NomadX welcomes new advisory board members to drive innovation and excellence in food safety

NomadX is proud to announce the appointment of three distinguished professionals to its Advisory Board.

Bringing decades of combined experience across biomedical imaging, sales and management, and food safety law, these new members will provide strategic insights and guidance as NomadX continues to elevate global food safety standards.

New Advisory Board Members

Dr. Ishan Barman

Dr. Ishan Barman is a renowned professor of mechanical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, with joint appointments in the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. A leading authority in biomedical imaging and bioengineering, Dr. Barman's research program addresses fundamental biological questions and applied clinical research through biophotonics, nanomaterials, and artificial intelligence (AI). 

Since establishing his laboratory at Johns Hopkins in 2014, Dr. Barman has innovated the application of spontaneous and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) for ultrasensitive molecular detection. His pioneering work spans virus sensing, DNA nanotechnology, and AI-assisted imaging, significantly contributing to early disease detection and tissue analysis. Dr. Barman’s prolific career includes over 135 journal articles, 15 U.S. patents, and numerous accolades such as the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award and the Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award.

Kevin Kopka

Kevin Kopka brings over 20 years of sales and management experience to the NomadX advisory board. As Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Kopka has consistently exceeded sales and management goals. His extensive expertise in Packaging Automation and Consumables, coupled with profound knowledge of Protein Processing—specifically Poultry Processing—positions him as an invaluable asset to the board. Kopka has a proven track record of closing large automation opportunities and securing long-term contracts for packaging consumables. His passion for helping customers reallocate labor and increase throughput aligns perfectly with NomadX’s mission to deliver unparalleled efficiency in food safety.

Shawn Stevens, JD

Shawn K. Stevens is the founding member of Food Industry Counsel LLC, the world’s only law firm devoted exclusively to representing food industry clients. Stevens works with the largest growers, food processors, national restaurant chains, and distributors, both nationally and internationally, to protect their brands by reducing food safety risks, complying with FDA and USDA regulations, managing recalls, and defending high-profile foodborne illness claims. He is a recognized expert, regularly speaking on emerging scientific, regulatory, and legal food safety trends, and contributing to leading industry publications such as Meatingplace, The National Provisioner, and Food Quality and Safety Magazine. Stevens’ inclusion in the advisory board underscores NomadX’s dedication to comprehensive food safety and legal compliance.


The appointment of Dr. Ishan Barman, Kevin Kopka, and Shawn Stevens marks a significant milestone for NomadX. Their expertise and guidance will be instrumental in propelling the company forward, ensuring it continues to set new standards in food safety technology.