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Advanced metallurgy research and manufacturing center SANOVA LLC is a leader in development and deployment of custom proprietary highly efficient and cost-effective thermo-chemical processing and heat treatment technologies for performance enhancement of various metals and alloys.


Address: 23-23 Borden Ave., Ste. 232, Long Island City, New York, 11101


Development and commercialization of our new and existing innovative metal processing technologies enabling significant improvement in performance, longevity, reliability and cost-effectiveness of critical materials and components in various applications and industries.


  • Seek and establish strategic technology partnerships with leaders of key markets/industries (see Target Markets)
  • License or sell new custom technologies to strategic customers
  • Perform effective and inexpensive component processing for strategic customers

Dr. Saveliy M. Gugel

Dr. Saveliy M. Gugel

Founding Partner

EDUCATION: Ph.D., Physical Metallurgy and Heat Processing, Rostov Academy of Machine Building Technology, Russia, 1965; Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, St. Petersburg State Railway University, Russia, 1962.

EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: A world renowned expert in the field of materials science and engineering, with emphasis on heat and thermo-chemical processing, friction, corrosion and wear of materials and components, increasing of reliability and longevity of machines, equipment and tooling, Dr. Gugel co-invented SANOVA's treatment technologies and concepts.

His extensive theoretical and experimental research and development in these fields resulted in significant innovations and were applied in such fields as atomic, boiler and diesel power stations, diesel and electrical locomotives, cars and trucks, farm equipment, metal working machines, gas turbines, diesel and carburetor engines, and many others. Dr. Gugel held a variety of leadership positions in well-known research institutions of the former Soviet Union. In the US since 1992, he served as a Research Professor at New York Polytechnic University (1993 - 1998). In 1996 he formed the Research and Manufacturing Center Sanova Polytech, Inc., which he integrated into SANOVA LLC in 2005 together with Gene Ostrovsky. Dr. Gugel authored 16 patents and more than 250 books and papers in the field of materials science and engineering.

Gene Ostrovsky

President, Founding Partner

EDUCATION: M.S. Computer Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 1986, B.S. Electrical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 1982.

EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Gene possesses extensive executive management experience in operations and marketing/sales, as well as strong technical, engineering and computer backgrounds. Gene held senior executive positions in such companies as IBM, Price Waterhouse, LA Gear and Warnaco and possesses a record of significant accomplishments as an entrepreneur, having started and led a number of successful start-ups. Gene defines strategic direction for the company, leads Operational, M&S and Business Development activities at SANOVA and plans technical project fulfillment together with Dr. Azimov. Gene co-authored several technical papers with Dr. Gugel at SANOVA.

Gene Ostrovsky


Arif (Alex) Azimov

Chief Scientist

EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Alex is one of the world's top chemical-metallurgy scientists. Originally form Azerbaijan, Alex brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of thermochemical processing of metals and alloys.