Executive team

Shivang, a bioengineer and nanotechnologist, has been passionately involved with global health throughout his career. He earned his BS and PhD in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley and UW Seattle, respectively. As a NSF Graduate Fellow, he focused on the development of nanoparticle-based probes for the solution-phase multiplexed, ultrasensitive detection of cancer biomarkers. He was awarded the College of Engineering Community of Innovators Dean’s Award and completed the Program in Technology Commercialization and Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate (Foster Business School, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship). Shivang has co-developed commercial strategies to numerous technologies, including drug-eluting intraocular lenses to reduce post-surgery infection burden in developing countries such as India, for which was awarded Best Innovation and Finalist Prizes at various business plan competitions.

Shivang’s LinkedIn page

Engineering and R&D team


VP, Operations

Carlos Santiago Hernández, M.Eng

Director of Engineering

Ahhyun Stephanie Nam, PhD

Director of Advanced R&D

Marcos Rubio, MSc

Algorithms Engineer

Hunmin Koh, MS

Product Engineer

Ignacio Casares Aláez, MS

Software Engineer

Andrea Gil Ruiz

Algorithms Engineer

Aaron J Chang, MSE

Design Engineer

Board of Directors

Will Febbo

CEO, OptimizeRX Corporation

Nikita Imennov, PhD, CFA, FRM

Vice President, Senior Quant – Fixed Income Beta Desk,
State Street Global Advisors

Oscar Lazaro, MBA

Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing at Industrial Physics


Advisory Board

  • Edward Chung, MD

    Chief Medical Information Officer, Covenant Health


    Senior scientist at the Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab, CSIC

  • David Green, MPH

    Co-Founder and Executive Director, Alina Vision


    Professor and Director of the Visual Optics & Biophotonics Lab at the Institute of Optics (CSIC) in Madrid

  • Howard Newburg, CPA, CVA, MST, CFF

    Managing Partner, Newburg & Company

  • Sri Sastry, MD, MPH

    Johns Hopkins Medicine

  • Cliff Scott, OD, MPH

    Past President and Adjunct Professor, New England College of Optometry

  • Luca Sergio

    CEO & Owner at Ethis, Managing Partner, Ethis Healthtech, LLC


    Professor of Vision Science at New England College of Optometry and faculty member at the Wenzhou Medical University in China


Ethis Healthtech, LLC, serves early-stage and emerging firms in the fields of eyecare and mobile/digital healthcare by providing market entry planning and support, and strategic communications. Working with both pre-revenue and later-stage firms, the Ethis Healthtech team can draw upon decades of experience in ophthalmology and optometry, technology and commercialization, construction of go-to-market strategies, management of sales teams, and implementation of all aspects of marketing and communications. With a deep network among ophthalmic and digital health multinationals, clinical key opinion leaders, and investors, Ethis Healthtech supports all aspects of its clients’ growth activities.

Aurolab, based in southern part of India, is an integral part of the Aravind Eye Care System. It manufactures a wide range of high quality ophthalmic consumables such as intraocular lenses, surgical sutures, pharmaceutical products, surgical blades and equipments. Aurolab’s mission is to eliminate needless blindness by making high quality ophthalmic products affordable and accessible to vision impaired world wide.