Founder, Mechanical Engineer
Dan has a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an extensive background in a wide range of applied engineering. He is listed as an inventor on over ten patents and is an author on many academic manuscripts. Dan is a co-founder and the president of Access Sensor Technologies. He uses his engineering expertise to design and prototype analytical tools in the fields of environmental, water, and food analysis.
Dr. John Volckens is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Center for Energy Development and Health at Colorado State University. He 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. He earned his Ph.D. in Civil/Enivronmental Engineering from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His 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.
Dr. Chuck Henry is the Chair of the Chemistry Department and a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Sciences at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Henry’s academic research is focused on environmental analysis, biosensor development, and paper-based and polymer-based microfluidics with detection via colorimetry and electrochemistry. His group has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in these areas. Chuck also has over a decade worth of experience with startup companies centered around analytical sensing devices.
Tom is the lead chemist at Access Sensor Technologies. He is currently advancing the National Science Foundation Phase II SBIR project to develop low-cost test strips for quantitative metal determination in water. In addition, Dr. Reilly is the PI on a recently awarded USDA-NIFA Phase II SBIR project which aims to develop a low-cost testing platform for foodborne bacterial pathogens. Both technologies were conceived at Colorado State University in Dr. Charles Henry’s research group. Tom has additional roles at the company related to partnerships and business development. His background includes a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, postdoctoral work at the National Renewable Energy Lab as well as training through the Kaufman FastTrac program.
John graduated with his Doctorate in Chemistry from Colorado State University in 2016. His graduate work was on designing a microfluidic and CMOS microchip platform that could image chemical reactions with high spatial and temporal resolution. He has an extensive background in microfluidics and miniaturization of analytical systems. His rapid prototyping abilities include 3D printing (extrusion and stereolithography), laser cutting and engraving, hot embossing, and lithography. He is passionate about product development and has been directly involved in multiple research and development projects over the past three years.
Josephine received her B.S. in Chemistry from Colorado State University and Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. She 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.