Board of Directors
Anthony Brennan, Ph.D
Founder & Honorary Chair
Dr. Anthony Brennan is the founder of Sharklet Technologies and honorary chair of the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Brennan discovered and developed Sharklet™, the company’s core surface technology. He is an endowed professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He also holds an appointment in the Biomedical Engineering department at the University of Florida. He is a world-renowned research engineer in surface sciences and acclaimed for his work in engineered microtopographies for microorganism control. Dr. Brennan’s research program centers on the development and evaluation of biomedical materials with special emphasis on biomedical composites and their interfacial behavior with respect to implantation. His research group has earned 26 Ph.D.’s and 32 MS degrees, advised numerous Post-doctoral fellows, authored or co-authored more than 100 publications, and secured 60 patents, applications, PCT filings, with 22 US Patents. Dr. Brennan serves as the associate director of the Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering. Dr. Brennan has initiated and participated in numerous interdisciplinary research programs with the Colleges of Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Dentistry.
ZHOU Liwu has over 10 years of experience in protecting the environment from pollutants. He is dedicated to maintaining its cleanliness and keeping pathogenic microorganisms away from people. Mr. Zhou has a strong background in leading companies to profitability through improving social awareness.
Christine Cheung has over 10 years of private equity investing experience and more than 15 years of operational experience in medical companies. Prior to co-founding her private equity investment company and medical company, Christine served as county manager of Guidant China and product manager in Jebsen & Co., Ltd. Christine began her career as a dentist at Beijing Dental Hospital in China. She received a B.A. degree of medicine from Capital Medical University in Beijing, China.
Executives and Management
Senior VP of Engineering
Ryan Stoneberg is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Sharklet Technologies, Inc., in Aurora, CO. He leads engineering, innovation, and manufacturing. Ryan has led many of Sharklet’s engineering and manufacturing processes aimed at demonstrating the use of microtopographies for biological control. Ryan holds a bachelor’s of science in engineering from Hope College, in Holland, Michigan. Ryan went on to 10x MicroStructures where he supported functional surfaces focused on micro & nano-structures from concept to production. Ryan held many positions inside of 10x MicroStructures eventually becoming the President. During his 15 years at 10x, he did work for multiple Fortune 500 companies working in fields like retro-reflective optics, edge-lit LEDs, consumer electronics, aerospace, renewable energy, automotive and medical.
Christopher Jones, Ph.D
Director of Research
Dr. Christopher Jones is the Director of Research and Development at Sharklet Technologies, Inc. in Aurora, CO. He has held this position for over three years. He leads the biological testing, method development, and product assessment studies, as well as manages the intellectual property portfolio. He serves on the ASTM E35.15 Subcommittee on Antimicrobials and represents Sharklet as an Industrial Associate at the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University. Dr. Jones earned both his BS in Biology and MS in Microbiology from Ohio State University in Athens, Ohio. After several years as a technician in academia and industry, he earned his Ph.D in Infectious Diseases from Ohio State University. He continued his training in bacterial attachment to surfaces with a Postdoctoral position at the University of California, Santa Cruz. With over 15 years of study in infectious diseases and molecular biology, he specializes in the study of how pathogens attach to surfaces and form biofilms.