Leadership

Todd Menkhaus

Todd J Menkhaus, PhD

Founder and Chief Technology Officer


Dr. Todd Menkhaus is Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Nanopareil. In his multifaceted role he leads product development and overall company strategy.

Prior to transitioning to Nanopareil full time, Todd spent 16 years as Professor of Chemical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technologies (SDSMT) in Rapid City, SD. During his tenure, he taught chemical/biochemical engineering and published >35 peer reviewed publications and 8 patents as lead/corresponding author. His research activities enjoyed the sponsorship of the NSF (National Science Foundation), USDA (US Dept of Agriculture), DOD (Department of Defense), State of South Dakota, and several industrial partners with >$3 million in research grants as the Principal Investigator, and >$6 million as Co-Principal Investigator. As part of his research, he led a group exploring new materials and processes for advanced separations in biopharmaceutical applications. This work led to the founding of Nanofiber Separations in 2011, which was later renamed Nanopareil and acquired by Gamma Biosciences in 2020.