Dr. Xudong Fan (Sherman) is a co-founder of the company and serves as an advisor to the company. Sherman received his Ph.D. in physics and optics from the University of Oregon in 2000 and is presently a full professor at the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. Sherman has nearly 20 years of research and development experience at 3M Company and academic institutes. Sherman has over 150 peer-reviewed journal papers and about 30 issued/pending patents. Sherman is elected as a Fellow of Optical Society of America, Royal Society of Chemistry, and SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineers) for his work in biochemical sensors and microfluidics.