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RingIR endeavors to become the world’s leading gas recognition and management company, because we believe everyone deserves to breathe clean air.

The health and safety of workers and the general public is a major concern in contemporary society as we go about our daily business and travel. The air we breathe should be as clean as the fresh, sparkling, water we drink.

The Founders and Board of Directors of RingIR have a clear vision to bring breakthrough science to the world. In an effort to serve our industry partners, our commitment to help solve problems where the safety and welfare of workers and surrounding communities is essential.

RingIR aims to produce innovative, superior quality, spectrometers with distinct value-added integration such as superior compound detection, portability, automation, real-time data delivery, high selectivity and sensitivity, and qualitative reproducibility. Our patented Quantum spectrometers take a leap ahead in scrutinizing the quality of our work environments for the well-being of all.

Board/Team Members

The Board of Directors for RingIR has over 100 years combined experience in high tech, research and related industries.

Charles C. Harb

PhD, CEO, Founder & Chairman. Professor at University of NSW Australia; expert in interferometry and quantum optics

Dr. Charles Harb is a noteworthy leader in the field of advanced interferometry and quantum optics with a distinguished research career. In 2013, Dr. Harb founded RingIR to commercialize the rtCRDS technology developed in his laboratories at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia.

Anna Harb

COO, Founder & Director; experienced in business infrastructure

Anna has more than 35 years of experience specializing in office management, facilities management, and staffing, including significant time working in business and tech start-ups in Silicon Valley. She is responsible for the company’s administrative processes and functions essential for growth.

Tom Brennan


Life Sciences, Information Technologies, Space Technologies. Alternative Energy • Semiconductors • Chemicals/Specialty Materials • Optics – In April 2008, Tom Brennan joined ARCH as a Venture Partner. He has special focus on ARCH activities at Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory. During his first year with ARCH, he served as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), a position supported by a Department of Energy grant awarded to ARCH early in 2008. Currently working LabStart, The NYC Life Science Funding Initiative and ARCH Technical Services (not limited to) for ARCH Venture Partners

Butrus (Pierre) T. Khuri-Yakub


Butrus (Pierre) T. Khuri-Yakub is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He received the BS degree from the American University of Beirut, the MS degree from Dartmouth College, and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering. His current research interests include medical ultrasound imaging and therapy, ultrasound neuro-stimulation, chemical/biological sensors, gas flow and energy flow sensing, micromachined ultrasonic transducers, and ultrasonic fluid ejectors. He has authored over 600 publications and has been principal inventor or co-inventor of 103 US and international issued patents. He was awarded the Medal of the City of Bordeaux in 1983 for his contributions to Nondestructive Evaluation, the Distinguished Advisor Award of the School of Engineering at Stanford University in 1987, elected Fellow of the IEEE in 1995, the Distinguished Lecturer Award of the IEEE UFFC society in 1999, a Stanford University Outstanding Inventor Award in 2004, Distinguished Alumnus Award of the School of Engineering of the American University of Beirut in 2005, Stanford Biodesign Certificate of Appreciation for commitment to educate mentor and inspire Biodesgin Fellows in 2011, recipient of IEEE Rayleigh award 2011, and elected Fellow of the AIMBE in 2015.

Robert R. Tufts


Founder – Tufts, Stephenson & Kasper LLP Extensive experience in general corporate representation, with emphasis on start-up and emerging businesses and financings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate taxation. Current or prior Director and/or Officer of various corporations, including Adia Services, Inc., American Microsystems, Inc., Autodesk, Inc., Cardinal Sound Labs, Inc., Holex Incorporated, Materials Analysis, Inc., NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., OSI Security Devices, Inc., Pacific Genuity, Inc., Pacific Measurements, Inc., Planet Biotechnology, Inc., PLC Diagnostics, Inc., Prometrix Corporation, Sensys Instruments Corporation, Single Cell Technology, Tamal Energy, Inc., and Z-Plane, Inc.

Analyzing the air

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