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.: Board of Directors


Dr. Harry D. Fair, Chairman
Founding Director of Institute for Strategic and Innovative Technologies, former Director of Institute for Advanced Technology at The University of Texas and President of Plasma Technology Applications, Inc.

Matthew John “Jay” Diedzic, Jr., P.E., Vice President
More than 35 years of leadership, management, entrepreneurial, science and technology, investment, and university-related R&D coalition generation and corporate fund raising experience, within the domestic and international energy industry. Over the last 15 years, developed and monetized a diverse energy and environmental project portfolio involving fossil-fuels; geothermal; solar power; offshore wind, tidal; natural gas/coal-to-liquids; algal-based bio-fuels; autonomous ocean exploration and observation; Harmful Algal Bloom and Red Tide observation and remediation; and nuclear power generation and Special Nuclear Material (“nuclear waste”) utilization.

Dr. Robert Fossum
Former Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Dean of Engineering at Southern Methodist University and Chief Scientist at Institute for Advanced Technology.

Honorable Pike Powers
Former managing partner of Fulbright and Jaworski and leading innovator in Texas.

Dr. Paul Funk
Retired US Army Lieutenant General Commander of Third Corps and Ft Hood. Former Director of Education at Institute for Advanced Technology at The University of Texas.

.: Senior Research Fellows

Dr. Thomas Blau
Consultant to the National Defense University (NDU).

Dr. Lou Circeo
Chief Scientist for Applied Plasma Arc Technology based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Dawna Coutant
Former Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Currently supporting IARPA's FOCUS program and was a key participant in ISIT's award winning effort in IARPA's Geopolitical Forecasting Competition.

Dr. Robert Fossum
Former Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Dean of Engineering at Southern Methodist University and Chief Scientist at Institute for Advanced Technology.

Carolyn Meinel
From March 2016 through Nov. 2022, she led ISIT's IR&D activities on Natural Language Processing and both crowdsourced human forecasting and human/machine hybrid forecasting. She has written many books and magazine articles with her forecasts of technology developments. Performed the initial technology forecast for 8 Rivers Capital on zero emissions technologies, which led to the Net Power system in prototype test operations in Houston, Texas. Net Power has been hailed as Black Swan technology that promises to play a role in fighting global warming via its 100% CO2 capture system. Better yet, it saves money thanks to its record high operating temperature, enabling a Carnot Cycle, that by the Second Law of Thermodynamics generates a higher percent of power per fuel burned.

Dmitry Sarin
One of the world's top forecasters of geopolitical and economics events. He currently is a Trading Analyst at EP UK Investments and a member of the Good Judgment Analytics team.

Dr. Jerry Parker
Former plasma physics group leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Electrodynamics Laboratory Director at Institute for Advanced Technology, The University of Texas.

Dr. Chris Wallace
Expert in high power microwave devices, former group leader at General Atomics, BDM and other industrial firms and member of Army Asymmetric Warfare office.

.: National Security Fellows



Dr. Paul Funk
Retired US Army Lieutenant General Commander of Third Corps and Ft Hood and member of Army and Defense Science Boards. Commanded Third Armored Division in Desert Storm. Former Director of Education at Institute for Advanced Technology at The University of Texas.

General Benjamin Griffin
Former US Army General commander of Army Materiel Command.

LTG Jack Woodmansee
Former US Army Lieutenant General, White House Fellow and member of Army Science Board.

.: Innovation & Commercialization Fellows


Judy Eideles
Managing partner and venture investor of innovative advanced technologies covering a broad range of applications. Extensive experience with projects in Europe, Middle East and the United States.

Honorable Pike Powers
Former managing partner of Fulbright and Jaworski and leader of innovation in Texas

Dr Coke Reed
Designer of Supercomputers, founder of DataVortex and inventor of the worlds fastest supercomputer.