About AethLabs

The Team

Steven Blair enjoys the process of designing and making across a wide range of media. Looking to gain a solid foundation to further his interests, he studied mechanical engineering and industrial design. Steven's work at AethLabs focuses on product development.
Rocio Villalba works as a manufacturing technician, and enjoys the responsibility, commitment and challenges that her position implies. She has passion for technology, science, engineering and math. Rocio has earned two majors in engineering. She also has previous experience collaborating with diverse teams in the financial sector.
Leslie Mah is focused on operations at AethLabs. Leslie's current and previous work experience is centered by the motivation to seek and implement improvements within processes and organizational tools/structures. They believe in a kaizen mindset and endeavors to contribute to a better and more equitable future.
Jeff Blair made his first air analysis instrument in high school. His practice of exploring materials, machining, and above all, making, lead him to formalize this interest with a degree in manufacturing engineering. Jeff has 20 years of experience in custom hardware, electronics development, and Aethalometry as well as product and business development.
Ivan Iskra always dreamed of becoming a link between science, industry, and interested groups in the community. Working in the field of aerosol instrumentation opened numerous possibilities for developing relationships with the best science groups worldwide. In his role at AethLabs (Business Development), Ivan is the primary point of contact for AethLabs' distributors/representatives when it comes to strategy, marketing, special projects, and sales.
Erik Hopp has worked to design and apply open source web-based tools to social justice projects for over 20 years. His work at AethLabs allows him to focus on data visualization, user interface design, and developing tools and infrastructure for supporting sensor networks. Erik hacks bikes, builds furniture, consumes modern design, renovates houses, and has dreams/nightmares about the Internet of Things.
Drew Hill cut his teeth in air quality in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, where he collected particulate matter, acid rain, and cloud samples on Mount Washington. This work sparked a lifelong interest in the health, climate, and societal impacts of human-environment interaction. Drew has since been involved in air quality projects around the world — from California to Mongolia — earning an MPH and a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences along the way. His passion (and role at AethLabs) is in partnerships and applications of advanced analytical techniques, sensor technology, open source programming tools, and diverse datasets to improve our understanding of air quality and related human exposures.