Andrew Kamholz has 25 years of experience in microfluidics design, testing, and manufacturing. After earning a B.S. in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 1996, Andrew joined Paul Yager’s microfluidics group at the University of Washington. There, while earning his Ph.D. in bioengineering, he studied microfabrication, optics, diffusion, and various microfluidic assay systems. Since graduating in 2001, he worked for MesoSystems Technology, as Director of Advanced Development with Tecan Boston, and as Director of Microfluidics with Zeteo Tech Inc. He founded Edge Embossing in 2005.
In addition, Andrew is a registered patent agent, authorized to act before the US Patent & Trademark office in patent cases and is also co-inventor on dozens of issued US and foreign patents.
Prior to joining Edge Embossing, Hootan was a Principal Scientist at Nano Terra where he worked with commercial and government partners to bring new product ideas to fruition, from concept to manufacture. He has a background in optical spectroscopy and nanomaterials and is experienced in early-stage prototyping and product development. At Nano Terra, he led a team focused on developing chemical sensors for applications ranging from industrial monitoring to point-of-care diagnostics. Hootan holds a BASc in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Materials Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Meghan Hemond is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in biomedical engineering. While completing her degree she was introduced to the field of microfluidics and completed a capstone project designing microfluidic devices for single cell isolation. She began her career in sales and customer support at Seahorse Bioscience before transitioning to a technical role. As part of the microfluidics group at Bio-Rad Laboratories' Digital PCR Center, she was involved in the design, modeling, and testing of complex microfluidic chips. She took on a similar role as a microfluidic engineer at Fluid-Screen and has has been with Edge Embossing since 2018.