Lux Research Expands West Coast Presence

NASA's David Lackner Joins Leading Nanotechnology Research and Advisory Firm

as Senior Analyst

Apr 07, 2005, 01:00 ET from Lux Research

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Lux Research, Inc., the world's
 premier research and advisory firm focusing on the business and economic
 impact of nanotechnology, today announced that it has hired David Lackner as
 Senior Analyst to expand the firm's west coast presence. David joins Lux
 Research from NASA's renowned Ames Research Center, where he directed
 technology transfer and strategic partnerships, and commercialized innovations
 developed by the federal government's largest dedicated nanotechnology group.
 David co-founded the Nano Science Institute, which has become part of the
 University of California's Bio-Info-Nano Research and Development Institute,
 and sits on the Commercialization Subcommittee of the State of California's
 Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology. He also served on a committee at the
 National Academies of Science to chart domestic nanotechnology policy,
 contributing to the latest National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan.
     Earlier in his career, David developed strategies for Fortune 100 clients
 while at Stanford Research Institute to help analyze and commercialize new
 technologies and also worked for United Space Alliance and the CalTech Jet
 Propulsion Laboratory. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from UCLA and
 a Master's degree in Technology Management and Policy from MIT.
     David joins TJ Sassani, Lux Research's West Coast and Asia Sales Director,
 in leading the firm's west coast operations.
     "With Lux Research clients spanning four continents, we are continuing to
 expand our physical presence to better meet our clients' needs," said Lux
 Research CEO Peter Hebert. "David's direct experience in commercializing
 cutting-edge nanotechnology research will help ensure our clients build
 business cases, form successful partnerships, and develop their strategies in
     About Lux Research:
     Lux Research is the world's premier research and advisory firm focusing on
 the business and economic impact of nanotechnology and related emerging
 technologies. Lux Research provides continuous advisory services, customized
 consulting, and reference studies to corporations, start-ups, financial
 institutions, and public sector organizations. Our founders and our research
 staff are the most widely recognized nanotechnology visionaries throughout the
 world. Visit for more information.

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