Senior Research Fellows Admin
Martin Edelstein, Ph.D.
Dr. Edelstein is a Non-executive board member for Agua Via Ltd., serving as science advisor to the board. He is a founding member and CTO of Covalent Industrial Technologies, LLC which develops bottom-up nanotechnology-based products for environmental and medical markets. Prior to founding Covalent Martin was Director of Analytical Development at Athena Neurosciences and had a lengthy career in drug development.
Martin obtained his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University in the laboratories of F.A. Cotton and E.E. Hazen Jr in the design and synthesis of protein super secondary structures. He then had a postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in the laboratory of Antonio Gotto developing isotopic syntheses and performing structural NMR on labeled, synthetic apolipoproteins. Martin has experience in organic, inorganic, analytical and biophysical chemistry. When he was a starving postdoctoral fellow he developed a software consulting business which focused on real-time control of instrumentation and analysis of analytical data. In his industrial career, he participated in the development phase of moving products to the market and participated in international regulatory filings.
Seven key patents and several papers resulted from early work at Covalent on organic single atomic layer membranes. Organic chemistry providing the means to implement a bottom-up nanotechnology building block strategy. He is Principle Investigator on a DOE small business grant obtained in 2015 to initiate novel manufacturing methods for the production of single atomic layer membranes.
Mark S. Miller, Ph.D.
Mark S. Miller is the main designer of the E and Dr. SES distributed object-capability programming languages, inventor of Miller Columns, a pioneer of agoric (market-based secure distributed) computing, an architect of the Xanadu hypertext publishing system, and a representative to the EcmaScript committee.
Rob Meagley, Ph.D.
Dr. Meagley is presently CEO, CTO and resident “Mad Scientist” at ONE Nanotechnologies, a company founded to invent, develop and market photonic nanodevices and device arrays for biomarker characterization and related technology.
Prior to forming ONE Nanotechnologies and following post-doctoral research at UC-Berkeley and Cornell, Rob was Principle Investigator, Senior Staff Scientist, and the Molecules for Advanced Patterning Program Manager for Intel. In 2004 he was named Researcher-In Residence for a group he created at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs to discover, develop and commercialize advanced lithography materials.
With over 38 papers, 41 patents, and numerous awards to his name, Rob is an expert in the design and synthesis of small molecules and complex molecular systems. In addition to managing several complex, interdisciplinary teams and research programs, he has also lectured extensively on materials science chemistry and nanotechnology, and provides consulting services to the nanotechnology, MEMS and biotechnology communities.
David R. Forrest, Sc.D., PE
Dr. Forrest is Senior Fellow, Standards, at the Foresight Institute. Since October 2012 he has been Technology Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy. From 1995-2014 he was also President of the non-profit Institute for Molecular Manufacturing.
Prior to October 2012 Dr. Forrest was a materials engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda, MD. At the Navy, he was the PI for an Accelerated Insertion of Materials system sponsored by ONR, developed a 3D transient tandem-arc weld model that was used to improve toughness in steel weldments, and has simulated fully 3D temperature and stress transients for Joint Strike Fighter landings on ship deck structures. He was an evangelist for emerging technologies such as covetic materials, lightweight friction stir welding systems, and productive nanosystems.
Before joining the Navy in 2001, he spent 15 years in plant operations and research in the specialty metals industry and two years in materials technology consulting. In the early 1980’s he developed processing/structure/property relationships at Bethlehem Steel to improve the toughness of large steel forgings. In the late 80’s, working with Julian Szekely for his doctorate degree at MIT, he modeled and designed systems for electromagnetically-driven fluid flow. In the 1990’s, he worked at Allegheny Ludlum on a wide range of problems including the application of computational thermodynamics to reduce core loss in grain-oriented silicon steel, and deformation modeling of Ti-6Al-4V pack rolling in collaboration with Paul Dawson at Cornell. In 1999, he won Allegheny Ludlum’s Technical Achievement Award for developing an ultrasonic system to measure microcleanliness for quality control during steel production.
David has performed technology analysis and market analysis for both Digital Equipment Corp. and Baverstam Associates on systems ranging from molecular computers to battery sealants and optoelectronic crystals. His policy work includes an analysis of the metal industry’s impact on global warming, collaborating on the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems, and presenting more than 20 briefings on molecular manufacturing systems, including at the National Academies and the U.S. Senate.