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.

>100

8 Rivers Patents Granted

>20

Graduate Degrees

>50

Industries Represented

>40

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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Jayne Baum

Interests

Accounting, Finance, Administration

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Navid Rafati

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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Scott Martin

Interests

Power and Energy, Aviation, Chemical Process, Mechanical Design

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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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Adam Goff

Interests

Policy and Regulation, Government Relations, Marketing, Sales, Communications, Clean Energy

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Miles Palmer

Interests

Chemistry, Physics, Entrepreneurship, Energy, Communications, Aerospace

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Alok Grover

Interests

Technology, Machine Learning, Entrepreneurship, Data Science

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Jeremy Fetvedt

Interests

Process Engineering, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, Hardware Design

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Tom Giegerich

Interests

Law, Tax Structuring & Policy, Project Development, M&A, Finance, Teaching

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Peter McElhinney

Interests

Finance, Project Development, Entrepreneurship, Energy

 


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Ann Banks

Interests

Commercial Negotiations, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Energy Transition, Carbon Emissions Reduction

 


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Hideo Nomoto

Interests

Fluid Mechanics, Energy Efficiency, Turbine Design

 

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Steve Milward

Interests

Engineering Management,  Project Execution, Operations, Carbon Capture, Hydrogen

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Rodney Allam

Interests

Chemical Process Design, Hydrogen, Invention

 


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Board of Advisors

Hilda Pinnix-Ragland

Former Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs at Duke and Progress Energy. Chair of the NC State Board of Community Colleges; Governance Chair of the American Association of Blacks in Energy

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.

Roger Ballentine

President of Green Strategies and Venture Partner of Arborview Capital LLC. Former Chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force