Israel (Relik) Shafir
As an Air Force veteran (Brig. General – Res.), Relik Shafir is well versed in strategic leadership and mission focus coupled with personnel and project management. Majored in mathematics and philosophy, graduate of the Naval Post Graduate school in Monterey, and experienced in the high tech industry.
Dr. Yuval Bartov
Technology Director and Chief Geologist
Dr. Bartov has over 10 years of experience in Oil Shale exploration and field studies. Following graduation from Hebrew University, Yuval Joined Colorado School of Mines as a research Professor and led projects on Oil Shale research before joining IEI. Yuval's past studies focused on both the resource depositional environments and environmental studies of climate change. He is a guest lecturer at the Technion institute in Haifa.
Dr. Scott V. Nguyen
Previously, Dr. Nguyen held senior technical positions at Shell Exploration & Production Co. As Senior Physicist, he identified and developed technology applicable to the sustainable development of oil shale resources in Colorado and Jordan and heavy oil resources in Canada. As Petrophysical Consultant, he implemented reservoir characterization technology and interpretation to optimize production from tight gas and shale gas resources in Wyoming, Texas, and Canada. Dr. Nguyen is the holder of 20+ US patents and patent applications and 15 peer-reviewed publications. He is a 2006 PhD physics graduate of Harvard University and served on the advisory committee to the American Institute of Physics Corporate Associates. At present, Scott resides in Israel and serves as VP of Technology for Israel Energy Initiatives.