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 a  WISE toilet

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The Problem


The Solution



The Details


The Plan

The Team


Michael Hopkins PhD

CEO, Lead Scientist

After completing a PhD in Neuroscience at Dartmouth College, co-founder and CEO Michael Hopkins built his career as a surgical neurophysiologist in a high stakes environment, relying on real-time decision making to achieve desired outcomes. While on a two-year trip around the world, he independently launched an environmental campaign to reduce litter in public spaces, successfully hosting over 50 clean-up events in 10 countries.  Michael has returned to NYC determined to make the world better by making a better toilet.


Tucker Viemeister

Advisor, Industrial Designer

Named “industrial demigod” by New York Magazine in 2014, we are elated to be working with acclaimed industrial designer, Tucker Viemeister.  While he is most famous for OXO Good Grips kitchen tools conceived at Smart Design, the company he helped found in 1979, Tucker also founded the Lab and Studio Red at Rockwell Group, and was EVP of Razorfish (physical design). He has worked as Director of Special Projects with Ralph Appelbaum Associates and Thinc, and most recently, designed the Shanghai planetarium with Xenerio. 

Todd Hansmann RA

CCO, Lead Designer

As a registered architect, cofounder and CCO of All by 4D, Todd Hansmann brings over a decade of experience working on both commercial and residential projects for local NYC, and internationally renowned firms, where he developed extensive experience with ADA and NYC code compliance of bathrooms. Todd also successfully led a design build project for a nonprofit animal hospice to build a shelter for cats with disabilities. 

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Jenna Pollock PhD

Advisor, Electromagnetic Engineer

Dr. Jennifer Della Pollock, "Jenna", specializes in the design of custom magnetic components for power conversion systems.  She has built her career designing magnetic components for custom power conversion systems for automotive, energy storage and wireless power transfer applications at Tesla Motors, Apple, and Resonant Link.  She earned a Ph.D in electrical engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering in 2008 as a member of the Dartmouth Magnetic Component and Power Electronics Research Group.  She has authored several publications and holds a U.S. patent pertaining to her doctoral work.

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