Harry Kloor

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Harry Kloor
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Harry Kloor at Comic-Con 2009
Other names "Doc"
Education BA, BA, Southern Oregon State College
M.Ed Southern Oregon University
PhD, PhD Purdue University
Occupation Scientist
Educator
Author
Inventor
Screenwriter
Film producer
Film director
National Technology Policy Advisor
X Prize Chief Technology Officer
Employer Co-founder Universal Consultants
Known for Simultaneous PhDs in Chemistry and Physics
Title Doctor

Harry 'Doc' Kloor Ph.D Ph.D is, as of 1994, the only person to earn two PhDs simultaneously in any discipline. He holds PhDs in Physics and in Chemistry.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Background[edit]

Dr. Kloor is the CEO of Loarz Inc and CEO of Jupiter 9 Productions. Dr. Kloor is also one of the founders of Rocket Racing League, and served on the founding team for Singularity University, where he still serves as a media advisor. Kloor taught at the first summer session of Singularity University in 2009. He was also the chief science advisor for the X Prize Organization, advising X Prize Chairman and CEO Dr. Peter H. Diamandis on science and technology issues. In 2011, Dr. Kloor was selected and served as one of the chairs for DARPA's 100 Year Starship study.

He is a writer, scientist, educator, researcher, inventor, story editor and producer, National Technology Policy Advisor, and a Chief Technology Officer with over 25 years experience in science & technology consulting, and commercial and military product development.[4][5][6][7] In his position of chief science consultant for Universal Consultants, a company he also co-founded, he has provided classified work for various think tanks, and Energy companies, and has also provided extensive guidance to clients in the development of new technological products, patents, and policy positions. These clients include NASA, the National Security Agency, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Rocket Plane, the US Senate, American Medical Association, Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Heavy Mental Interactive, Mousetrap Solutions, RealPlayer, and Next Computers.[4][4][5][5][7][7] Both his PhDs were earned at Purdue University - West Lafayette.

Film[edit]

Director, Writer, Producer, Inventor, Scientist Harry Kloor

Kloor is also a credited writer, director and producer.[4][5][7] Since his graduation from Purdue University, he has written for Star Trek: Voyager and was the story editor for Gene Roddenberry's, Earth: Final Conflict, a series he co-created/developed.[4][5][7] Kloor has received Federal grants to develop some of his work with the entertainment industry, creating TV/film projects with NASA and ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement Agency). [4][5][8] He is currently producer and writer of Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, a 3-D, computer-animated, action adventure, sci-fi program.[4][5][7][9] Following the release of Quantum Quest, he is planning to produce a film adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's Have Space Suit—Will Travel.[10]

Filmography[edit]

As producer
As writer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hevesi, Dennis (August 8, 1994). "Purdue Student, in a First, Earns a Double Doctorate". The New York Times. Retrieved November 5, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Southern Oregon University Alumni files, page 3 of 8". Southern Oregon University. Retrieved November 5, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Physics Education News: Purdue Student Graduates With Two Doctoreate Degrees". infomag.ru. September 1994. Retrieved November 5, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Dr Kloor's Professional Profile". Center Spoke website. Retrieved November 5, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Harry Kloor, Ph.D.Ph.D., biography". anoushehansari website. Retrieved November 5, 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b "Grad is first to earn 2 Ph.D.s at same time". Arizona Daily Star. August 8, 1994. Retrieved November 5, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Multi-Faceted Kloor Tries To Break Mold of Traditional Scientist". American Physical Society website. Retrieved November 5, 2008. 
  8. ^ Adalian, Josef (August 10, 2003). "Eye, Kanakaredes skating on 'ICE' - Thesp hot for skein focusing on Homeland Security arm". Variety. Retrieved November 5, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Education. . . the final frontier". New Scientist website. February 26, 1994. Retrieved November 5, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Quantum Quest: Where physics and Hollywood collide". New Scientist website. November 2, 2010. Retrieved November 2, 2010. [dead link]

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