Philip Palmedo, PhD
Philip F. Palmedo has had careers in physics, entrepreneurship, corporate management and finance.
He received his undergraduate degree from Williams College and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT.
His work as a physicist was carried out at the French nuclear laboratory at Saclay, and at Brookhaven National Laboratory. At Brookhaven he also worked on national energy policy issues and in the 1970s served with the Energy Policy Office in the White House.
After leaving Brookhaven, Dr. Palmedo founded and was Chairman of the International Resources Group (IRG), an international consultancy in energy, natural resources and economic development, until its sale in 2008. IRG was recognized by INC Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country.
Dr. Palmedo designed and was the first President of the Long Island Research Institute formed by Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Stony Brook University to facilitate the commercialization of technologies.
In 1988 Dr. Palmedo joined in the formation of Kepler Financial Management, Ltd., a quantitative financial research and trading company. He was President and Managing Director until 1991 when Renaissance Technologies Corporation acquired the company.
Dr. Palmedo served on the Board of Trustees of Williams College and of the Stony Brook (University) Foundation.
He currently serves on the boards of the publicly traded Gyrodyne LLC and Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, and on the advisory boards of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, and the Clean Energy Business Incubator at Stony Brook.
He is an advisor to several early-stage private companies.
Alan Rae, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Executive Director, IncubatorWorks
Dr. Rae has worked in the electronics, ceramics, nanotechnology and “clean tech” industries for over 30 years in the USA and UK, managing global businesses and technology development at startup, operating company and corporate levels.
He is currently Executive Director of IncubatorWorks which operates the Incubators in Alfred NY and Painted Post (Corning) NY.
Alan is active in industry associations and standards work with iNEMI, ANSI, SMTA, IPC, and HDPUG. He is a founder member of the Graphene Stakeholders’ Association.
He has held Director and VP positions with 5 new companies, started and ran his own business, and consults on behalf of IncubatorWorks with startup companies and investors in the nanotechnology, solar and electronics industries throughout the USA.
He is an Entrepreneur in Residence with NYSERDA, and is on the advisory committees for NYSIVC, the Center for High Rate Nanomanufacturing, the NYS Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics in Buffalo NY and chairs the Advisory Board for the Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology at Alfred University
Professor Massimo Guanieri
University of Padova
Prof. Guarnieri has worked to the Eta Beta II and RFX projects on controlled thermonuclear fusion in magnetic confinement, developed in Padua in collaboration with English, Irish, Swedish, US, and Japanese research centers.
Massimo was engaged in studying and designing the magnetic configurations of these devices, for which he conceived ad-hoc numerical tools, able to simulate the operation and performance of the magnetic systems. He also worked on the design and manufacturing of their power supplies, and of their measurement, monitoring and protection systems, conceiving and defining original solutions and technologies. He studied the magnetic configurations, which provide the plasma equilibrium and stability, in order to identify good plasma performance and confinement.
He has been a visiting researcher at the laboratories at UKAEA Culham (UK) and General Dynamics in San Diego (USA).
More recently, Massimo developed a keen interested in energy technologies such as fuel cells and flow batteries.
He is the official representative of the University of Padua in N.ERGHY, the association that represents the European universities and research institutions within the UE Joint Undertaking on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen (FCH-JU), that will coordinate European research in this field in the period 2014–2020.
He authored over 200 scientific publications, mostly peer-reviewed international journal papers and conference proceedings, including over thirty books on electromagnetism, electrical networks, electrical technologies and history of technology, some being adopted in other Italian universities.
University of Camerino
Professor Emeritus Marassi research and teaching activities focused primarily on fuel cells and batteries.
Professor Marassi authored over 180 international publications in activated carbon power electrodes, polymer electrolyte fuel cells, composite catalysts for fuel cells, graphene electrodes for lithium ion batteries, sodium ion batteries, Li-ion super capacitors.
Professor Marassi is an esteemed member of the international scientific community and a recognized expert in batteries, fuel cells and energy storage technologies.