The technology is based upon ten years of research at Oregon State University in the Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry Core Facility. We are based in Corvallis, Oregon.
Valery Voinov Ph.D is a physicist with 35 years of experience in mass spectrometry and is the inventor of the ECD technology. A distinguishing feature of his work is the unconventional and practical approaches he often takes for solving these problems. He has many years of experience modifying commercially available instruments to meet the needs of a specific problem. He has a superb theoretical background and a wide experience in organic mass spectrometry but also has unique instrumental skills.
Yury Vasilev Ph.D is a physicist whose expertise spans mass spectrometry and photoelectron spectroscopy. He has many years experience in the design and construction of electron guns with small energy spreads (also known as electron monochromators). He applies quantum chemical calculations and statistical approaches to understand precisely how electron energies affect ion fragmentation pathways.
Joe Beckman Ph.D is a University Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University who has used mass spectrometry for two decades to probe the causes of ALS. He has collaborated with Dr. Voinov for nine years and is a co-inventor of the technology. He has extensive experience directing large multi-investigator programs and retired from the US Army as a Captain.
Nathan Lopez is our technical wizard building the components needed for the mass spectrometer.
Jules Moritz has worked in research and development for over 20 years. Graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University (OSU) I began with physical modeling at OSU and then transitioned to thermal ink jet micro-fluidic design using computational fluid dynamics as well as experimental methods as an engineer at Hewlett Packard. Returned to OSU as faculty research assistant for OSU’s College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences where I designed and maintained oceanographic equipment. Joined MEI, Llc as mechanical engineer, in their R&D department, and working on designing semiconductor wet processing equipment.
I recently became the design lead at e-MSion.
Mike Brown has served in various executive management roles for numerous global corporations (HP, Compaq and W.L. Gore & Associates) all in new business creation. Mike’s 34 years of practical experience in leadership, business management, marketing development, and sales has led to him successfully launching and developing over 19 new businesses. Mike’s global understanding of the business marketplace is one of the key ingredients to his success.
Mike was the past VP of Sales and Marketing for ZAPS Technologies, Inc., past CEO of Pajaggle, and the President of BTCG, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in new business development.
Mike holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware specializing in advanced aerodynamics (which he’s never used!). A student of business Mike completed graduate courses in business strategy, business management, competitive analysis, and marketing from Wharton and Harvard. Mike is a holder of several patents and an advisory board member for three emerging high-tech firms.
Doug Barofsky Ph.D is a Professor-Emeritus of Chemistry and was co director of the Mass Spectrometry Core Facility at Oregon State University. Professor Barofsky is best known for his work in field ionization and field desorption mass spectrometry in the 1970s, in liquid ion emission and its application to secondary ion mass spectrometry in the 1980s, and in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization in the 1990s and 2000s. In the 1990s, he conceived and developed a practicable tandem time-of-flight (TOF/TOF) mass spectrometer, an invention for which he and three of his associates hold one of the patents (there are two). He is currently focused on studies that entail electron capture ionization in time-of-flight mass spectrometry and electron capture dissociation of peptides and proteins; microbial proteomics, and environmental analysis of nanoparticles.