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Permittivity combines a licensed NASA technology with a team of seasoned experts to provide a novel and disruptive leak detection system for industrial containment solutions. Permittivity was born in 2019 when our team won first place at the Rockets and Rigs Technology Hack-a-Thon and continues to work closely with oil and gas industry leaders. Current leak detection methods have proven inadequate, resulting in spills that continually and irreparably contaminate groundwater supplies. Permittivity's technology prevents further negative impact on the environment, and save our customers billions of dollars by providing unmatched remote industrial monitoring. 


We are a team of experienced technologists, entrepreneurs and energy sector veterans using our collective expertise to build tools that enable our customers to connect with the right knowledge faster. Our team is focused on leading the energy industry into the future with innovative technology. 



Louis Dartez

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Louis is a highly driven entrepreneur who has participated in various academic, entrepreneurial, and non-profit organizations in a leading or advisory capacity. He currently holds a masters degree in physics from UTRGV and plans to finish his doctoral program in physics in 2020. Louis works on developing Permittivity’s proprietary software system used for sensor data interpretation.


Keeisi Caballero

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Keeisi obtained her bachelor’s degree of Science in Physics at UTRGV. She continued to pursue an MBA and is currently working on her M.S Physics degree. Throughout her academic career Keeisi has been part of internships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Houston Technology Center, one of the top ten business accelerators in the United States. Keeisi is responsible for market analysis and business development.


Brent Cole

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Brent is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in physics. He is currently finishing his Master of Science in physics at UTRGV working on radio frequency instrumentation development and is the lead technician at the STARGATE laboratory. Brent specializes in the design, supervision, and improvement of technology geared towards a specific product or device. He is responsible for developing and testing the commercial sensor hardware for Permittivity.


Fredrick Jenet

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Dr. Fredrick Jenet is an experienced entrepreneur, visionary researcher, and innovative educator, having founded several initiatives in Texas that are fostering the development of a state and national ecosystem for space exploration and commercialization. Dr. Jenet founded Rockets and Rigs, an industry, government and academic collaboration working to solve common problems and challenges in both the space development and energy sectors. Most recently, he co- founded NewSpace Capital with the goal of helping commercial space startup companies succeed in this new era of space development. He holds an undergraduate degree in physics from MIT and a doctoral degree in astrophysics from Caltech.

Advisory Board

Permittivity’s advisory board consists of a team of owners/founders with extensive experience managing programs and projects.


David Reid

David is the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for NOV. David joined NOV International in 1992 in the service & repair shop and has held a range of roles, leading in business and technology. David has been a core inventor and pioneer of new business models, modern drilling equipment, drilling automation and oilfield digitization, he is a renowned speaker globally on change, leadership, and innovation.


Permittivity functions based on a collaborative model through strategic alliances with Expanding Frontiers and NASA.

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Expanding Frontiers (ExF) is a non-profit company dedicated to building the commercial space ecosystem that offers tools necessary for startups to grow such as use of address, high speed internet access, shared workspace, semi-private office space, use of conference room, office supplies, testing and prototyping equipment with the added value of mentorship from a wide range of professionals specialized in the space, and oil and gas industries. 


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Permittivity Selected as Start Up Texas Finalist

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The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation (BCIC) announced the finalists for their inaugural StartUp Texas Pitch Summit today, taking place on Wednesday, July 8th 2020 at the Brownsville Performing Arts Academy. The seed fund program is part of BCIC’s ongoing efforts to cultivate a culture and ecosystem of entrepreneurship in Brownsville and the greater Rio Grande Valley. The StartUp Texas Pitch Summit is a competition where finalists present their businesses to a prestigious judging panel of industry leaders, corporate, angel, and venture investors who provide feedback and select the winners who will earn a share of $100,000 as seed funding for their ventures. 




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