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Meet the Team

Our dedicated team strives to revolutionize water treatment through innovation and sustainable solutions.

Ljiljana Rajic, PhD
Co-Founder & CSO


Dr. Rajic has over 15 years of experience in electrochemistry and environmental engineering. She received a B.S. (2007) and Ph.D. degree (2010) in Chemistry from the University of Novi Sad (Serbia). She worked on various projects involving electrochemically- based technologies for water, soil, and solid waste treatment, and has over 50 publications in highly ranked international scientific journals and books. During 5 years at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Northeastern University, Dr. Rajic co-led Green Water Remediation Project, primarily as a postdoctoral associate and, later, as a senior research scientist.

“Seek for innovation that repairs the past, sustains the
present, and propels the future.”

Roderick Anderson, MA
Co-Founder & CEO

Rodrick Anderson

Mr. Anderson’s research interests as a socio-cultural anthropologist focused on Afro-American civic leadership, civil society, social movement theory, critical theory, political economy, and the African Diaspora. These research interests emerged out of his experiences of attending high school in New Britain, CT.; his time in the U.S. Air Force Reserves (Westover Air Force Base – Sgt. Security Police); ten years as a social worker for the State of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families; and eleven years of teaching in higher-ed. He utilizes these varied experiences to engage the intersections of institutional and structural power relations of race, gender, and class.

Aaron James
Chief Financial Officer

Aaron James Chief Financial Officer

Aaron James is an executive, investor, and advisor with a background in climate tech and clean energy startups. At EnergySage, acquired by Schneider Electric, Aaron led marketplace operations and managed teams responsible for sales, customer support, and the company’s nationwide network of solar installers. As a consultant and advisor, Aaron has helped innovators and entrepreneurs launch and scale new businesses, with a focus on ventures aligned with society and the environment. Aaron holds an MBA, MS, and BS from the University of Michigan and he grew up in Ann Arbor. He tries not to care about the football team in the fall and fails every year.

While studying sustainable enterprise, Aaron worked with the University’s CFO, Provost’s office, and a multi
stakeholder coalition to advance the institution’s commitment to environmental sustainability.


Linda Rauch, MS
Chief Technology Officer

Linda joined Elateq as the result of a strategic partnership with Next Rung Technology in May of 2021. She has 25+ years of project and process experience across many different sectors including Renewable Energy, Biotechnology, Plant Engineering (Pharmaceutical and Industrial), Wastewater, Product Design, and Process Engineering.

From creating process flow diagrams and equipment lists for pilot plants to techno-economic models for novel sustainable technology, Linda uses her variety of experience to help growing sustainable technology companies.

She received her MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

Nicholas R. DiCaprio, BA
Electrical Engineer

Mr. DiCaprio is an electrical engineering consultant with expertise in the design, development, and production of industrial and military electronic systems. He worked on various projects including design and production of microprocessor-based ultrasonic sensors for non-contact detection, fluid level measurements, collision/obstacle avoidance for automotive applications, bulk level monitoring, and doppler motion detection. As a senior design engineer for military sonar systems, Nicholas has been developing high power sonar transmitters for submarine acoustic countermeasures, an autonomous lobster robot, long-range sonar towed array receivers, mine detectors, and Navy R&D sonar projectors. Nicholas is a graduate of Northeastern University and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Frank has 30 years of experience in various manufacturing, design, and sales engineering aspects in various industries. He worked with machine operators and executives to streamline manufacturing processes through design for manufacturability principles. Frank focuses on optimizing the specialized processes that reduce cost and warranty issues and increases durability and efficiencies.