Our Team

The incredible minds behind the Life Magnetics products

Life Magnetics Team

Kevin Hagedorn, Ph.D.

President, Manufacturing Specialist


Kevin graduated from the University of Michigan where he received a Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Chemistry with a focus on Semiconductor Surface Chemistry. At the University of Michigan, he developed physics simulations to predict how the surface chemistry of semiconductors would affect their performance in optoelectronic devices such as solar cells and microprocessors.

Prior to starting Life Magnetics, Inc., he spent five years in the laser industry. He was a member of the new technology commercialization team at IMRA America, the world leader in femtosecond fiber lasers, where he developed systems for scribing solar cell interconnects and developed manufacturing methods for producing nanoparticles by pulsed laser ablation. He was also a staff scientist at SurClean, Inc., a start-up developing robotic laser-based surface coating removal systems, his laser-based coating removals systems could selectively remove individual paint layers.

In 2015, Kevin started Life Magnetics, Inc. with Saravana Murthy. Kevin developed the manufacturing method used to create the products and currently oversees manufacturing and business development.

Kevin has won two Small Business Innovation and Research awards from the National Science Foundation, has five peer-reviewed publications, and seven issued patents.

Rishabh Kala, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist


Rishabh graduated from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) in Indore, India with a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology with Life Sciences. He also received a Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology from the Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences in Maharashtra, India and a Doctor of Philosophy in Cancer Biology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

Prior to joining Life Magnetics, Inc., Rishabh completed a Research and Development training in microbiology and drug-testing at Syncom Healthcare Ltd. He then went on to Research and Development position in fermentation and steroid bioproduction, and product development at Symbiotec Pharmalab Pvt. Ltd. While at the University of Alabama, Rishabh worked on cancer epigenetics and drug-discovery, learned some key project management skills. Rishabh underwent his postdoctoral research training at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he worked on Insulin & Growth hormone signaling in different aging mouse models and help design-in-vivo inducible gene deletion models.

Rishabh has 7 honors and awards for education and research performance, 9 peer-reviewed publications and speaks 2 languages. He has reviewed 12 scientific articles.

At Life Magnetics, Inc., Rishabh serves as the Senior Scientist and is part of a team involved with discovering the application and oversees life science product development and commercialization.

Advisory Board & Consultants



Gary Hessenaur, CPA, PC, Hessenaur & Associates

Small Business Advocate


Certified CPA who has worked with Ann Arbor startups for over 30 years.

Denise Glassmeyer,
Young Basile

Patent Law Specialist


Patent attorney focusing on biology and chemistry at the Young, Basile, Hanlon, and MacFarlane law firm

Kaitlyn Barber,
BlueWater Angels

Marketing Materials, Web Developer


Raj Riswadkar
Verve International

Business Consultant


Raj Riswadkar is an angel investor and corporate business consultant.