Principal Staff – Bios

Meet the team:

We measure, test and explore the universe with you, the inventor, scientist or engineer. Assisting you to bring your concepts to life.

Hathaway Research George Hathaway

George Hathaway

George Hathaway, P.E. graduated from the Dep’t of Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto in 1974 and is a Registered Professional Engineer. As founder and President of Hathaway Research International, he is responsible for scientific and engineering “hands-on” project management from concept to completion and is the chief designer with final oversight and accountability whilst managing and directing multiple projects simultaneously. He is a consultant on novel and exotic materials, energy production and propulsion concepts, instrumentation and is expert on experimental design, analysis, test and measurement and report writing. George is also a machinist providing invaluable insight into the fastest route to product development and is an expert on scientific and engineering measurements and their misuse. He is also a reviewer for several scientific publications and author of the book “Mindbending: The Hutchison Files”.

Hathaway Research Jim Segala

Jim Segala

Dr. Jim Segala has over 30 years of experience in the scientific and engineering fields designing and building complex experimental systems. Dr. Segala holds advanced degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Physics which allows him to engage in a wide range of areas where he can utilize his expertise. One particular area of interest is the computational analysis of complex systems in order to achieve optimal designs. Dr. Segala has performed computational chemistry, biology, electrodynamic, and mechanical system analysis. When standard analysis tools are not available, Dr. Segala develops custom applications using C++, Python, MATLAB, and other popular software development platforms. Dr. Segala also has expertise in the design, programming, and construction of embedded control system used in experimental and industrial applications. He has experience with the 8051, PIC, Propeller, Arduino, Raspberry Pi to name a few. In addition, he has developed computational and control software on the Linux and Windows platforms.

Hathaway Research Jun Cao

Jun Cao

Dr. Cao earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, in 2008. Prior to that he earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Dr. Cao’s research activities include synthesis and characterization of metals, ceramics, and polymers. He has worked extensively on ferrites, piezoelectric material, and polymer matrix nanocomposites. He also maintains and operates the analytical instruments in the HRI lab such as XRD, SEM, TEM, Raman Spectrometer, Mass Spectrometer, Thermogravimetric Analyzer etc. Recent projects include electrophoretic deposition of iron oxide-polymer nanocomposite thin films, high permeability, low-loss ferrimagnetic ferrites for ultra-broad band (100 MHz- 1 GHz) applications, synthesis and characterization of Lead-Magnesium Niobate (PMN) ceramics, feasibility study of Titanium extraction from ilmenite and rutile sand by molten salt electrolysis, glass encapsulation and HIP synthesis of advanced ceramics and desalination

Hathaway Research Joe Palermo

Joe Palermo

A graduate of Mohawk College of Applied Technology (1981-1984), Joe is a self-motivated professional with 30 plus years of experience in engineering and management, research and development, test and problem-solving whose forte is in design, build and test of power electronics and test systems. Joe has engineered and managed various projects including the design of the power supplies which support the aircraft and radar systems aboard the CN77 aircraft carrier and the first test platform for the F35 fighter. He has managed a group of engineers and designed customer products based on customer requirements while adhering to various specifications such a CSA, UL, CE, SEMI S2 and military specs. Joe has worked internationally supporting and setting up test bays in Burlington Ontario, Shenzhen China and Freemont California. He wrote the test procedures and reports, designed the test equipment and layout of the test facilities.

Hathaway Research Daniel Alzofon

Daniel Alzofon

Dan earned his B.A. Physics, U.C. Berkeley 1983 and Graduate work at Stanford University including Theoretical Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics, Non-Linear Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory and Classical Electrodynamics. Currently he is a graduate student, Mathematics, Oregon State University. Dan held the position of Engineering Physicist, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center 1983-1998 and has been Engineering Physicist in charge of the AGNUE (Anti-Gravity by NUclear Entropy) experiment at Hathaway Research International from 1989 to the present.

Hathaway Research Caryl Hathaway

Caryl Hathaway

Graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University, Caryl has worked for HRI for close to 30 years in a variety of positions including machine shop design, fabrication and assembly utilizing lathes, milling machines and precision grinders. He is well-versed in SEM operation and the necessary sputter coatings required. Caryl is in charge of general laboratory maintenance, materials procurement, inventory control and Human Resource management.


Dr. Vedant Arun

“Dr. Vedant Arun is a Vanier Scholar who received his Ph.D from the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto while specializing in the fields of cell and molecular biology, proteomics, biomedical imaging, genetic engineering and neuro-oncology. As a certified Clinical Research Associate he worked on the translation of a promising onco-therapeutic from the preclinical stage to phase II human trials in partnership with academic and pharmaceutical stakeholders. At Hathaway Research International, Dr. Arun leads the study on non-localized communication with neurons using high-sensitivity transverse shear mode sensors by measuring changes in acoustic impedance in response to focused attention. When not at HRI, Dr. Arun lends his surgical expertise to the organ and tissue donation and transplantation agency of the Ministry of Health in Ontario, with a specialization in ocular tissue excision. He is also the founder and CEO of a health and wellness company focused on harnessing the rejuvenating power of antioxidants.”

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