Advisory Board Members

The National Graphene Association has assembled an unrivaled advisory board of thought leaders and experts from commercial and industrial segments, advanced material and technology companies and corporations, national labs, government agencies, investment firms, standard bodies and academic & research institutions.
The NGA is continuously seeking members to help establish a strong foundation that will serve to further graphene innovation and commercialization throughout the United States and beyond.

NGA Advisory Board

Phil Bryant
Governor of Mississippi
Mississippi, USA

Dr. James M. Tour
Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Rice University
TX, USA

Dr. Kari Hjelt
Head of Innovation
Graphene Flagship
Sweden

Dr. Elena Polyakova
Founder and CEO
Graphene 3D lab
NY, USA

James Baker
Director of the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC)
United Kingdom

Dr. Lawrence Drzal
Co-founder of XG Sciences
Distinguished Professor Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, MI, USA

Giulio Cesario
CEO and Founder
Directa Plus
Italy

The Honorable Trent Lott
Former Majority Leader of the United States Senate
Former U.S. Senator, Mississippi
Mississippi and Washington, D.C., USA

Ray Gibbs
Haydale Graphene Industries
Swansea, UK

Neill Ricketts
CEO & Co-Founder
Versarien
Gloucestershire, UK

Dr. Jeffrey Vitter
Chancellor
University of Mississippi
MS, USA

Dr. Ahmed Al-Ostaz
Brevard Family Chair in Civil Engineering; Director of Center for Graphene Research and Innovation
University of Mississippi
MS, USA

Dr. Anirudha Sumant 
Material Scientist
Argonne National Laboratory
IL, USA

Dr. David Puleo
Dean
School of Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Mississippi
MS, USA

Dr. Denis Koltsov 
Chairman, ISO TC229
Director, Brec Solutions Limited
United Kingdom

Dr. Deji Akinwande
Associate Professor, University of Texas Austin
TX, USA

Dr. Raj Nagarajan 
Senior Program Leader
Owens Corning
OH, USA

Ron Mertens
Owner, Editor in Chief
Graphene-Info.com
Israel

Robert Grajewski 
Executive Director of Wond’ry Innovation Center
Vanderbilt University
TN, USA

Zoe Peterkin

Specialist Site Manager and Editor,
AZoNano, Manchester, UK

Dr. Kirill Bolotin
Professor of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin,
Germany

Dr. Eric Dobson
CEO
Angel Capital Group
TN, USA

Steve Rodgers
Principal/Consultant, EmergenTek
Former International President, SAMPE
UT, USA

Dr. John Carlisle
Director, Chain Reaction Innovations
Founder, Advanced Diamond Technologies
IL, USA

Rocky Miskelly
President, Renasant Wealth Management & Insurance Services,
MS, USA

Dr. Norman Tolk
Professor of Condensed Matter Physics
Vanderbilt University
TN, USA

The Honorable Gary Sisco
29th Secretary of the United States Senate
CEO Sisco Group
Tennessee and Washington, DC, USA

Ted Townsend
Chief Operating Officer
Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
TN, USA

Adrian Nixon
CEO, Nixor Limited
Founding member, Consultants Anon
United Kingdom

Dr. Alex Cheng
Professor of Engineering
University of Mississippi
MS, USA

Dr. Ahmed Busnaina
Director of the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing
Boston, MA

Brian Kennedy
President
Kennedy Labs
Canada

R. Barry Cannada
Attorney and Vice-Chair
Butler|Snow
MS, USA

Roy Wright
Principal
Innovative Institute for Material Studies
D.C., USA

Dr. Ashok Choudhury
Manager, Physical Sciences Licensing at Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Scott Mize
Founder and chairman, Network Society ventures
Former Venture Development Executive, Graphene Technologies
CA, USA

Dr. Josh Gladden 
Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of Physics, University of Mississippi
MS, USA

Dr. Mona Ebrish
Research Scientist
IBM
NY, USA

Dr. Majeed Foad
Managing Director
Applied Materials
CA, USA

Hu Meena

President & CEO,
C-Spire, Jackson, MS

Marcus Liemen
Business Development
Accurion Inc.
MD, USA

Paul Harris 
Vice President
Product Strategy and Innovations for MCR Safety
Collierville, TN, USA

Marine Le Bouar
Nanotechnology World Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Jim Davidson
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Vanderbilt University
TN, USA

Jeffrey Phillips
Global Supply Manager
Apple, Inc.
CA, USA

Leslie Westbrook
CEO, Westbrook & Associates
Consumer Research Specialist
Marketing Strategist for Fortune 500 Companies
MS, USA

Paul Ferguson
Director, Great Lakes Graphite
Concord, MA, USA

Jiao Y. Xu
Head of Business Development
Fanglin Minerals Company
China

Don DePriest
Businessman & Entrepreneur,
Columbus, MS, USA

Dr. Leonard Feldman
Distinguished Professor,Vice President of Physical Sciences Partnerships
Rutgers University
NJ, USA

Zisong Nie

Zisong Nie
Founder of Tetrels Technology Corp
CA, USA

Dr. Marlon Cruz
Strategic Consultant, Materials Science and Technology
Isle of Man

Liam Critchley
Specialist Writer and Editor, AZO Network, Chemistry and Nanotechnology,
United Kingdom

Y.S. Yoong

International Business Owner & Entreprenuer,

Ottowa, Canada

Bill Geary, CFA®
Senior Vice President, Investments and Managing Director,
Raymond James, Jackson, MS

Vito Di Bari
Futurist and Innovation Designer

Ibrahim Mutlay

Founder & CEO, Metaa Dynamics, Grafenco, Chemtxt
Turkey

James Vig Sherrill

Founder & CEO, General Graphene Corp.
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Kenneth Liechti
Associate Director of the Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Materials, On-Line Instruments, Inc.,
University of Texas at Austin,
Texas, USA

Peter Youd

Executive Director, First Graphene,

Australia

Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin
President, Vireo Advisors,
Massachusetts, USA

Dr. Joseph Meany
Application Scientist, On-Line Instruments, Inc.,
Georgia, USA

Harley R. McNair
Owner, Plfaumer Brothers, Inc.
New Jersey, USA