The Board of Advisors of Flibe Energy consists of:

Lee Barron

barron-lee-trimmedLee Barron is a member of the Chemical and Materials Science Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Idaho and has been active in the promotion of LFTR technology in the Intermountain West. Raised in Idaho, he earned a B.S. in Geological Engineering in 1960 and an M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering in 1994 from the University of Idaho. He has served in the Idaho House of Representatives and is active in the Idaho Republican Party. His corporate career in mining and drilling spans Idaho, Utah, and Nevada as well as serving as a vice president of Atlanta Power Company. He is a hunter, fisherman and private pilot and lives on a ranch in central Idaho.

Bram Cohen

cohen-bram-trimmedBram Cohen is the inventor of BitTorrent and founder of and currently Chief Scientist at BitTorrent Inc. Formerly Bram served as CEO of BitTorrent Inc. and raised over $40 million over three rounds of financing. He created BitTorrent and brought it to be a third of all Internet traffic before even founding a company based on it. Prior to BitTorrent Bram worked extensively at early-stage internet companies, both pre- and post-funding, and was a math team star and programming prodigy. He lives in the San Francisco area with his wife and three children.

Dr. Leo S. Gomez

Leo Gomez Ph.D., is a leading expert in radiation biology with over 30 years of professional experience in radiological health and safety and in performance evaluation and analysis of radiological health hazards in terrestrial, aquatic, and marine environments.  Mr. Gomez earned a Ph.D. in Radiation Biology and an M.S. in Health Physics from Colorado State University, 1973, and a B.S. in Biology (Microbiology) at University of New Mexico, 1963.  He worked in nuclear waste management from 1977-2000 at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico and worked in the Performance Assessment Department for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, a transuranic waste repository in southeastern New Mexico.   He worked with LANL and ORNL Health Physics groups evaluating health and safety of uranium & plutonium facilities and calculating radionuclide body burdens in lab workers.  He was editor of the international scientific journal, Radioactive Waste Management and Environmental Restoration (1991-2000).

Gerald Grove-White

GroveWhite_headshotGerry Grove-White is a retired mechanical Engineer with 45 years experience in power generation around the world (gas, oil, coal, nuclear, wind, hydro and geothermal). This has included extensive project management experience, and financing of IPP’s, in addition to a wide range of operational engineering experience. He retired in 2010 from his then role as Managing Director of Geodynamics (an Australian geothermal company). Prior to this he held a number of senior Management roles around the world including Managing Director of Eraring Energy and COO of Tata Power (India’s largest private generator. He worked for PowerGen for 12 years during which time he was Country Director for PowerGen’s business in India. PowerGen India successfully developed, financed and constructed and subsequent tly operated a 700 MW CCGT in Gujarat, along with developing a number of other IPP’s. In addition to his time in India he managed PowerGen’s European generating and mining assets in Germany Hungary and Portugal. Prior to joining PowerGen he was Power and Services Manager for The Boots Company in the UK. In this role he managed and developed a 250MW thermal Combined Heat and Power plant supplying the energy needs of the main sites in Nottingham as well as a series of other boiler houses around the country. His nuclear experience included operational engineering roles on MAGNOX, CANDU and finally the UK’s Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor at Dounreay. He has a B.Sc Hons in Mechanical Engineering from City University London. He is a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Chartered Engineer, and has a Certified Diploma In Accountancy and Finance. He also attended the London Business Schools Senior Executive programme in 1993.

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