Meet the Team

Marina Katayeva
Co-founder & CEO

In 2002 M. Katayeva and Dr. Igor Levitsky became founders of Emitech, Inc., a small high-technology company for the development of innovative concepts in the field of nanotechnology and advanced optoelectronic materials. M. Katayeva successfully led the team of Emitech since then. 

​Mrs. Katayeva manages all government and private contracts. Under her leadership, Emitech was awarded eight Phase I and three Phase II by the SBIR/STTR contracts: MDA (Missiles Defense Agency), MDA Airforce, MDA/NAVY, US Army, and NSF (National Science Foundation). 

​Mrs. Katayeva works on establishing successful relationships with government agencies, private sectors, universities, and other technology companies to expand Emitech Inc.’s presence and opportunities in the market. 

​Mrs. Katayeva participates in several conferences and workshops related to Life science technologies, conferences/workshops/training to establish connections with potential customers and stay updated on current market trends. 

Igor A. Levitsky
Chief Scientific Officer & Founder

Dr. I. Levitsky has over 20 years of experience in technology development, device design, prototyping, and testing for various applications in chemical/biosensing, material science, and nanotechnology. Dr. Levitsky had a Postdoctoral appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge, MA. 

​Dr. Levitsky was actively involved in R&D work, including the SBIR program and private funding when he worked as a Senior Scientist at the Altair Center (Shrewsbury, MA, 1999- 2001), Brown University (2001-2002) and as a Principal Scientist at Emitech, Inc. (Fall River, MA, 2002 – present). During this time, Dr. Levitsky as Principal Investigator had multiple Phase I/Phase II awards (more than fifteen) from different government agencies such as NSF, DoE, DoD, DHS, and DoS. 

Most of these topics were related to the study of organic/composite nanomaterials and applications of new scientific concepts to the development of novel  bio/chemical sensors and related optoelectronic devices: optical/chemo resistive/capacitive/multi-parametric sensors to explosives, volatile organic compounds, metal ions, chemical warfare agents and carbon nanotube-based photodetectors and solar cells. 

​Dr. Levitsky has over eighty publications in peer-reviewed journals (two reviews), one book, and ten patents. 

Jose Mauricio Galli Geleilate, Ph.D.
Strategic advisor and business development

Dr. M. Geleilate is an associate professor of strategic management at the Manning School of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr. Geleilate is an experienced consultant in the areas of strategy and international business, having worked with small, medium, and large companies since 2008. His expertise revolves around strategic planning, customer relationships, sales, and innovation management. Dr. Geleilate has published his scientific research in the most prestigious journals in the management field, being recognized for his work on innovation, internationalization, and systems integration.  

Kha Tram, Ph. D.
Manufacturer Partner

Dr. K. Tram is a trained chemist and biochemist working in the field of nanomaterial development for in vivo imaging and point-of-care diagnostics. During his doctoral studies, he developed a field-ready test for monitoring pathogens in fresh body water to determine water quality. This technology was spun out of the University as a startup company and was immediately field-tested in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, and local health municipalities in Canada and South Africa. Since then, the company has been acquired and the technology has expanded to testing other bacterial pathogens and biomarkers for diseases such as colorectal cancer, Clostridium difficile, Legionella, and recently COVID-19. Over this period, his work has led to more than 30 publications and 3 patents.    

Malli Ganesana, Ph. D.
Senior Scientist

Dr. Malli Ganesana is a Proficient Research Scientist with 15 years of experience in the electrochemistry research field resulting in 20 publications in top-tier journals and 20 conference presentations. 

 He demonstrates an ability to work independently and within a team to investigate, evaluate, and propose solutions to scientific projects as evidenced by 17 peer-reviewed publications published in collaboration.  

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Alan J. Rosenbaum, MD
Medical Advisor

 Dr. A. Rosenbaum is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist with an M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.S. in Clinical Research from the University of North Carolina, and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering degree from the North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina joint program.  

He is an expert in hospital-based emergency care, women’s health, and global health, with interests in biotechnology and biomedical engineering.