Founder of NitroBrew | Murthy Tata - NitroBrew

The Nitrobrew Crew

Meet the maestros – the craftsmen who have dedicated decades to creating the perfect pint.

Murthy Tata, Ph.D.

Mad scientist. Inventor of NitroBrew.


Meet our founder, Murthy. He is a serial inventor. NitroBrew, his latest invention, is the combination of his passion, adventure, experience, and science. He has decades of experience in brewing and biotech industries, with 5 patents and over 30 publications in prestigious scientific journals: his expertise spans diverse topics from materials science, biotechnology, and yes, beer! Over here, we call him the 'Mad Scientist.

According to Murthy, “beer is a fantastic mix of fundamental sciences, art and flavors.” Besides science and beer, he loves the outdoors. He is an avid rock climber, hiker, runner and a nature lover, and he hopes to circumnavigate the world in a sail boat some day! Until then he will continue to run both QuantiPerm, a company he founded in 2001, and NitroBrew, founded in 2014. His work ethic and passion for learning is an inspiration to many of us here!

Nick Huige, Ph.D. – Technical Advisor

Sage of the serve.


Meet Nick who is on the advisory board at NitroBrew. Nick is originally from Netherlands, with a Ph.D. in Chemical Eng.. His distinguished career covers many areas of Brewing Research and Development, Innovation, and Engineering at Schiltz Brewing and then later at Miller Brewing company. His projects are varied and include brewery byproduct processing and economic analysis to improve brewing process efficiency and cost reduction and many others. He has done extensive research in flavor stability and new package development concepts like first commercial plastic beer bottle, nitrogenated widgets, self chilling cans etc.

Nick's hobbies include long distance running, hiking mountains around Tuscon, AZ (his current winter residence). He loves to kayak in Wisconsin in the summer. He enjoys cooking new recipes and doing home remodeling in his spare time.

Here's a funny anecdote. As an avid cross-country skier, Nick couldn't pass up the opportunity to ski on a Milwaukee freeway on a snowy day. It so happened that the whole city was shut-down because of a Wisconsin snow storm. In recognition of his sportsmanship, the City of Milwaukee awarded him a 'citation'.

Nick volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, Lapham peak state park and Chuhono state park. From Chem Eng, to running, to the love of outdoors, to beer, Murthy, our founder and Nick have a lot in common and have been friends for decades.

Lance Lusk – Technical Advisor

Mister Bubbles


Meet Lance, our flavor expert. He is an internationally recognized expert in beer flavor stability and beer foam properties. He is a Honorary Life Member of the American Society of Brewing Chemists. He is also a recipient of 7 United States patents and an author of 17 brewing publications and 6 biomedical publications.

Lance is currently a guest lecturer in brewing science at New Mexico State University.
Lance enjoys mentoring and sharing brewing knowledge. Some of the folks he has mentored are :former graduate student who is Chief Brewer for The South African Breweries, former interns include a MillerCoors Brewing Manager, a Senior Program Manager in the food industry, and a physician who heads a Boston University Hospital neighborhood clinic.

His interests include reading the scientific literature and reading about history. He also enjoys travelling and learning about different cultures’ customs, history, dress, food, and beverages.

Steve Weick - Designer

CAD Meister!


Steve was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He served in the Air Force – Radar Maintenance on EC121D Early Warning & Control Aircraft in support of Vietnam War.

He has vast experience in mechanical design ranging from High Energy Plasma Deposition, Flat Panel Displays, Photovoltaics, Non-invasive Glucose Monitoring, Quary Saw, Night Vision Rifle Scopes, Linear Irrigation System and Automated Micro-fluidic Dispense Systems and others.

Of all those he worked on, we are thrilled that he enjoyed working with NitroBrew the most (a lot of taste testing was also involved, obviously). Like most of us here at NitroBrew, Steve has many hobbies that he pursues passionately. These include "Gardening, Cars (my first car was a 1958 Corvette which I still own), Traveling with my wife in our trailer during the hot months, shooting (the first gun I purchased, at the age of 13, was an 1884 Springfield Trapdoor 45-70 Rifle which I still own), hunting, handloading, archery, visiting with interesting People -the world is full of them.

Brought to you by QuantiPerm

Founded by Murthy Tata, Ph.D., in 2002, QuantiPerm provides novel instrumentation and process solutions to the food & beverage, beer, and the biotechnology industries.