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Danny XiaoDanny Xiao, Ph.D.

Co-founder, Chairman and CTO

Dr. Xiao has over 21 years experience in nanomaterials and coatings.  The nanoceramic coating developed under Dr. Xiao’s management of a project funded by ONR in collaboration with the University of Connecticut, was recognized by R&D magazine with an R&D100 award and a DOD annual “DUST” award.  A frequent speaker at nanotechnology technical conferences, Dr. Xiao’s work has been recognized with a NASA Nanotech 50 award in 2005 and he is a member of Connecticut Academy of Science.  He has over 150 publications and over 20 issued and pending patents.

Dr. Xiao is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University (B.S., Physics) and the University of Connecticut (M.S., Metallurgy, Ph.D. Materials Science).


James HsiaoJames Hsiao, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, International Business Development Leader, Board of Directors

Prior to Inframat, Dr. Hsiao was the founder and Dean of the Southern Connecticut State University School of Business and professor of economics and management science. Dr. Hsiao has consulted to the Rockefeller Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, and Futures Group, Inc. on a number of projects. He also has direct experience helping U.S. companies develop joint venture operations in China, including the most recently, Zhangyuan Inframat Advanced Materials Co., Ltd. in Jiangxi, China.

For more than three decades, Dr. Hsiao has influenced the development, economic reforms, and “open door” policies in the People’s Republic of China. He has worked with key Government and Party officials, including Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping, General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, Premier Zhu Rongji and Minister of Science and Technology Zhu Lilan, Minister of Agriculture Du Qinglin, and Premier Wen Jiabao, to develop productive changes in policy. Among his accomplishments are the establishment of an educational and management training program for Chinese executives and government officials in China and the U.S. involving more than 1,000 individuals, a program for “Transforming the State Owned Enterprises into People’s Ownership”, the establishment of a China Small Business Innovation Research Fund for small science & technology firms, and the establishment of a $1 Billion “Regenerative Medicine Institutes International/RMI” for stem cell research and development in China.

Dr. Hsiao has authored and co-authored several books, including: Microeconomic Analysis (China Prospective Publishing Co., 1988), Management Science (Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston, 1982), and Working With the Study of Economics: Case/Applications (Dushkin Publishing Group, Guilford CT, 1975). His articles have appeared in leading journals, including: The Journal of Political Economy (University of Chicago, Vol.83, 1975), The American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Nature (Vol. 426, Dec, 2003 and Vol. 428, 11 March, 2004), and Capacity magazine (Robert C. Byrd Institute, Fall, 2006).

Dr. Hsiao holds a BS degree from Taiwan National Chung Hsing University, a MS degree in Resource Development from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Connecticut.


Bernard KearBernard Kear, Ph.D.


Bernard Kear is the State of New Jersey Professor in the Department of Ceramic and Materials Engineering and Director of the Centre of Nanomaterials Research at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Previously, Professor Kear held the positions of Scientific Advisor at the Materials Sciences Laboratory of Exxon Research and Engineering and Senior Staff Scientist at United Technologies Research Centre in Connecticut.

Bernie’s work has covered areas that include intermetallic compounds, superalloys, rapid solidification, surface modification and chemical synthesis of nanophase materials. He sits on several advisory boards, including the Department of Materials Engineering at Drexel University, the Materials Processing Centre at MIT, and the NBS Board of Assessment. He is also affiliated with many professional societies and chaired the Board of Governors of Acta Metallurgica in 1987 and the National Materials Advisory Board in 1986.

Professor Kear has published widely with more than 250 articles and holds 40 US patents. He is the co-editor of the journal of "Nanostructured Materials" published by Pergamon Press.

Bernie obtained his D.Sc degree in Materials Science in 1970, the Ph.D. degree in 1957 and his B.Sc. degree in 1954 from the University of Birmingham, England.


David ReisnerDavid Reisner, Ph.D.

Co-Founder of the Nano Group, VP International Sales, Board of Directors

Dr. Reisner served as Inframat's President and CEO from 1996-2009.  Prior to Inframat, Dr. Reisner founded US Nanocorp, Inframat's sister company.  He also managed R&D and corporate development at Electro Energy Corporation, and directed research in both aqueous and lithium rechargeable batteries at Electrochimica Laboratories.

Dr. Reisner is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hartford Chapter of the Connecticut Venture Group, and is former Chairman of the Connecticut Technology Council.  He is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.  He has over 175 publications and 10 patents, and is a frequent speaker at nanotechnology events.

Dr. Reisner received his B.S. with honors from Wesleyan University and has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Peter StruttPeter R. Strutt, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Board of Directors

Dr. Strutt is a co-founder of Inframat and professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut.


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