A Selection of Member Biographies
Not all our eminent scientists, engineers and related experts wish to publicly declare their affiliation with our organization, but below is a selection of those who do.
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SELECT MEMBER BIOGRAPHIES:
Chairman: John Sanderson: John is the immediate past president of the Royal College of Science Association. John served as president of the RCSA from 2007 until July 2012 as a worthy successor to a line of distinguished scientists and science evangelists starting with H G Wells. John is regarded among colleagues as possessing a very creative mind and has presented and explored some fascinating concepts in applied physics.
Vice Chairman (Australasia): John N Elliston: John N Elliston AM, BSc(Chem), BSc(Hons. Geol), FAusIMM(CP) has had a stellar career applying his skills in geology and chemistry and served as senior advisor to the Australian mining industry. For his services to his country John received the prestigious honour of the Order of Australia (AM). Stringent career demands taught John the value of correct scientific method and the need for rigorous testing and scrutiny of new ideas. His current book, “The Origin of Rocks and Mineral Deposits – using current physical chemistry of small particle systems,” is enhanced thanks to John’s access to leading world academic advisers and summarizes ground breaking results not yet widely published.
Founder Member: Alan Siddons (United States): Former radio chemist but now leading climate researcher and science writer Alan has been a pioneer exposing a myriad of errors woven into post-normal climate science. Alan uses clear examples and common sense reasoning to illustrate where and why it all went wrong for politicized ‘goal-oriented’ government climate research.
Founder Member: Joseph A. Olson, PE (United States): Retired Texan engineer and impassioned science writer, Joe Olson PE is a respected innovative thinker with over 100 major civil engineering and climate-related articles to his name. Olson is famed as a staunch advocate of the traditional English scientific method and combines a wealth of hard-edged industry experience with an insightful and deft writer’s touch to convey complex scientific concepts in a unique literary style.
Founder Member: Martin Hertzberg PhD (United States): Dr. Martin Hertzberg is a long time climate writer, a former U.S. Navy meteorologist with a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University and holder of a Fulbright Professorship. Hertzberg is an internationally recognized expert on combustion, flames, explosions, and fire research with over 100 publications in those areas.
Dr Hertzberg established and supervised the explosion testing laboratory at the U. S. Bureau of Mines facility in Pittsburgh (now NIOSH). Test equipment developed in that laboratory has been widely replicated and incorporated into ASTM standards. Published test results from that laboratory are used for the hazard evaluation of industrial dusts and gases. While with the Federal Government he served as a consultant for several Government Agencies (MSHA, DOE, NAS) and professional groups (such as EPRI). He is the author of two US patents: 1) Submicron Particulate Detectors, and 2) Multi-channel Infrared Pyrometers.
*Professor Claes Johnson PhD (Sweden): Claes Johnson is Professor of Applied Mathematics, School of Computer Science and Communication, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and has quickly established himself among the vanguard of international commentators with his highly-respected blog, Claes Johnson on Mathematics and Science and Greenhouse Gases without Greenhouse Effect. He is Sweden’s most cited academic author across all disciplines.
Founder Member: Charles Anderson, PhD (United States): Dr Charles Anderson is a materials physicist with a 38-year career in the use of radiation to characterize and analyse the properties of materials. He especially enjoys the use of multi-discipline techniques to solve complex materials problems quickly and efficiently.
Dr Anderson has worked as a laboratory scientist for the Dept. of the Navy, Lockheed Martin Laboratories and since 1995 has owned and operated Anderson Material Evaluation, Inc.. He has an Sc.B. in Physics from Brown University and his Ph.D. was earned at Case Western Reserve University studying the surface magnetization of nickel single crystals using Mössbauer spectroscopy and Auger electron spectroscopy. The analysis of surfaces and near-surface volumes has been a major component of his work since, using such techniques as x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, infra-red spectroscopy, x-ray dispersive spectroscopy, thermal analysis, and light microscopy.
Dr Anderson has published 29 scientific articles and written thousands of technical reports for his commercial customers. In 2000 he became interested in the claims that man’s emissions of carbon dioxide would cause catastrophic damage to the climate and quickly became skeptical. He has written about the many problems with that hypothesis frequently on his blog since.
Founder Member: Hans Schreuder (Holland): Dutch born and trained but now retired analytical chemist and international technical contractor Hans Schreuder has long been a staunch and highly regarded critic of the greenhouse gas theory and a leading commentator, using his website as a publishing hub for fellow scientists critical of the theory. Hans has written many articles on the subject and submitted a 109-page written report, supplemented with a 45 minute oral submission, to the Northern Ireland Climate Change Committee in May 2009
Chief Executive Officer & Founder Member: John O’Sullivan (United Kingdom): Legal analyst and specialist writer on anti-corruption, John O’Sullivan is the coordinator of PSI. He is Google’s most read writer on the greenhouse gas theory (2013) and boasts over 100 major articles. His work has appeared in prominent publications including America’s National Review, China Daily (the Number One English portal in China), as well as the India Times (the key source of business news in India). As a direct consequence of controversial revelations in his ‘Satellite-gate’ article the U.S. Government swiftly removed a degraded orbital space satellite from service.
*Habibullo Ismailovich Abdussamatov: Dr. Abdussamatov is a mathematician and astrophysicist, Head of the Selenometria project on the Russian segment of the ISS, Head of Space Research of the Sun Sector at the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia. He was first among 135 signatories of the famous Open Letter to H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (November 29, 2012) protesting at the UN’s stance supportive of the discredited hypothesis that Human emissions of CO2 are dangerously warming our planet. Dr. Abdussamatov’s achievements stem from his long career at the Pulkovo Observatory where he has worked since 1964. He became head of the Space Research Sector (2004-2006), head of the Space Research laboratory (2006-2010), then head of the Space Research of the Sun Sector since 2010. Dr. Abdussamatov specializes in the area of solar terrestrial physics with impact on the Earth’s climate. He is the author of more than 150 scientific publications, two scientific monographs and two scientific inventions.
Professor Ole Humlum: Since 2003 Ole has been Professor of Physical Geography at The University of Oslo, Department of Geosciences. He took his PhD in Physical Geography at the University of Copenhagen, before serving three years (1983 to 1986) as Scientific Director at the world’s oldest research station in the Arctic: Arctic Research Station, NW Greenland. From 1986 to 1999 Ole Humlum was again at the University of Copenhagen serving as Associate Professor with special responsibility for Arctic Geomorphology, and running courses and research projects in W and E Greenland. In 1999 he was appointed as full Professor at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS; Norway, 78 deg.N), the world’s northernmost university institution, before taking the chair of Physical Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway, in 2003. Since 2003 he has held an adjunct position at UNIS as Professor of Physical Geography. His main research interests are Arctic meteorology–climate, permafrost, and glacial-periglacial geomorphology, with a special focus on the North Atlantic region, with research projects in Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway and Svalbard.
Jim Petch: Jim is a retired Physical Geographer, GIS educationalist and e-learning pioneer. Jim was formerly a Reader in Environmental Science at MMU and Head of Distributed Learning and co-Director of the e-Learning Research Centre, University of Manchester. He was founding Director of UNIGIS International Masters programme, the world leader in its field. He has a career long interest in Critical Rationalism and its role in earth and ecological sciences as well as in the teaching of research methods and scientific writing at all levels. He is co-author of two books, one on Popperian ideas applied to Physical Geography, and of over one hundred papers in a range of disciplines.
*Professor Myron Wyn Evans: In 2005 Professor Evans was appointed by the Crown and Parliament as Civil List Pensioner in recognition of distinguished service to Great Britain and the Commonwealth in science. He is a Civil List Scientist on the advice of the Prime Minister and is the only “pure chemist” ever to have been appointed to the List. Originator of the Einstein – Cartan – Evans (ECE) Unified Field Theory, the simplest and most complete theory to date which unites General Relativity with Quantum Mechanics using just 4 dimensions. His work on ECE is published in “Foundations of Physics Letters”, a leading journal in the fundamentals of physics.Professor Evans is Founder and Director of the Alpha Foundation’s Institute for Advanced Study (AIAS) and Nominee for a Nobel Science Prize. He has also been granted Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms.
Professor Evans is a Harrison Memorial Prizewinner and Meldola Medallist of the Royal Society of Chemistry, sometime Junior Research Fellow of Wolfson College Oxford, University of Wales Fellow and SERC Advanced Fellow, formerly an IBM Research Professor at IBM Kingston New York and a visiting scientist at Cornell Theory Center.
A more detailed CV for Myron Evans may be found in about thirty editions of Marquis “Who’s Who” in America, World and Science and Engineering, 1998 to present. “Burke’s Peerage and Gentry” 2011 onwards. Plus several other reference volumes.
Professor Cliff Ollier: Professor Ollier is a geologist, geomorphologist, soil scientist, emeritus professor and honorary research fellow, at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Western Australia. In a distinguished career Professor Ollier has published prolifically in the peer-reviewed literature including leading reference works such as ‘The Oxford Companion to the Earth’ and the ‘Encyclopedia of Geomorphology.’ Among the numerous universities where he has worked include Oxford University, Australian National University, Bristol University, University of New England, Australia, Canberra University, University of Papua New Guinea, and the University of Melbourne.
Dr. Edwin X Berry: Dr Berryis a Certified Consulting Meteorologist(#180) for the American Meteorological Society. He has been an expert witness in many legal trials and has always been on the winning side of every trial. Dr. Berry has published over 42 professional scientific papers. He is also an expert in Automated Valuation Models (AVMs).
Dr. Berry’s theoretical PhD thesis is recognized as a breakthrough in the science of rain formation and in the use of computer-based numerical models. His model of the microphysics of rain formation is summarized in cloud physics textbooks and taught in university courses. He has also served as Program Manager for the National Science Foundation, Research Applied to National Needs (RANN), in Washington, DC, where he managed NSF’s leading edge national weather research projects, including the Metropolitan Meteorological Experiment (METROMEX) and the National Hail Research Experiment (NHRE). As Edwin X Berry & Associates (Sacramento) he developed numerical models to calculate and reduce aircraft accidents due to wind shear and proposed a method for reducing such accidents that is in use today at major airports.
Recruitment Officer Terri Jackson: (Avril) Terri Jackson MSc MPhil MInstP is a graduate physicist in Northern Ireland working in various areas of physics, energy and climate. She has served as a member of the Women’s Engineering Society and on it’s Council for a number of years. Terri has taught physics at Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education for 30 years. She was not only the Founder of the Energy Group at the Institute of Physics, London, but also Director of the Independent Climate Research Group, Northern Ireland and London. A further distinction is that Terri was the energy researcher for former First Minister of Northern Ireland, Dr Ian Paisley (now Lord Bannside). For a number of years Terri has been active in exposing deception by green activists, not least of which being the discredited greenhouse gas effect. She was a speaker at the International Climate Conference held by the Heartland Institute in Chicago in May 2010 – the largest ever climate conference held in North America. From August 2012 Terri serves as PSI’s specialist in member recruitment.
Dr Darko Butina: Dr. Butina is retired scientist with 20 years of experience in experimental side of Carbon-based chemistry and 20 years in pattern recognition and datamining of experimental data. He was part of the team that designed the first effective drug for treatment of migraine for which the UK-based company received The Queens Award. Twenty years on and the drug molecule Sumatriptan has improved quality of life for millions of migraine sufferers worldwide. During his computational side of drug discovery, he developed the clustering algorithm, dbclus, now the de facto standard for quantifying diversity in the world of molecular structures and recently applied to the thermometer based archived data at the weather stations in UK, Canada and Australia. The forthcoming paper clearly shows what is so very wrong with use of invented and non-existing global temperatures and why it is impossible to declare one year either warmer or colder than any other year. He is also one of the co-authors of the paper which was awarded a prestigious Ebert Prize as best paper for 2002 by American Pharmaceutical Association. He is peer reviewer for several International Journals dealing with modelling of experimental data and member of the EU grants committee in Brussels.
Professor Martin Hovland: Martin is a leading international expert on Marine Environment, Technology and Science. With his main specialism being deep-water environment with deep-water corals among Professor Hovland‘s many diverse achievements are his work in Subsea Operations (with ROVs, AUVs, and landers) for engineering and marine environmental assessments, geohazards, seafloor surveying and mapping. Professor Hovland has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and four books and holds patents in the U.S., Canada and Norway. As well as being Professor Emeritus and expert advisor (Ambio Tech Team) he has held the positions of Professor II, University of Bergen, Centre for Geobiology,Visiting professor at the University of Sunderland and is a Fellow of the Geological Society, London (FGS).
Professor Paul Reiter (France): Paul Reiter comes to Principia Scientific International (PSI) as Professor of Medical Entomology at Institut Pasteur, Paris. Paul is a member of the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Committee on Vector Biology and Control. Professor Reiter has been an employee of the Center for Disease Control (Dengue Branch) for 22 years. Reiter grabbed mainstream media attention for his forthright skepticism of the authoritarian and censorious approach by governmental bodies in the hotly-contested man-made global warming debate. He has also providedspecialist scientific testimony before the UK Parliament.
Webmaster: Tom Richard (U.S.). Tom is the driving force behind this site. A master of freelance writing, graphic design, web design, and print design services, Tom’s professional expertise has made the PSI website not only highly functionable, readable, but adaptive to the growing demands of an ambitious and globally-expanding science publishing and communications hub.
Louis A.G Hissink (Australia): M.Sc. M.AIG. M.IEEE needs little introduction. Many will know of his work. He is Editor of the Australian Institute of Geoscientist’s News and Exploration Manager of Brumby Resources Limited.
Alberto Miatello (Italy): Alberto Miatello, is an independent researcher in the field of physics of the atmosphere/meteorology. Originally a law graduate, for many years Alberto worked as a business consultant, dealing with plants and machinery and specializing in the fields of technical physics, heat transmission and thermodynamics. This experience informed his spare time research, since 2002, into climate study and the physics of the atmosphere. Alberto’s main concern since then has been to refute errors in the theories of man-made global warming and the so-called greenhouse gas effect. Alberto’s paper, ‘Roy Spencer and the Vacuum Bottle Flask’ (February, 2012) has won praise for identifying that climate scientists wrongly assumed the vacuum of space is cold (it has no temperature).
Dr.Gerald V. Todd: Jerry is a retired engineer with strong experience in environmental technologies and a PhD in philosophy. He has hosted local broadcast radio and TV shows and published several books that are available atAmazon.
Dr. Dev Dangol (Nepal): Dev earned his Ph.D. from Nottingham University (1986) as science teacher educator. Now retired as an associate professor Dr. Dangol lives in his native Kathmandu, Bagmati in Nepal. As a blogger he has written extensively on hydroelectric power and is adamant that any so-called green house effect due to gases is impossible.
Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser (Canada): Klaus has been a professional scientist and author, conducting research for more than four decades. Widely noted for his incisive book, ‘CONVENIENT MYTHS the green revolution – perceptions, politics, and facts.’ With a doctorate in chemistry from the Technical University Munich, he joined Environment Canada’s National Water Research Institute. He was Editor-in- Chief of the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada for nearly ten years.
Dr. Kaiser is an author of nearly 200 publications in scientific journals, government and national and international agency reports, books, trade magazines, and newspapers. He has been president of the Intl. Association for Great Lakes Research, and is a recipient of the Intl. QSAR Award. He is currently Director of Research of TerraBase Inc., and is a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada. Dr. Kaiser is widely recognized for his expertise in environmental chemistry and his “no-nonsense” approach to issues.
Dr. Alberto Boretti: Alberto is an Associate Professor of Engineering (Energy – Transport and Energy – Power Generation) at the University of Ballarrat, Australia. Inspired by Enrico Fermi and Ernesto Guevara he has long fought against political and religious influence over science and technology. So far Alberto has published 120 peer-reviewed papers and obtained his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D degree (3 years’ program) in Energy Engineering from the University of Florence, Florence, Italy (1978-88).
Joseph ‘Jef’ Reynen (France): Is the author of the paper, ‘Atmospheric absorption by IR-sensitive molecules’ that proves a one-stream model for heat refutes the two-stream model of back-radiation by IR-sensitive gases advanced by mainstream climatologists.
Robert Webster: Bob is a former US Dept. of Defense scientist with considerable expertize in computer simulation models for “smart” munitions including the SADARM submunition used in the first Gulf War. Few scientists better understand the limitations of computer modeling. Bob has maintained life-long interests in meteorology, climatology, geology and astronomy.
Dr. Karl L. Erdman: Professor Emeritus Physics, University of British Columbia, Canada. Karl Erdman is an experimental nuclear and particle physicist who at the beginning of his career was involved in measuring the cross sections for energy production in the sun. His studies in nuclear structure led to his involvement in the design of both accelerators and detectors of various types from DC machines such as Van de Graaf accelerators to high current, high energy cyclotrons. During the course of his career he worked at Cambridge University, the ETH in Switzerland and at CERN where he was also a CERN fellow in the early study of the properties of proton-antiproton interactions.
He was a designer and builder of the TRIUMF negative ion cyclotron, one of the 3 meson factories, where he subsequently was an associate director in charge of the technical division.
After his retirement from the University he was the one of the founders of the pioneering Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc. a company that recently won fame for their breakthrough in the field of cancer treatment. The company designs and builds isotope production cyclotrons and accelerator systems delivering milliampere beams of protons. Their 30 MeV cyclotrons are major suppliers of accelerator produced isotopes for medicine and industry. The company is now the principal supplier of accelerators for the production of Tc99m for medical imaging and has constructed and installed proprietary 24 MeV systems in Canada, Russia, Europe, China, Japan, and USA.
Kevin K (U.S.): “KevinK” (full name withheld) has an MSEE degree from the Georgia Inst. of Technology and Master’s degree in Optics from the University of Rochester (1986). With over 20 US patents registered with the US patent office Kevin can reasonably claim that most Earth imaging satellites currently orbiting the Earth make use of irradiance calibrations calculations he authored.
Robert Ashworth: Mr. Ashworth is a chemical engineer and Senior VP of ClearStack LLC. He has presented some 65 technical papers on fuels and environmental control. Relating to the subject of global warming, he has written four published papers, “CFC Destruction of Ozone – Major Cause of Recent Global Warming”, “No Evidence to Support Carbon Dioxide Causing Global Warming”, Eliminating Man-Made CO2 – Earth gets Warmer? and “Gas Molecules and Dust in the Atmosphere Cools the Earth!” They were all published on Energypulse and CFC destruction of ozone was also published in Hydrocarbon Processing. Bob is a member of the American Geophysical Union. He was one of the signators of the More Than 700 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims (U.S. Senate Report). Bob holds 16 U. S. patents, several of which have been filed and allowed in other countries. In 2001, Governor Paul Patton commissioned Ashworth a Kentucky Colonel for his work on clean coal technology.
*Dr. Nils-Axel Morner (Sweden): Dr. Morner is the former head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics department at Stockholm University. Nils was president of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Commission on Neotectonics (1981–1989). He headed the INTAS (International Association for the promotion of cooperation with scientists from the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union) Project on Geomagnetism and Climate (1997–2003). He is a critic of the IPCC and the notion that the global sea level is rising. He’s also been the Chairman of INQUA Commission on Sea Level Changes and Coastal Evolution. He also led the Maldives Sea Level Project.
*Piers Corbyn (U.K.): Weather Action’s Piers Corbyn is widely regarded as the world’s leading independent long-range weather forecaster. This astrophysicist’s first papers were published as an undergraduate in the Royal Meteorological Society’s magazine Weather; as well as the Journal of the British Astronomical Association and the Geographical Journal (of the Royal Geographical Society).
Joe Bastardi: Joe is a U.S. weatherman known for the plain-speaking style of his forecasts and his opinions on weather and climate change. Formerly the Chief Long Range Forecaster at Accuweather, Joe graduated from Pennsylvania State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology. His reputation for bold and accurate forecasts makes him in demand to appear on major television programs including Fox News Live, ABC World News, The O’Reilly Factor, The Colbert Report, CBS’ The Early Show, Imus in the Morning, and several others. He is currently Chief Forecaster at Weather Bell.
Ken Coffman (U.S.): Ken is an electrical engineer, novelist, technical writer and Stairway Press publisher located in the American Southwest. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (BSEET, Cogswell College North, 1985) and is the co-author of five U.S. patents in power conversion and digital signal processing technology. He is the author of a popular technical book called Real World FPGA Design with Verilog. He wrote an amusing book about climate science and his often-heated interaction with alarmist climate activists called Buffoon: One Man’s Cheerful Interaction with the Harbingers of Global Warming Doom.
Eduardo Ferreyra (Argentina): president of FAEC, Argentinean Foundation for a Scientific Ecology, a non profit organization dedicated for more than 30 years to scientific journalism. Eduardo is an advisor on climate and weather issues for several companies, newspapers, radio and TV stations in Argentina, and has also been invited by governments and private and public organizations to give lectures on climate change, nuclear and alternative energies and the danger of policies advanced by the environmental movement for the development and welfare of mankind. He has published two books: “Ecology: Myths and Frauds” and “Fierce Climate” cogently exposing global warming alarmism. PSI is proud to have him as our Senior Adviser on Latin American Climate Issues.
Previously, Eduardo started out as a director in his family mining and lime manufacturing company. Eduardo was then Head of Technical Translations Dept. in AECL, Atomic Energy of Canada during the construction of the nuclear reactor at Embalse, Córdoba, and thereafter, with CONARCAN (the Argentinean-Canadian Consortium) that built the huge hydroelectric complex in Patagonia (Piedra del Águila, Michihuao and Pichi Picún Leufú on the Limay River). He has come far since his initial four years of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Córdoba University.
Dr. Geraldo Luís Lino (Brazil): Dr. Lino is a Brazilian geologist and author of the book “The Global Warming Fraud: How a Natural Phenomenon was Converted into a False World Emergency” (published in 2009 in Portuguese, with over 5,000 copies sold so far, and soon to be published in Spanish). Dr. Lino is currently coordinating the translation of PSI authors’ groundbreaking book, ‘Slaying the Sky Dragon’ into Portuguese.
Dr. Matthias Kleespies (Germany): Dr. Kleespies is PSI’s Science Representative in Germany. He came to the fore in 2011 as a climate researcher after PSI published his robust and telling short history of the Greenhouse Gas Theory.
Dr. James O. Coles III: James has specialist experience in Governance Development in Emerging Nations (practical experience in Afghanistan, Iraq & South Africa (Zulu Autonomous Homeland)). He possesses master’s degrees in Macroeconomics, Human Resource Development, Engineering Physics, Media Communications and an Ed.D in Adult Education Curriculum Development.
Paul Driessen (U.S.): Paul is a senior fellow with the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, nonprofit public policy institutes that focus on energy, the environment, economic development and international affairs.
During a 25-year career that included staff tenures with the United States Senate, Department of the Interior and an energy trade association, Paul Driessen has spoken and written frequently on energy and environmental policy, global climate change, corporate social responsibility and other topics. He’s also written articles and professional papers on marine life associated with oil platforms off the coasts of California and Louisiana – and produced a video documentary on the subject.
Driessen received his BA in geology and field ecology from Lawrence University, JD from the University of Denver College of Law, and accreditation in public relations from the Public Relations Society of America. Paul is also a former member of the Sierra Club and Zero Population Growth.
Jürgen Kieser: Jürgen is from Germany and holds his Diploma in Science of Public Administration with specialist experience in Computer Science.
*Dr. Oliver K Manuel: Oliver is Professor of Nuclear Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Rolla and won Special Recognition as Principal Investigator in NASA’s Lunar Program. He is the author of more than 100 scientific papers and has supervised research for 25 M.S. and Ph.D. candidates and numerous undergraduates. His research is supported by the Atomic Energy Commission, Department of Energy, The Foundation for Chemical Research, NASA, and NSF.
Malcolm Roberts (Australia): Malcolm is Project Leader of the Galileo Movement. Malcolm holds an engineering degree (honours; based on the Earth science geology; University of Queensland, 1976) and postgraduate studies in economics/business (Masters Degree in business from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business).
Steve Crouch: Steve is from New South Wales, Australia and holds a B.A degree (Economics)
Rev. Philip Foster M.A.: Philip is a retired clergyman with academic degrees in Bio-chemistry and Theology and is based in Cambridge, England. Philip was one of the founding members of PSI. As owner of St. Matthew Publishing Ltd. Philip is also the British publisher of ‘Slaying the Sky Dragon: Death of the Greenhouse Gas Effect‘ (2010). He is most noted for his book, ‘While the Earth Endures.‘
Paul V. Sheridan: Paul is Winner of the USA-based National Champion’s Award for work/expertise as “General Automotive Safety Management Expert.” From Michigan, U.S. Paul has featured as lead-story on innumerable national and local primetime news programs, which has led to extensive experience with media/public relations. Paul holds Associates of Science Degree; Physical Sciences, minor in Architecture (Orange County Community College, New York); Associates of Arts Degree: Computational Mathematics and Computer Software Certification (night and internet, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan); Bachelor of Science: Dual Degree: Physics with minor in Geology, Mathematics with minor in Computer Sciences (State University of New York, Albany New York); Master of Business Administration: Dual Major: General Management and Logistics (Cornell University).
Jim Peden: Jim is a member of both the National Physics Honor Society (Sigma Pi Sigma) and the National Mathematics Honor Society (Pi Mu Epsilon) and carries a current Mensa card in his wallet.
As an atmospheric physics researcher Jim has been involved in the study of charge transfer reactions between atmospheric gas ions and metallic atoms in the upper atmosphere.
Jim has devised mass spectrometry tools to measure such difficult test subjects as free radicals and internally excited atoms and molecules. He is fairly convinced there is nothing in the climate of today or the recent past that falls outside of the normal variability of natural climate change.
Cornelia Codreanova: Cornelia is a Geographer with specialist experience in Geomorphology (Glacial lakes of Czech Republic) at Liberec University, Czech Republic, Zwenkau, Germany.
Dr. Sabin Colton: Sabin holds a PhD in Biochemistry, MS Biology (Marine) and has specialist experience in Dermatology and Lipid Biochemistry. Dr. Colton has been professionally editing and critiquing foreign-source research papers for publication and grant applications for 6 years (500+ items). As a generalist, Sabin has edited papers ranging from coal-fire dynamics, nanotechnology, electrochemistry, all areas of biochemistry and organic applications – also from his Masters training – oceanography and marine biology, and many marine research topics.
Derek Alker: Derek is a graduate in Geography from Manchester, England and has been growing a reputation behind the scenes as an adept science researcher and talented compiler of reference materials and science graphics. In 2011 Britain’s schools examinations authority, the AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) began using Derek’s reference material for school science examinations. The AQA has responsibility for awarding 45 percent of Britain’s high school (14–19 years of age) qualifications. Among Derek’s work is a widely used diagrammatic debunk of the K. Trenberth, J. Fasullo, and J. Kiehl Global Energy Flows or budgets.
Dr. David Stockwell: David is Adjunct Research Fellow at Central Queensland University and has an extensive background in civil engineering. He was formerly of the University of California, Santa Barbara at the Supercomputer Center and was educated at the Australian National University.
Dr. Gerhard Kramm: Qualified as Dr. rer. nat., Meteorology, Department of Physics, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany and is currently specializing his research activities on the theoretical aspects of atmospheric sciences, in particular physics of the planetary boundary layer, atmospheric turbulence and its impact upon atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric radiation, cloud physics, micro- and mesoscale numerical modeling, and climate change at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Dr. Richard Rounds: Dr. Rounds (retired) received BSc (1965) and MSc (1967) degrees in Biology and Geography from Illinois State University, and a PhD (1972) in Biogeography and Climatology from the University of Colorado (Boulder). His academic career involved 32 years teaching in meteorology and climatology, biogeography, statistics and natural resource conservation at Brandon University, in Brandon, Manitoba Canada. Extensive research and publication involved primarily biogeographic and natural resource management themes. Major academic interests in retirement include climatology and biodiversity.
Peter F Gill: Peter is a Physicist notable as the Immediate Past Chair, London & Home Counties Branch, Energy Institute as well as Chair, South Central Branch of the Institute of Physics; currently Member of the Editorial Board Energy & Environment. Peter obtained his BSc(Hons) Phys, Physics, Mathematics, Metallurgy at University of Durham in1964. Among his other career achievements is his service as General manager, Coal Processing Consultants Ltd and at Crestport Services Ltd.
Andrew Kirkpatrick: Andrew holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Physics from the University of Ulster (1978). His conventional physics degree was augmented by the study of geology, meteorology & climatology, soil, hydrology and alternative forms of energy, on a course ahead of its time. Andrew enjoyed a full career as a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force, serving mostly as a Harrier pilot, ending his career as Director Communications & Information Systems in the rank of 1 Star General (Air Commodore). He is also a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Peter Champness: Peter Champness: Peter has pursued a successful career in Diagnostic Radiology and is impeccably qualified in Medical Imaging (MB BS, B Med Sci, M Med, FRACR). From his background in applied science he brings to Principia Scientific International an eagerness to critically evaluate climatology. This is enriched thanks to an invaluable practical insight from his recreational passion: gliding. As a glider pilot he has become keenly attuned to the study of the movement of air, both horizontally (wind) and vertically (thermal updraughts).
Albert Ellul: Albert is a B.Sc, Eng. Hons. graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta (1974). Albert’s main subjects being Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Mathematics and Chemistry. He says, “Since I first read that ‘carbon dioxide equates to global warming’ I felt that this was a mistake and the more I researched the more I became convinced that the hypothesis was, at best, the greatest scientific mistake ever made. At worst, the greatest scam ever perpetrated on mankind.”
Edward Hoskins: Ed has long been qualified as both a dentist and architect. In 1969 he founded one of the earliest break away companies from Cambridge UK specializing in Computer Aided Design and Geographic Information Systems. Ed’s company grew from the research group of the School of Architecture and founded on the basis of examining the quantifiable aspects of building and planning. Ed is noted for his skills in creating graphs and spreadsheets enabling wider understanding of the facts concerning the man-made global warming question.
George Marlatt: George possesses a BSME from Lehigh University, MSME from Carnegie Mellon University plus an MSNucSci also from CMU. He holds 3 U.S. Patents, worked for 20 years at Westinghouse Electric as well as 13 Years in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Program (12 years simulation modeling at a nuclear power plant).
With extensive skills and experience in developing many mathematical models from governing equations through final testing and comparison to data, George is currently assisting fellow PSI researchers to develop a three-dimensional model of Earth’s climate superior to those currently used among climate scientists.
David J. Pristash: Dave Pristash is an independent inventor with seven issued patents in energy and optical related areas. Pristash has an undergraduate degree in economics and a Masters in business. He is a self taught engineer and has worked as an engineer and production manager for 20 years prior to becoming an independent developer and designer of automation equipment for a further 20 years. Pristash has been researching climate since 2005 and in 2009 developed a statistical model of the world’s climate that has proved more accurate than thse of the IPCC in predicting global temperature, as reported by NASA-GISS
Ron Pate (Canada): Ron is a retired engineer with wide-ranging experience in the design, development, and trouble-shooting of instrumentation, controls, and electro-mechanical systems. Having earned a BME from GM Inst. (1961) and an MSE in Information & Control Eng’g from the University of Michigan (1966), he has worked at MIT’s Instrumentation Lab (test engineer: inertial sensors for the Polaris, Apollo, and Poseidon G&N systems), U of M’s Space Physics Research Lab (super vac lab/Omegatron engineer: instruments for upper atmospheric physics), and various industrial clients (hardware and software). He holds US and Canadian patents on an industrial radio remote control.
Bevan Dockery: Bevan has enjoyed a long and successful career working throughout Australia, South-East Asia and Southern Africa as a Geophysicist since graduating from University of Western Australia. After postgraduate training at the Australian School of Nuclear Technology and Western Australian Institute of Technology his professional appointments included, among others, positions in the Experimental Office, Royal Australian Navy Experimental Laboratory and Western Australian Main Roads Department. Latterly, he served as Geophysicist for the Australian Government Bureau of Mineral Resources. Now retired Bevan is pursuing personal research into climate-related matters applying his considerable data processing and analyzing skills.
Lionell Griffith: Lionell has worked variously as a High School Science and Math Teacher, Biomedical Engineer, scientific software developer, chemical instrumentation software developer, computer systems sales support, project center specialist, contractor on NASA software projects, and freelance contractor for numerous critical software projects. He holds a BS degrees in Education (1960); an MS in Pharmacology (1965) plus most of the course work for a PhD in Pharmacology. He has over ten patents relating to advanced x-ray tomosynthesis methods and technology and has developed an extensive software package which is currently in the process of being marketed.
Dr. Don Keiller: Don obtained his first degree and PhD at Cambridge University and is currently employed as a Principal Lecturer in Biomedical Science at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Dr. Keiller has over 20 years of research experience, including 6 years of industrially sponsored postdoctoral research, at Leicester and Sheffield Universities. He also had a secondment with the British Antarctic Survey. Whilst at Anglia Ruskin he worked on collaborative research projects with Cambridge University Department of Plant Sciences investigating the physiological, molecular and photosynthetic responses of plants to elevated ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation. Dr. Keiller is currently working on a collaborative research project with Cambridge University.
Dr. Doug Lindstrom: Dr. Lindstrom graduated from the University of British Columbia and worked for the Alberta Research Council. He has contributed greatly to ECE theory, notably introducing the Lindstrom antisymmetry constraint.
Prof. Jose Croca: Jose heads a well-known research group in the University of Lisbon that has refuted the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in many careful experiments. He is a prominent intellectual of the causal realist school of Einstein and de Broglie.
Kerry Pendergast: Kerry is a Royal Society Hauksbee Medallist, and graduated M. Sc. in Prof. Sir John Meurig Thomas’ group at the Edward Davies Chemical Laboratories, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He was a pioneer of electron microscopy of single atoms, and was a prominent and very successful teacher in Gwent, before retiring to become a writer and author. He resides in Blaina and Aberystwyth, and has penned the biography, “The Life of Myron Evans” (Cambridge International Science Publishing, www.cisp-publishing.com.)
Professor Corneliu Ciubotariu: Professor Ciubotariu is a prominent general relativist from Romania who devised the general metric for the Evans Vigier field, or B(3) field that led to PSI colleague, Myron Evans being nominated for a Nobel Science Prize.
Ray Delaforce: Ray is a prominent engineer who resides in the United States. He was the first to discover the petal orbits of ECE theory as described in recent UFT papers on www.aias.us.
Professor Bo Lehnert: Professor Lehnert is a King of Sweden Gold Medallist, and Member of the Royal Swedish Academy. He was a student of the Nobel Laureate Hannes Alfven in Stockholm University, and independently inferred a B(3) type field that overturns the standard model dogma.
Nils Abramson: Nils is retired from a full professorship at Stockholm University, and is notable for his contributions to optics.
Professor Bill Coffey: Bill is Professor and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, author of many papers and books on Brownian motion. He was a co-author in several books and papers with Professor Myron Evans.
Professor Jo Moscicki: Jo is Professor in the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and sometime scientist at the EDCL in Aberystwyth. He divides his time between Krakow and Cornell University.
Dr Liuda Pozhar: Dr. Pozhar is a prominent scientist of the liquid state, who has worked in Kharkov and Cornell University. Presently she works in Britain as a senior lecturer and reader. She is found in Marquis ‘Who’s Who’ online.
Professor Sisir Roy: Sisir is Professor in the Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta. He worked on the B(3) type field with Bo Lehnert.
Victor Riecansky: Victor Riecansky is publisher of Cambridge International Science Publishing (www.cisp-publishing.com) is an AIAS Fellow and has recently been included in Marquis. He also appears in ‘Who’s Who.’
Robert Fell: Robert is a Computer Engineer, Swansea. Graduate of Warwick University and has extensive industrial experience.
Alexander Labounsky: Alexander is a retired Chief Engineer of The Boeing Company, graduate of Columbia University and possesses extensive experience of new energy devices.
Michael J. Jackson: Michael is of Lubbock, Texas and has carried out extensive voluntary work in preparing pdf files from the www.aias.us diary or blog, and interweaving them with feedback data. He possesses extensive knowledge of low energy nuclear reactions and other aspects of new energy.
Stephen J. Crothers: Stephen is probably the most able scholar in Einsteinian type general relativity. He has produced many definitive refutations of big bang, black holes and other fallacies and errors of Einsteinian general relativity.
Robert Cheshire: Robert has produced a great deal of voluntary work on behalf of AIAS, including broadcasts of essays and poetry, and fine animations. An able and forceful critic of the standard model of physics. Narrator in the film “The Universe of Myron Evans” (2008) (available on the net).
Alwyn van der Merwe: Prof. Emeritus Alwyn van der Merwe of the University of Denver is probably the most eminent editor in new physics of the late twentieth century, Editor Emeritus of J. Found. Phys. Chem. Extensive knowledge of B(3) theory, O(3) electrodynamics and ECE theory. Pioneering editor of “Foundations of Physics” and “Foundations of Physics Letters”, probably the best journals in new physics of the late twentieth century. Editor of a well known book series “Fundamental Theories of Physics” with about three hundred volumes published. He was born in South Africa, became a Queen Victoria Scholar, studied theoretical physics in the University of Amsterdam under Jan de Boer ad S. A. Wouthuysen, earned doctorates from Amsterdam and Bern, and was a research associate of Henry Morgenau at Yale University and Hans Jensen at Heidelberg. In 1975 he succeeded Morgenau as editor of “Foundations of Physics” and founded “Foundations of Physics Letters”. He taught at the City University of New York before being appointed at the University of Denver, where he is currently Professor Emeritus. Strong supporter of fairness and balance in publication, read and edited every paper personally, dealing politely but firmly with irrational conduct.
Professor Costas Cefalas: Costas is of the Hellenic Institute Athens and Greek representative for nanotechnology at the EEC. Strong supporter of B(3) and ECE theory and its applications in industry.
Franklin Amador: Franklin has been nominated this year for “Marquis Who’s Who in the World.” He is a distinguished engineer and voluntarily typeset volumes of “Generally Covariant Unified Field Theory”, (in seven volumes, Abramis 2005 – 2011), a most valuable contribution. He has extensive knowledge of the work of Tesla and other aspects of new energy. Franklin resides and works in California and Japan.
Simon Clifford: Simon has done extensive voluntary work on behalf of AIAS, including the construction of new energy circuits and voluntary help in the early essay broadcasts. A graduate of Durham, he has worked for the Ministry of Defence and Malvern Instruments. Simon is an able electronics engineer with extensive knowledge of the subject.
Dr. Robert Hanes: Dr. Hanes produces new chemical technologies for disruptive innovation with industrial efficiency. Mixing a rich background drawn from mentors and leading thought leaders in academia with oilfield chemistry experiences, he recognizes science practiced with integrity drives the vital part of commercial innovations. Robert says, “Such integrity must be maintained by groups like PSI, and restored in this era of politicized science. As a chemist, it is quite refreshing to join the voices of PSI that echo my independent analyses of current science.” Specific aptitudes include expertise with chemical sensor applications, antimicrobial technologies, oilfield chemistry, theoretical calculations and chemical engineering. Robert is a published inventor/co-inventor for a number of world-wide patents in oilfield chemistry, and currently serves as the Director of Chemical Services for a leading engineering firm based in Houston, Texas.
Peter Devlin: Peter is a qualified Marine Engineer (HNC and ex RN), he is an accredited senior project manager holding a PMP and works in professional offshore diving and ROV industry. Following a career path from a diver through to senior management he is a leading authority in the design, construction and the classification of deep saturation diving systems, specialising in hyperbaric environmental control & life support systems, deep diving bell launch and recovery and hyperbaric escape systems. He has worked closely with De Norse Veritas, (DNV) for the classification of diving systems and development of the emergency hyperbaric escape procedures that are industry standards today. As competent technical writer he has produced numerous manuals and diving procedures bearing his name. He has been involved in a number of high profile shipwreck salvage operations and is considered an expert in the field of shipwreck research and commercial cargo recovery.
A keen amateur astronomer with an 8″ Newtonian (now there’s a boast!), Peter still marvels at Newton’s incredibly simple and effective design for a telescope. Although there were times in engineering college when he wished Sir Isaac hadn’t come up with calculus! Peter is also a published science fiction author and is currently working on a second novel. It was from researching his first book that he started to see holes in the methodology of the CO2 climate question. He notes, “From my own experience of working with gas mixtures, saturation points, trace elements & partial pressures I do feel in a little way qualified to challenge the accepted role CO2 plays in climate change”. He is a strong supporter of the campaign for the return to the scientific method.
Dr. Raymond HV Gallucci, PE: Professional (Nuclear) Engineer who has worked in the field of nuclear safety for nearly 40 years, with an emphasis on probabilistic/statistical and risk/reliability analyses. More recently, rekindled a smoldering interest in astronomy, cosmology, paleontology, relativity, etc., the has led to questioning many of the long-accepted tenets of the mainstream physicists in these areas. A lifetime of publication activities in field of expertise (see attached), recently supplemented by examination of various alternative theories to “mainstream” physics in the areas of interest (specific publications listed below). Emphasis on mathematical examination of alternate theories to determine plausibility – open to many alternatives, including variable light speed, aether, non-Big Bang cosmologies, “tired light,” Plasma Cosmology/Electric Universe, to name a few.
Robert Arthur Beatty (Australia): Robert is a retired mining engineer with industrial experience up to General Manager level in the Queensland, Australia coal industry. Since retiring, Robert has completed a body of private research which is available at: www.bosmin.com. Of topical importance are his works on “global warming” which include pages http://www.bosmin.com/
Marian Calcroft (BSC. Hons): Marian is originally from the UK, with a degree in Botany. Marian worked for several years for a Water Authority performing research in metal uptake in crops. After raising her children Marian emigrated to Australia. Enjoying her retirement, she now researches new developments in diverse areas from Electric Universe, ‘Expanding Earth’ theory, Quantum Physics) to Economics, Geopolitics, Health, and Human History. Marian’s key focus is Climate (a coming ice-age or global warming?) and the effects of geoengineering, both on our health and our planet Earth.
M.A. Padmanabha Rao, PhD (AIIMS) (India): holds a PhD (AIIMS) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (1975). Worked as Lecturer of Medical Physics at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi from 1964 to 1983.Then joined Defence Laboratory as Sc.D in 1983 and retired as Sc E & Head of Radiation Safety group until his retirement in 1997. Professor of Medical Physics at Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Jollygrant, (Rama Nagar),Uttaranchal, in 2001. INTERNATIONAL HONOR: While working at AIIMS, invited as Assembly Member to led Indian team of scientist and doctors to World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology, Tokyo, 1974.
Piet De Pauw, PhD, MBA (Belgium): Piet is author or co-author of more than 40 publications in the field of electronics. Currently Consultant in the area of electronics and electronic applications (Dendermonde, Belgium). Born in March 1956 Piet obtained his Masters in Engineering (University of Leuven) in 1979, his Ph.D. in Applied Physics (University of Leuven) in 1984 and MBA from Antwerp Business School in 1991. Piet is noted for Discoveries in Nuclear Physics, X-ray Physics, Atomic Spectroscopy, Solar Physics, Special Theory of Relativity, and Planetary Temperature as reported in 2010, 2013 and 2015 in six research papers.
Robert l. Ballantyne Jr. (United States) Originally an Electrical Engineer, now specializing in Atomic and Molecular spectroscopy. Last 14 years as an evaporation researcher scientist. Member of the American Association of Aerosol Researchers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, Society for Protective Coatings, Society of Mining Engineering, National Association of Fire Protection, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, etc.
Ken Hughes (UK): A qualified Mechanical Engineer, now retired, Ken was born in Denton, Lancashire, England in 1947 during the period of austerity immediately after the Second World War. He resides as a native citizen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
Educated in the local schools and colleges he attended the University of Portsmouth and graduated in Mechanical Engineering. Ken enjoyed a successful career mostly in technical and managerial roles in the process plant engineering and construction industry in the UK and overseas (including the United States). More recently he worked in continental Europe as a freelance Engineering Consultant.
Ken has always had a marked interest in physics, astronomy and cosmology and a fascination for gravity. His latest book, “The Binary Universe” is due out in 2018.
Bobby Brian Porch (U.S.): Bobby holds a B.S. in Applied Physics (Appalachian State University, 1980). He began his career in Production Engineering for TRW then Software Engineering (modeling) for the U.S. Navy (civilian employee). He spent 32 years working in commercial Nuclear Power (Operations organization at McGuire Nuclear Station (Duke Energy Corporation) and Operations Supervisor, and Station Technical Advisor). The last years of his career were with Duke Energy working in New Nuclear Development, reviewing system designs, technical specifications, emergency and abnormal procedures for the Westinghouse AP-1000 design.
Notably, Bobby spent six years assisting with the design, review, and time validation of the McGuire Nuclear Station Fukushima Response effort. Although his formal education is in Physics he is a life-long student of all the sciences, and particularly meteorology. He is now enjoying his retirement in strong skepticism of Anthropogenic Global Warming.
Thomas Gillespie P.G. (US): Thomas is a licensed professional geologist with 35 years in industry and higher education, having experience as petroleum, mining, engineering geologist and as a hydrogeologist. Thomas is also a professor of geology, having served on the National Association of State Board of Geology for ten years (U.S.A.) and on the Pennsylvania geologist licensing board for twelve years. He currently serves on the Board of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, is a Director of Inflection Energy LLC and teaches geology at The College of New Jersey. His current research is on groundwater flow and methane migration through fractured geologic formations. Thomas has been an anti-AGW warrior for 30 years, having presented to numerous organizations and on local television.
William Kay (Canada): William left university in 1985 with degrees in Literature and Law; and with a healthy contempt for academia. After a brief legal career he has pursued entrepreneurial and activist endeavors. Numerous clashes with environmentalists led to his launching of the ecofascism.com to expose the connections between environmentalism and fascism. The website, now 18 years old, contains 3,000 pages of original writing. William also does videos and radio appearances. From Malthus to Mifepristone is his first foray into book publishing. His forte is the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. William was born, and spent most of life, in Western Canada.
Henk Oldeboom: Henk’s background is as a mechanical engineer/steamship engineer/inspection engineer/ QA.QC engineer/maintenance engineer (all with Shell). After retirement Henk has pursued his interest in non-usual and not officially accepted smaller items/phenomena in the field of archaeology. To that end, he has so far traveled extensively between Scotland, mid-Italy till about the eastern borders of Austria.
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