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"Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing." Mohammad Ali

At Cospheric we are constantly pushing the limits of what is possible and offering cutting-edge micro and nanotechnology solutions to global scientific community. Our customers are the brightest researchers from all over the world, residing on all seven continents (yes, even Antarctica). They are relying on us to develop the smallest and most precise spherical particles to enable advances in their respective fields. Moreover, they want to have these particles in their labs as quickly as possible. Quality, speed, professionalism, expertise – this is the value Cospheric brings to each customer.

Founded in 2008 in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, Cospheric LLC has become an integral part of the global technical community. We are a dynamic company that has quickly gained the reputation for outstanding product quality and commitment to customer satisfaction. We specialize in manufacturing precision dust. Our product line consists of close to two thousand unique spherical microparticle and nanoparticle products, all of which have been developed based on customer demand. We work with each individual customer to find a creative solution for their unique needs.

Scientists and engineers worldwide rely on us as a proven source to fulfill their needs for precise nanospheres, microspheres, and macrospheres in tight particle size ranges, wide selection of colors, densities, properties and formulations. We utilize a variety of proprietary tools and techniques that are unique in the industry. We have the ability to make small custom runs of microspheres, prototype high-aspect ratio microstructures, and apply precision coatings on spherical particles. For the majority of our products we are the sole global supplier, without direct competitors. We developed a disruptive technology which is redefining the microsphere market and creating a new category of precision spherical particles. Our research department is always excited to tackle new challenging projects.

We offer the sophistication to deliver the advanced technologies customers need with small-company responsiveness to their technical and business needs.

We manufacture all our products where we live, in Santa Barbara, California, thereby creating local jobs, ensuring product quality and clean manufacturing. We further give back to our community through volunteering, philanthropy, and corporate responsibility. Our focus is on long term vision for the company – positioning ourselves as a leader in our field and making an impact on the world.

Our Mission

To be the premier global supplier of precision spherical particles.

Our Vision

To make an impact on the world by enabling breakthroughs in science and technology.

Our Values

Innovation – To offer the largest selection of the highest quality products, continuously pushing the limits of what is possible.

Collaboration – To build strong long-term relationships based on respect, integrity and open communication.

Impact – To foster a positive change in the world, the environment, and our community.

The Founders

Yelena Lipovetskaya - CEO, Cospheric LLC
Yelena Lipovetskaya - CEO, Cospheric LLC

Yelena Lipovetskaya leads the company as a Chief Executive Officer. Her primary role is to define and integrate strategic vision and direction for the business. Yelena builds on her twenty years of technical expertise in chemistry, rheology, charging, materials, process engineering, manufacturing excellence and Six Sigma initiatives to ensure that Cospheric offers the largest selection and the highest quality of precision spherical microparticles in the global marketplace.

Yelena has a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnic University (now NYU) and Masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition to her education, Yelena's technical expertise is grounded in intensive on-the-job training she received while developing cutting edge technologies in state-of-the-art laboratories such as Sullivan Park Science & Technology Center in Corning, NY, and Xerox Research Center Webster, Xerox's largest research center. These companies are well-known for hiring the brightest scientists and engineers in the world and their commitment to innovation and product quality.

Yelena received her business training through Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV), an organization dedicated to creating an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women.

Yelena is a mother of three children, a certified parent-infant coach, and has earned a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Yelena is passionate about promoting healthy social-emotional development of young children and is an advocate for research and education on mental wellness for young children and their caregivers. Under Yelena's leadership, Cospheric supports these crucial but often underfunded and understaffed initiatives through philanthropy and volunteering in the community.

Yelena was recently interviewed on 805conversations podcast which features engaging talks with leaders and thinkers in the 805 region in California. In this podcast, Yelena talks about the company, the foundations, and the path forward.

Brian Gobrogge - COO, Cospheric LLC
Brian Gobrogge - COO, Cospheric LLC

Brian Gobrogge serves as a Chief Operating Officer. He offers expertise in innovative development, design and manufacturing support, based on his ridiculous amount of experience in many different industries, such as Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Electronics, Consumer Products and Defense.

Brian started his career implementing manufacturing solutions for Texas Instruments Defense Division, later acquired by Raytheon. He continued expanding his experience in manufacturing processes and equipment design by integrating automation systems for companies like Merck Pharmaceuticals, Tyson Foods, Black&Decker, Miller Brewing, Cooper Tire, Torrington Bearing, Weyerhouser Lumber and Paper Products, Proctor & Gamble, Georgia Pacific, Cagle Foods, Glad Products and others. Prior to co-founding Cospheric, Brian played leadership roles in Cbrite Inc and Gyricon LLC (subsidiary of Xerox), where he specified and acquired custom equipment for highly-specialized applications.

Brian is a hands-on leader bringing concepts to reality through cross-functional management, leveraging his diverse electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineering background immersed in executive MBA acumen.

Brian earned a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan and an executive MBA from University of Toledo.

Outside of the office, Brian is actively involved in raising his family and contributes many hours volunteering in Santa Barbara schools. He spearheads Cospheric's philantory initiative of being a corporate sponsor at school-based fundraising events.