Author: Douglas W. Later, Ph.D.
Dr. Later is the President and CEO of TELLUS Networked Sensor Solutions, Inc. and has over 35 years of experience developing analytical instrumentation and has led several successful start-up companies, including Torion Technologies (hand-portable GC-MS) and Vaporsens (organic nanofiber sensors). Dr. Later has served as a Principal Investigator on awards from the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Energy (DOD), the National Institute of Health (NIH), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He has published over 80 technical papers and made over 400 technical presentations. He is experienced in instrumentation development in the areas of automated and micro sample preparation, ion, liquid, gas, and supercritical fluid chromatography, as well as mass spectrometry. Most recently his efforts have focused on developing cost-effective sensors for the environmental monitoring markets. Dr. Later also has over 30 years of technical, marketing, and business development experience in analytical instrumentation related to a wide variety of markets.
Experience: TELLUS Networked Sensor Solutions, President/CEO, 2021 - present; Novus Analytical Technologies, President/CEO, 2021- 2022; President and CEO, Vaporsens, 2015-2021; President and CEO, Torion Technologies, 2006-2015; Dionex Corporation, Director of Corporate Marketing and Senior Environmental Market Development Manager (2002-2006).
Presenter: Dr. Thomas Becnel is Director of Product Development – TELLUS Networked Sensor Solutions, Inc. His academic work has focused on novel machine-learning applications at the edge of low-power sensor networks. His passions led him to the air quality research space in 2017, where he headed the design and deployment of the first AirU Air Quality Network. Tom has since focused on expanding the network, improving quality and reliability, and raising awareness of air quality to help local communities become more informed. Dr. Bencel is the recipient of ASEE’s William H. Corcoran Award For Most Outstanding Article for his work published in the ASEE Journal of Chemical Engineering Education. When he’s not tinkering with electronics, you can find him exploring the Wasatch Mountains while hitting the slopes or blazing mountain trails.
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