Non-Affiliated Experts

Individuals not affiliated with ITIF who have participated in ITIF events or co-authored an ITIF publication.

Dan Steinbock

Dan Steinbock
Research Director of International Business
India, China & America Institute

Dan Steinbock is Research Director of International Business at the India, China, and America Institute (United States), and Fellow at Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China), a leading think-tank, where he focuses on China, ASEAN, G20 and the new global political economy. Since 2005, he has focused on the global crisis impact on the G-7 and the BRICs economies, including U.S.-Chinese relations.

Ravi Shanker

Ravi Shanker
Global Business Advisor
Dow Chemical

Dr. Ravi Shanker co-led the Technology Development workgroup at the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 project. He currently serves as Global Business Advisor for Dow Chemical. In his career at Dow he served as the first CEO of Dow Kokamn, after leading the team that created this joint venture in advanced battery technologies, and has many years of experience building, growing and running businesses with Dow Chemical. Read more »

Krystyn J. Van Vliet

Krystyn J. Van Vliet
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Van Vliet earned her Sc.B. in Materials Science & Engineering from Brown University (1998) and her Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT (2002). At MIT, Van Vliet was a National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellow, was President of the Graduate Materials Council, and won the MRS Gold Medal for her thesis research. Her MIT thesis work with Prof. Subra Suresh established the experimental and computational basis for predicting homogeneous nucleation of dislocations (plasticity carrying defects) in crystalline metals. Read more »

Kara Goolman

Intern
Center for Clean Energy Innovation

Paul Barbagallo

Paul Barbagallo
Managing Editor
Bloomberg BNA’s Telecommunications Law Resource Center

Paul Barbagallo is a managing editor with Bloomberg BNA’s Telecommunications Law Resource Center. He began his tenure at Bloomberg BNA in 2009 as a reporter covering media, technology, and telecommunications for The Daily Report for Executives. He earned a B.A. in Journalism from Rider University and a M.A. in Writing from The Johns Hopkins University. He can be reached at pbarbagallo@bna.com.

Timothy Brightbill

Timothy Brightbill
Partner
Wiley Rein, LLP

Mr. Brightbill represents clients on all aspects of international trade law and policy including import trade remedies (such as antidumping law, countervailing duty law, and safeguards investigations), global trade policy and trade negotiations, international arbitration, export controls (compliance and licensing), climate change policy, customs matters, and international e-commerce issues. He is rated among the nation’s leading lawyers for business by Chambers USA (2010-2014) which notes that he “is making a name in the trade remedies field” (2011). Read more »

Jason Kearns

Jason Kearns
Minority Chief Trade Counsel
House Ways and Means Committee

Reed McManigle

Reed McManigle
Senior Manager, Business Development and Licensing
CMU's Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation

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C. Fred Higgs III

C. Fred Higgs III
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Higgs conducts particulate flow modeling and experimental research that utilizes the basic principles of tribology, fluid and rheological mechanics. His Particulate Flow & Tribology Laboratory studies three different flows found in sliding contact interfaces: Read more »

Hahna Alexander

Hahna Alexander
Co-Founder
Sole Power

As a child, Hahna was inspired by the technology in science fiction books, shows, and comics. She became an engineer because she wanted to make such technology a reality. For her, developing an energy harvesting shoe insert meant creating a device that could be found in an Isaac Asimov book. She also has a lifelong dream of going to space, which grew bigger while designing robots at NASA. As Sole Power CTO, she leads product design and is the only one capable of drawing more than stick figures.

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