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Our Mission

At AquaRealTime, our mission is environmental sustainability and best practices in the management of water, our most critical resource. We are committed to improving the health of our lakes, rivers, and oceans globally, by equipping our customers with the data and analysis tools needed to make informed decisions.


AquaRealTime proudly supports four of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

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Our Team

Christopher Lee has 20 years experience bringing to market full stack technology products, the last 10 in the water monitoring space. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering. In his spare time, Chris is an avid runner and skier and loves exploring the backcountry.

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Christopher Lee

Co-Founder and CEO

Chen excels at creating novel solutions to challenging software problems. He brings 20 years of experience in water monitoring, IoT, and internet security at companies like Fiserv and Algae Labs. On weekends he spends time with his daughters and climbing mountains.

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Yuanming Chen

Co-Founder and CTO

Jackson Bingham


Jack Bingham, our marketing and social media content creator, is an award-winning writer specializing in science-focused communication. He recently graduated from the University of South Carolina with degrees in journalism and environmental science. In his free time, Jack enjoys exploring new places all over the Southeast.

Marketing Lead

Joe Steinman


Joe has commercialized products from concept through production spanning the automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, medical devices, and telecom industries for companies including Tesla Motors, Hologic, White Rock Networks and Lockheed.  When not creating product, he can be found repurposing antique pocket watches into wristwatches or cooking authentic Chinese Hot Pot.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Todd Hochwitz

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Todd's experience spans the gamut of electrical design from solar projects to cellular and wifi design, with previous positions at Technical Mandala and CarboAnalytics. In his spare time Todd enjoys the Colorado backcountry.

Senior Electrical Engineer

Grace Lagunday


Grace Lagunday is our do-everything behind the scenes team member. Her responsibilities encompass engaging with new customers, managing fleet health through our tailored backend system, and providing customer support and onboarding assistance.

Support Specialist

Bela Geczy


Bela Geczy specializes in circuit board design with a focus on optical detection and illumination circuits. His past experience includes a wide range of projects from read/write tape drive head circuitry to medical devices such as pulse oximeters. In his spare time, Bela hones his skills as an improv artist.

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Khai Nguyen is a previous vice president of corporate strategy for Verizon and has since started a food business, PhoFromHome. He previously held senior roles in finance and product management in internet infrastructure, cyber security, public safety, telecom, and financial services industries.



VP, Corporate Strategy, Verizon

Jonathan Birge holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT, with a focus on ultrafast laser sensing. He has over 20 years of experience in the design of advanced optics applications, with 5 patents and over 60 refereed publications.

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Technology Advisor

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