The CASCADE Team

Charles founded Quantum Intelligence, Inc. and he was one of the principal investigators for the BioSpice program funded by DARPA.. He invented and patented the CASCADE technology that provides the basis for the bio-energy work being done by Cascade Clean Energy. He holds a Sc. D. from MIT. Prior to founding Quantum Intelligence, He worked at IBM where he was principal consultant for over 30 customers and partners in life sciences, bioinformatics and ecommerce. While at Intel, Dr. Zhou pioneered using data mining to improve microchip yields.

Mary holds an M.S. in Management from the Sloan School at MIT. She has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. During her over 25 years of business experience Mary has been President of an Internet fraud prevention start-up, CFO of a $30 million telecommunications manufacturing division, VP of Database and Relationship Marketing at Charles Schwab & Co., and President of the global Digital Group at Foote Cone and Belding, an international advertising agency. She also acquired 3 million consumers for Prodigy, one of the pioneering ISP’s. Mary is a mentor with the Clean Tech Open advising companies on business planning, fund-raising and project management.

Mary has presented her work at Business Intelligence Conferences in London and Sydney as well as to the Business Bankers Association, the Direct Marketing Association and various other industry associations. She has negotiated joint ventures in Germany and Japan, set up subsidiaries in Ireland and worked with clients in S. Korea, Hong Kong and Moscow. Her work has been the subject of articles in Beyond Computing, ComputerWorld, DM News and other industry publications.

Dr. Jeng-Horng Her has a Ph. D. in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Virginia and has post-doctoral work in Molecular Biology and Cell Signaling. He was a founding member of KaloBios, a therapeutic antibody development company based on several protein engineering technologies invented mainly by Dr. Her and his colleague Dr. Balint. He also was a founding member and VP of R&D of Multi-Span, a leader in G protein-coupled receptor specialty reagents and service provider in the field of GPCR drug development. Multi-span was able to reach break-even within 18 months of operation.

In 2006 Dr. Her founded Protevo Biotech LLC to develop technologies focusing on antibody and protein engineering technologies. Dr. Her is the owner of 20 patents and is widely published. He is a board member of the Chinese Bioscience Association, San Francisco, CA

Sean is a Professional Engineer specializing in renewable energy project development. Sean is a co-founder of Cascade Clean Energy and worked with Dr. Charles Zhou in developing its business plan for the Clean Tech Open. Sean has been with Manuel Bros. since 1999. He has worked extensively with several renewable technologies and is in the process of developing demonstration projects in biomass, methane optimization, and clean coal. Sean has managed over $60 million in contracting and design build projects. He brings 20 years of experience in the science and construction industries having design experience in civil and electrical engineering. Sean Kilgrow was honored with the Collagen Award for Outstanding Work in Science and Technology for his work in mathematics from the University of Alabama. Sean is also the co-author of two technical papers and has one patented pending invention. His work also includes research in direct heat conversion to electricity using solid-state devices. Sean has presented his work at the International Geothermal Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland on solid-state electrical conversion using geothermal resources.

Hans Shillinger is a registered civil engineer with over 25 years experience in civil construction and design projects. Hans began his construction career as a runner with a civil engineering company in 1983 on the San Francisco Cable Car Rehabilitation Project and joined their professional staff after graduating from the Agricultural Engineering Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He worked as a design engineer for two small civil engineering firms before returning to the contractor side of the industry. He has experience in telecommunications, wastewater, pipeline, land development, horizontal directional drilling and environmental projects. Since joining Manuel Bros. in 2000, Hans has managed numerous projects and acted as their lead estimator on civil oriented work.

Ms. Sherry Wei holds two Masters degrees, a M.A. from UCLA in Microbiology and a M.S. from Santa Clara University in Computer Engineering. Her undergraduate degree is in Agricultural Chemistry from the National Taiwan University. She is the owner of three patents, has published in a variety of scientific journals and was awarded the National Research Service Award in Genetics from UCLA (1988-1990). Sherry has worked for Quantum Intelligence since 2005 as a Sr. Bioinformatics Research Scientist. Previously she worked for Corgentech, Affymetrix and DNAX Research Institute.