Parmiss Mojir Shaibani

Cofounder & CTO

Parmiss obtained her PhD in Materials Engineering from University of Alberta, Canada. During her PhD studies, she focused on water quality monitoring and developed a portable bacteria sensor unit.

She was introduced to the problems of rural communities regarding drinking water through her involvement with the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS), a collaborative research center between Canada and India. During this collaborative research program, Parmiss was tasked to look into the current testing method, find out why these test methods may not be suitable for rural communities both in Canada and India, and come up with an innovative solution.

The proof of concept work she did during her PhD at U of A is the building block of our product, VeloCens™.  As the CTO of our company, Parmiss is responsible for leading the research and development of future applications of VeloCens™. Parmiss is in charge of our reuse/recycle program that is designed to lower our products environmental footprint.

When Parmiss was three years old, she became very ill and had to be hospitalized for a week. The doctors suspected food or water that was contaminated with bacteria as the cause. Although she was too young to remember this event, she took her experience and used it as extra motivation to make a real impact on the world.

She co-founded Roshan Water™ Solutions with the goal to prevent people, especially children, from falling ill due to contaminated water and is working on this goal every day.


  1. Degradation of pharmaceutical contaminants in water by an advanced plasma treatment, published in Journal of Desalination and Water Treatment, 2019.
  2. Elimination of pharmaceutical contaminants fluoxetine and propranolol by an advanced plasma water treatment, published in Journal of Desalination and Water Treatment, 2018.
  3. Portable Nanofiber-Light Addressable Potentiometric Sensor for Rapid Escherichia coli Detection in Orange Juice, published in ACS Sensors, 2018.
  4. Metabolic study of cancer cells using a pH sensitive hydrogel nanofiber light addressable potentiometric sensor, published in ACS Sensors, 2017.
  5. The role of chloride ions in plasma-activated water treatment processes, published in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2017.
  6. The detection of Escherichia coli (E. coli) with the pH sensitive hydrogel nanofiber-light addressable potentiometric sensor (NF-LAPS), published in Journal of Sensors and Actuators B:Chemical, 2016.
  7. Rapid label-free detection of E. coli using antimicrobial peptide assisted impedance spectroscopy, published in Analytical Methods, 2015.
  8. Detection of volatile organic compounds using microwave sensors, published in IEEE Sensors Journal, 2014.
  9. Sustained drug release and antibacterial activity of ampicillin incorporated poly (methyl methacrylate)–nylon6 core/shell nanofibers, published in Polymer, 2013.
  10. The Effect of Applied Electric Field on the Diameter and Size Distribution of Electrospun Nylon6 Nanofibers, published in Scanning, 2013.
  11. Photocatalytic BiFeO3 nanofibrous mats for effective water treatment, published in Journal of Nanotechnology, 2013.
  12. Nanoscale magnetoelectric coupling in multiferroic BiFeO3 nanowires, published in Physica Status Solidi (RRL)–Rapid Research Letters, 2012.