President, CEO and Founder, Optimal Technology, Durham, USA
Dr. Parker is the Founder and President of 510nano. He is an experienced business professional, entrepreneur, seasoned inventor, commercialization lead, and a solar energy technologist for over 20 years.
Dr. Parker served as Chief Technology Officer at Nanotailor, a manufacturer of functionalized carbon nanotubes; a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, an international management consulting firm; President of Business, Information and Technology Consulting, a boutique web consultancy; and a Senior Polymer Process Research Engineer at the Rohm and Haas Company, a specialty chemical company (acquired by Dow Chemical Company). Additionally,
Dr. Parker has taught, research and managed programs in various academic institutions including Professor and Principal Investigator at the University of North Dakota, as well as Assistant Director of Tech Transfer, Chairman, and Professor at Florida A&M University. Dr. Parker holds a BS and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT and Georgia Tech respectively, as well as an MBA from Florida State University