About Us

Welcome to Minerva Lithium

Minerva Lithium is a university spinout company based on licensed technology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro, NC. The first innovative product is a clean energy technology that utilizes a proprietary Nano Mosaic membrane filter system for critical materials extraction from non-traditional water resources.

Areas of Interest

  • Selective lithium extraction from brine resources
  • Production of highly pure lithium carbonate and lithium chloride
  • Production of lithium battery components
  • Water purification, heavy metal extraction, and remediation



Lithium Extraction, Recovery & Conversion


Nano Mosaic membranes & sorbents for water treatment


Lithium ion battery components


Why Lithium ?
Lithium is irreplaceable and offers highest electrochemical potential and largest energy density when compared to other metals. The lithium ion batteries charge faster, last longer and have higher voltage prolonging the battery’s life. Lithium is also used to treat medical conditions such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.

Our Team

Sheeba Dawood

Chief Executive officer/ Co-Founder

Hemali Rathnayake

CO-Founder & Member

Jan Davis

Board of Advisor