Ethan Mann, Ph.D.

Ethan Mann, Ph.D.

Ethan Mann, Ph.D.

Chief Operating Officer
Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

Sharklet is focused on improving health through the use of engineered microtopography inspired by the skin of Sharks. Dr. Ethan Mann is the Chief Operating Officer at Sharklet Technologies, Inc., an innovative surface technology company based in Aurora, CO. He leads operations in Denver, since Sharklet’s recent acquisition by a financial investment partnership based in China. Ethan was recruited to Sharklet at the end of 2012 by Sharklet’s previous President and CEO, Mark Spiecker. Ethan has led many of Sharklet’s pioneering scientific studies aimed at demonstrating the use of microtopographies for biological control.

Ethan hold a bachelor’s of science from Chadron State College (pronounced “Shad-run”), in Chadron, Nebraska and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in microbiology and pathology. Ethan went on train as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Daniel Wozniak in the area of infectious disease at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH, studying how bacteria cause medical device-related infections. Ethan also holds a business certificate from the University of Colorado, Denver in route to completion of his MBA.

Ethan currently serves on NIH review panels to evaluate small business innovation research grants which support creation of small businesses nationally. Ethan has been recognized as a “Distinguished Young Alumni” by his undergraduate institution, Chadron State College. Ethan dedicates his volunteer time to professional organizations like the Colorado Bioscience Association, recently accepting a role on the board of directors. He is also a member of service organizations like the Knights of Columbus to support faith and community service projects.