Anthony Mulligan

Founder and CEO, Hydronalix, Inc.

Anthony Mulligan is a founder and CEO Hydronalix, Inc, based in Sahuarita, AZ, which is a developer of small autonomous unmanned surface vehicles and related power generation and sensor packages for maritime applications.  Hydronalix is known Internationally for its EMILY Motorized Rescue Buoy for swift water rescue, andtsunami response.  Hydronalix is a 2015 Tibbett’s Awardee. In January 2016 Hydronalix teamed with Texas A&M University Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue to successfully deploy EMILY systems to Greece to assist with the Syrian Ocean Drowning crisis while migrating across the Aegean Sea from Turkey to the Island of Lesvos.

Previously, Mr. Mulligan was a founder in 1989 and CEO of Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc (ACR), until its acquisition by BAE Systems in 2009. ACR started with a single $50,000 SBIR phase I program and grossed over $135 million until its acquisition.  In 2011 ACR was inducted into the SBA’s SBIR Hall of Fame. Mr. Mulligan has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

His latest project, EMILY was selected as Grand Award Invention of the Year (for Security Category) by Popular Science for 2010, and selected as #7 of “The 50 Best Inventions of 2010” by Time magazine. In 2012 Scientific American Magazine listed EMILY as one of 7 Additional Compelling Breakthroughs that are poised to change the world. EMILY was nominated by the Canadian Safe Boating Council for the “2012 CASBA Maritime Industry Award”.