GT Management

Dr. Eric Ping

Director of Technology Development

Dr. Ping has been active in the fields of renewable energy and green technology since 2005, when he began his research career working on hydrogen reformation separations with Intelligent Energy. An alum of Christopher Jones’s catalysis and separations group at Georgia Institute of Technology, Eric has a strong background in chemistry, materials science and chemical engineering. Prior to joining Global Thermostat, Eric was part of the research faculty at the University of Colorado, developing commercial scale production of inorganic membranes for high pressure carbon dioxide separations. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles.


Robert Bernstein, Esq., CPA.


Robert Bernstein is the Partner-in-Charge of the White Plains Office of Grassi & Co., offering tax and consulting advice to professionals across a wide range of industries. Robert is a Certified Public Accountant and an Attorney at Law, licensed to practice law in the State of New York. Prior to joining Grassi & Co., Robert was owner of the Firm Bernstein and Seidman, which was established in 1996. He got his start in the industry working with several top 20 CPA firms and was a former Chief Financial Officer of Ferrari/Maserati of Long Island and Ferrari/Maserati of New England. Robert has excellent working knowledge of numerous software packages unique to specific industries used to track revenue and expenses across multiple platforms.


Prof. Christopher Jones

Technology Development Advisor

Prof. Jones is the New-Vision Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), where he was recently named Associate Vice President of Research. Prof. Jones leads a research group that works on materials design for catalytic and separation applications. A major component of this work is developing amine-functionalized solid materials for absorptive separation of CO2 from dilute gas streams. He has partnered with Global Thermostat in the development of new, efficient CO2 air capture processes. He has published dozens of articles, has been issued half a dozen patents, and has received numerous honors and awards from such institutions as Georgia Tech, the National Academy of Engineers, and the American Chemical Society. Prof. Jones earned both his Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech), and his B.S.E. from the University of Michigan.


Dr. Gopala Krishnan

Technology Development Advisor

Dr. Krishnan is Associate Director of the Materials Research Laboratory of the Physical Sciences Division of SRI International. There, he specializes in: high temperature industrial processes including combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, and hot gas cleaning; materials processing technology; extractive and chemical metallurgy; high temperature catalytic reactions; catalyst fabrication and regeneration; and characterization of metals and ceramics. Previously, Dr. Krishnan was a research associate at Yale University. He has been awarded five patents, and has published over fifty papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Krishnan received a Ph.D. in metallurgy from Stanford University, a B.Eng. in metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and a B.S. in chemistry from University of Madras, India.


Anoop Nagar

Technology Development Advisor

Mr. Nagar is a Senior Material Engineer in the Materials Research Laboratory of the Physical Sciences Division of SRI International. There, he specializes in the development of CO2 capture process, in addition to work developing and testing advanced fuel cells, metal-ceramic composites, battery technology, desalination technology, and biosensors. Prior to joining SRI, Mr. Nagar was an Engineer with Bechtel India, and Assistant Engineer with Tata Consulting Engineers. He received his B.E. from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology in India.


Ben Bronfman

Business Development

Mr. Bronfman is an entrepreneur responsible for bringing the founding members of the Global Thermostat team together. Ben has a background in Politics, Activism, Science and Music. Ben is also a multi-instrumentalist. Before bringing the GT team together Ben was on the Dean’s list at Emerson College, majoring in Communications – Politics & Law. In 2001, Ben went on to form the critically acclaimed alternative rock outfit The Exit and in 2007 founded Green Owl, an outlet for music, politics, fashion & social change with a focus on environmental sustainability.