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Brian Gallagher

Owner/CEO/Managing Member
Ecotonics Inc., CA and Ecotonics LLC, FL

Areas of Expertise:

Biofuels, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Energy Storage, Environment, Hydropower, Liquid Fuels, Oil, R&D, Renewables, Water

Additional Areas of Expertise:

Peak Oil, Algae Growth Systems

Brian Gallagher is an environmental scientist and engineer with 40 years of experience. He was founder of Limnetics Inc, a pioneering environmental firm conducting large investigations of water and energy resources, which was later acquired by Camp, Dresser & McKee Engineers. Dr. Gallagher subsequently joined Harza Engineers in Chicago (now MWH) as Manager of Environmental Sciences conducting worldwide environmental studies of hydroelectric power, pumped-storage and energy and mineral resource developments. Dr. Gallagher was later appointed by the University of Wisconsin as a Senior Staff Scientist assigned to the US Department of Energy in Washington, D. C., as Acting Manager of the Underground Energy Storage Program which included compressed air, underground pumped-hydro and aquifer thermal energy storage projects. When a new administration terminated all energy storage projects, Dr. Gallagher joined Hughes Aircraft in Tucson and later General Motors Corp. in Milwaukee and was appointed Manager of an avionics atmospheric research program. After taking an early retirement, Gallagher became an Adjunct Instructor in Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and an independent consultant. Dr. Gallagher founded Ecotonics Inc. in 2010 in Los Angeles focusing on peak oil production modeling and development of renewable biofuels produced from micro-algae as a sustainable alternative energy strategy. Dr. Gallagher has a BS in Mathematics and Physics; and MS in Water Resources Engineering; both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and a Doctorate in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from UCLA. He also has an MBA in Finance from Keller Graduate School of Management, and is a registered civil engineer in Arizona.

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