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The who, what, where and when.

Our Team


Bob Dana

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Jerry Schmitt

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Founder, CTO

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Luis Perez Lorenzo

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Chief Scientist

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Preston Dennett

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Chief Biologist

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Prof. John Fenn receiving the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.


It all began in the Nobel Award winning mind of the late Prof. John Fenn of Yale University. His groundbreaking discovery combined electrospray with mass-spectrometry analysis to form ES-MS, enabling the identification of proteins and macromolecules and essentially creating the science of proteomics. Prof Juan Fernandez de la Mora of Yale University has carried Fenn's legacy forward by pairing electro-spray with differential mobility analysis (ES-DMA).  


NanoEngineering was founded by Jerry Schmitt, an undergraduate student of both Fenn and de la Mora, to commercialize ES-DMA technology through miniaturization and automation. Initially focused on the homeland security sector through a fruitful collaboration with the US Army’s Edgewood (MD) Chem-Bio Center, in the 2010s NanoEngineering's focus shifted to environmental and climate change with the introduction of its first product, the IonRanger.


In 2019 Prof Fernandez de la Mora demonstrated excellent laboratory results in larger particle identification, leading NanoEngineering to introduce the NanoRanger in 2021, an instrument designed for the screening of nano-particles including viruses. In 2022 we began to focus on life sciences applications including viral vector capsid analytics, vaccines, and viral diagnostics.


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