Being the pioneers of QCM-D technology, QSense continues to stay in contact with the scientific community to learn about new applications and develop the products. In 2021, we deepened the work and formed QSense Advisory Board to better understand the needs and challenges and grow the awareness of QCM-D technology amongst researchers. We built the group out of four knowledgeable scientists from different application fields within both academy and industry, all well familiar with QCM-D and its potential. We proudly present the QSense Advisory Board. 


Director of Business Development, Arxada

Jordan Petkov

Jordan Petkov, Ph.D., has more than 20 years of experience in R&D and chemical processing. He is currently leading the business development of Arxada and has previously held key roles at Lonza, KLK Oleo, and Unilever. 

Jordan has a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics and an M.S. in Chemistry and Processing from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bulgaria. He has an impressive track record of publishing and obtaining patents, and has been appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. 

Jordan's work covers innovations from ice creams to shampoos, from hygiene formulations to healthcare solutions. While working in the industry sector, Jordan also championed interactions with Academia. We are happy to have this creative and strategic thinker on the team. 


Associate Professor, Sungkyunkwan University

Joshua Jackman

Joshua Jackman, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). He is also the Director of the Translational Nanobioscience Research Center at SKKU and a great contributor to growing the QCM-D community.   

Joshua received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Florida in 2010 and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2015. He undertook his postdoctoral studies at Stanford University School of Medicine from 2015 to 2018. 

Joshua's research interests lie in the convergence of membrane biophysics and translational medicine and focus on lipid-based engineering strategies to solve infectious disease and cancer problems. He has published an impressive number of scientific publications in journals such as Nature MaterialsNature Protocols, and Nature Human Behaviour. With his knowledge and network, it is an honor to have him on the QSense Advisory Board. 


Head of Specialist Area Surfaces & Interfaces, BASF

Matthias Kellermeier

Matthias Kellermeier joined BASF as a Research Scientist in the Department of Material Physics. Currently, he is leading a lab of specialists working on surface and interface characterization.

Matthias received his Postdoc from Konstanz University studying principles of self-organization and basic mechanisms of mineral nucleation and growth.

Matthias is an expert in amphiphilic systems, functional surfaces, crystallization control, and characterization surfaces. He is the author of plenty of scientific publications and co-edited the book New Perspectives on Mineral Nucleation and Growth. We embrace the ideas and experience of Matthias, who is head of a large-scale QCM-D lab. 


Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology

Björn Wickman

Björn Wickman is an Associate Professor at Chalmers University focusing on Electrochemistry for the Energy and Environmental sectors. 

Björn received his PhD from Chalmers in 2010, and has been supporting Volvo as a consultant expanding the fuel cell test capabilities. 

Björn's research is in the fields of electrocatalysis, photoelectrochemistry, and surface reactions for environmental and sustainable energy applications. The work includes studies of electrodes and catalyst materials for low-temperature fuel cells (PEMFC), photoelectrochemical hydrogen production and electrolysis to produce renewable fuels and water purification projects. We are super excited to hear more about Björn's visions for the fast-growing application field of energy storage. 

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Cavan Kalonia

Cavan Kalonia, Ph.D., currently serves as a Director of Formulation Sciences at AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. He received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Connecticut in 2009 and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas in 2016.  He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology in the Polymers and Complex Fluids group.

Throughout his career, Cavan has focused on understanding mechanisms of protein degradation and predicting protein stability.  His research has been instrumental towards understanding the risk of subvisible particle formation during biopharmaceutical manufacturing, storage, and administration. Cavan's expertise extends to investigating interface-mediated protein aggregation and protein-surface compatibility, areas essential for the developability and manufacturability of biomolecules. His work has significantly contributed towards advancing the field of protein formulation and improving the quality of biologic drugs.

It is a privilege to welcome Cavan Kalonia to the QSense Advisory Board, given his remarkable expertise in the realm of protein formulation development. We look forward to working with him to identify challenges and address unmet opportunities within the pharmaceutical sector.


Suggested webinar

QCM-D Characterization of Antimicrobial Lipid Interactions with Supported Lipid Bilayers: Towards Antiviral Applications in the Biomedical and Agricultural Sectors

Listen to this interesting talk from Assistant Professor and QSense Advisory Board member Joshua Jackman from QSense User Days 2021.