Michael Hopkins PhD
CEO, Lead Scientist
After completing a PhD in Neuroscience at Dartmouth College, co-founder and CEO Michael Hopkins built his career as a surgical neurophysiologist in a high stakes environment, relying on real-time decision making to achieve desired outcomes. While on a two-year trip around the world, he independently launched an environmental campaign to reduce litter in public spaces, successfully hosting over 50 clean-up events in 10 countries. Michael has returned to NYC determined to make the world better by making a better toilet.
Todd Hansmann RA
CCO, Lead Designer
As a registered architect, cofounder and CCO of All by 4D, Todd Hansmann brings over a decade of experience working on both commercial and residential projects for local NYC, and internationally renowned firms, where he developed extensive experience with ADA and NYC code compliance of bathrooms. Todd also successfully led a design build project for a nonprofit animal hospice to build a shelter for cats with disabilities.
Advisor, Industrial Designer
Named “industrial demigod” by New York Magazine in 2014, we are elated to be working with acclaimed industrial designer, Tucker Viemeister. While he is most famous for OXO Good Grips kitchen tools conceived at Smart Design, the company he helped found in 1979, Tucker also founded the Lab and Studio Red at Rockwell Group, and was EVP of Razorfish (physical design). He has worked as Director of Special Projects with Ralph Appelbaum Associates and Thinc, and most recently, designed the Shanghai planetarium with Xenerio.
Jenna Pollock PhD
Advisor, Electromagnetic Engineer
Dr. Jennifer Della Pollock, "Jenna", specializes in the design of custom magnetic components for power conversion systems. She has built her career designing magnetic components for custom power conversion systems for automotive, energy storage and wireless power transfer applications at Tesla Motors, Apple, and Resonant Link. She earned a Ph.D in electrical engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering in 2008 as a member of the Dartmouth Magnetic Component and Power Electronics Research Group. She has authored several publications and holds a U.S. patent pertaining to her doctoral work.
Xiaocun Lu PhD
Advisor, Biomolecular Scientist
Dr. Xiaocun Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University. Dr. Lu’s previous research was at the interface of polymer chemistry and materials engineering with a focus on the development of smart microcapsules for a variety of applications. Current research projects in the Lu Laboratory are focused on mechanoresponsive materials, supramolecular self-assembly, and smart delivery systems for the development of next-generation stimuli-responsive materials with autonomous functions.