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Meet the TERA-print Team

Chad A. Mirkin

Founder

Dr. Chad A. Mirkin is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Medicine. He is one of only 19 scientists, engineers and medical doctors in the world, and the only chemist, to be elected into all three branches of the US National Academies. He is the author of over 600 manuscripts and over 900 patent applications worldwide (262 issued). Mirkin has been a co-founder of multiple startup companies, including Nanosphere, Inc., AuraSense, LLC, and Exicure, LLC.


Andrey Ivankin

Founder

Dr. Andrey Ivankin holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and has over ten years of experience in instrumentation design. In addition to his work with cantilever-free scanning probe lithography, he has experience in developing state-of-the-art single-molecule electro-optical detection and measurement tools and high-precision multi-axis mechanical systems for studying thin films, and novel microfluidic architectures.


W. Benjamin Mirkin

Founder

Mr. W. Benjamin Mirkin holds a BA degree from the University of the Pacific, and he has extensive experience in marketing and international sales.  For the last 2 years he has been in charge of the TERA-Fab M and TERA-Fab E series sales & distribution throughout Asia, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.  He also plays a significant role in establishing research and co-development contracts with government agencies and corporate entities interested in using or acquiring TERA-print capabilities.


Jared Magoline

APPLICATIONS SCIENTIST

Mr. Jared Magoline holds a B.S. degree in chemistry and biology from Valparaiso University and has played a vital role in the commercial success of TERA-print’s instruments. He works closely with TERA-fab users on developing protocols for applications in biology, materials science, and chemistry.  These include cell-based assays, electronic and optical device prototyping, gene-chips, combinatorial nanoscience, and large area nanoparticle synthesis. In addition, he is responsible for training staff and graduate students to operate TERA-print’s tools and works closely with clients of varying scientific backgrounds to effectively use the Company’s technology.


William Hutson

INSTRUMENT ENGINEER

Dr. William Hutson holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University, and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago.  He is a true expert in optics and played a key role in the development and construction of a series of novel optical spectroscopic instruments.  These tools enabled the collection of spectra with an unprecedented resolution, uncovering obscured physics of coupled electron and nuclear motion.  William is in charge of engineering new instrument methodologies and expanding the reach and scope of the research opportunities available through the TERA-Fab M and E series. 


Dr. Shaowei Ding received her Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concurrent M.S. degree in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering from Iowa State University.  She brings a strong expertise in optical and electrical biosensing.  Prior to joining TERA-print, Shaowei pushed the limits of electrochemical biomarker detection through the development of novel ultra-sensitive interdigitated electrode arrays.  She is also well-versed in biology, surface chemistry, biofunctionalization, inkjet printing, materials characterization and statistical analysis.  Shaowei explores new and innovative uses of the TERA-print technology in applications pertained to biology, chemistry, physics, and materials science. 

Shaowei Ding

RESEARCH SCIENTIST


Pandora Napoli holds a M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and has over 20 years of accounting and finance expertise across a broad range of finance areas including accounting, business process, auditing, and consulting.  At TERA-print, she is responsible for accounting, financial and government grant compliance and reporting, budgeting/forecasting, cashflow, insurance management, as well as, creating and implementing organizational policies and strategies in accordance with legislative and governmental requirements.

Pandora Napoli

COMPTROLLER