David J. Nagel deals with technical and programmatic functions of the company. He received a BS degree in Engineering Science (Magna Cum Laude), an MS degree in Physics and a PhD in Materials Engineering. During a half century, Dave has had three successful careers: Officer in the US Navy. After graduating first in his Naval ROTC class, he had four years of active duty and 26 years of reserve service, including three tours as a Commanding Officer. He retired in 1990 with the rank of Captain, U. S. Naval Reserve. Federal Government Scientist and Manager. Dave joined the civilian staff of the Naval Research Laboratory after his active duty. As a member of the Senior Executive Service and leader of a physics division for over a dozen years, he managed the experimental and theoretical research and development efforts of 150 government, contractor and other personnel, including 80 PhDs ($30M/year). University Teacher and Researcher. For the past dozen years, Dave has been a Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of The George Washington University. He taught graduate level courses on MEMS and NanoTechnology. Now, Dave mentors both undergraduate and graduate students. His current research centers on low energy nuclear reactions.
Carol Ann Nagel provides financial and administrative functions for the LLC. Her academic background is in business. During her twenties, she set up the accounting system for a new company, while also working in the banking industry in Chicago. Carol worked briefly in a law office, and was a manager for a sales company for several years. Later, she did the accounting and taxes for three family-owned corporations in Arlington, Virginia, for over a dozen years.