Harry Kloor

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Harry Kloor
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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 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]

In 2016, Kloor returned to XPRIZE Foundation (he was one of the five original founding team members of Ansari XPRIZE), as Bold Innovator. As Bold Innovator he created the Avatar Xprize designing the prize concept and its metrics, which on October 1, 2016 was voted one of the three top prize designs. Dr. Kloor then raised 22M commitment from ANA to fund the Avatar XPRIZE. In 2018, Harry Kloor with Jon Vein and Jeff Holden, co-created the 100M Carbon Removal XPRIZE at XPRIZE's Visioneering 2018. This prize after many rounds of voting, was selected by attendees as best new prize concept. In 2019, it was announced at Visioneering that this prize was moving forward to be funded. In 2021, Elon Musk along with Musk Foundation fully funded the 100M Carbon Removal XPRIZE. This is the largest prize in XPRIZE history.

Kloor is the CEO of Beyond Imagination and Jupiter 9 Productions, as well as CSO of StemCC. 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. Kloor helped create Taiwan's animation industry, bringing, Quantum Quest, the first big animation film to Taiwan that starred major Hollywood stars. 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. 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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