- Armond Cohen is the Executive Director of the Boston-based Clean Air Task Force. Founded in 1996, the Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring clean air and healthy environments through scientific research, public education, and legal advocacy.
- Leslie Field, Ph.D. has wide-ranging experience in engineering, industrial R&D, consulting, invention and entrepreneurship. She earned degrees from MIT (BS and MS in Chemical Engineering) and UC Berkeley (MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering with a MEMS specialization). She has worked at HP Labs/Agilent Labs and Chevron Research, has founded and run two successful technical consulting companies and is a Consulting Professor in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.
- Nicole Kerness, Ph.D. is a Director of Technology Research and Development at Maxim Integrated Products. Previously Nicole was the VP of Product Engineering at Silicon Microstructures Inc. (SMI), a MEMS pressure sensor company, was a post-doctorate at Stanford University, and worked at Lockheed Martin Federal Systems as an engineer in MEMS and system reliability in radiation environments. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering / MEMS from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, an M.S. degree in Nuclear Science and Engineering from Cornell University, and a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Steve Payne is the Managing Partner of Stinson Ventures, a technology and investment advisory firm. Previously he was Managing Partner of Ignite Ventures. Steve has extensive background in high tech management, venture capital and strategy consulting and works with a number of Cleantech startups, including mentoring one of the winning teams in the 2008 California CleanTech Open. He holds a degree in Engineering and Public Policy from Washington University and an MBA from Harvard University.
Founder and CEO:
- Leslie Field, Ph.D. has been inventing, developing and testing the Ice911 concept since 2006, and has brought her wide-ranging experience in engineering, industrial R&D, consulting, invention and entrepreneurship to the task. Dr. Field has degrees from MIT (BS and MS in Chemical Engineering) and UC Berkeley (MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering with a MEMS specialization). She has worked at HP Labs/Agilent Labs and Chevron Research, has founded and run two successful technical consulting companies and is a Consulting Professor in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University where she teaches an annual Fall-Quarter seminar class in Engineering and Climate Change.
Susan Strehlow is a strategic senior level manager with demonstrated skills in communication, process improvement, analysis, problem solving, innovation, organizational development, team building, and leadership.
- Nicole Kerness, Ph.D. has extensive experience in engineering and engineering management.
- Ellen Baum is a Senior Scientist with the Clean Air Task Force.
- Satish Chetty is the CTO of Beyond 66, and specializes in polar instrumentation and open source solutions.
- Professor Roger Howe is in the Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University.
- Professor Terry Root is a Biologist in the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University.
- B. Stephen Toben is the President of the Flora Family Foundation.
- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has provided comprehensive pro bono legal services to this project.