About Us


Our Approach

Our sensors rely on patterned, chemically responsive nanomaterial alignment layers that affect the orientation of nematic liquid crystals in direct contact with the nanomaterials’ surface similar to alignment layers commonly used in liquid crystal display (LCD) devices.

Our Story

Our company started from research developed at the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University in Kent (Ohio) USA.

Meet the Team

A team of dedicated scientists is leading the way.

Torsten Hegmann, Ph.D.

Founder & CSO

Professor, Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry; Ph.D. Martin Luther University Halle, Germany

Kunwar Mehra, MBA

Business Consultant

Julie Vanegas-García, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Elda Hegmann, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & CEO

Professor at Kent State University, Ph.D. Université Laval (Canada)

Ahlam Nemati, M.Sc.

Research Scientist

Leah Bergquist, M.Sc.

Research Scientist

Marianne Prévôt, Ph.D.


Ph.D. University of Rennes (France), Postdoc Kent State University


Sasan Shadpour, M.Sc.

Research Scientist

Senay Üstünel, M.Sc.

Research Scientist