Alex Ignatiev, Ph.D.
Alex Ignatiev, Ph.D. has served as a director on our Board since February 2013, and previously served as a director on our Board of directors from June 2008 to October 2009 and from May 2001 to August 2002. From 2005 until 2017 he served as a director of the Center for Advanced Materials at the University of Houston and has served since 2010 as the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen professor of physics, chemistry and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Houston. Dr. Ignatiev is now Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Houston. From March 2013 to September 2015, Dr. Ignatiev served as the Chief Science Officer of Smart Grid Intelligent Management, Inc., which develops operating systems and alternative energy source integration. Since February 2009, he has served as the Chief Technology Officer of Quarius Technologies, LP, a renewable energy company. Since February 2006, he has served as a vice president and Chief Technology Officer at Nano EnerTex, Inc., a nanomaterials company. Since December 2017, he has served as Chief Technology Officer of Lunar Resources, Inc., which develops functional thin materials in the vacuum of space. Since May 2002, he has served as the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Science Officer of Metal Oxide Technologies, LLC, which develops, manufactures and sells superconducting wire. Dr. Ignatiev also has been elected to the International Academy of Astronautics and to the Kazakhstan National Academy of Sciences, and was awarded Russian American of the Year in 2015. Dr. Ignatiev received a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Cornell University.