Access Sensor Technologies

Team

Meet the Access Sensor Technologies team!


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Meet Our Team


MARK SCHLEIGER   CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER  Mark has over 30 years of experience in business operations, product development, marketing, manufacturing channel development, and service/support in technology and service based application. Mark excels in keeping things simple and driving focus on key issues that matter to the business and customers. Mark gives back by mentoring both individuals and other start-ups over the past 15 years. Mark has an MS from Colorado State University Business Management.   M.S . in Business Management from Colorado State University.

MARK SCHLEIGER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mark has over 30 years of experience in business operations, product development, marketing, manufacturing channel development, and service/support in technology and service based application. Mark excels in keeping things simple and driving focus on key issues that matter to the business and customers. Mark gives back by mentoring both individuals and other start-ups over the past 15 years. Mark has an MS from Colorado State University Business Management.

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

TOM REILLY   CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER  Adept at the business and process of moving innovation from conception to commercialization. 8+ years experience building physical science based start-up companies. Experienced in non-dilutive funding through grants and contracts.     Ph.D.  in Analytical Chemistry from University of Colorado at Boulder.

TOM REILLY

CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

Adept at the business and process of moving innovation from conception to commercialization. 8+ years experience building physical science based start-up companies. Experienced in non-dilutive funding through grants and contracts.

Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from University of Colorado at Boulder.

JOSEPHINE HOFSTETTER    RESEARCH DIRECTOR   Josephine has a strong background in developing highly sensitive chemical and biological sensors that are simple enough for anyone to use. She has 4 patents and multiple publications, all directly related to point-of-need diagnostics and her PhD was funded by NASA for low-cost paper-based sensors on-board spacecraft. Josephine does grant writing and grant management for AST and is also PI on multiple projects.   Ph.D.  in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin.

JOSEPHINE HOFSTETTER

RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Josephine has a strong background in developing highly sensitive chemical and biological sensors that are simple enough for anyone to use. She has 4 patents and multiple publications, all directly related to point-of-need diagnostics and her PhD was funded by NASA for low-cost paper-based sensors on-board spacecraft. Josephine does grant writing and grant management for AST and is also PI on multiple projects.

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

CHARLES HENRY   FOUNDER  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.  Analytical Chemist, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical & Biological Engineering at Colorado State University.     Ph.D.  from University of Arkansas.

CHARLES HENRY

FOUNDER

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.

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

Ph.D. from University of Arkansas.

MOLLIE PHILLIPS   ENGINEER  Mollie is streamlining the manufacturing process for the UPAS and conducting testing to help development of new products. She enjoys interacting with customers helping them succeed and continues to gain knowledge of aerosol sciences. She has been involved in creating prototypes, panning and maintaining an aerosol sensor network, troubleshooting hardware and software systems, and strives to uphold high quality manufacturing standards.   B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Colorado State University.

MOLLIE PHILLIPS

ENGINEER

Mollie is streamlining the manufacturing process for the UPAS and conducting testing to help development of new products. She enjoys interacting with customers helping them succeed and continues to gain knowledge of aerosol sciences. She has been involved in creating prototypes, panning and maintaining an aerosol sensor network, troubleshooting hardware and software systems, and strives to uphold high quality manufacturing standards.

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

ANUP PATIL   ENGINEERING INTERN  Helping Access sensor technologies to develop the calibration desktop app for the UPAS (Ultrasonic Personal Air Sampler). I love to play sports like cricket and some outdoor activities that keeps me healthy   B.S.  in Electronica & TeleCommunication (University of Mumbai, India)  M.S . Degree Electrical and Computer (graduating class of December 2019)

ANUP PATIL

ENGINEERING INTERN

Helping Access sensor technologies to develop the calibration desktop app for the UPAS (Ultrasonic Personal Air Sampler). I love to play sports like cricket and some outdoor activities that keeps me healthy

B.S. in Electronica & TeleCommunication (University of Mumbai, India) M.S. Degree Electrical and Computer (graduating class of December 2019)

KAI FULLER   R&D CHEMIST  Since January of 2018, Kai has helped AST in the manufacturing of On-Target® water analysis devices. He continues to advance the On-Target® format to quantify more metals.  He has a research background in organic chemistry where he worked with isotopically labelling surfactant molecules for solid state NMR research.   B.S. in Chemistry from Colorado State University.

KAI FULLER

R&D CHEMIST

Since January of 2018, Kai has helped AST in the manufacturing of On-Target® water analysis devices. He continues to advance the On-Target® format to quantify more metals.

He has a research background in organic chemistry where he worked with isotopically labelling surfactant molecules for solid state NMR research.

B.S. in Chemistry from Colorado State University.

WALT GRADY   MARKETING  25 years’ experience leading customer focused change as a program and project manager. His business development background includes extensive experience leading cross-functional and project teams designing product and processes. The goal - improve profitability from increased customer satisfaction.     M.S. from Pepperdine University’s Business School.

WALT GRADY

MARKETING

25 years’ experience leading customer focused change as a program and project manager. His business development background includes extensive experience leading cross-functional and project teams designing product and processes. The goal - improve profitability from increased customer satisfaction.

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

JOHN VOLCKENS    FOUNDER   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.Research interests involve air quality, low-cost sensors, aerosol technology, and air pollution-related disease.  Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Center for Energy Development and Health at Colorado State University.   M.S./Ph.D . degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, respectively.

JOHN VOLCKENS

FOUNDER

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.Research interests involve air quality, low-cost sensors, aerosol technology, and air pollution-related disease.

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

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

GABE NEYMARK   ENGINEER   Since joining AST in 2017, Gabe has worked on several projects to develop new technology for water, soil, food, and airquality analysis. As an undergraduate Gabe worked with Engineers Without Borders to construct a potable water distribution system in La Criba, El Salvador. For his senior design project, Gabe designed and constructed an automated system to weigh air sampling filters for air quality research at Colorado State University.    B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.

GABE NEYMARK

ENGINEER

Since joining AST in 2017, Gabe has worked on several projects to develop new technology for water, soil, food, and airquality analysis. As an undergraduate Gabe worked with Engineers Without Borders to construct a potable water distribution system in La Criba, El Salvador. For his senior design project, Gabe designed and constructed an automated system to weigh air sampling filters for air quality research at Colorado State University.

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

JOHN WYDALLIS   R&D SCIENTIST   With over five years of scientific and diagnostic product development experience, John contributes to both the chemistry and engineering teams at Access Sensor Technologies. His strengths include assay development, microfluidics, prototyping, and generating creative solutions to difficult problems.      Ph.D. in Chemistry from Colorado State University.

JOHN WYDALLIS

R&D SCIENTIST

With over five years of scientific and diagnostic product development experience, John contributes to both the chemistry and engineering teams at Access Sensor Technologies. His strengths include assay development, microfluidics, prototyping, and generating creative solutions to difficult problems.

Ph.D. in Chemistry from Colorado State University.

NICK BRUNS   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING INTERN  Performs research for the Henry group at CSU as well as assisting the development of laboratory spaces and experiments for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CSU.Currently working at Access Sensors Technologies developing electrochemical devices for environmental analysis.   B.S . in Chemical and Biological Engineering and Chemistry from  Colorado State University  (graduating class of 2020).

NICK BRUNS

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING INTERN

Performs research for the Henry group at CSU as well as assisting the development of laboratory spaces and experiments for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CSU.Currently working at Access Sensors Technologies developing electrochemical devices for environmental analysis.

B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering and Chemistry from Colorado State University (graduating class of 2020).

TABITHA TALLENT   MARKETING INTERN  At Access Sensor Technologies Tabitha focuses on identifying market segments, customer needs, and how to best engage customers in the sales and support processes. Activities include business development, customer sales, show/event prep, and building customer loyalty through targeted customer activities.   B.S.  Business Administration- double concentration in Organization and Innovation Management and Human Resource Management from  Colorado State University  (graduating class of 2020)

TABITHA TALLENT

MARKETING INTERN

At Access Sensor Technologies Tabitha focuses on identifying market segments, customer needs, and how to best engage customers in the sales and support processes. Activities include business development, customer sales, show/event prep, and building customer loyalty through targeted customer activities.

B.S. Business Administration- double concentration in Organization and Innovation Management and Human Resource Management from Colorado State University (graduating class of 2020)

DAN MILLER-LIONBERG    DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING   Dan has an extensive background applying a wide range of engineering principles and tools to the development of groundbreaking environmental sampling and sensing technologies.  He is inventor on 13 utility patents and author on numerous scientific journal articles. Dan leads R&D Engineering efforts at AST.     M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.

DAN MILLER-LIONBERG

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

Dan has an extensive background applying a wide range of engineering principles and tools to the development of groundbreaking environmental sampling and sensing technologies.

He is inventor on 13 utility patents and author on numerous scientific journal articles. Dan leads R&D Engineering efforts at AST.

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

SAI GOWDAR   ENGINEERING INTERN  Has experience in product design and development.Areas of interest include embedded systems, sensor technology, medical diagnostic equipment and machine learning.At AST as an intern, he works on sensor research and integration.   B.S . double major of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering at  Colorado State University  (graduating class 2021)

SAI GOWDAR

ENGINEERING INTERN

Has experience in product design and development.Areas of interest include embedded systems, sensor technology, medical diagnostic equipment and machine learning.At AST as an intern, he works on sensor research and integration.

B.S. double major of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University (graduating class 2021)

CHLOE BEARDSLEY   CHEMIST  Experience in analytical chemistry research to develop paper-based devices for environmental applications. Since 2017, has helped AST to advance On-Target tests, as well as develop an education kit and soil testing procedure for use with the cards. Plans to share her passion for chemistry through teaching once she earns her degree.     M.S . in Chemistry from  Colorado State University  (graduating class 2021)

CHLOE BEARDSLEY

CHEMIST

Experience in analytical chemistry research to develop paper-based devices for environmental applications. Since 2017, has helped AST to advance On-Target tests, as well as develop an education kit and soil testing procedure for use with the cards. Plans to share her passion for chemistry through teaching once she earns her degree.

M.S. in Chemistry from Colorado State University (graduating class 2021)

AJ BEUSCHER   BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING INTERN   AJ came to AST after being a student of Dr. Henry's, and is currently a biomedical engineering intern. His work focuses on quantifying and differentiating bacteria after being concentrated on a filter.Prior to going back to school AJ worked as a Critical Care Paramedic in Wisconsin. After graduation he will pursue medical school.   B.S.  Biomedical Science from  Colorado State University  (graduating class of 2020)

AJ BEUSCHER

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING INTERN


AJ came to AST after being a student of Dr. Henry's, and is currently a biomedical engineering intern. His work focuses on quantifying and differentiating bacteria after being concentrated on a filter.Prior to going back to school AJ worked as a Critical Care Paramedic in Wisconsin. After graduation he will pursue medical school.

B.S. Biomedical Science from Colorado State University (graduating class of 2020)

JULIE GIROUX   MARKETING ASSOCIATE  At Access Sensor Technologies Julie focuses on website design and social media. Coming from a background of coding and website design, she assists with making the customer user experience easy and frustration free when using our website. Once graduated she plans on pursing further schooling through a Physician’s Assistant Program.   B.S.  Psychology from  Colorado State University  (graduating class of 2020)

JULIE GIROUX

MARKETING ASSOCIATE

At Access Sensor Technologies Julie focuses on website design and social media. Coming from a background of coding and website design, she assists with making the customer user experience easy and frustration free when using our website. Once graduated she plans on pursing further schooling through a Physician’s Assistant Program.

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