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A focused team of chemists, engineers, and business professionals located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Founded on the principle that sampling and analysis should be simple, our goal is to develop inexpensive and accurate environmental and biological tests that can be used by everyone. Our products shed light on pollutant exposure in air, water, soil, and food; making people and communities safer, and businesses more successful.

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   CHARLES HENRY    FOUNDER

Analytical Chemist, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical & Biological Engineering at Colorado State University.

PhD from University of Arkansas.

Dr. Henrys academic research has been focused on environmental analysis, biosensor development, microfluidics, and analytical chemistry. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in these areas. Chuck also has many years of experience with startup companies centered around novel analytical devices.


   JOHN VOLCKENS    FOUNDER

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Center for Energy Development and Health at Colorado State University.

Holds affiliate appointments in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences and within the School of Public Health, the School of Biomedical Engineering, and the CSU Energy Institute.

M.S./Ph.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, respectively.

Postdoctoral position at the U.S. EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Pioneer of several new sensor technologies- resulting in three recent patents.

Published over 70 manuscripts related to exposure science, aerosol technology, and air pollution-related disease.

Research interests involve air quality, low-cost sensors, aerosol technology, and air pollution-related disease. He is a founding member of the CSU Partnership for Air Quality, Climate, and Health (an organization that seeks to develop practical, science-vetted solutions to intertwined problems of air quality, climate, and health that we face as a society.

Recipient of the 'Best Paper' award from the American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal (1999) and the Journal of Indoor Air (2013).


   DAN MILLER-LIONBERG    FOUNDER  DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

DAN MILLER-LIONBERG

FOUNDER

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.

Extensive background in a wide range of applied engineering.

Inventor on 13 patents.

Author on multiple academic manuscripts.

Dan uses his engineering expertise to design and prototype analytical tools in the fields of environmental, water, and food analysis.


   MARK SCHLEIGER    CHEIF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

MARK SCHLEIGER

CHEIF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

M.S. in Business Management from Colorado State University.

Completed Labcorps, LEAN Start-up and LEAN launch pad programs.

30 years of experience in business operations, product development, marketing, manufacturing channel development, and service/support in technology and service based companies.

Successfully helped mentor, launch and develop dozens of start-ups over the past 15 years.

Mark excels in keeping things simple an driving focus on key issues.


   TOM REILLY    CHEIF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

TOM REILLY

CHEIF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Colorado State University.

PI on recently awarded USDA-NIFA Phase II SBIR project, conceived at Colorado State University with Charles Henrys’ research group – aims to develop a low-cost testing platform for foodborne bacterial pathogens.

Currently advancing the National Science Foundation Phase II to develop low-cost tests for quantitative metal determination in water – also conceived at Colorado State University with Charles Henrys’ research group.

Tom has additional roles at the company related to partnerships and business development.

Analytical chemistry, and postdoctoral work at the National Renewable Energy Lab

Tom also has training through the Kaufman FastTrac program.


   JOSEPHINE HOFFSTETTER    RESEARCH DIRECTOR

JOSEPHINE HOFFSTETTER

RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin.

Josephine has a strong background in developing highly sensitive point-of-need chemical and biological sensors that maintain the simplicity that’s necessary for such devices. She has three patents and multiple publications, all directly related to point-of-need diagnostics.

PhD funded by NASA for low-cost paper-based sensors on-board spacecraft.

Josephine does grant writing and grant management for AST and is also a PI on multiple projects


   JOHN WYDALLIS    R&D SCIENTIST

JOHN WYDALLIS

R&D SCIENTIST

Ph.D. in Chemistry from Colorado State University.

His graduate work was on designing a microfluidic and CMOS microchip platform that could image chemical reactions with high spatial and temporal resolution.

Extensive background in microfluidics and miniaturization of analytical systems.

Rapid prototyping skills include 3D printing (extrusion and stereolithography), laser cutting and engraving, hot embossing, and lithography.

Passionate about product development and has been directly involved in many research and development projects.

At Access Sensor Technologies, John has been focused on developing new, commercially available, low-cost, easy to use, diagnostic tools.

 


   KAI FULLER    R&D CHEMIST

KAI FULLER

R&D CHEMIST

B.S. in Chemistry from Colorado State University in 2017.

During his undergraduate work, he performed research that focused on synthetic organic chemistry.

Kai’s main role at the company is advancing the development and manufacturing of the On-Target detection technology.


  CHLOE BEARDSLEY   CHEMIST INTERN

CHLOE BEARDSLEY

CHEMIST INTERN

B.S. in Chemistry from Colorado State University (graduating class of 2020).

Working as an intern at AST and performing academic research with the Henry group at CSU.

Her work is focused on the developmentof paper-based analytical devices used for environmental analysis and other field deployable analytical tools.

After earning her degree, she plans to share her passion for chemistry through teaching.


   GABE NEYMARK    ENGINEER

GABE NEYMARK

ENGINEER

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.

Throughout his undergraduate career Gabe has worked with Engineers Without Borders to establish a potable water distribution system in La Criba, El Salvador.

He began working with Access Sensor Technologies in 2017.

At Access Sensors, Gabe works on projects to develop new technology for water and soil quality analysis.


   MOLLIE PHILLIPS    ENGINEER

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Colorado State University.

Experience in designing and building prototypes as well as large scale manufacturing.

Mollie is advancing the manufacturing techniques for current Access Sensor products as well as assisting in the research and development of new products.


   JAKE JENSMA    ENGINEERING INTERN

JAKE JENSMA

ENGINEERING INTERN

B.S. in Chemical Engineer at Montana State University (graduating class 2019).

Colorado native.

At Access Sensors Technologies, Jake is developing an image analysis app that reads On-Target cards.

Jake enjoys programming and outdoor activities.


  WALT GRADY   MARKETING

WALT GRADY

MARKETING

M.S. in Marketing from Pepperdine University’s Business School.

25 years’ experience leading customer facing change as a program and project manager.

His marketing and business development background includes extensive experience leading cross-functional and project teams in both business and government that were focused on alignment with customer needs.

Walt's main focus is on embedding customer needs into product and processes.


  MIKAELA ZINN   MARKETING INTERN

MIKAELA ZINN

MARKETING INTERN

B.S. in Economics with a minor in Business from Colorado State University (graduating class 2019).

Helping Access Sensor Technologies put a foot in all customer segments while enhancing marketing and sales capabilities along with helping create new company content.


   DANI HATTON    MARKETING INTERN

DANI HATTON

MARKETING INTERN

B.S. Business Admin - double concentration in Management and Marketing from Colorado State University (graduating class 2019).

Helping Access Sensor Technologies enhance CRM capabilities, expand companies connections, while gaining more marketing skills and knowledge.


Please direct questions regarding employment opportunities to hr@accsensors.com.

  • Access Sensor Technologies is always looking for qualified, motivated, creative individuals as we continue to build our company. We are interested in people who are skilled in one or more of the following: chemistry, biochemistry, physics, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, sales, business, and marketing. We would love to hear from you if you think that you would be a good fit with our team!