Dan Geller, Ph.D.

Senior Public Service Associate

Assistant Director of Startups for Innovation Gateway

Telephone: 706-583-0876


127 Terrell Hall
210 S Jackson Street
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States


Ph.D., Engineering, University of Georgia, 2017
M.S., Biological Engineering, University of Georgia, 1999
B.S., Biochemistry, University of Georgia, 1996

Professional Appointments 

  • Assistant Director of Startups, University of Georgia, 2020 - present
  • Faculty Engineer, University of Georgia Agricultural Technical Assistance Program, 2005 - present

Other Professional Experience

  • CTO, Kindercore Vinyl, LLC, 2017 - present
  • CEO, Co-Founder, Kindercore Records, 1996 - present

Areas of Specialty

  • Biofuels
  • Solar Power
  • Energy Audits
  • Energy Management
  • Bioproducts
  • Algae


Methods of igniting a fuel source, lighter fluid compositions and self-lighting charcoal briquettes
U.S. Patent 10,800,989

Miscible, Multi-Component Diesel Fuels and Methods of Bio-Oil Transformation
U.S. Patent 7,819,930