Our Team

Brent Lutz

Brent Lutz - Founder and CEO

Brent has 10 years experience in the development of MEMS, BioMEMS, and microfluidics. Prior to Covitect, he spent 8 years at startups raising SBIR funding, directing product development, and generating IP. In 2012, he founded Covitect with a mission to capitalize on emerging opportunties in BioMEMS and microfluidics that will transform and democratize life science research, biotechnology, and bioengineering. Brent oversees all product development at Covitect, and guides its overall vision and strategy.

Dmitri Routkevitch

Dmitri Routkevitch, Ph.D. - Co-founder and CSO

Dmitri is an accomplished and world-recognized scientist with over 20 years of experience in commercialization of emerging materials technologies. For the past 15 years, he has served as the primary technical leader and manager at startups, driving many successful fundraising efforts, and generating a broad IP portfolio. Dmitri oversees the core technology and IP strategies at Covitect, as well as guides R&D.

Bruce Wilson

Bruce Wilson - CFO

Bruce has been a successful executive and entrepreneur for over 30 years, having generated over $1 billion in capital and sales for large companies and SME's. Bruce previously worked with Dmitri and Brent at Synkera Technologies Inc, helping to raise funding, bring new products to market, and expand sales.

Michael Stowell

Michael Stowell, Ph.D. - Co-founder and Chair, Scientific Advisory Board

Michael is an Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder and has authored a wide range of publications in the fields of synthetic organic chemistry, structural biology, neurobiology, and biophysics. He has received numerous grants and awards including from the NIH and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Michael obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biophysics from the California Institute of Technology in 1997.

Hugh Fan

Hugh Fan, Ph.D. - Member, Scientific Advisory Board

Hugh is an associate professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida. He is one of eight faculty members of Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group (IMG). He is also one of 18 faculty members of the Micro/Nano Fluidics Fundamentals Focus (MF3) Center in the University of California at Irvine. Prior to joining UF, Dr. Fan worked at ACLARA BioSciences Inc. and Sarnoff Corp.