Jackson Pleis

Title: Senior Research Scientist, President, Owner
Company: Spacewhale Technologies
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Jackson Pleis, Senior Research Scientist, President and Owner at Spacewhale Technologies, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in clean energy.

Backed by more than one decade of professional experience, Mr. Pleis has excelled as a senior research scientist, president and owner of Spacewhale Technologies since 2020, where he specializes in clean energy and medical device technology. He currently holds 12 patents. Prior, he had been a research scientist for ClearSign Combustion Corp. from 2016 to 2020, where he designed one of the most advanced combustion reactors in the world,  and was a senior R&D technician for Palo Alto Health Sciences from 2014 to 2015. In the earlier years of his career, between 2009 and 2012, Mr. Pleis was a terrain park designer for Arizona Snowbowl and a mechanic with Snow Valley Auto Rebuild.

Mr. Pleis earned a Bachelor of Arts in physics and mathematics from Northern Arizona University in 2014. Alongside his primary roles, he has lectured on high voltage to manipulate flames to lower emission in industrial applications, using plasma to stabilize combustion in a more efficient way for pilots, and has served as a construction volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County. Upon reflection, Mr. Pleis attributes his success to Dr. Donald Kendrick, his manager at Clearsign and his biggest advocate and mentor, along with the inspiration of his high school physics teacher, who encouraged him to pursue a career in science. He looks forward to continuing his work in bigger laboratories, with more funding and projects in order to enlighten the younger generation of the industry. Above all, he is dedicated to helping save the planet through clean energy.

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