Dr. Refael Gatt, the founder and the inventor of QDM, has over 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry and academia. He has acquired expertise in R&D management and innovation in the fields of superconductors, semiconductors and particle detection. Prior to QDM, Dr. Gatt held various positions in leading companies in the energy, IR and optics fields, and research positions in leading research institutes such as I.B.M watson, Yorktown heights. Dr. Gatt holds a Ph.D in Physics from Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden. He received the Young Author Award from the European Physical Society, and has authored more than 15 publications in international journals.
Roger David Kornberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2006 for his studies of the process by which genetic information from DNA is copied to RNA. Kornberg is a professor of structural biology at stanford University school of Medicine. He is an expert in synthesis methods as well as structural studies.
Kornberg has served on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the following companies: Cocrystal Discovery Inc (Chairman), ChromaDex Corporation (Chairman), StemRad, Ltd, Oplon Ltd (Chairman), and Pacific Biosciences. Kornberg has also been a director for the following companies: OphthaliX Inc., Protalix BioTherapeutics, Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
Roald Hoffmann received his Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1981 for his work on the course of chemical reactions. Recently he desinged, together with others, a room temperature superconductor at high pressure. This material (LaH10) was subsequently synthesized and showed room temperature superconductivity at a pressure of 2M atmospheres. Their pioneering work shows that such materials ("The holy grail of solid state physics") are practically attainable.
He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society. Hoffmann is best known for introducing quantum mechanical ideas to organic, inorganic, and solid state chemistry.
Hoffmann's research and interests have been in the electronic structure of stable and unstable molecules, and in the study of transition states in reactions. He has investigated the structure and reactivity of both organic and inorganic molecules, and examined problems in organo-metallic and solid-state chemistry. Hoffman has developed semiempirical and nonempirical computional tools such as the extended Huckel method for determining molecular orbitals.
Prof. Chu Ching Wu Paul Appointed as an independent non-executive Director of Perception Digital Holdings Limited on18 September 2009. Professor Chu was the President of he HKUST from July 2001 to August 2009. He is also the Executive Director of Texas Center for Superconductivity and the T. L. L. Temple Chair of Science at the University of Houston.
In 2007, he was appointed as a Member of the US President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science, responsible for the selection of recipients for this top scientific honor in the US. Professor Chu had conducted industrial research at Bell Laboratories at Murray Hill, New Jersey before he held academic positions at Cleveland State University and the University of Houston. In 1990, he was selected as the Best Researcher in the US by the US News and World Report. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan in 1962, a Master of Science degree from Fordham University, New York in 1965, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1968.
Bernard Raveau has Founded CRISMAT, the CNRS-ENSICAEN Laboratory for Crystallography and Materials in 1986 and CNRT Matériaux (National Research Centre of Technology for Materials) in 2000. He is a specialist of crystal chemistry of transition metal oxides. He is a Member of the Institut Universitaire de France, Member of Académie des Sciences,Member of the Indian Academy, Member of the Academia Europea and Fellow of the Royal Society.
He has authored 1400 journal publications mainly devoted to high Tc superconducting cuprates, CMR manganites, magnetic and thermoelectric cobaltates and transition metal phosphates:
Awards: European Prize Italgaz, Grande Médaille d’Or de la Société d’Encouragement pour l’Industrie Nationale, Médaille d’Argent du CNRS, Grand Prix Pierre Sue de la Société Chimique de France, Bernd Matthias Prize, Distinguished Fellow of the Bangalore Nehru Centre, Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, Commandeur des Palmes Académiques.