Thomas C. Killian, Ph.D. (Co-Founder)
Thomas C. Killian received a B.A. in Physics in 1991 from Harvard University, and then attended Cambridge University on a Marshall Scholarship. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he completed his Ph.D. in atomic physics in 1999. At the National Institute of Standards and Technology, he initiated experiments on ultracold neutral plasmas, which are orders of magnitude colder than any neutral plasma ever produced before.
In 2001, Dr. Killian joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University, where he continues experiments on ultracold atoms and plasmas. He is also a co-founder of two bio-technology companies that use electromagnetic fields to manipulate and probe biological structures.