Our Team

At EP Technologies, we are inspired by cold plasma’s potential to benefit the world. We push the boundaries of drug and cosmetic delivery, using plasma innovation to make unimagined treatments possible and existing treatments better for patients. We cultivate an interdisciplinary team with the specialized expertise, IP acumen, and commercial insights to make us valuable collaborators. We customize cold plasma solutions to benefit strategic partners, clinicians, and patients.

Mike Moran

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Mike Moran

Mike Moran, Interim Chief Executive Officer, is the head of a multigenerational family office where he oversees controlling interest in a number of operating and start-up companies and is on the board of GOJO, the global leader in skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home markets and the inventor of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer. Prior to this role, Mike spent 17 years in private equity and investment banking, including roles at Linsalata Capital Partners and KeyBanc Capital Markets. Mike received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his BS in Finance from Miami University.

David Hale

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David Hale

Dave Hale, Chief Operating Officer, has over 15 years of experience in areas including investment banking, consulting and corporate strategy. Through his work at companies such as Morgan Stanley, McKinsey & Company, and Dealer Tire LLC, Dave has worked for and advised companies in a wide range of industries. Dave received his BA in Economics and Psychology from Amherst College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Jeff Klein

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Jeff Klein

Dr. Jeffrey Klein, Director of Pre-Clinical Research, has an MS and PhD degree in Animal Sciences from Rutgers University and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology since 2012. He has over 15 years of experience, with a strong background in dermal and regulatory toxicology, molecular biology, neuroscience, and genetics. Jeff has previous experience working in contract research, start-up biotech, pharma, and non-profit research organizations, and joined EP Technologies in April 2017.

Hyun Wook Lee

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Hyun Wook Lee

Dr. Hyun Wook Lee, Scientist, has a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea. He has 7 years of experience in design, development and characterization of atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma sources. He has conducted biomedical experiments including bacteria sterilization, transdermal delivery using the plasma sources. He has developed various frequency operated plasmas including low frequency (~kHz) and microwave (~GHz) plasmas, and characterized them by electrical analysis and optical emission spectroscopy. His research interests include developing stable non-thermal plasma sources for living targets and their biomedical applications including bacteria sterilization, wound healing, collagen enhancement and transdermal drug delivery.

Abhishek Juluri

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Abhishek Juluri

Dr. Abhishek Juluri, Senior Scientist, has a PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from The University of Mississippi. He has 5 years of experience in development, design, and testing of novel pharmaceutical products, with emphasis on product formulation, novel drug delivery technology and pharmacokinetics. His research interests include, utilizing novel technologies in delivering therapeutic agents via transdermal route, delivery of micro and macro molecules by different active techniques such as, iontophoresis, electroporation, magnetophoresis and microneedle-mediated delivery. He is adept in performing preformulation, formulation, and development of transdermal, topical and solid dosage forms. Abhishek joined EP Technologies in January 2015 after completing his Ph.D. studies.

Jeff Louis

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Jeff Louis

Jeff Louis, Senior Engineer, has over 25 years of experience in New Product Development.  Products that Jeff has been instrumental in bringing to market include medical devices, industrial and consumer products for companies such as Medtronic, Organ Recovery Systems, Van Dorn Demag, and The Hoover Company.  He combines his engineering experience and extensive 3D CAD knowledge with the effective use of predictive engineering tools such as FEA to engineer products to meet the stringent requirements of today’s markets.  His name appears on over 30 patents as an inventor.  He has a BSME from the University of Akron.

Danielle Janota

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Danielle Janota

Dr. Danielle Janota, Research Associate, went to Ohio University for her undergraduate studies before earning her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology in a collaborative program between Kent State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University. She has almost 10 years of research experience in the cardiovascular field. Her scientific specialties are primary cell isolation and culture, pharmacology, and stem cell biology.

Erinn Bogovich

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Erinn Bogovich

Erinn Bogovich, Lab Scientist / Manager Lab Operations, received a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Kent State University.  Prior to joining EP Technologies in December 2013, Erinn had experience as a QC Microbiologist in the pharmaceutical industry and expertise in Nuclear Medicine Technology.  Currently, Erinn is focusing on antimicrobial approaches for application in fresh food decontamination.

Shirley Zhu

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Shirley Zhu

Shirley Zhu, Lab Engineer, graduated from the Ohio State University cum laude. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in May of 2015. Her background is diversified through prior research experience at NASA Glenn. There, she developed novel techniques for 3-D printing of high-temperature monolithic and fiber-reinforced ceramics for which she has two publications. Shirley offers a unique blend of materials science and chemical engineering knowledge to EP Technologies LLC.

Nicholas Lee

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Nicholas Lee

Nicholas Lee, Lab Engineer, graduated from the Ohio State University in 2016 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. During his education, he worked with EP Technologies as an intern during the three summers prior to graduation. He has experience with many plasma applications, such as: food decontamination, plasma enhanced CVD, drug delivery, and microbial inactivation. He joined the company as a full-time employee following his graduation.

Maria Dawaher

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Maria Dawaher

Maria Dawaher received a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from The College of Wooster in 2014. At Wooster, Maria’s research focused on the presence and bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals in the terrestrial environment through biosolid application. She used liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry to develop a method to quantify the concentrations of select antidepressants in earthworms and soil. She also looked at the sublethal toxicity and metabolic effects after earthworms are exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine. Before joining EP Technologies, Maria worked in the coating and adhesives industry where she gained experience with polymers.

Emily Esterly

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Emily Esterly

Emily Baunach Esterly, VP Commercial Strategy, has nearly 10 years of experience in technology- and sustainability-focused corporate strategy consulting. Her diverse industry experience includes biomedical, environmental, specialty chemical, healthcare, and economic development, among others. Emily earned her BA in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Vanderbilt University, and her MA in environmental studies and planning from Cleveland State.

Tina Smithberger

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Tina Smithberger

Tina Smithberger, Office / Project Manager – Prior to joining EP Technologies, Tina held the position of Executive Administrator to the President and the Senior Management Team at Schneller LLC located in Kent, Ohio. Tina has over 15 years of experience as an Office Manager / Executive Assistant. Tina brings with her a strong knowledge in office management including Human Resources, Health & Safety and OSHA compliance. In her new role, Tina will be responsible for all aspects of the EP Technologies office including, but not limited to, managing schedules, leading the new hire process, as well as establishing systems and procedures.