Management

Gabriel Popescu

President & CEO

Dr. Popescu is overseeing the overall technology development and strategic direction. Dr. Popescu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a full faculty appointment with the Beckman Institute for Advance Science and Technology.

Tim Hoerr

Acting CBDO

Mr. Hoerr provides valuable experience and guidance to the team in his role as acting Chief Business Development Officer. He is a seasoned business executive with over 25 years of experience spanning a variety of industries. For seven years, through July 2008, Mr. Hoerr served as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of iCyt (acquired by Sony in 2010), an award-winning bioscience technology firm located at University of Illinois Research Park.

Krishna Tangella

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Tangella is a board certified anatomic and clinical pathologist, and medical director of four College of American Pathology accredited laboratories. He is a member of Board of Directors at Christie Clinic, Champaign County Medical Society, and Presence Covenant Medical Center. Dr Tangella holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He participated in the launch of a Silicon Valley startup where he now sits on the board (TIVIX). He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in Departments of Pathology and Internal Medicine at University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Catalin Chiritescu

COO & Principal Scientist

Dr. Chiritescu serves as Chief Operations Officer and also spearheads the development of QPI platform’s applications in the nanotechnology and materials science field. He holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work experience includes positions in national laboratories in Romania, France and USA.