10 years ago Dr. Alexey Peshkovsky quit his job in medical physics and joined his father, Dr. Sergei Peshkovsky, in founding Industrial Sonomechanics, LLC (ISM). This year, with hundreds of clients all around the world, a number of partnerships and long-term R&D contracts, as well as a double-digit billion-dollar market to pursue in several industries, we were happy to celebrate our first double-digit anniversary!
Thank you for helping us get here! We could not have done it without your interest, open-mindedness and support.
Some of our history
ISM was formed in New York, NY in 2006, after the invention of the Barbell Horn: a device that permits scaling up ultrasonic processors without sacrificing the vibration amplitudes and cavitation intensities they are able to generate (patent filed the same year, granted in 2007). The Barbell Horn design principles were developed by the company’s co-founder, Dr. Sergei Peshkovsky, during several decades of R&D in Russia.
Soon after its formation, ISM executed a technology transfer agreement with SulphCo, Inc. (Houston, TX, USA) in the area of ultrasonic upgrading of crude oil.
Our second PCT (international) patent was filed in 2007 (granted in the U.S. in 2014), followed by another IP license deal with Märkisches Werk (Halver, Germany), covering multiple application areas.
During the rest of its first decade, ISM further cemented its technology and created a successful line of products & services, serving a wide range of applications. We have also remained active in the area of academic research, which is reflected in a number of peer-reviewed publications, blog posts, e-book, conference presentations and books. Each year, ISM increases its application scope, product line, customer base, revenue, and geographic diversity of its customers.
Dr. Alexey Peshkovsky is a co-founder and President of ISM. He received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Columbia University. Dr. A. Peshkovsky is the author of over 40 scientific papers, patents, presentations and books.
Dr. Sergei Peshkovsky was a co-founder of ISM. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Moscow Institute of Chemical Engineering in Power Ultrasonics. Dr. S. Peshkovsky was a prominent scientist in the field of ultrasound theory and engineering, in which he patented more than 20 discoveries and inventions, written over 50 publications and published several books.
Mr. Jeffrey Meyer joined ISM in 2009 as a general partner and Commercial Director. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Bowling Green State University and an M.B.A. in Marketing and International Business from Wright State University. Mr. Meyer has over 30 years of experience in global supply chain operations, marketing, and business development.
What is ISM today?
Today ISM is a leading R&D, equipment design and process consulting firm, specializing in high-intensity ultrasonic technology for liquid treatment. Our mission is to help businesses optimize their ultrasound-assisted processes and implement them in commercial-scale production. The company brings together substantial expertise in ultrasonic engineering and liquid processing. We are engaged in active research in multiple areas of ultrasonic technology application, including the production of nanoemulsions, nanocrystals and liposomes for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food, nutraceutical, printing ink, paint, coating, wood treatment, metalworking, nanocomposite and fuel industries, as well as waste water purification, plant oil extraction, production of biofuels, crude oil desulphurization, viscous liquid degassing, cell disruption, nano-scale dispersing, and many more.
What is coming next?
This year we are planning to substantially expand our operation. We have recently moved to a much larger facility and added several new members to our team. Our efforts are currently focused on optimizing our Barbell Horn Ultrasonic Technology for several especially promising areas of application, where dedicated ultrasonic processors will soon start becoming available.
We look forward to the next 10 years and promise to keep you posted!