Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Carl Page


Mr. Carl Page is the President of the Anthropocene Institute. He was co-founder of eGroups, Inc., where he helped build a network of 14 million users to support Web-based collaboration. eGroups was acquired by Yahoo! and became Yahoo groups. A serial entrepreneur and investor based in the Bay Area, Mr. Page's experience ranges from hardware to Internet companies. He has previously held positions at Microsoft and Mentor Graphics. He sits on various boards such as EcoAmerica.org. Mr. Page has a Masters degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Energy Team

Frank Hiroshi Ling, PhD

Chief Scientist

Frank Hiroshi Ling is Chief Scientist at the Anthropocene Institute. He is also a guest lecturer at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Ibaraki University, and was previously a research fellow at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and University of Tokyo. Dr. Ling is a reviewer for the EarthShot Prize and has consulted for various US and Asian organizations, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), CLSA, SELC Japan, and Jane Capital Partners. He was also a Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Science. His work has been cited in the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and has been a panelist at the UNFCC’s COP24 Nuclear for Climate side event. He is producer and host of the science podcast “Groks Science”. Frank is the editor of the book “Climate Smart Development in Asia: Transition to Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Economies” and a contributing author to the publication "The Energy Revolution Will Save Japan". Dr. Ling received his PhD in Chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley and his BS in Chemical Engineering at Caltech and his MS at University of California at Santa Barbara.

Jason Gwo, PhD

Senior Scientist

Jason Gwo is Senior Scientist at the Anthropocene Institute. He was formerly Chief Scientist (level IX, CTO-equivalent) at General Atomics/Electronics Systems Inc. His career includes over 15 years of R&D leadership and systems engineering, in the defense, laser, semiconductor, and AA industry (e.g., helping DARPA initiate conception of ‘cooperative autonomy of drone swarm’). He received his PhD in Chemistry in molecular physics & THz spectroscopy from UC Berkeley. Dr. Gwo has numerous inventions, including OptoBond, an optical-grade chemical bonding technology for cryo-optics (winning the NASA Space Act Award twice)––for the Stanford/GP-B General Relativity Mission, and later selected by multiple international gravitational-wave detection projects (e.g., the ESA-NASA/LISA, the MIT-Caltech/LIGO, etc.). and self-healing capability, and holds the world-record for low thermal noise. He is an expert in novel laser resonator designs, near artifact-free phase-sensitive detection and tunable lock-in control, and ultrafast optimization algorithms. Jason theoretically predicted (years ahead of experimental evidence) unique-Q-branch vibrational band structure (in spectroscopy) due to proton tunneling. He is now revising Einstein's relativity theory, to a) evaporate 'dark energy,' cosmic flatness/horizon problem, spacetime singularity, vacuum catastrophe, etc., b) explain why no supersymmetry, and c) account for why gravity reduces entropy.

Dinara Ermakova

Nuclear Communication Consultant

Dinara Ermakova is a Strategy Analyst for Kairos Power. She continuously supports the activities of nuclear advocacy groups, young professionals in nuclear, and non-profit organizations with a focus on climate change to promote nuclear energy as a way to decarbonize the global economy. Dinara is a public speaker and expert in nuclear technology and policy, with a particular focus on issues related to fuel management. She earned her doctorate from UC Berkeley. Prior to that, she worked in the Nuclear Energy sector to facilitate collaboration between Spanish, Italian, German, and Russian manufacturers of equipment for nuclear power plants.

Melinda Chow Alankar

Director of Investment and Funding Opportunities

Melinda Chow Alankar works with other members of the Anthropocene team to identify investment and funding opportunities in climate tech.  Additionally, she leads Anthropocene’s numeracy program, which aims to improve the general public’s fluency with numbers so that they can have a better grasp of the impact of issues we are facing and make better decisions. Melinda began her career as a lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP, and eventually became a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, where she worked on complex private investment transactions, mergers and acquisitions, as well as public securities offerings.  Moreover, she worked pro bono for various non-profit organizations.  She transitioned to the technology industry, when she became General Counsel for Debias VR, a Silicon Valley startup that made virtual reality games for diversity, equity, and inclusion training. Melinda earned her JD from Harvard Law school, and has a BS in Business Administration and BA Rhetoric from UC Berkeley.

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