Thomas A. Campbell
Founder & CEO
Dr. Campbell is Founder and CEO of FutureGrasp, a global technology advisory group focused on emerging technologies, especially artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced materials, and their trends and implications in geopolitics, national security, and economics.
From 2/2015 to 8/2017, he was the first National Intelligence Officer for Technology (NIO-TECH) with the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).
He has informed senior policymakers and corporate leadership, enabled millions of dollars in industry and academic funding, broken ground in multiple new research areas, served as an expert witness in technology-related litigations and kept diverse groups abreast of the rapid pace and implications of technology change. Dr. Campbell has extensive experience in government, academia, and industry – nationally and internationally.
Dr. Campbell received the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for one year of fully-funded post-doctoral research in Freiburg, Germany. He performed all his research in the German language.
He holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences (funded by a three-year NASA Graduate Student Research Program fellowship) from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude, with Honors) from Vanderbilt University.