We’ve fostered a collaborative network of talented team members, advisors, and collaborators.

Our technologies benefit from nimble, multidisciplinary teams of creative innovators and veteran experts. We combine the best of both worlds.

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8 Rivers Patents Granted

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Graduate Degrees

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Industries Represented

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Former Companies

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Collaboration makes for better ideas. Find out how we can work together.

Bill Brown

Interests

Law, Finance, Banking, Sales and Trading, Teaching

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Mike McGroddy

Interests

Project Management, Financial Modelling, Techno-Economic Engineering, Marketing

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Jayne Baum

Interests

Accounting, Finance, Administration

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Brock Forrest

Interests

Process Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering

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Xijia Lu

Interests

Power and Energy, Process, Environmental, Chemical, and Mechanical Engineering

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BJ Brown

Interests

Product Development, Business Development, Photonics, Commercialization of University IP

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Damian Beauchamp

Interests

Chemistry, Clean Energy, Batteries, Quantum Computing

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Cam Hosie

Interests

Law, M&A, Financial Modeling, Infrastructure Finance, Investment Banking, Commercialization, Partnership and Strategy

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David Freed

Interests

Financial Modeling, Engineering Management, Market Analysis, Strategic Planning

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Hannah Clark

Interests

Advanced Optics, Quantum Information and Communication Science, Computational Physics

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Miles Palmer

Interests

Chemistry, Physics, Entrepreneurship, Energy, Communications, Aerospace

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Jimmy Michaels

Interests

Law, Government Relations, Financial Modeling

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Navid Rafati

Interests

Process Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering

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Mike Adams

Interests

Data Analytics, Energy Technology, Commodity Markets, Sales and Trading, Valuation and Modeling

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Jeremy Fetvedt

Interests

Process Engineering, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, Hardware Design

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Charlie Farrell

Interests

Finance, Market Analysis, Building Start-ups

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Walker Dimmig

Interests

Communications, Policy and Regulation, Marketing, Sales, Operations

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Scott Martin

Interests

Power and Energy, Aviation, Chemical Process, Mechanical Design

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Rodney Allam

Interests

Industrial Gas, Power Generation, Chemical Production

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Board of Advisors

Tim Profeta

Founder and Director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University; Former Environmental Council to Senator Joseph I. Lieberman.

Peter Lange

Provost Emeritus and Thomas A. Langford University Professor at Duke University; Vice President at Isaacson, Miller.

Governor Jim Hunt

Four-term Governor of North Carolina (1977-1985, 1993-2001); Chairman, Institute for Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University and the Hunt Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of North Carolina.

David Goss

Former partner at White & Case LLP and at Sullivan & Worcester LLP. Former General Counsel of Edison Mission Marketing and Trading (founded as Citizens Power LLC), the first wholesale electric energy trading company in the US.

Ray Johnson

Former Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation; Former Senior Vice President and COO at Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.; Former Senior Vice President and Business Unit General Manager at SAIC.