The ZeoVation Team

Dr. Bo Wang


Dr. Bo Wang obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from The Ohio State University in 2016 and his B.S. in Chemistry from Nanjing University, China in 2011. During his appointment at The Ohio State University, Dr. Wang was a prestigious Presidential Fellow. Dr. Wang and Dr. Dutta’s collaborative work with zeolites resulted in the co-founding of ZeoVation in 2016, where Dr. Wang is responsible for R&D and product development.

Dr. Prabir K. Dutta


Dr. Prabir Dutta co-founded ZeoVation in 2016 and is responsible for leading ZeoVation’s product development effort. Dr. Dutta serves as a Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The Ohio State University and has 30+ years experience working with zeolites, photochemistry and toxicology. Dr. Dutta’s previous research in sensors has been licensed to Sensorcomm and Spirosure.

Steve Jones

Founding CEO

Steve Jones leads the business expansion of ZeoVation. He has developed highly successful, go-to-market and brand positioning strategies for five companies, devised the strategic & financial plans used to raise nearly $57 million for two start-up companies, guided two companies through an initial public offering (IPO) raising over $90 million, and directed the sale of three companies realizing shareholder value in excess of $400 million.

Dr. Sweta Shrestha

R&D Scientist

Dr. Sweta Shrestha joined ZeoVation Inc. in 2018 as an R&D Scientist. Dr. Shrestha supervises the R&D department and handles product development for a number of zeolite-based consumer products. Apart from research, Dr. Shrestha is also responsible for laboratory management. Dr. Shrestha received her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from The Ohio State University in 2017 concentrating on heterogeneous catalysis and separation of gases.