Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Martin Hoffert

Martin Hoffert
Professor Emeritus of Physics
New York University

Marty Hoffert is professor emeritus of physics and former chair of the department of applied science at New York University. His academic background includes a B.S. (1960) in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.S. (1964) and Ph.D. (1967) from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now the Polytechnic Institute of New York) in Astronautics; and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, M.A.L.S. Read more »

Jeffrey Marqusee

Executive Director
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Department of Defense

Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee is currently the Executive Director of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Director of the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). SERDP is a tri-agency (DOD, DOE, and EPA) environmental research and development program managed by the Department of Defense. SERDP supports research and development to solve environmental issues of relevance to DOD. ESTCP is a DOD wide program designed to demonstrate innovative environmental technologies at DOD facilities. Read more »

Burton Richter

Burton Richter
Nobel Laureate and Director Emeritus
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Burton Richter is the Paul Pigott Professor in the Physical Sciences, Stanford University and Director Emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. His research has centered on experimental particle physics with high-energy electrons and electron-positron colliding beams. He began as a post doc at Stanford University in 1956, became a professor in 1967, and was Director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center from 1984 through 1999. Read more »

Brian Sager

Brian Sager
Vice President, Corporate Development
Nanosolar

Brian Sager founded Nanosolar in 2001 and has served in a range of roles since inception including product development, finance and sales. He currently manages the company's government programs, strategic partnerships, and intellectual property portfolio. He is also deeply involved in the development of Nanosolar’s process and product technology and has more than 95 patents issued or pending. Read more »

Will Coleman

Will Coleman
Partner
Mohr Davidow Ventures

Will Coleman is a partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) focusing on energy and cleantech investing. Prior to MDV, Will worked in Washington, D.C., as a legislative director for a renewables coalition building state and federal level coalitions to support renewable energy legislation, and as a consultant to private equity and project finance clients focusing on the energy sector. Will has also worked for GE Wind in the commercial operations group, Xseed Capital, and Academic Partners. Read more »

Bruce Stokes

Bruce Stokes
Senior Transatlantic Fellow
German Marshall Fund

Bruce Stokes is a noted expert on trade, international economics, global public opinion, European and Asian economics and trade policy. He is the senior transatlantic fellow for economics at the German Marshall Fund. For the last two decades he has been the international economics columnist for National Journal, a weekly Washington public policy magazine, and is now a contributing editor there. He is also a monthly columnist for the European Voice newspaper in Brussels. Read more »

Marcus Noland

Marcus Noland
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Marcus Noland has been associated with the Peterson Institute since 1985. His work encompasses a wide range of topics including the political economy of US trade policy and the Asian financial crisis. His areas of geographical knowledge and interest include Asia and Africa where he has lived and worked. In the past he has written extensively on the economies of Japan, Korea, and China, and is unique among American economists in having devoted serious scholarly effort to the problems of North Korea and the prospects for Korean unification. Read more »

Nicol Turner-Lee

Nicol Turner-Lee
Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer
MMTC

Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee is Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer for the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) where she is responsible for designing and implementing a research and policy agenda that supports MMTC’s mission, and advocates for telecom and Internet policy reform through legislation, rulemaking, executive orders, public-private partnerships, and best practices.  Prior to joining MMTC, Dr. Read more »

John G. Palfrey

John G. Palfrey
Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law
Harvard University

John Palfrey is Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. In these roles at Harvard Law School, he is director of the school’s library and Co-Chair of the IT committee. He is also a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Palfrey’s research and teaching focus on Internet law, intellectual property, and the potential of new technologies to strengthen democracies locally and around the world. Read more »

Dale N. Hatfield

Dale N. Hatfield
Executive Director
Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado at Boulder

Dale N. Hatfield is the Executive Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and an Adjunct Professor in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program—both at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Hatfield was the chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and, immediately before that, was chief technologist at the FCC. Mr. Hatfield retired from the Commission and government service in December 2000. Read more »

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