Scientists, philosophers, and artists have been captivated by fluid flow for hundreds of years.  But PAX Scientific CEO Jay Harman is the first person to isolate the geometries that underlie natural flow and adapt those geometries to technology by asking the question, “If fluids always tend to follow a particular path, is there a way to design equipment that takes advantage of this fact?”

The answer to Harman's question is the Streamlining Principle. This approach translates nature's flow efficiencies into streamlined design geometries. PAX can then employ these geometries to significantly improve the performance, output, and energy usage of a wide range of technology. This conscious emulation of natural solutions, dubbed biomimicry by author Janine Benyus, gives PAX a distinct commercial advantage.

Harman first applied the Streamlining Principle to nautical design, producing the award-winning Goggleboat and WildThing series of watercraft. In 1997, PAX Scientific was founded to bring the exceptional efficiencies of natural flow to fluid-handling technology, such as fans, mixers, pumps, turbines, heat exchangers, ducts, propellers, and other applications.

Our Mission

Founded in 1997, PAX Scientific's mission is to translate nature's efficiencies into innovative technology applications. We envision a world in which the PAX Streamlining Principle provides benefits to every pertinent industry by developing tools that use less energy and materials while simultaneously offering greater productivity and control.

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