About Gross-Wen TechnologiesGross-Wen Technologies exists to help municipalities and industrial clients sustainably treat water in more effective and affordable ways! Our technology was developed at Iowa State University, and from there, we’ve grown into a trusted source for environmentally friendly wastewater processing.
Sustainable and Effective Water TreatmentSince our company’s conception, our mission has been simple: to provide algae-based water treatment that is sustainable, effective, reliable and affordable. We’ve reinvented the way nutrient pollutants are viewed through our process of extracting nutrients from wastewater with algae then recycling those nutrients through a fertilizer or bioplastic product.
Meet Our TeamGross-Wen Technologies was founded by Dr. Martin Gross and Dr. Zhiyou Wen in 2014. Since then, we have invited other talented professionals to join our leadership team and help our company continue to grow. Learn more about how our team and our technology has advanced over the years by checking out our company timeline.
Dr. Martin GrossFounder, President
Expert in algal wastewater treatment technologies
Dr. Zhiyou WenFounder, CTO
Expert in development of algal cultivation technologies
David Furbush, MBAVice President
Expert in project management and financial services
David Takes, JDBoard Member and Advisor
President and CEO of Doerfer Companies
Doerfer is GWT’s manufacturing partner for the RAB technology
Patrick Ball, MBAVice President of Operations
Expert in wastewater treatment with a Grade 4 Operator License. Former Utilities Director for the City of Cedar Rapids