Tony Frudakis

Tony Frudakis

Advisor: Technology

Influential Scientist and Entrepreneur. Strong business leader in companies with disruptive technologies of high complexity including DNA and nano technologies.

Tony Frudakis

Tony has a rich history as an emerging business expert and serial entrepreneur, focused on the commercial evolution of basic to applied science and disruptive technology development.

He has public-company CEO experience, a background of successful corporate governance and SEC compliance, and is established as a cutting-edge science and technology thought leader.

Tony is a Ph.D. graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (1995), and a Phi-Beta Kappa, Magna Cumme Laude graduate from the University of California, Irvine (1989).

In the late ‘90s he founded DNAPrint genomics, where he authored and stewarded products that changed the way detectives identify the donors of crime scene DNA evidence. His work proved instrumental in the resolution of numerous serial homicide cases, received international media attention, led to his authorship of the book “Molecular Photofitting: Predicting Ancestry and Phenotype Using DNA” and induced Genome Technology Magazine to name him as “a Most Influential Scientist” in 2001.

Since 2007, Tony has participated in the founding of three companies with technology innovations for homeland security, defense and clean energy.

In 2012, he started Okeanos Technologies to develop and market an ultra-energy-efficient desalination technology that might become the next paradigm shift in water treatment systems.

Tony is the author of 15 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 17 technology patent applications. He has delivered several lectures to scientific and business audiences around the world.