Dr. Edward Vincent Clancy, J.D., Ph.D., D.Eng, MBA, Esq, PE
Chief Technology Officer
ACTA Technology, Inc. (SBIR FIRM)
Professor Emeritus - Cal Poly University
Dr. Ed Clancy is Chief Technology Officer of ACTA Technology, Inc., a nanotech startup firm located in Boulder, Colorado that has recently won a National Science Foundation SBIR grant. ACTA has a patented process on nano-refrigerants that improves heat transfer properties and energy efficiency of air conditioning and refrigeration systems. ACTA is working with Penn State and the University of Cincinnati in developing this technology. Ed also helps other inventors patent their inventions and apply for federal funding.
Ed has been a researcher at the DOE's Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and DOD's the Office of Naval Research David Taylor Lab. Dr. Clancy is professor emeritus in engineering after working for the California State University System for 25 years. Ed has been a researcher working in Malaysia on a World Bank Grant (1995-1997).
Prior to starting ACTA Technology Inc. in February 2009, Ed worked as a patent attorney for the US Patent and Trademark Office. Dr. Clancy served as Program Director at the National Science Foundation for the Industry / University Cooperative Research Centers in the Industrial Innovation Partnership Division (2005-2007).
Professor Clancy retired from the US Navy Reserve as a CAPTAIN. He is a licensed professional engineer and attorney in California and Colorado. Ed is also a licensed Patent Attorney and has lectured on patent law, product liability and getting federal funding for startup companies.
Ed graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy, Columbia University, University of Southern California, Stanford University, Golden Gate University and Western State University College of Law.
Dr. Clancy is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and a Rotarian. When Ed is not working he and his wife , Connie, enjoy snow shoeing, hiking and half marathon runners.