Sharp, Tom

Principal and Co-Founder

Founders: Tom Sharp (left) and Stuart Shelley (right)

Tom started his career working at Random Corporation, a midsize product development company in Cincinnati, Ohio.  While at Random Tom led numerous product development teams to successfully develop products for both medical and telecommunication applications.  During this period he took a brief leave of absence to take a Visiting Scientist position at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).  While at AFRL he developed technology to improve the manufacture of carbon composite aircraft structures.  In 1992 Tom left his full time job to be a full time graduate student at the University of Cincinnati.  He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1996 and promptly cofounded Etegent Technologies, Ltd.   Since then Tom has been a Principal at Etegent handling a wide range of roles and responsibilities. He now leads the recently formed Etegent NDI Division where he is responsible for commercializing inspection data management technology developed for the US Air Force and US Navy.  Tom currently has seven issued patents, three pending applications and numerous publications and presentations in a wide range of fields including, non-destructive inspection, human factors, spacecraft dynamics and manufacturing process optimization.

Shelley, Stuart

Principal and Co-Founder

Dr. Shelley is co-founder and a principal of Etegent Technologies, Ltd. Dr. Shelley has conducted research and consulting in the area of testing, modeling, control and design of dynamic systems for 15 years. This work has encompassed applications in machine tools, paper processing, sheet steel coating and rolling, rotating equipment in many process industries, aircraft, space structures, civil structures, tracked and wheeled vehicles, process instrumentation, and others. Dr. Shelley was involved with the University of Cincinnati, Structural Dynamics Research Laboratory (UC-SDRL) for 14 years as a graduate student, Post-Doctoral Researcher, and Research Assistant Professor. He has consulted with 40 national and international companies and government organizations and has conducted sponsored research for numerous corporations and funding agencies.
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Nolan, Adam

Chief Technology Officer

Adam Nolan has 20 years of experience with parallel signal processing and ATR. He received his PhD at the University of Cincinnati in 1996, where he was a Research Assistant with the UC Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision Lab.  After he left UC, Dr. Nolan worked as a Senior Scientist at DEMACO-SAIC where he developed signature formation algorithms for the Xpatch EM simulation code.  He worked on various classification algorithms utilizing scattering center representations of synthetic targets.  He led microDoppler studies for ground target HRR for DARPA, and was the PI for the ray path decomposition project for AFRL.   In April of 2000, Dr. Nolan joined Lexis Nexis as a Senior Software Engineer.  Here he was lead developer on portal integration technologies and was a member of the architectural advisory board.  In 2004, he joined Etegent Technologies, LTD, as a Senior Research Scientist and where he was the principal investigator on serval phase I/II SBIR projects and contributed to several Ladar, Radar, EO, Hyperspectral, Acoustic, parallel processing and statistical pattern recognition efforts.   Dr. Nolan splits his time between the Etegent office and Wright Patterson Air Force Base where he works closely with the Sensor Directorate.  Dr. Nolan was promoted in 2010 to Chief Technology Officer, where he is responsible for the overall direction of Etegent's technology development.  Dr. Nolan has numerous publications and presentations in the fields of parallel processing, statistical pattern recognition and signature exploitation modeling.

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