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.
Jesse Christensen is compelled by how human culture and the environment are evolving together, for better or for worse. Having lived, worked, and researched in many corners of the world, Jesse exuberantly pursues a wide breadth of experience, from crafting a home and family in Oakland to frequenting all kinds of wilderness by foot, bike, or boat. At AethLabs, he joins a life-long passion for fine craftsmanship with a desire to further scientific inquiry in managing the production and support of our instruments worldwide.
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.
Erik Hopp has worked to design and apply open source web-based tools to social justice work for over 15 years. His work at AethLabs allows him to focus on data visualization, user interface design, and developing tools and infrastructure for supporting sensor networks. Very much a maker, Erik hacks bikes, builds furniture, consumes modern design, renovates houses, and has dreams/nightmares about the Internet of Things.