Roozbeh Safavieh

Co Founder / CEO

Roozbeh founded Plasmagear with a dream to produce novel nanofiber based roll materials at scale. He bootstrapped the development of the technology from 2019-2024 by executing multiple grants and development contracts valued over 6 millions dollars. He built relationships with government and industry professionals and developed various nanofiber based roll materials used in the field of filtration and energy sector. Roozbeh has an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from University College London (UK), and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from McGill University (Canada). By training, he is highly specialized in micro and nanotechnology and has published over 10 scientific articles (350+ citations) and has 2 patents in this field. He has been recognized for his work with awards, interviews, and invitations (for example, Grand Challenges of Canada award, CSA Program Manager’s Commendation award, BBC World Radio interview,). In his spare time Roozbeh enjoys reading books, swimming and playing tennis.

Professor Pierre-Luc Girard-Lauriault

Co Founder / Technical Advisor

Pierre-Luc has over 20 years of experience in developing stable and functional plasma-based coatings. By training, Pierre-Luc has a Ph.D. in Engineering Physics where he focused on the atmospheric pressure plasma polymerization and chemical characterization of organic thin films. Since, 2011, Pierre-Luc is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at McGill University and leads a team to engineer functional surfaces with properties ranging from hydrophilic, hydrophobic and oleophobic. At PlasmaGear, Pierre-Luc is responsible for assisting, advising and overseeing the technical team.

Tien Nguyen

VP of Operations

Senior Scientist at Plasmagear with over twelve years of expertise in polymeric materials. Tien holds a PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering, emphasizing bio-based polymer characterization. He boasts a rich history with hybrid materials, including collaborative projects at EMPA Switzerland, the University of Oslo, and notably at Plasmagear. Tien oversees lab equipment operation and product manufacturing.

Melike Gozutok

VP of Product Development

Melike serves as the VP of Product Development at Plasmagear, with a decade-long focus on nano-materials within the realm of materials science. Melike specializes in the seamless transition of lab-scale innovations to large-scale industrial applications. At Plasmagear, she takes the helm in matters of formulations, product and experiment architecture, grant acquisition, and the overarching landscape of product development.

Zahra Abdali

VP of Technology

Zahra has over 7 years of experience in academic research in materials engineering and leadership. She holds a PhD in chemical engineering with a focus on bioderived materials. Her expertise is in process development, biomaterials, smart textiles, and sustainable water filters.