We are a small group of passionate people, who see science and technology as providers of powerful solutions for humanitarian problems. We bring with expert knowledge in chemistry and physics, and specific expertise in Raman spectroscopy (the science and technology behind the device).
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Nathan Greeneltch, PhD – Principal founder of Enhanced Plasmonics, LLC and CEO and the primary inventor of “Nanostructured Plasmonic Substrates and Related Methods”, Provisional Patent Serial No. 61/718,891. He has published over a dozen papers in Physical & Analytical Science journals from around the world. Besides his academic work on DARPA-funded Raman sensing projects, he has worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and developed an attenuated total reflectance-infrared spectroscopy (ATR-IR) drug library that is still used by the lab today.
Richard P. Van Duyne, PhD – Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University – Founder of SERS field and pioneer of the modern growth of Raman spectroscopy over the past four decades. He has published over 250 papers and won numerous prestigious awards, as well as being inducted into the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Erik Thorelli, M.S. - Experienced in managing a research-oriented small business, as well as managing research groups. Mr. Thorelli has proficiency working on complex databases in public, private and academic settings, as well as numerous entrepreneurial projects. He brings with him a diverse set of experiences from North America, Europe and Asia, applicable to driving the team forward to project milestones, outreach and implementation.
Liu Liu, B.S. – Computer Scientist & Software Engineer, has experience as a principal software engineer and lead technical developer on projects utilizing smartphone technology and statistical algorithms on multiple platforms in a variety of programming languages.
Martin Blaber, PhD – Physicist and Computer scientist with experience in building machine-learning systems for DARPA projects, as well as expertise in SERS and Raman spectroscopy. He won Uniquest Australia’s 2008 Open Innovation Award for a maskless optical lithography concept and was recently awarded the International Institute for Nanotechnology’s Outstanding Researcher Award (2012). Currently an engineer at Seagate.
Jon Dieringer, PhD – 10 years of experience in Raman Spectroscopy and SERS, and associated instrumentation. Dr. Dieringer has designed and assembled optical systems from OEM and commercial sources for a variety of experimental configurations including: 2D Raman imaging, confocal and, hyperspectral global imaging. He also has experience with chemometrics and has written software systems for automatically calibrating and predicting responses from chemical sensors in real-time. Furthermore, he has knowledge in database systems and data management and is able to interface custom instrumentation data to existing data frameworks. Dr. Dieringer has co-authored 12 peer reviewed research articles, is a co-inventor on 6 pending patent applications and was co-principal investigator on an NSF research grant for instrumentation development. Currently the Head of the Electronics and Laser Systems Core Facility at Northwestern University.