ADVISOR, Co-Inventor And Cofounder

Massimiliano Di Ventra, PhD

Cofounder & Co-inventor of MemComputing and Professor of Physics at UCSD

Dr. Massimiliano Di Ventra is a world-renowned theoretical physicist and a highly sought-after speaker. His research covers many areas including the theory of quantum transport in nanoscale systems, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, DNA sequencing/polymer dynamics in nanopores, and memory effects in nanostructures for applications in unconventional computing and biophysics. He’s the author of more than 200 scientific publications, three textbooks, and holds four U.S. patents. He has delivered more than 300 invited talks worldwide on his research. In 2018, he was named one of the most influential scientific minds in his field by Clarivate Analytics.

Dr. Di Ventra holds a full professorship in Physics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Prior to joining UCSD, Dr. Di Ventra was an assistant professor and then associate professor at Virginia Tech. Prior to that, he was a research assistant professor of Physics at Vanderbilt University and served as a visiting scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. 

ADVISOR, Oil & Gas Industry

Scott Nelson

Scott served 33 years at Chevron in many roles across the Up-, Mid- and Downstream value chain, chiefly in the Business and Commercial areas but also in Operations and Engineering roles where he created significant value for the company. Recently he served as Chevron’s Natural Gas (CNG) Director, Business Development for 4 years liaising with the LNG operations with both Short and Long Term Origination functions.

Scott also worked in Chevron Technology Ventures, a unit charged with discovering new tech in the Oil & Gas and Energy Transition spaces, and championing its integration into the broader organization. Scott spent 7 years there, first leading the Production Enhancement and Power Team, then in his final role as a Venture Executive with the Venture Capital Team. Innovation is a passion for Scott. He is a patent holder and angel investor with a keen interest in disruptive tech in the area of human thriving and betterment, and its intersection with financial returns.

Scott holds bachelor’s of science degrees in both Civil Engineering and Geology, and completed immersive leadership development at both Notre Dame and Harvard.