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Our Primary Team Leaders

Markets and Competition: Sam Brauer, Ph.D.

  • Samuel Brauer, Ph.D. is the founder of Nanotech Plus, LLC. Established in 2004, the firm's projects have ranged from due diligence on a carbon nanotube firm to estimating markets for novel therapeutics. Based on our findings, corporations have been able to develop new research directions in energy, filtration, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Prior to Nanotech Plus, he was with Business Communications Company for seven years, leading market research on a broad range of advanced materials topics including polymer nanocomposites, carbon nanotubes, advanced polymer composites, DNA micro arrays and in vitro toxicology.
  • He received his doctorate in bioinorganic chemistry involving chromium carcinogenesis from Dartmouth in 1990 and did postdoctoral work at UC Davis.

  • Technological Matters: Herbert Cooper, Eng.Sc.D.

  • Dr. Herbert W. Cooper has more than 50 years of experience working at the intersection of economics, technology and regulatory requirements. This includes the applications and production of advanced materials such as carbon nanotubes, many due diligence assignments, and optimization of the economic performance of production facilities during the design and operational phases. Technological, environmental, health and safety, and regulatory constraints are incorporated into the optimizations to help assure that the facilities can be operated in the sustainable manner required in today’s world.
  • Dr. Cooper received his Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University, where he focused on thermodynamics and process design.
  • In addition to his industrial work, he is the Chair of the AIChE’s Metro NY Section.

  • Intellectual Property: David Kalow, J.D.

  • A veteran of large and small law firms, including 16 years with his own boutique firm (Kalow & Springut), David Kalow, J.D. is now a solo attorney focusing on IP strategy, helping companies and investors improve profits, revenue, value and ROI via better usage of all aspects of IP.
  • He is an IP lawyer with over 35 years experience in litigation, licensing, protection and assisting corporate deals relating to combinations of patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights, across a wide variety of science/technology/creative fields in physics, chemistry, biology, software and design, including nanotech, cleantech, bioinformatics, DNA synthesis, specialty and commodity chemicals, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, electronics and software.
  • He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, College and Law, and is an author of many IP articles, a frequent lecturer on IP ethics and issues, a former adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School (biotechnology and the law) and a former adjunct professor at NYU-Poly (IP management).
  • As an attorney for Nanotech Plus, he assists with the mixed/combined business-technical-legal evaluation and analysis of opportunities and problems relating to nanotech and advanced materials.

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