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Our Mission

AquaRealTime’s mission is to improve the health of our lakes, rivers, and oceans globally, through real time detection of contamination.


Our patent pending solution leverages low cost IOT sensor buoys in waterways and cloud predictive analytics to help stakeholders contain environmental hazards.

Our Team

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Chris Lee holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from CU Boulder and has 15 years experience successfully bringing to market monitoring and virtual reality systems for life science applications.

CO-Founder and CEO


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Yuanming Chen has a Masters in Image Processing and 20 years of experience creating ground breaking software solutions to challenging problems in IoT, robotics, and internet security.

CO-Founder and Lead Developer


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Firmware Engineer

Kara is our do-everything engineer: from front-end and firmware development, to scientific  reporting, to customer success, Kara excels in many areas. She bring 5 years of experience at Kestrel Labs Inc. doing scientific research. In her free time, Kara enjoys any adventure outside, lifting heavy things and eating.


Senior Mechanical Engineer

Joe has commercialized products from concept through production spanning the automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, medical devices, and telecom industries for companies including Tesla Motors, Hologic, White Rock Networks and Lockheed.  When not creating product, he can be found repurposing antique pocket watches into wristwatches or cooking authentic Chinese Hot Pot.


Senior Electrical Engineer

Todd's experience spans the gamut of electrical design from solar projects to cellular and wifi design, with previous positions at Technical Mandala and CarboAnalytics. In his spare time Todd enjoys the Colorado backcountry.


Khai Nguyen is a vice president of corporate strategy for Verizon. He previously held senior roles in finance and product management in internet infrastructure, cyber security, public safety, telecom, and financial services industries.



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Jonathan Birge holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT, with a focus on ultrafast laser sensing. He has over 20 years of experience in the design of advanced optics applications, with 5 patents and over 60 refereed publications.


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