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Research and Development

Total Power’s Research and Development continues to be directed by Dr. Marcos Dantus, the inventor and developer of the company’s unique and proprietary product: TPx. His discoveries are used today to treat fuel combustion inefficiency, reduce suspended matter, reduce nitrogen oxide, treat vanadium, mitigate abrasivity in low sulfur fuels, disperse water in fuel, and eliminate corrosion and sludge build-up. To date, only TPx HDNTek uses true nanotechnology to treat corrosive metals in heavy fuel oil.

Dr. Dantus was born in Mexico and earned his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from Brandeis University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1985. He received his doctorate in chemistry from Cal Tech in 1991. His work focused on the development of Femtosecond Transition State Spectroscopy. His postdoctoral work involved the development of Ultrafast Electron Diffraction. His research interests include the development of photonic reagents for probing and sensing; control of nonlinear laser-matter interactions; and biomedical imaging

Dr. Dantus has received many honors and awards throughout his career. In 1992, he was honored by the American Chemical Society with the Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry. Dantus has more than 185 publications, 43 invention disclosures and 17 issued (10 pending) patents.

Additional awards include:

  • Phi Beta Kappa at Brandeis University

  • Melvin M. Snider Prize in Chemistry

  • Earl C. Anthony Fellowship at California Institute of Technology

  • Herbert Newby McCoy Award (for best Ph.D. Thesis in Chemistry

  • Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize (for the most significant Ph.D. thesis in the institute)

  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award in 1993

  • General Electric Foundation Faculty Award in 1994

  • Beckman Young Investigator Award, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, in 1995

  • Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering sponsored by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in 1995

  • Eli Lilly Teaching Fellowship, Michigan State University, 1996

  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 1998

  • Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award in 1998


Dantus was the 2010 president of the OSA chapter in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and currently serves on the board of advisers for Chemical Physics Letters and on the editorial board of the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. He is a professor of chemistry, physics and astronomy at Michigan State University, where he has received the Distinguished Faculty Award and was named Innovator of the Year in 2013.