XINYU HE

XINYU HE
RESEARCH ENGINEER

Xinyu received his B.S. in chemical engineering with a minor in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Xinyu has an entrepreneurial mindset focusing on the promotion of health and well-being in medical, biomedical, and general consumer and subsistence markets. Xinyu has worked on multiple start-up, R&D, and engineering projects in collaboration with professors, UIUC students, and the Thiel Fellowship community.

TIM HOERR

TIM HOERR
DIRECTOR | PRINCIPAL OF SERRA VENTURES

Tim Hoerr, CEO of Serra Ventures, is a seasoned business executive with over 25 years of experience spanning a variety of industries. He has worked with numerous high technology start-ups including those in the life sciences, bio-tech and material sciences sectors. Tim serves the University of Illinois technology community in the role of Entrepreneur-in-Residence at EnterpriseWorks business incubator in the Research Park.

KAYE NELSON

KAYE NELSON
MARKETING & CUSTOMER RELATIONS

Kaye graduated in 2016 from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, MO, with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. She has had experience working in the business sector throughout her undergrad career, including working in the marketing department at both the universities she attended. She also spent a semester interning with Gordon C. James Public Relations in Phoenix, AZ. She is committed to bringing our customers the best experience and customer service.

BITA VAEZIAN

BITA VAEZIAN
SENIOR RESEARCH ENGINEER

Bita received her M.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010. She has 5+ years of work experience on production management and quality control. Prior to joining Serionix, she worked at ATSP Innovations and Micron Technology. She has also led NSF and NASA SBIR projects as a principal investigator.

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