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C. E. (Sandy) Thomas has over 40 years experience in scientific research and
related engineering activities. He started his career in coherent optical data
processing (the subject of his Ph.D. thesis) and holography, and was the Director
of the Laser and Optics Division of KMS Fusion when they were the first to successfully
demonstrate a controlled thermonuclear reaction with a high power laser system
on May 1, 1974, beating the Russians and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Dr. Thomas has also been involved with a project to commercialize amorphous
silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar cells for SOHIO/ECD, and worked for eight years
as a legislative assistant to Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) handling national
security, energy and environmental activities for the Senator. He was a founder
and served as the only President of H2Gen Innovations, Inc. and was a member
of the Board of Directors and served on the Executive Committee of the National
In May of 2010, Dr. Thomas was awarded the Jules Verne award for “superior
service” by the International Association of Hydrogen Energy at the 18th
World Hydrogen Energy Conference in Essen, Germany. The inscription on this
award reads “for his leadership in system studies, analyses, and entrepreneurship
in development and commercialization of hydrogen technologies.”
Dr. Thomas has BSEE, MSEE and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan.
He and his wife Anne have four children and seven grandchildren and currently
reside in Alexandria, Virginia.