About Us

Cerion is a leader in the science of designing, scaling and manufacturing metal, metal oxide and ceramic nanomaterials for companies developing products or systems.

The cost of developing in-house advanced expertise in nanomaterials is prohibitively expensive and time intensive, resulting in a significant barrier to entry for companies considering its adoption.  Cerion provides companies with access to this expertise through all phases of their product lifecycle including applied research, development, scale-up, commercialization and manufacturing. This allows companies to remain focused on what they do best – advancing the development and delivery of their product, while Cerion stays focused on providing the custom designed nanomaterials necessary to create new product performance, get to market quickly and cost-effectively.

Cerion’s position in the market is enabled by three strategic competitive advantages: deep and demonstrated capability in a) precision design and customization of both nanoparticle size and technical attributes, b) robust processes to scale materials from prototype to low and high-volume production rates, and c) industry-leading, cost-effective manufacturing systems and production capacities.

Our History

Cerion was founded in 2007, but our history goes much farther back than that – beginning with precipitation-based manufacturing processes developed over 50 years at Eastman Kodak for the creation of materials used in photographic film emulsions.

Building on the work of Kodak, Cerion invested in research, development and engineering expertise to bring this competency far beyond the previous state of the art.  These investments allow for nanomaterials to be built from the ground-up through highly controlled chemical reactions and process conditions. The result is precise control over the size and technical attributes of the nanomaterial, ensuring an exact fit to a customer’s material specifications – not just in the lab – but at manufacturing scale.

However, our work didn’t stop there.  Cerion has continued to invest and innovate, extending the breadth of our capability by applying our core principals of precision design, robust scale-up and high-volume production to other manufacturing processes – including thermal reduction techniques. Since each method has relative advantages and disadvantages, this allows us to provide our customers with nanomaterials made by the right approach, that will yield the best technical and economic outcomes.

Due to our unique and differentiated capability, today we are the largest company in the United States for custom design, scale up and manufacturing of inorganic nanomaterials and serve as a trusted supplier to companies in more than 40 industries around the globe.

Frost and Sullivan 2022 Best Practices Award

Winner of the Frost & Sullivan 2022 Best Practices Award

Frost & Sullivan’s Technology Innovation Leadership Award recognizes the company that has introduced
the best underlying technology for achieving remarkable product and customer success while driving future business value.

Core Values


We take pride in our work. We are focused on having the highest standards of quality and an ongoing commitment to learning and continuous improvement.

Customer Focused

We go above and beyond for our customers working with a spirit of collaboration, listening to responsiveness. We aim to provide unparalleled customer satisfaction and be easy to work with.

Results Orientation

Our customer relationships are built on honesty, transparency and collaborative goal setting. We strive to create innovative and cost-effective solutions that yield tangible results aligned with the customer’s technical, economic and business goals.

Risk Taking

We’re willing to push boundaries to deliver solutions that meet and exceed our customer’s requirements. We embrace a growth mindset in everything we do – encouraging and rewarding informed risk taking to help you reach your goals.


We pride ourselves on our uncompromising integrity and professionalism, both with our customers and with each other. Confidentiality, safety, and an attention to detail in everything we do is engrained in our culture.

Whether you have proof of concept or need to establish proof of concept, we can help at any development stage!