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Alexander Kazerooni is the President at Eagle Fish Technology, LLC with responsibilities for technology solutions, business development, project management, and innovative pitches. His client services 'HuRDLES'- human resources, research & development, generalized intellectual property and legal strategies, system engineering solutions pertaining to space, medicine, healthcare, and education industries. Mr. Kazerooni, hired by Living Text, LLC supported the December, 2010 NSF SBIR Phase II Commercialization grant capture of $250K for LectureTools educational IT by delivering a comprehensive NSF proposal within the fourteen page limit that is half the length of the team’s 28 page document. In 2006, Mr. Kazerooni authored and coordinated the NASA Science Education Outreach award to the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and Wright Middle School, Metro Nashville Public Schools that provided the students 30 minutes of Russian Space Federation negotiated, live televised communication with Astronaut Jeff Williams, Expedition Thirteen. Some of the space experiments for this mission were those previously processed and certified for spaceflight by Mr. Kazerooni as an Experiment Project Engineer at Lockheed Martin prior relocation from Houston to Nashville for doctoral studies.
Concurrent with entrepreneurial pursuits, Alex Kazerooni is a part-time systems engineering student at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and admitted to the Science, Technology Public Policy certificate program, who has presented Gen-Y perspective of space interests to the National Research Council panel for Goals and Rational of U.S. Space policy asserting a return to framing space agency goals in alignment with National Security and consideration for employment opportunities for students and early career stage engineers. Research activities lead to a Stage 2 invitation for National Space Biomedical Research Institute three year $1.8M grant to deliver medical predictive modeling and logistics to living deliverables for Crew Health and Safety. Mr. Kazerooni’s research includes support of Cubesat and NASA XHAB designs and development of Space Radiation materials for Flight Surgeon continuing education at NASA Lyndon B. Johnson space center. He has served as a Graduate Student Instructor for introductory computer programming course for the College of Engineering and a teaching assistance for a Research & Development Financing course through the Zell –Lurie Institute, Ross School or Business.
Prior professional activities include the following.
Director of Data and Product Development for Health Forecasts, Nashville, Tennessee duties included establishing predictive model for three year forecasts of proprietary health service applications that include merger of national health databases, Global and Information system to provide business intelligence and acute queries for clients in need of hospital administration metrics, national health demographics, and physician ranking. Mr. Kazerooni was promoted from Analyst to Director of Data and Product Development three months after being hired as an Analyst to support contract employee query development and implementation via ASP.net.
Experiment Project Engineer at Lockheed Martin –Science Engineering, Analysis and Testing, Houston, Texas, where primary duties included supporting astronaut crew training for Human Research Facility (HRF), International Space Center (ISS), as well as project management of 5 HRF experiments, development and processing of life science hardware and software for spaceflight. Experiments included wireless physiologic monitoring, pulmonary function in flight, physiologic adaptation countermeasures, and others. Experience includes Mission Control clearance, Tele-science control center training and certification, crew training certification, Russian and Japanese language training and participation with Clear Lake area Management training program. Mr. Kazerooni implemented a Biomedical Engineering internship program, recruited and hired two undergraduate students, then presented to the National Biomedical Engineering Society a comparison of intern performance to company assessment standards to conclude results of biomedical engineering employee productivity. Mr. Kazerooni received a team Lockheed Martin Lightning Award for reverse engineering and fixing Mir-era Physiologic Signal Conditioners (PSC’s) and securing baseline, in-orbit objectives for ISS HRF experiment.
Contract, Project Engineer at 3M Sarns, Ann Arbor, Michigan for Lion Heart, Total Artificial Heart manufacturing. Primary accomplishment for the Penn State NIH grant partner was development of plastic mandrel fabrication protocol through rotational molding and novel application of organic chemistry to mixture of plastics to increase yield of reliable mandrels for polyurethane coating for TAH sac fabrication. He solved the mandrel manufacturing process within the initial 6 months of employment after the company had invested three years of prior trials.
National Fellowship training includes the following:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration include both the sole Space Workforce Development Award through the Tennessee Space Grant Foundation and a Michigan Space Grant Fellowship to support clinical informatics training, biomechanical engineering research, space related education, and hands‐on training and outreach activities.
National Library of Medicine Research Training Fellow for core Biomedical Informatics research includes health care informatics, bioinformatics and computational biology, clinical research translational informatics, and public health informatics. Mr. Kazerooni’s research areas include Predictive Modeling of small population, extreme physiology such as Decompression, Pediatric Growth Chart modeling, Sickness, and derivation of Clinical Informatics Order Sets for Asthma.
National Science Foundation Teaching Fellowship as a pre-doctoral, Bioinformatics graduate student. Fellowship training highlights 13 years of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) outreach and education experience. Through interactions with teachers and students in K-12 schools, graduate fellows can improve communication and teaching skills while enriching STEM content and instruction for their K-12 partners. Transfer of these communication skills to simplify and innovate business pitches and training presentation for technology start-up companies to venture capitalists and angels provides a unique, successful edge to engage investor panels.