Our Story


N5 was founded in 2012, as a spin-off from University of Maryland, College Park. We are passionate about developing sensor technologies and products that will make your life better and safer. By bringing together technological innovation and reliable engineering, we are changing how sensing is done. In this new era of wearables, smart-homes, and connected cities, our products will open up new possibilities, giving people the ability to learn about their environment, and understand its impact on their health and well-being.

We are a diverse team with engineers, scientists, developers, and entrepreneurs supported by great advisors and mentors.

Meet the Team

Abhishek Motayed, PhD

Founder & CEO

Ratan Debnath, PhD

Director of Research & Development

Brian Thomson

Test & Integration Engineer

Advisory Board

Steven Chen

Co-Founder & CEO of PFP Cybersecurity

Chad Lucien

SVP of Sales, Business Development, and Marketing at Hillcrest Labs

Collaborators & Partners

Department of Homeland Security | NASA | National Institute of Standards and Technology | Maryland TEDCO