Institute for Residential Innovation Inc.



Andrew G. Parfitt PhD
PhD (Biochemistry), University of London, UK.

The Institute for Residential Innovation, Inc. (IResI), USA
Founder, Chairman and acting GEO

Career Summary:
Andrew has held a number of biomedical research positions and served on both civilian and miltary scientific review panels. He has also studied certain classical Asian ontologies, their portrayal of health and disease, and their therapeutic practices.

His passion for sanitation was unexpected but it provided the impetus for more than 8 years of developmental work, culminating in 2011 with the creation of IResI and an award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ‘Grand Challenges Explorations’ program.

The last 40 years:
Post-doc, NIH (Bethesda, MD) - pineal gland function.
NSF fellowship, AFRRI (Bethesda, MD) - pineal cell electrophysiology.
NY State Dept. of Health (Albany) - circadian system as toxicity screen.
Traditional Acupuncture Institute (Columbia, MD) - study of Chinese medicine.
Silver Spring (MD) -- establishes acupuncture practice.
NIH - optical analysis of cell vesicle dynamics.
The sanitation era -- gestation of concept for a new system.
IResI founded -- supported by Phase I grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Nigel M. Sammes PhD MBA FIMMM CEng
PhD and MBA, Imperial College, University of London, UK.

Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea.
Professor of Chemical Engineering

The Institute for Residential Innovation, Inc. (IResI), USA
Senior Consultant for Fuel Cell Technology.

Career Summary:
Senior Research Scientist at ICI Chemicals and Polymers (UK) -- headed group
developing novel materials for electrochemical applications.
University of Waikato (NZ) -- founded, and was the first Professor of
the Materials and Process Engineering Department, with special responsibilty for the solid oxide fuel cells unit.
Acumentrics (Massachusetts, USA) -- Director of Fuel Cell Development and founder of the solid oxide fuel cell commercialization program.
UTC Chair Professor of Fuel Cell Technology, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut (USA) -- first director of the university?s Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center, now renamed the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2).
H.F. Coors Distinguished Professor in Ceramic Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines (USA).
POSTECH, (South Korea) -- Professor of Chemical Engineering, and the first tenured foreign Professor.

Professor Sammes is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK), a Chartered Engineer, and a member of several other professional institutions; has been the recipient of a JSPS Fellowship, a Humboldt Fellowship, and a University of Connecticut medal; and has published over 300 papers, patents, and book chapters, and authored a textbook on Ionic Materials.
(Bibliography available on request)

He is the Editor-in-chief of the ASME Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, and serves on the editorial boards of Fuel Cells: From Fundamentals to Systems, and the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.




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