Muia Materials

Innovating and Protecting the Grid for Future Generations


To deliver premium value products ethically and sustainably,
and that’s non-negotiable.

Our Mission

Bringing the best products to market through material science innovations that energize humanity.


The electrical grid of the United States,
stands fragmented and in a state of disrepair.


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  • Amidst the urgent need for clean energy driven by climate change, traditional copper and aluminum wires are becoming a thing of the past.
  • Our vulnerability to solar storms and geomagnetic interference is a critical concern.
  • A staggering 30% of all electrical energy generated is lost within the Transmission and Distribution system, dissipating as heat.
  • Transmission lines that can transport more power safely with new and existing infrastructure is the solution, yet most circuits are 50 miles or less, which is costly and inefficient.
5 Billion

Unsustainable energy emissions

Collectively, the United States emitted 5 Billion metric tons of G+CO2 in 2022.
1.7 TW

Green energy backlog

The United States needs 1.7 terawatts of renewable and energy storage capacity to have a sustainable energy economy.
6,000 Miles

Gap in Capacity

Thousand of miles of new transmission lines are needed every year for a green grid. In 2022, only 10% of that capacity was put in-service.


We're a dedicated team Building Sustainable Energy technology to tackle
the world's most pressing challenges head-on.

Maurice K. Muia is from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. His childhood in the Virgin Islands shaped the trajectory of his life. Experiencing brownouts was a common occurrence, couple this with the aftermath of a hurricane, and you see an electrical grid that needs resilience.

He is a natural leader in the creation a green grid that reduces the need for fossil fuels, adopts hardened materials and equipment, and is affordable for all customers. This is an electrical grid ready for climate change and one that does not interrupt our daily lives, but helps humanity thrive.

Prior to founding Muia Materials, Maurice spent a decade as a power systems engineer for electric utilities and renewable energy engineering companies in the continental United States and the Caribbean region. As an electrical engineer with materials science experience, he engineered some of the most complex electrical systems for transmission renewable energy facilities and substations. His natural attention to detail delivered NERC CIP facilities for the Bulk Electric System on time with improved electric service for millions of customers across the country.

Maurice’s understanding of climate and infrastructure policies has made him a highly sought after expert in the burgeoning green grid sector. He has been featured in USA Today, St. Louis Post Dispatch, tED, and Bloomberg. Maurice has advised major electric vehicle manufacturers, power grid equipment suppliers, and energy providers, on accelerating to a sustainable energy future.

Maurice Muia

Founder & CEO

Deji Akinwande is a professor and holds the TCockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering #8 at The University of Texas at Austin Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2009, where he conducted research on the material science, device physics, and circuit applications of carbon nanotubes and graphene.

His Master’s research in Applied Physics at Case Western Reserve University pioneered the design and development of near-field microwave probe tips for nondestructive imaging and studies of materials. His research focuses on 2D materials and nanotechnology, pioneering device innovations from lab towards applications.

Prof. Akinwande was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2021, and he was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2017. He has been honored with the 2018 Fulbright Specialist Award, 2017 Bessel- Humboldt Research Award, the U.S Presidential PECASE award by President Obama, the inaugural Gordon Moore Inventor Fellow award, the inaugural IEEE Nano Geim and Novoselov Graphene Prize, the IEEE “Early Career Award” in Nanotechnology, the NSF CAREER award, several DoD Young Investigator awards, the 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, and was a past recipient of fellowships from the Kilby/TI, Ford Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and Stanford DARE Initiative.

Dr. Deji Akiwande

Chief Technology Advisor

I love transforming rough ideas, dense drafts, and complex information into accessible, compelling copy and designs. While working as a developmental editor at Elsevier, I made complicated medical language understandable. As marketing coordinator at the Center for Sustainability at Saint Louis University, I promoted innovative graduate programs to potential students.

As an editor at the Center for Social Development at WashU, I helped researchers translate their results for reports, policy briefs, working papers, and presentations. Now, I tell stories about WashU and our students. I help alumni understand the importance of investing in the next generation and ensure donors see the impact of their philanthropy. I've developed and implemented communications and marketing plans; managed complex print and digital projects from proposal to publication; written and edited content for print and online consumption; maintained and analyzed an online presence; coordinated and assessed the efficacy of social media; and designed digital and print marketing collateral.

Tiffany Trautwein

Chief Communications Advisor

2-D Nanomaterials
Energy Delivery


Green Operations. No Compromises.


We're Building the Green Grid
for the Industry 4.0 era.

  • Muia harnesses the power of environmental carbon and cutting-edge nanomaterials.
  • Our innovative additive manufacturing techniques are tailored for robust energy solutions that drive a sustainable future.
  • We aim to drive responsible cost reductions in energy delivery and increase conductivity on an unprecedented scale.


  • Electromagnetic Interference Shielding
    Fortify your systems against electromagnetic interference with our cutting-edge shielding solutions.
  • Minimal Resistance, Maximum Efficiency
    Experience conductivity like never before – our materials outperform both aluminum and copper, ensuring energy flows seamlessly.
  • Unyielding Against the Elements
    From extreme weather to fire hazards, our products remain resilient, guaranteeing uninterrupted operation in the harshest conditions.

Key Elements

Key Metals and Minerals. Fueling Our Innovations.

  • We harness underutilized sources of environmental carbon, turning them into the backbone of our electrical carbon products.
  • We convert a diverse range of elements, from earth metals to transition metals and non-metals, into valuable assets that power sustainable energy solutions.
  • Our mission is to produce premium electrical composites through ethical additive manufacturing, setting a new standard for the industry.
Carbon (C)

Carbon is a fundamental element of life, forming organic compounds and playing a vital role in energy storage, chemical diversity, and safe energy delivery. It is a key component in diamonds, graphite, and carbon nanotubes.

Magnesium (Mg)

Magnesium is a lightweight metal that is commonly used in aerospace, automotive, and energy-intensive industries. It is vital for biological processes in the human body.

Aluminum (Al)

Aluminum is a lightweight and corrosion-resistant metal that is widely used in construction, airplanes, and the electrical grid. It is the second most abundant metal in Earth's crust.

Silicon (Si)

Silicon is an essential element in electronics and forms the foundation of semiconductors. It is extremely abundant in Earth's crust and is used in conductors, ceramics, and solar panels.

Titanium (Ti)

Titanium is a strong, lightweight metal used in aerospace, medical implants, and additive manufacturing. It is also resistant to corrosion and is utilized in the development of 2D materials.

Molybdenum (Mo)

Molybdenum is a transition metal with a high melting point and electrical conductivity. It is used in steel alloys and 2D materials for strength and heat resistance. Additionally, it plays a vital role in enzyme function.

Copper (Cu)

Copper is an excellent conductor of electricity, making it a preferred choice for electrical wiring and electronics. It is also an essential trace element in the human diet.

Carbon Credits

Carbon Management is our paramount commitment.

Africa's equatorial region stands as Earth's vital lung, the second-largest carbon reservoir known to humanity. This natural wonder, comprising mangroves, peatlands, and grasslands, annually stores gigatons of CO2.

Kenya takes center stage in the African Carbon Credit market, with estimates projecting a market value of $2 billion by 2030.

Our mission? We're cutting the carbon footprint of the electrical grid through the carbon credits we generate from reducing system-wide losses. Our innovative carbon management approach isn't just environmentally sound; it's financially astute, delivering superior benefits and profitability compared to conventional practices, both in mature and emerging markets worldwide.


Our partners share our vision to build
a green grid for a sustainable energy future.


“A compelling investment opportunity…great promise for job creation and environmental sustainability”
-Argonne National Laboratory

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