About the IMPACT Series

About the IMPACT Series

By PreScouter

The Impact Series by PreScouter presents a panel of researchers at the cutting edge of innovation discussing the impact of emerging technologies and research and development projects. Moderated by Kelly Gibbs, the panel was filmed at Chicago’s start-up hub 1871, located in downtown Chicago. The first in this web series is scheduled for release in PreScouter Journal’s April Newsletter!

About our Panel

Chris Westland


Christopher Westland: Professor of Information  & Decision Sciences at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Christopher has extensive professional experience in the US as a certified public accountant  and as a risk, valuation and technology consultant in  the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He is also the author of numerous academic papers and books. Christopher recently conferred a High-Level Foreign Expert, awarding 50-100 grants globally to attract up to 1,000 foreign academics and entrepreneurs over the next 10 years.


Ashish Basuray


Ashish Basuray:  Ashish is the Chief Scientist at PreScouter. Ashish completed his PhD in Chemistry at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, focusing his research on designing nanoscale architectures, molecular electronics, molecular memory and organic solar materials.



Daniel Eichelsdoerfer


Daniel Eichelsdoerfer: Dan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Chemistry Department at Northwestern University, where he is focusing his research on nanofabrication with soft and flexible materials. Prior to entering graduate school, Dan was a software developer at Microsoft and a woodland firefighter in Eastern Oregon. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry-Physics from Reed College, and will soon be pursuing a career in the chemical industry.


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