Dr. Globus earned her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Moscow Energy Institute and her Ph.D. in Semiconductor Physics from the Moscow Institute of Applied Physics. She has served on the faculty at the University of Virginia since 1993. Dr. Globus earned her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Moscow Energy Institute and her Ph.D. in Semiconductor Physics from the Moscow Institute of Applied Physics. She has served on the faculty at the University of Virginia since 1993. Dr. Globus is a leading innovator in the field of terahertz/
bio interactions, and her research has opened the new and very fruitful field of terahertz vibrational spectroscopy of DNA and other biological materials
for detecting, identifying, and characterizing biological macromolecules and microorganisms. In parallel with experimental characterization
of materials, she is developing computational modeling techniques to simulate THz spectroscopic signatures of large macromolecules
of DNA, RNA, proteins and other molecular components of bacteria and other cells. Most recently, she has advanced her research by
developing a complete THz biosensing system for environmental and medical applications that operates at room temperature. She co-founded
Vibratess, LLC in 2007 to develop and commercialize this technology. Her researh has been funded by the Department of Threat Reduction
and Assessment, (DTRA), Army Research Office (ARO), the Multi University Research Iniative (MURI), and the National Science Foundation
(NSF). Publications link
Tatiana Globus, Co-Founder, Managing Director and Principal Investigator
Mr. Moyer earned his B.S. degree (magna cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. He worked as a Product Engineer, Components Engineer, Quality Control Engineer, and Manufacturing Test Engineer during his 22 year career with GE. In 2004, he founded Tech Test and Automation, LLC, in Ruckersville VA. His strongest interest is in the design, testing, and automation of measuring devices for small objects. He joined Vibratess in 2008 as a specialist in opto-mechnical engineering, providing mechanical, electrical, and software design for the instrumentation, preparing CAD drawings, and assembling prototypes. He also designs the Vibratess sample device interface that allows it to interact with the instrumentation.
Aaron M. Moyer, Lead Engineer
Dr. Gelmont earned his M.Sc. (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from Leningrad Electrical Engineering University, St. Petersburg, Russia, and both his Ph.D. and Sc.D. in Physics and Mathematics from Ioffe Institute of Physics and Technology in St. Petersburg. The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet awarded Dr. Gelmont the State Prize for advancement of scientific research, which is the highest Soviet Award in Science and Technology. He has served on the faculty of the University of Virginia since 1990. He has more than 350 publications and presentations. He holds patents in solid-state physics and solid-state devices. His current research interests include the physics of condensed matter and electronic devices, the latter involving novel semiconductor and modeling devices. His research is supported by the Army Research Office (ARO). Link to publications and patents
Boris Gelmont, Co-Founder and Consultant
Dr. Ferrance earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Energy National Energy Technology Center and the University of Pittsburgh Department of Immunogenetics. He worked for 11 years as Laboratory Manager for the Bioanalytical Microfluidics Laboratory at the University of Virginia’s Chemistry Department and remains a Visiting Assistant Research Professor there. He has worked on the design and fabrication of microfluidic devices for clinical, forensic, and homeland security applications for over 10 years. His focus is on both instrument development for utilizing microchips, and on integration of multiple processes on these devices. He has incorporated bioanalytical methods for DNA and protein analysis on microchips. He joined Vibratess in 2012, where he is developing microfluidic sample cell devices for THz spectroscopy analysis.
Jerome Ferrance, President and Chemical Engineer
Dr. Sizov earned his Ph.D. in Biology from Russia’s Moscow State University. He was a research scientist at the Institute of Mathematical
Problems in Biology, Pushchino, Moscow Region, Russia. After two years as a research assistant at the University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences, he became a Research Scientist in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Virginia. Dr.
Sizov, who joined Vibratess in 2010 is developing computational modeling techniques to simulate 3D structures and THz spectroscopic
signatures of DNA, RNA, protein macromolecules, and other large molecular components of bacterial cells using energy minimization,
normal mode analysis, molecular dynamics, and statistical approaches.
Igor Sizov, Senior Scientist
Phone: (434) 296-2400
Phone#: (434) 296-2400
globus at vibratess.com
Contact Person: Tatiana Globus