Dr Engelhardt, who is currently the group chief technology officer for China National Bluestar Corp, will advise Agile Sciences on the development and implementation of the company’s proprietary biofilm dispersion technology for use in the worldwide membrane filtration markets.

Agile Sciences CEO Keith Stoneback said: “We are absolutely delighted that Dr Engelhardt will be joining our prestigious team of scientific advisors and we are grateful to receive his counsel and insight as we advance our industrial membrane applications, including water filtration.”
 
Agile Sciences is headquartered on North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus. The company was founded in 2007 by Professors Christian Melander and John Cavanagh of North Carolina State University (NCSU). The company’s proprietary compounds are derived from the Agelas conifera sea sponge and have been shown to be effective in dispersing biofilms.