Meet the team

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We are a group of leading scientists, researchers and professionals from Switzerland and from around the world. Our headquarters are based in Zurich.

Our team includes eminent physicists, bio-physicists, biologists, chemists, engineers, bio-engineers and economists and others who bring value and meaning to what we are for at Hydroactive.

We are actively collaborating with some of the leading scientific institutions and organisations in Switzerland and around the world, including the University of Zurich, EMPA (the Swiss Federal Institute of Material Sciences and Technology) and the University of Luzern.

We are also establishing a regulated tax-exempt Swiss foundation to help us put into place a charitable trust to ensure that our water technology and operations can be used in a way which benefits as many people around the world as possible.

Felix Scholkmann

Felix Scholkmann

Felix Scholkmann

Dr. Sc. Nat. Felix Scholkmann is a research scientitst working at the University Hospital in Zürich and the University of Zürich and at the University of Bern. Felix received his PHD from the University of Zürich in 2014 and is an acknoledged expert in bio-physiscs, data science, neuroscience and human physiology with a focus on neurophotonics and integrative human physiology. Felix publishes frequently and widely on these subjects and his knowledge and experience in advanced medicine and physiology makes him the perfect person to lead for our technology development team. Felix also is extremely well connected within the global scientific community and this has allowed us to pull in some of the very best minds and research on the importance of water for human physiology.

Daniel Denzler

Daniel Denzler

Daniel Denzler

Daniel is a biologist from the University of Zurich who is working in industry in Switzerland for more than 10 years. For the last 5 years Daniel has been researching the importance of water and all its variables within the Swiss water system which led him to develop an advanced system for analyzing and managing real time water flows. This highly advanced analytics system then led to the idea to build an even more advanced and comprehensive system to rebuild water sources into a form which can be more easily and efficiently accessed by the human body, bringing with it a better tasting and better acting water within the body. This is the essence of Hydroactive.

Stuart Robertson

Stuart Robertson

Stuart Robertson

Stuart is an economist and start-up veteran who has been working across Europe, Asia and the Americas for more than 25 years in a variety of senior roles within both public and private companies. Since 2009 Stuart has been working exclusively with companies focused on the improvement of environmental and/or social conditions as part of their core vision and mission. Stuart leads our business development and finance functions within Hydroactive.

Sigrid Obeland

Sigrid Obeland

Sigrid Obeland

Dr. Sigrid Obenland is an organic chemist and researcher with over 40 year’s experience in developing new technologies to improve the human condition. For the last 10 years Sigrid has been running her own lab near Münich where she leads a team working with water based developments which we have used in developing our own insights. Sigrid is also a highly experienced and acknowledged patent lawyer in Germany and is leading our patent and intellectual property management function.

Felix Scholkmann

Dr. Sc. Nat. Felix Scholkmann is a research scientitst working at the University Hospital in Zürich and the University of Zürich and at the University of Bern. Felix received his PHD from the University of Zürich in 2014 and is an acknoledged expert in bio-physiscs, data science, neuroscience and human physiology with a focus on neurophotonics and integrative human physiology. Felix publishes frequently and widely on these subjects and his knowledge and experience in advanced medicine and physiology makes him the perfect person to lead for our technology development team. Felix also is extremely well connected within the global scientific community and this has allowed us to pull in some of the very best minds and research on the importance of water for human physiology.

Daniel Denzler

Daniel is a biologist from the University of Zurich who is working in industry in Switzerland for more than 10 years. For the last 5 years Daniel has been researching the importance of water and all its variables within the Swiss water system which led him to develop an advanced system for analyzing and managing real time water flows. This highly advanced analytics system then led to the idea to build an even more advanced and comprehensive system to rebuild water sources into a form which can be more easily and efficiently accessed by the human body, bringing with it a better tasting and better acting water within the body. This is the essence of Hydroactive.

Stuart Robertson

Stuart is an economist and start-up veteran who has been working across Europe, Asia and the Americas for more than 25 years in a variety of senior roles within both public and private companies. Since 2009 Stuart has been working exclusively with companies focused on the improvement of environmental and/or social conditions as part of their core vision and mission. Stuart leads our business development and finance functions within Hydroactive.

Sigrid Obeland

Dr. Sigrid Obenland is an organic chemist and researcher with over 40 year’s experience in developing new technologies to improve the human condition. For the last 10 years Sigrid has been running her own lab near Münich where she leads a team working with water based developments which we have used in developing our own insights. Sigrid is also a highly experienced and acknowledged patent lawyer in Germany and is leading our patent and intellectual property management function.

Taye Salami

Taye Salami

Taye Salami

Dr. Taye Salami is a chemist and materials scientist who has been working with companies such as BASF in Germany for many years. Taye is a leading expert in polymerization and the ways materials behave within wet environments. Taye is helping us to manage the development of our water systems specially coatings which are a fundamental part of our water technology.

Simon Brülisauer

Simon Brülisauer

Simon Brülisauer

Dr. Simon Brülisauer is a physicist from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) who has been working with data programming and data science for more than 30 years. Over the last 3 years Simon has built a data management system and control unit for advanced water analysis from the ground up and he is perfectly positioned with his experience and qualifications to build out our AI enabled dynamically active water management system.

Taye Salami

Dr. Taye Salami is a chemist and materials scientist who has been working with companies such as BASF in Germany for many years. Taye is a leading expert in polymerization and the ways materials behave within wet environments. Taye is helping us to manage the development of our water systems specially coatings which are a fundamental part of our water technology.

Simon Brülisauer

Dr. Simon Brülisauer is a physicist from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) who has been working with data programming and data science for more than 30 years. Over the last 3 years Simon has built a data management system and control unit for advanced water analysis from the ground up and he is perfectly positioned with his experience and qualifications to build out our AI enabled dynamically active water management system.

In addition to our core team we also have a large number of associates and partners with whom we actively work in order to develop and bring this new technology to life. Without their support, collaboration and our shared vision for a better future for our waterways and for humanity we certainly would not be able to deliver this new technology within the timeframe agreed.

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