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Our Management Team

Richard GeigerRichard Geiger
CEO of Dune Sciences, Inc.
Ph.D. and M.S. Pennsylvania State University
B.S. University of Kansas


Dr. Geiger has recently joined Dune Sciences, Inc. as CEO.  He brings to the company over 20 years of experience managing product based start-ups in Silicon Valley California, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.  His industry experience ranges from advanced prosthetics and medical devices to high volume consumer products.  He considers balancing the needs and wishes of the companies various stakeholders, i.e. customers, distributors, partners, investors, management and employees to be a key to his success.


John MillerJohn M. Miller
COO and Cofounder of Dune Sciences, Inc.
Ph.D. and M.S. University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. Cornell University


Dr. Miller has extensive experience in technology management and in the development and commercialization of new nanomaterials and devices. His primary expertise is in the stored energy and energy conversion areas including Li ion batteries, fuel cells, and ultracapacitors. Prior to founding Dune Sciences, Dr. Miller served as Director of Fuel Cell Technology at World Energy Labs in San Francisco, CA. Prior to that he served as Technical Director for T/J Technologies, Inc. in Ann Arbor, MI where he was responsible for the development of new materials that are presently being used in commercial high rate Li ion batteries.


James Hutchison James E. Hutchison
CSO and Cofounder of Dune Sciences, Inc.
Ph.D. Stanford University
B.S. University of Oregon


Dr. Hutchison is Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Materials Science Institute at the University of Oregon and is the primary inventor for the technology portfolio of Dune Sciences. He is a world-renowned leader in nanomaterials synthesis and the development of Green Chemistry. His research focuses on organic and organometallic chemistry; electrochemistry; and nanomaterials. He is the Director of the ONAMI Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative. Dr. Hutchison has been on the faculty of the University of Oregon since 1994.


Dan Vishny Daniel A. Vishny
CFO of Dune Sciences, Inc.
MBA University of Oregon
B.S. University of Illinois


Mr. Vishny brings to Dune more than 15 years of experience as an executive-level financial officer, including CFO of Spirit Leatherworks, LLC, a licensee of Nike and Tiger Woods belts and accessories. Dan has alsoserved as CEO/CFO of Breyers, LLC, a national chain of retail stores, from 1997-2006. He was honored with the Elijah Watts Sells Award for receiving one of the top ten scores on the nationwide 1988 CPA exam. Dan also volunteers as a mentor for the University of Oregon MBA New Venture Planning Program.