Oleg Shinkazh – CEO and Founder
Oleg Shinkazh is a founder of ChromaTan and inventor of “Countercurrent Tangential Chromatography.” He is a chemical and biotechnology engineer with 17 years of experience in R&D and technical support in the biotechnology industry, specializing in downstream processing/purification of human biologics. Oleg has extensive experience with all unit operations in the modern marketplace and has worked and collaborated with such industry leaders as Millipore Corp., Pall Corp., Genentech, Biogen, and many others.
Boris Napadensky - VP of Engineering
Boris Napadensky, VP of Engineering at ChromaTan, is a chemical engineer with 15 years of experience in leading the development and scale-up of new technologies. He joined ChromaTan in January 2012. Boris is an accomplished technical manager with a lot of expertize in design and construction of new chemical process systems on lab, pilot and commercial scale. Boris has been leading design and construction of the Countercurrent Tangential Chromatography (CTC) prototype and demo systems. Boris will also lead scale-up of CTC technology to a commercial scale.
Eben Crawford - R&D Manager
Eben graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with an undergraduate degree in Bioengineering and is currently continuing his education working towards a MicroMasters in Data Science through MIT. He worked in fed batch mAb manufacturing for 2 years primarily in Downstream and assisting with activity in Upstream. Eben also has 2 years of experience in Downstream and Viral Clearance process development for mAb purification for over a dozen projects. To increase productivity, he developed a software suite using VBA and MS Excel to collect, filter, and scale data from PD to simulate expected manufacturing conditions to find cost savings and identify bottlenecks. Eben joined ChromaTan in October 2018 and is supporting CCTC process development, integration, and modeling activities.
Sujit Varma - Senior Controls Engineer
Sujit Varma joined ChromaTan in February 2020 as a Senior Controls Engineer. He has 8 years of experience having previously supported major OEM, pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing organizations in the roles of Operations Engineer and Automation Engineer. Sujit has a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Linköping University, Sweden and a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Andhra University, India. Sujit will actively work on the engineering and development of controls for commercial CCTC skids as well as the development of PAT and control integration strategy for fully continuous integrated bioprocessing operations.
Brad Olson - Mechanical Engineer I
Brad graduated with his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Massachusetts Lowell on 2013, after which he began his PhD research in fluid structure interactions for mitigation of vortex induced vibrations. In December of 2018 he started working for ChromaTan while finishing his PhD. He specialties include fluid dynamics, composite materials and mechanical characterization of materials.
Justin Parke - Associate Scientist I
Justin has joined the ChromaTan Process Development team in October of 2020. He has an educational background in Biology from Rutgers University. He brings a decade of experience working in an cGMP environment. Having worked for many years as a customer of advanced technologies in highly regulated environments, Justin brings a unique perspective for improving end-user experience to help pave the way for successful market entry and adoption of the CCTC platform.
Craig Pointer - Associate Scientist I
Craig graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He continued his education at Lehigh University to earn his master’s degree in Chemistry where his research focus was on photophysical chemistry. Craig has 2 years of experience working in a large-scale manufacturing R&D lab where he has completed projects resulting in over $1M savings in manufacturing costs. Additionally, he has a background of 5+ years of professional research in academia along with several years of teaching and group leading experiences. Craig joined ChromaTan in 2020 and is supporting CCTC process development and continuous integration.
Yvonne Connolly - Operations
Yvonne comes to ChromaTan with a background in Operations, Facilities, HR, and Project Management. Yvonne graduated from Villanova University, with a B.A. in English Education and has worked for several start-up companies over the last 15 years in various operational roles. Yvonne is supporting ChromaTan’s various operational activities that include HR, bookkeeping, inventory management, and government grant relations.