Our Team

Oleg Shinkazh – CEO and Founder

Oleg Shinkazh is a founder of ChromaTan and inventor of “Countercurrent Tangential Chromatography”. He is a chemical and biotechnology engineer with 11 years of experience in R & D and technical support in the biotechnology industry, specializing in downstream processing / purification of human biologics. Oleg has extensive experience with all unit operations in the modern marketplace and has worked and collaborated with such industry leaders as Millipore Corp., Pall Corp., Genentech, Biogen and many others.

Boris Napadensky - VP of Engineering

Boris Napadensky, VP of Engineering at ChromaTan, is a chemical engineer with 10 years of experience in leading the development and scale-up of new technologies. He joined ChromaTan in January 2012. Boris is an accomplished technical manager with a lot of expertize in design and construction of new chemical process systems on lab, pilot and commercial scale. Boris has been leading design and construction of the Countercurrent Tangential Chromatography (CTC) prototype and demo systems. Boris will also lead scale-up of CTC technology to a commercial scale.

Dr. Amit Dutta - Staff Scientist

Dr. Amit Dutta is a protein separations expert. He did his PhD with Prof. Georges Belfort at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. His doctoral work was on rhelological properties of proteins and synthetic polymers at solid–liquid interfaces. Dr. Dutta joined ChromaTan in October 2013 as a postdoctoral fellow and has since become a full time member of the ChromaTan team. Dr. Dutta is deeply involved in laboratory work as well as modeling development and grant writing.

Jasmine Tan - Associate Engineer

Jasmine Tan is a recent graduate from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Music Performance. She started with ChromaTan as an intern in the summer of 2014, and has now joined as a full time associate engineer.

Dr. Soroosh Soltani – Post Doctorate Fellow

Dr. Soltani received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from University of Akron. His research was focused on microbial fermentation for high-value bio-surfactant production from low-cost carbon sources. Additionally, his research included the development of purification processes as well as finding creative applications for bio-surfactants (such as bio-pesticides). Dr. Soltani joined ChromaTan in October 2015. He has since become a key member of our team and is responsible for planning and executing cell culture projects for the development of the ICS platform.

Dmitriy Fedorenko – Development Engineer I

Dmitriy is a development engineer, with 5 years of experience in downstream process development for Abbvie. He has developed, transferred, and supported commercial processes focused on monoclonal antibody purification. Dmitriy has a history of developing novel solutions related to continuous processing such as researching buffer systems that are suitable for continuous operations as well as multi-column chromatography.