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

LawrenceDrzal

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

Kari Hjelt

Dr. Kari Hjelt
Head of Innovation
Graphene Flagship
Sweden

ElenaPolyakova

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

Dr. Aniruda Sumant

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

JamesBaker

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

Dr. Majeed Foad

Dr. Majeed Foad
Managing Director
Applied Materials
CA, USA

Trent Lott

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

EdwardChan

Dr. Edward Chan
Executive Vice President
Angstron Materials
OH, USA

Dr. John Carlisle

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

Jeffrey S. Vitter

Dr. Jeffrey Vitter
Chancellor
University of Mississippi
MS, USA

Dr. Ahmed AlOstaz

Dr. Ahmed Al-Ostaz
Director of NanoInfrastructure Laboratory
University of Mississippi
MS, USA

TedTownsend

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

Akinwande

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

Dr. Denis Koltsov

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

Dr. Raj Nagarajan

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

Norman Tolk

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

Scott Mize

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

KirillBolotin

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

Ron Mertens

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

Dr. Alex Cheng

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

Robert Grajewski

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

VitoDiBari

Vito Di Bari
Futurist and Innovation Designer

Gary Sisco

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

EricDobson

Dr. Eric Dobson
CEO
Angel Capital Group
TN, USA

Steve Rodgers

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

Stephen Day

Stephen Day
CEO
Day Capital Partners, LLC
FL, USA

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy
Head of Business Development
Kennedy Labs
Canada

Barry Cannada

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

Roy Wright

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

Adrian Nixon

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

Dr. Josh Gladden

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

Len Feldman

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

Dr. Mona Ebrish

Dr. Mona Ebrish
Research Scientist
IBM
NY, USA

Dr. Rahul Mukherjee

Dr. Rahul Mukherjee
Chief Technology Officer, EnerMat Technologies
Research Scientist, EverOn24
NY, USA

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Dr. Will Norton
Dean of Journalism
University of Mississippi
MS, USA

Dr. Wolfgang Basca

Dr. Wolfgang Basca
Professor of Condensed Particle Physics
University of Toulouse
France

Dr. Jim Davidson

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

Jurgen

Jurgen Vollrath
CEO
Inventor Assistance Foundation
WA, USA

Jeffrey Phillips

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

LeslieWestrbrook

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

Jiau Y. Xu

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

Robin Smith

Robin Smith 
CEO/Founder
NextPhase Foundation SEVP Global Development & Partnerships
AR, USA

Liam Critchley

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

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

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

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

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Ray Gibbs
Haydale Graphene Industries
Swansea, UK

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Eric Donsky
Axium Nano
Los Angeles, CA