About Us

About Enzymatic

Enzymatic, Inc. has partnered with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), a top Engineering University located in the Northeastern United States. Pictured to the left are two of the Inventors of the core technology and two of the Co-founder’s of Enzymatic – Professor Suzanne Scarlata, Ph.D. is the Richard Whitcomb Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Professor Nima Rahbar, Ph.D. is the White Family Endowed Chair Professor of Engineering. One of Nima’s noteworthy accomplishments for this effort was his ability to put together a multi-disciplinary research team including Biology, Chemistry and Physics along with Engineering. 

Enzymatic has 7 patents, 4 issued by WPI and licensed exclusively to Enzymatic and another 3 filed directly by Enzymatic and currently pending. Our team’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as “Matter” and “Applied Materials Today”. Enzymatic’s team includes 6 Ph.D.’s, 2 MBA’s and a wealth of experience.

Meet Our Team

Nima Rahbar, Ph.D.

Co-founder, Inventor & Consultant

Nima earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Civil Engineering in 2008 from Princeton University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering Department at WPI where his research focus is on Mechanics and Physics of Materials.

Suzanne Scarlata, Ph.D.

Co-founder, Inventor & Consultant

Suzanne is the Richard Whitcomb Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She is known for her work on how cells respond to hormones and neurotransmitters. She is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Shuai Wang, Ph.D.

Inventor & Materials
Development Engineer

Shuai earned a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and joined Enzymatic fulltime upon graduation.

Sara Heidarnezhad


Sara is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

Charlie Maddox, MBA

Co-founder & CEO

B.Sc. (Computer Science), MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute

• Former USAF C-17 and MQ-1b Instructor Pilot and Director of Operations. Charlie  managed continuous worldwide operations of $11.12B in USAF assets.

Ed Nabrotzky, MBA

Co-founder & President

B.Sc. (Computer Science), MBA, PhD (ABD), Industrial Networking SME​​

• Former CTO of Omni-ID, #1 industrial RFID company in the world​​ with Annual revenue of $20M, 40% annual growth, acquired by Panasonic​

Jeff Andersen

Co-founder & COO

Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy. He is a former C-5 and MQ-1B Instructor Pilot in the United States Air Force (USAF). An experienced Entrepreneur, he previously co-founded three other entities in the logistics and construction industries.

Isaac Nardi, Ph.d.

Co-founder & CTO

Isaac received his Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from the University of Virginia. His research interests include recombinant enzymes for industrial and therapeutic purposes. He has published across fields ranging from cancer therapeutics, disease diagnostics, and cell cycle. 

USAF 3-Star General (Ret) Jerry Martinez


• National Security Consultant
• Vice President, Allegiant Airlines
• Partner, International Security Industry Council
• Advisor, Center for Asia Pacific Strategy
• Advisor, SEE ID, Inc.

Daniel Frohlich

Advisor & Rocket Engineer

SpaceX – Starship Builder, Production Engineering and Lead Manufacturing Engineer Previously with The Boring Company as a Loop Operations Engineer Daniel takes engineering designs and brings them to life by designing the manufacturing equipment necessary to mass produce products

John “Jack” Hardin Young


Mr. Young has held senior positions in private practice, industry, and government. As a law firm partner, he has demonstrated a strong ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems in complex government and commercial litigation, business mediation, government contracting,

Ben Tabatabaei, Ph.D.


Dr. Ben Tabatabaei has an accomplished background in economic and financial forecasting, data analysis, public and foreign policy, strategic investments, international relations, economic development and more. His more than 20-year track record of extensive economic

Robert Heggie


Founder / Managing Director Non Traditional Retail Inc. (previously HK Retail Concepts) An internationally recognized leader in non traditional retail consulting – e.g. third party programs with major retailers: > Including Fortune 500 companies such as Walmart, Target, Target Brands, Proactiv carts,

Robert Zhang, Ph.D.


Robert is an accomplished business and senior multi-functional executive with expertise in research & engineering, product design, production, supply chain management, strategic marketing, P&L responsibility, international business development, and investment.