Harry Kloor

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Harry Kloor
Harry Kloor.jpg
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
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 is an American scientist, film producer, director, writer, and businessman. Kloor was the first (and still the only) person to be awarded two PhDs simultaneously in two distinct academic disciplines. He holds PhDs in Physics and in Chemistry.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Scientific activities[edit]

Kloor is the CEO of Loarz Inc and Jupiter 9 Productions. He founded the Rocket Racing League, 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 attended a meeting discussing 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. 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 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


  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" (PDF). 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 "Dr Kloor's Professional Profile". Center Spoke website. 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. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  9. ^ "NASA's 100-Year Starship Project Sets Sights on Interstellar Travel". Space.com. 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. http://kjablog.com http://kjablog.com/movie-deal-announcement-ill-wind-to-fox-studios/.  Missing or empty |title= (help); External link in |website= (help)

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