistry and was named one of the World’s Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs by Fortune in 2015.
In 2007, Christina founded Modumetal, Inc., a Seattle-based company that develops and commercializes a novel class of nanostructured materials that resist corrosion better than steel. While at Modumetal, Christina raised more than $100 million in equity and non-equity funding and created partnerships with several Fortune 500 companies. She served as the company’s president and CEO until 2020.
Her first start-up, Isotron Corp., developed technologies for use in large-scale decontamination and environmental restoration projects. The company’s customers included the U.S. military, and its technologies were used to decontaminate commercial and industrial sites after the Fukushima Daiichi accident in Japan.
Today, Christina serves by gubernatorial appointment on the board for JCDREAM, the Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant Materials. JCDREAM was created to support collaborative academic and industry programs, securing supply chains for critical materials in the State of Washington.
She also serves as a board member of the Association of Washington Business Institute, as a fellow with the Unreasonable Group, and a mentor on IP strategy with the Founders Institute. She also is an Entrepreneur in Residence with Washington State University Tri-Cities and previously was a board member for the Science and Engineering Business Association and a commissioner on the Washington Economic Development Commission.
Christina earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Awards and Recognitions
- Named one of the World’s Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs by Fortune in 2015