ABOUT US

The who, what, where and when.

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

OUR STORY

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 established 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, and to adopt our current mission statement: NO MORE PANDEMICS.

OUR TEAM

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JEROME SCHMITT

Founder, Chief Technology Officer
and Member of the Board

Jerome J. Schmitt III (Jerry) earned his BSME from Yale College.  A former student of Yale Prof. J.F. de la Mora, Jerry is knowledgeable concerning the gas-dynamics and plasma-physics employed in the NanoRanger nanoparticle measurement system.  A serial entrepreneur, Jerry is the founder of NEC. Subject matter expert in key engineering disciplines, he is also expert in managing multidisciplinary translational-science teams recruited and organize to address emergent scientific, technical, and business challenges. Co-author of forty-two articles and one book chapter appearing peer-reviewed scientific journals, conference proceedings, trade publication, Jerry is also named inventor on five US patents.

Business

Noel has twenty years of experience in financial planning and analysis roles at both established large companies and early stage start-ups. He was Vice President of Finance at Stellar Labs, a Silicon Valley startup developing marketplace software for private aviation. Before that he managed over 30 professionals as Vice President of FP&A at Hawaiian Airlines, and served as Director FP&A with Virgin America. Prior to joining the airline industry, Noel was a management consultant at ICF SH&E, where he specialized in aviation. Noel graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Economics and started his career in the Investment Banking Division at Lehman Brothers.

Business

Harold is an Executive Finance Manager with over thirty years of hands on and managerial experience in accounting, finance and mortgage banking. He is proficient with financial management, directing business entities, budget development, financial reporting and tax preparation. Moreover, Harold is motivational leader with particular expertise for building strong teams and interfacing technology and personnel. Harold has managed the entire accounting function for NanoEngineering including accounts payable, accounts receivable and tax preparation.  Prior to his role with NEC, Harold worked as a business consultant and CPA for various small business.

Business

Bob Dana is an experienced professional in the fields of technology and aviation. Throughout his career Bob has held leading finance, strategy and technology positions in mid-size businesses and startups. Most notably, Bob wrote the business plan and was Employee #1 at Virgin America, the airline under Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. Bob co-founded Tripshare, Inc., a travel software company.  As an investment banker at Credit Suisse, he arranged over $40 billion in financings and M&A transactions.  

Bob holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from
Columbia Business School.

Business

Jerome J. Schmitt III (Jerry) earned his BSME from Yale College.  A former student of Yale Prof. J.F. de la Mora, Jerry is knowledgeable concerning the gas-dynamics and plasma-physics employed in the NanoRanger nanoparticle measurement system.  A serial entrepreneur, Jerry is the founder of NEC. Subject matter expert in key engineering disciplines, he is also expert in managing multidisciplinary translational-science teams recruited and organize to address emergent scientific, technical, and business challenges. Co-author of forty-two articles and one book chapter appearing peer-reviewed scientific journals, conference proceedings, trade publication, Jerry is also named inventor on five US patents.