Dr. Frank Mead degree credentials include Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, M.S., Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, and a B.S., Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Dr. Mead’s professional credentials include mechanical and aerospace engineer in the thermal sciences (thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer), electric propulsion, and plasma dynamics (including fusion). He has over 35 years’ experience with advanced propulsion and energy concepts, is a nationally recognized expert in this discipline, and is skilled in multi-discipline aspects of ‘advanced’ physics & engineering technology. He was a research scientist at Edwards Air Force Base involved experimental and program/contract management of R&D level for advanced and exotic development efforts, including flight experiments and demonstrations. These U. S. Air Force programs investigated various chemical, electric, laser, solar and nuclear propulsion thrusters, and system concepts. One example involved the feasibility of using a directed energy laser to launch payloads. Dr. Mead currently searches for innovative and revolutionary propulsion concepts in pursuit of revolutionary concepts that alter the paradigm and exploring game-changing technologies. Of these typical advanced concepts, he was involved with fusion propulsion, various plasma concepts, unified field theory, zero point vacuum energy, magnetic field propulsion, teleportation, and faster-than-light travel. Mr. Mead will be advising the Kepler team with regards to all of Kepler’s products, their thermal engineering, manufacturing and testing.