Our Mission

The future of clean water

Our mission at NanoAffix Science is to invent the future of detecting contaminants in water, helping to ensure that everyone has access to cleaner and safer drinking water for the future.

In the short term we are launching a portable meter to detect lead and other contaminants in your drinking water.

Our long-term vision is to integrate this new platform technology within existing water infrastructure and equipment for continuous monitoring of a variety of contaminants found in water.

Our History

A look back, with an eye on the future.

  • 2009

    NanoAffix was founded

  • 2011

    SBIR Phase I award from the National Science Foundation (NSF): Novel Nanohybrids for Room-Temperature Hydrogen Detection

  • 2014

    First round of seed funding

    SBIR Phase I award from the NSF: Real-time, In-site Detection of Escherichia Coli Bacteria in Water Using Graphene

  • 2017

    STTR Phase I award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH): Graphene based Nanosensor Device for Rapid Onsite Detection of Dissolved Lead in Tap Water

  • 2019

    SBIR Phase II award from the NIH: Graphene-based Nanosensor Device for Rapid, Onsite Detection of Total Lead in Tap Water

  • 2020

    SBIR Phase I award from the USDA: A Graphene-based Handheld Device for Rapid Detection of Escherichia coli Bacteria in Water

    SBIR Phase I award from the EPA: A Low-cost Handheld Sulfur Dioxide Tester with a Hybrid Nanomaterials-Based Sensor Chip

    SBIR Advance Match for Phase II from the University of Wisconsin-System through its partnership with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

  • 2021

    SBIR Phase II award from the EPA: A Low-cost Handheld Sulfur Dioxide Tester with a Hybrid Nanomaterials-based Sensor Chip

  • 2022

    Business, Research, and Entrepreneurship in Water (BREW) Accelerator 2.0 through The Water Council

Our Team

Dr. Junhong Chen
Dr. Junhong ChenCEO and Founder
Junhong is a Professor at the University of Chicago and a Lead Water Strategist at Argonne National Laboratory. NanoAffix was spun off of a technology he developed while he was a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is an expert on using nanotechnology to develop sensors that monitor air and water quality.
Dr. James Hill
Dr. James HillChief Science Officer
James received his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Purdue University and his areas of expertise are electrochemistry, materials chemistry, and surface science. He is leading the research and development efforts of the devices for monitoring contaminants in water.
Robert Kopanic
Robert KopanicProduct Development Manager
Robert received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State and brings over two decades of experience in product development from S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. to the NanoAffix team. He was part of several successful product launches, worked on intellectual property, and technology acquisition for future growth potential.
Casey Kryshak
Casey KryshakMarketing Director
Casey received his bachelor’s degree from Marian University of Wisconsin. He has several years of sales and marketing experience. He is leading the marketing efforts by conducting market research and creating marketing content for NanoAffix.
Dr. Yale Wang
Dr. Yale WangResearch Scientist
Yale received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He investigated the gas sensing mechanism of sensors and has experience with semiconductor clean room manufacturing techniques. He is working on sensor manufacturing and the development of gas sensors.
Alina Urbansky
Alina UrbanskyWater Quality Engineer
Alina received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is passionate about researching and implementing strategies for effective water contaminant detection.
Sebastian Sanchez
Sebastian SanchezApplication Developer
Sebastian received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is leading the development of the NanoAffix app.
Tom Fernandez
Tom FernandezQuality Control Analyst
Tom received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is works on sensor manufacturing and assists with market research.

Invest in NanoAffix

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to invest in this cutting-edge technology as NanoAffix actively seeks Series A funding to get this exciting new technology into the hands of as many people as possible for water quality monitoring.

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