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Paul Coleman, Chairman and Interim CEO -Professor Coleman founded Advanced Turbine Designs in 2008.

He is an emeritus professor of space physics at the University of California at Los Angeles and the chairman and chief executive officer of the Girvan Institute of Technology. 

His early professional experience includes positions at the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation (now part of Northrop Grumman) and at the headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Washington, D.C.

In 1966, Professor Coleman joined the faculty at UCLA, where he co-founded UCLA’s laboratory for research in space physics and developed instruments for measurements from earth satellites, space probes, planetary spacecraft and Apollo’s 15 and 16. 

He has served as president and chief executive officer of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA); assistant director of Los Alamos National Laboratory; director of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at UCLA; and director of the National Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC), which was operated by the University of California for the U. S. Department of Energy. 

In the private sector, Dr. Coleman is a consultant to industry on research and development and to the financial community on high-technology enterprise. He is a director of Axcess, Inc., and a former director of CACI International, Inc.; Fairchild Space and Defense Corporation (now part of Orbital Sciences Corporation) and others. 

He holds B.S. Engineering degrees in mathematics and physics and an M.S. degree in physics from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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