Our Team

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Our Team of Experts

In todays climate where human capital is within reach from all corners of the world, Creative Oxygen Labs is determined to leverage this new way of running operations by acquiring the best of the best workforce available on the planet.  People and organizations who are committed to our cause of bringing clean technology innovation to life.  Our operational partners, associates and teams are some of the best in their fields and we are constantly looking to expand our network of talented people who are interested in working with us.

Christopher Shahriar Shahabi is an entrepreneur by DNA.

A seasoned executive with a diverse industry background who has been involved with numerous tech startup companies some of which have gone on to be acquired with million dollar valuations.   From 2009 to 2011 he lead a multi-million dollar retail home design and décor company with 600 personnel that went on to achieve 112% profitable growth during a global recession.   In 2013 he was featured in Forbes magazine and received the Super Brand award for his achievements.   

Christopher has traveled the world extensively across three continents and 22 countries and is an advocate of collaboration across creative minds. As founder and Chief Clean Air Advocate of Creative Oxygen Labs today he is on a mission to enhance quality of life for citizens around the world by making clean air technology available to ALL.

Christopher is a microlight pilot, a scuba diver, tennis player and loves the outdoors.   He is also a graduate of International Relations from Simon Fraser University.

Dr. Firouz Michael Naderi is the former Director for Solar System Exploration at NASA’s JPL where he spent more than 30 years in various technical and senior executive positions. While best known for his leadership of the Mars exploration program, where he was successfully responsible for the launch of Mars Odyssey, landing of the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, and the development of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter he has contributed to some of the most iconic NASA robotic missions to various corners of the solar system. 

Dr. Naderi is a “Fellow” of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and has been honored multiple times including Elis Island Medal of Honor, Technology Hall of Fame medal, NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal as well as NASA’s highest award the Distinguished Service Medal. Notably for his career contributions to space science and exploration,
in March 2016, Asteroid 1989 EL1 was renamed Asteroid “Naderi 5515”.  

Currently, he serves as a management consultant and strategic advisor to early-stage startups, and is frequently invited as a keynote & motivational speaker at conferences and workshops where he inspires the audience with wonders of space exploration.

Dr Naderi received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (USC) and is currently a shareholder and advisory board member at Creative Oxygen Labs

Cheryl Thomas has consulted to over 250 organizations in the public and private sectors across Canada, the U.S., the Middle East and South America. She is an expert in team development and designs and delivers management-level professional development programs in strategic management, leadership, team building, strategic planning, performance management, change management and effective communication. She is an expert in organizational transformation from both a process implementation and an organizational culture point of view.

Cheryl aligns leaders, teams and other stakeholders with the strategies to achieve the organization’s vision and goals. Her clients have included large multinational companies such as Shell, L’Oreal, Unilever, Renault as well as numerous large governmental agencies, crown corporations and ministries in both Canada and the Middle East. She also has sat as an executive Board member of a Mortgage Investment Corporation and a real estate development company.

Cheryl joins Creative Oxygen labs as board advisor in order to help the company with its business growth strategies and operations.

Khosrow Kashfi PhD, MSc, FRSC, FRSB has a strong background in biochemistry. He did his undergraduate training in Chemistry at Kingston University in England, and has a Masters’ degree in Polymer Physics and Engineering from the Cranfield Institute of Technology in England. He received his PhD from the University of Tennessee – Health Science Center, and did his Postdoctoral training at Cornell University Medical College – New York Hospital.  He held an Adjunct Faculty position at the Rockefeller University before joining the City University of New York School of Medicine in 1999 in the Department of Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences .

For the past 20+ years, Dr. Kashfi has been working on chemoprevention of cancer and their various chimeras. He is the inventor of a new class of pharmaceuticals, the NOSH platform, and holds several global patents. He has more than 100+ publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has co-edited a book on Cell Signaling and Molecular Targets in Cancer. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB).
 
Dr. Khosrow Kashfi joins Creative Oxygen Labs as board advisor helping the company with product formulation as it relates to impact on human health.

Javad Mostaghimi is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto and the director of the Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies (CACT). He received his BSc degree from Sharif University, Iran, in 1974, and MSc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1978 and 1982, respectively.

Before joining the University of Toronto in 1990, he held positions at Pratt & Whitney Canada, Longueil, Quebec, and the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec.  His main research interests are the study of thermal spray coatings, including super hydrophobic coatings, thermal barriers, corrosion and wear resistant coatings.

Alex Koch is a Canadian corporate lawyer with extensive experience in Intellectual Property, real estate and tax law. With over 10 years of experience she has been instrumental in helping SMEs and startups, across a wide array of industries such as health and wellness, food and beverage, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and tech (including fintech, green tech, cleantech and mobility tech), navigate their way through the complexities and challenges of the law when it comes to protecting and defending their rights. 

Alex knows how to simplify the legal aspects of a business by helping companies with their ongoing operational legal needs as well as assisting them in corporate transactions.  It is in this capacity that she joined Creative Oxygen Labs as the company’s legal counsel.

Willis Turner is the President & CEO of Sales & Marketing Executives International, Inc., a global professional association with representative offices in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe advancing sales and marketing skills to people interested in an ever increasing specialized and digitized field.

Willis serves on the National Advisory Board of DECA, Kaplan University Marketing Advisory Board and formerly on the National Society of Professional Engineers.

He is truly passionate about professional certification and has spent the past 20+ years developing and managing professional certification programs. He has also Co-authored a book titled, “42 Rules for Engaging Members through Gamification”.

Willis joins Creative Oxygen Labs with the focus on helping the company build strategic alliances, international market expansion and help with the company’s “clean air ambassadors certification program”.

Dr. Paul Gottlieb is an associate medical professor at the City College of New York.

His research group is studying and characterizing bacteriophage f12, one of the newly identified members of the family Cystoviridae. These viruses contain a genome consisting of three segments of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA). Their mechanism of RNA packaging, replication and transcription is similar to that of the Reoviridae. To date, the cystoviruses are the only segmented dsRNA viruses that can be manipulated by recombinant genetic techniques, making them an excellent model for the study of the molecular biology of viruses of this type.

The genes of the virus have been expressed from the cDNA copies of the genome in E. coli and the viral proteins are now being studied, in particular the viral RNA-directed RNA polymerase P2.

As a virologist Dr. Gottlieb is on the board of advisors at Creative Oxygen Labs helping the company with its formulation impact on airborne viruses and bacteria. He is a Ph.D. from the City University of New York, Hunter College.

Dr. Mojgan Nejad is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Forestry and Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science at Michigan State University. She has a bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry and a Ph.D. in Wood Coating.

Dr. Nejad also holds a Professor (status only) position at the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Toronto.

Her current research projects are focused on developing lignin-based coatings, adhesives, and foams, and most of them are conducted in close collaborations with industry partners.

Dr. Raj Ahsan MD, MPH. is the lead occupational medicine specialist at Stamford Occupational Health Services-Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut and is affiliated with Danbury Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. He has been in practice for over 10 years as a specialist in analyzing the physical, mental, and social well-being of people and groups in the workplace.

Dr. Ahsan joins Oxygen board of advisors and in his capacity will advise the company in helping to promote health and safety in the workplace with a focus on the importance of clean air and its impact on respiratory function and the immune system.

Dr. Ahsan is certified from the American Board of Preventative Medicine.