CIAT Research Associates

CIAT Research Associates are innovators from industry and educational institutions who collaborate on research that links bold and innovative concepts with practical implementation strategies. 

Mr. Jim Bos
James Bos, LLC
Sustainable Elevator Consulting
Plano, TX

Ms. Tonya Boyd
Assistant Director
Geo-Heat Center
Oregon institute of Technology
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Daniel Coaten
Assistant Professor
Chemistry Department
Keilir Institute of Technology
Reykjanesbaer Iceland

Mr. Scott E. Gallmeyer
Research Chemist
Arctic Silver
Penfield, NY

Mr. Jack Gilbert
Assistant Vice President
Loss Control Services
The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
New York, NY

Mr. Alan Goldberg
TMS Matrix LLC
Piermont, NY 

Dr. Karl Solvi Gudmundsson
Head of Institute
Keilir - Atlantic Center of Excellence
Reykjanesbaer Iceland

Mr. Robert Hawks
Hawks Media Inc.
Woodstock, NY  

Dr. Haukur Ingi Jonasson
Assistant Professor
School of Engineering and Natural Sciences,
Reykjavik University
Reykjavík Iceland

Dr. Magnus Thor Jonsson
Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland

Dr..Ib I. Olsen
IBD CleanTech Consulting
New York, NY

Mr. Raj Parikh, M.S. M.S. P.E.
CEO & Chairman
Metropolitan Building Consulting Group, PC
New York, NY 

Mr. Gerry Posner
Chairman, Aegis Industrial Software
Director, Berwind Industrial Group
Chicago, Ill

Dr. Guðrún Sævarsdóttir,
School of Science and Engineering
Reykjavik University
Reykjavík Iceland

Dr. Dimitar D. Sasselov
Professor of Astronomy
Director, Harvard Origins of Life Initiative
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics,
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Mr. Tryggvi Thordarson
Environment Agency of Iceland
Reykjavík, Iceland

Dr. Runar Unnthorsson
Assistant Professor
Industrial Engineering
University of Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland

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