Aqwest LLC is a science and technology innovations company that develops and commercializes cutting-edge solutions in photonics, thermal management and energy efficiency. Our objective is to make new generations of electronic, photonic, thermal, and energy systems vastly more compact, lightweight, and efficient than current designs.
We are a United States-based small business, in operation since 2008. We are not owned by a large corporate entity or a venture capital group. Our main, wholly-owned facility is nested in the beautiful Front Range foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, USA; about halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs, and 15 miles North of the US Air Force Academy.
We have a passion for innovation. Our current IP portfolio includes key patents issued (11) and pending (about 20), trade secrets, and know-how in photonics, thermal management, and energy efficiency areas.
The Aqwest team is composed of highly-experienced professionals with a passion for excellence who are experts within scientific, business, and legal fields. Our technical team includes senior scientists and engineers, many at PhD level, with a proven track record in innovation and superior expertise in physics, chemistry, fluid dynamics, electro-optics, heat transfer, and other relevant disciplines. Our external associates include distinguished university scholars.
Aqwest LLC was founded by John Vetrovec, an internationally recognized scientist with a rich history of innovation and commercialization of breakthrough technologies. His inventions have enabled hundreds of millions of new business revenues. John has been recognized as a versatile and prolific innovator/author with over 50 US patents issued or pending and over 70 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings. His prior appointments include Technical Fellowship at The Boeing Company (1988-2006), research project management at TRW Inc. (now Northrop-Grumman Space Technologies) (1978-1988), and technical leadership of projects at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) (1983-1988). John has a BA and MA in mathematics and an MS in Electrical Engineering / Plasma Physics; all from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). John is currently the president of Aqwest LLC.
Aqwest is dedicated to finding solutions to highly challenging technical problems of key importance to the Government, industry and the society. We work hard to bring the best in scientific innovation in fields of photonics, thermal management, and energy efficiency to commercial use.
We are committed to work with our employees and commercial partners to profitably provide high value solutions for our customers.
We’re a different kind of R&D company. We hire top talent as we hold ourselves accountable – to our customers and to each other. We form teams with our customers to ensure their success – delivering unique solutions that get the job done far better and more cost-effectively than ever thought possible.
Supported by energizing, fast-paced environment, our employees solve problems that affect millions of people every day! Our products and solutions are extraordinary examples of American ingenuity combined with roll-up-your-sleeves hard work and a steady focus on purpose.
If our motives align with yours, we’d love to have you join our team! We offer a very competitive compensation package including a 401k plan and work hard to recognize and reward the talents and dedication of each member of our team.
The physicist / engineer will support our laboratory work in the development of the next generation of laser systems for the US Government.
The physicist / engineer will support our COMSOL modeling and simulations of the next generation of systems for the US Government.
The physicist / engineer will support our mathematical modeling and simulations of the next generation of laser systems for the US Government.
Our technology portfolio grows rapidly. For future consideration, we are accepting resumes from qualified high-energy professionals with exceptional skills and track record in:
Preference will be given to holders of advanced degrees who excel in two more of the listed disciplines and have career interests that are aligned with Aqwest technology and business focus.
Resumes from “foreign persons” as defined in the United States 22 CFR 120.16 will not be considered.
Aqwest is accepting offers from qualified vendors to complement our existing supplier team and provide the following services:
Only US and Canada based vendors capable of prototyping and small-runs will be considered.
ITAR compliance may be required for selected services.
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