Harry Kloor

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Harry Kloor
Harry Kloor at Comic-Con 2009
Other names"Doc"
EducationBA, BA, Southern Oregon State College
M.Ed Southern Oregon University
PhD, PhD Purdue University
Film producer
Film director
National Technology Policy Advisor
X Prize Chief Technology Officer
EmployerCo-founder Universal Consultants
Known forSimultaneous PhDs in Chemistry and Physics

Harry 'Doc' Kloor is an American scientist, film producer, director, writer, and entrepreneur. Kloor was the first to be awarded two PhDs simultaneously in two distinct academic disciplines (i.e. Physics and Chemistry) both earned at Purdue University. In recognition of this achievement, he was named ABC person of the week in August 1994.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Scientific activities[edit]

Kloor is the CEO of Beyond Imagination and Jupiter 9 Productions. He was the CSO of StemCC until its successful exit and acquisition by Celularity. He was one of the three co-founders of the Rocket Racing League, was one of the five original founding team members of Ansari XPRIZE, and served on the founding team for Singularity University, where he still serves as a media adviser. Kloor taught at the first summer session of Singularity University in 2009. He was also the chief science adviser for the X Prize Organization, advising X Prize Chairman and CEO Dr. Peter H. Diamandis on science and technology issues.[8] In 2011, Kloor was one of the chairs of the DARPA's 100 Year Starship study.[9]

Kloor also co-founded the company Universal Consultants, where he served as chief science consultant, providing 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, the US Senate, American Medical Association, and Jet Propulsion Laboratories.[4][5][7]


Director, writer, producer, inventor, and scientist Harry Kloor

Kloor is a film writer, director, and producer. 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 the U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement Agency.[4][5][10] He completed his first feature in 2010, co-directing, producing and writing Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, a 3-D, computer-animated, action adventure, sci-fi program.[4][5][7][11] In 2014, he co-wrote and produced a film titled ILL WIND, based on Kevin J. Anderson's and Doug Beason's book.[12]


As producer
As writer


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  2. ^ "Southern Oregon University Alumni files, page 3 of 8" (PDF). Southern Oregon University. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 9, 2008. Retrieved November 5, 2008.
  3. ^ "Physics Education News: Purdue Student Graduates With Two Doctoreate Degrees". infomag.ru. September 1994. Archived from the original on October 3, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2008.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Dr Kloor's Professional Profile". Center Spoke website. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2008.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Harry Kloor, Ph.D.Ph.D., biography". anoushehansari website. Archived from the original on 2007-10-19. Retrieved November 5, 2008.
  6. ^ "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 "Multi-Faceted Kloor Tries To Break Mold of Traditional Scientist". American Physical Society website. Retrieved November 5, 2008.
  8. ^ ""From Hollywood to Hollidaysburg: Meet Dr. Harry Kloor, Ph.D., Ph.D." - Saint Francis University". francis.edu. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
  9. ^ "NASA's 100-Year Starship Project Sets Sights on Interstellar Travel". Space.com. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
  10. ^ Adalian, Josef (August 10, 2003). "Eye, Kanakaredes skating on 'ICE' - Thesp hot for skein focusing on Homeland Security arm". Variety. Retrieved November 5, 2008.
  11. ^ "Education. . . the final frontier". New Scientist website. February 26, 1994. Retrieved November 5, 2008.
  12. ^ Anderson, Kevin (2014-07-02). "Movie Deal Announcement: ILL WIND to Fox Studios". kjablog.com.

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