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Technical Advisors

Dr. Eric Wachsman, Ph.D.
Advisor – Fuel Cells & Catalysts

Professor Eric Wachsman is an expert in ion-conducting materials and electrocatalysts, including the development of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), ion-transport membrane reactors, solid-state gas sensors, and the electrocatalytic chemical reactors. He is the Director of the University of Maryland Energy Research Center, and the William L. Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research with appointments in both the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Maryland (UMD). Prior to coming to UMD he was the Director of the Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy and Rhines Chair Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Florida; and a Senior Scientist at SRI International.

He has more than 200 publications, eight patents and eight patent applications on ionic and electronic transport in materials, and their catalytic properties, and device performance. Prof. Wachsman is the recipient of the 2014 Sir William Grove Award from the International Association for Hydrogen Energy and the 2012 Fuel Cell Seminar Award.

Greg Jackson, Ph.D.
Advisor – Systems & Fuel Processing

Business Advisors

Craig Dye

Craig is an accomplished business executive and investor with more than 20 years of investing, IT, and operational management experience. He is currently director of Mtech Ventures, the startup venture mentoring program at the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) in the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering. Previously, Craig served as Director of Venture Accelerator within Mtech, assisting startups meet their funding needs through a comprehensive program of assessment, mentoring and introduction to accredited investors. Craig serves on the Board of Directors of numerous companies and mentors startups and non-profits in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Craig was the founder and CEO of Wheelhouse Networks, delivering enterprise-class computing and telecommunication platforms as a managed service to corporations and professional services firms. He began his career with Informatics General (since acquired by CA Inc.), one of the first technology services companies in the nation, and subsequently served as the global chief information officer for Hogan Lovells, supporting its growth into a $2 billion legal services leader and more than doubling in size during his tenure.