Team members

Jeffery Greenblatt, Ph.D.

Founder, CEO and Chief Scientist

Jeffery Greenblatt (Ph.D. Chemistry, UC Berkeley; see CV) is a well-known expert in the fields of energy analysis, climate policy and sustainable transportation. He left a position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2018 after eight years, where he focused on large-scale, multi-sector, multi-decadal modeling of greenhouse gas reduction strategies at the local, state and national levels, and analysis of emerging technologies including artificial photosynthesis and autonomous vehicles. He has published several high-profile academic studies on these topics. In addition, he has been developing an analytic expertise in emerging space technologies since 2014, and founded Emerging Futures in mid-2016. Previously, Jeff has worked at NASA Ames Research Center, Princeton University, Environmental Defense Fund and Google. He lives in Berkeley, CA.

Andrew Granatstein

Consultant

Andrew is focused on accelerating the development of a space-based economy. He has 4+ years of project management experience, with a background in areas including orbital dynamics, market research, and entrepreneurship, and has spent time volunteering for the Space Frontier Foundation. Andrew holds a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Arizona.

Jason Aspiotis

Advisor, Fintech, Space and Laser Systems Architecture

Jason is a Millennial technologist and strategist for socio-economic development and empowerment, sustainability, and technological advancement on Earth and in Space.
He is the Founder and CEO of Finsophy Inc., the world's first platform for Quadruple Bottom Line (QBL) focused personal finance – capital growth, social impact, environmental sustainability, and development of the future. He has 14+ years total experience in technical, organizational and project leadership, R&D, systems engineering, product design, and business development. His career path includes 7.5 years in aerospace & defense developing lasers, sensors and satellite systems, 2 years in commercial product design and manufacturing, and 3.5 years in academic R&D in applied physics. Jason's current pursuits: Integration of FinTech, blockchain, and meaningful-finance to catalyze value creation in the context of social advancement, green, clean and sustainable technology solutions, and socio-economic development of the Space frontier.

Brad Neuberg

Strategic Advisor

Brad's role at Emerging Futures draws upon his deep experience with software development, start-ups, and knowledge of space technologies. He is currently a Senior Software Engineer at Dropbox on the Machine Learning team, having most recently built an optical character recognition system for millions of users using deep machine learning and computer vision. Previously, he founded Inkling Habitat, a scalable publishing environment for interactive content. He also created Coworking, an international grassroots movement to establish a new kind of workspace for the self-employed. Brad met Jeffery Greenblatt when he was at Google, building software for the Google Docs team and helping to push forward such web technologies as HTML5. Brad has a history of innovation, whether working with Douglas Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and hypertext, on the HyperScope project; exploring deeply collaborative web browsers with Paper Airplane; working on one of the first web-based RSS aggregators; and more.

A serious space enthusiast, Brad has acquired a remarkable knowledge of space activities, regularly following developments at NewSpace companies like SpaceXBlue OriginMade In Space and Planetary ResourcesNIAC- and DARPA-funded projects, and long-term efforts like Breakthrough Starshot100 Year StarshipTau Zero and Long Now.

Greg Delory, Ph.D.

Advisor on Space Instrumentation

Dr. Greg Delory has over 15 years of experience in the design, development, and implementation of instrumentation involving deployable mechanisms for civil space and other research applications. In addition to being CEO of Stellar Scientific, Greg is also a research scientist at the U.C. Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory, where he leads several programs in experimental space science. Previous experience includes involvement in the internet/telematics industry and consulting for government and private companies in a variety of areas relevant to basic research and development.

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