Kevin J. Knopp, Ph.D.

Dr. Kevin Knopp is a co-founder and CEO of 908 Devices Inc. An experienced high-tech entrepreneur, Kevin co-founded Ahura Scientific in 2002 and was Senior Vice President overseeing operations, R&D, and safety and security sales through Ahura’s acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2010, where he continued as Vice President and Site Leader of the Portable Optical Analysis division. Kevin served as an independent board member for Crystal IS until its acquisition by Asahi-Kasei. He earned B.S.E.E. from Boston University and M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in optics from the University of Colorado. Kevin is an inventor on more than 20 U.S. patents and an author on more than a dozen refereed publications, and his products have received R&D 100, Business Week IDEA, GSN, CPhI Gold, Cygnus, and Frost & Sullivan awards.