Dr. Parlak is the founder of QATCH Technologies and co-inventor of the microfluidic sensor technology that QATCH is founded upon. Dr. Parlak got her PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010 and continued her academic work as a postdoctoral researcher in Biochemistry and Mechanical Engineering & Material Science Departments at Duke University. Her field of expertise is the characterization of nanomechanical properties of samples by acoustic sensing methods. Upon realizing the point-of-care diagnostics potential of the microfluidic sensor technology she had co-invented at Duke University, Dr. Parlak founded QATCH Technologies in mid 2016. QATCH Technologies received NSF STTR funding and matching North Carolina State funding in mid 2017 for the microfluidic sensor based coagulation monitoring project, in which Dr. Parlak is the lead investigator.