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Mike North

Science & Engineering Expert; CEO/Founder ReAllocate, Inc., Innovator & Master of "Nano"

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 Mike North Biography

Dr. North is involved in all aspects of our technological charge from inventing new materials and technologies in a cleanroom, to creating cutting edge prototypes on Discovery Channel’s Prototype This! Brimming with enthusiasm, Mike’s engaging personality makes him an energetic and charismatic science and technology advocate inspiring grade-schoolers to CEOs.

A master of the “nano” world, Mike earned a Ph.D. and Masters in Materials Science and Engineering, as well as graduating summa cum laude in Mechanical Engineering, from U.C. Santa Barbara. During his graduate work, he designed and fabricated the world’s first adhesive that can be turned on and off electronically. It was inspired by biological adhesives systems, such as the one used by geckos. Mike’s scientific interests delve into specialties such as biomimetics, micro/nanofabrication, nanoscale microscopy and micro/nanomechanical characterization. His investigations in these areas have been published in leading scientific journals, including Advanced Materials and Nature.

On the nano-artistic side, Mike uses cutting-edge nanofabrication techniques to create innovative micro- and nano-sculptures. Expanding on techniques used to make computer chips, he photolithographically patterns surfaces, carves out material using biased plasmas, deposits other materials such as titanium or platinum, and even grows nanostructures using a self-developed cleanroom technique. The entire final structure ends up being smaller than the width of a human hair (and Mike concedes that it probably requires a Ph.D. to understand what all this means!). Mike also has a knack for building large-scale avant-garde art, such as fire-breathing 90-mph dragon ships or classic BMWs loaded with computer-controlled fire-blasting cannons.

Dr. North’s unique mix of engineering and artistic skills combined with his charismatic personality led him to masterminding builds on Discovery Channel’s Prototype This! Responsible for co-developing the concept of the show and developing concepts for new inventions, Mike would then lead teams of crack inventors, builders and engineers to create never before seen spectacles of engineering. To accomplish these projects at breakneck speeds Mike pulls from all areas of science, technology and manufacturing. The inventions range from 6 legged all terrain vehicles to 30 foot tall waterslide simulators to lifesaving fire fighting equipment.

Mike brought innovation to the toy industry as the Chief Technology Officer at Nukotoys, a company that is redefining the toy category by blurring the line between online and offline.

ReAllocate is the project Mike is most passionate about. As Founder Mike is uniting the engineering and design communities to provide design and engineering support to those at the base of the economic pyramid. “By ReAllocating just a little bit of our expertise and time we are able to have a huge impact on the lives of those that need it most,” said North during his keynote at the recent Global Humanitarian Technology Conference.

Mike commonly speaks on the status and future of science and technology, and is a stand out motivational speaker. He is involved in several start-ups, educational programs, ongoing research, and is an advisor to multiple companies.

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  • Rapid prototyping to innovate and create compelling stories

    My over-arching topic area of the use of rapid prototyping to innovate and create compelling stories still applies. I've also been going deep into the human-technology interface and how we can use technology to reduce stress, improve health, and unlock human potential.

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Mike North

Science & Engineering Expert; CEO/Founder ReAllocate, Inc., Innovator & Master of "Nano"

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Mike North Biography

Dr. North is involved in all aspects of our technological charge from inventing new materials and technologies in a cleanroom, to creating cutting edge prototypes on Discovery Channel’s Prototype This! Brimming with enthusiasm, Mike’s engaging personality makes him an energetic and charismatic science and technology advocate inspiring grade-schoolers to CEOs.

A master of the “nano” world, Mike earned a Ph.D. and Masters in Materials Science and Engineering, as well as graduating summa cum laude in Mechanical Engineering, from U.C. Santa Barbara. During his graduate work, he designed and fabricated the world’s first adhesive that can be turned on and off electronically. It was inspired by biological adhesives systems, such as the one used by geckos. Mike’s scientific interests delve into specialties such as biomimetics, micro/nanofabrication, nanoscale microscopy and micro/nanomechanical characterization. His investigations in these areas have been published in leading scientific journals, including Advanced Materials and Nature.

On the nano-artistic side, Mike uses cutting-edge nanofabrication techniques to create innovative micro- and nano-sculptures. Expanding on techniques used to make computer chips, he photolithographically patterns surfaces, carves out material using biased plasmas, deposits other materials such as titanium or platinum, and even grows nanostructures using a self-developed cleanroom technique. The entire final structure ends up being smaller than the width of a human hair (and Mike concedes that it probably requires a Ph.D. to understand what all this means!). Mike also has a knack for building large-scale avant-garde art, such as fire-breathing 90-mph dragon ships or classic BMWs loaded with computer-controlled fire-blasting cannons.

Dr. North’s unique mix of engineering and artistic skills combined with his charismatic personality led him to masterminding builds on Discovery Channel’s Prototype This! Responsible for co-developing the concept of the show and developing concepts for new inventions, Mike would then lead teams of crack inventors, builders and engineers to create never before seen spectacles of engineering. To accomplish these projects at breakneck speeds Mike pulls from all areas of science, technology and manufacturing. The inventions range from 6 legged all terrain vehicles to 30 foot tall waterslide simulators to lifesaving fire fighting equipment.

Mike brought innovation to the toy industry as the Chief Technology Officer at Nukotoys, a company that is redefining the toy category by blurring the line between online and offline.

ReAllocate is the project Mike is most passionate about. As Founder Mike is uniting the engineering and design communities to provide design and engineering support to those at the base of the economic pyramid. “By ReAllocating just a little bit of our expertise and time we are able to have a huge impact on the lives of those that need it most,” said North during his keynote at the recent Global Humanitarian Technology Conference.

Mike commonly speaks on the status and future of science and technology, and is a stand out motivational speaker. He is involved in several start-ups, educational programs, ongoing research, and is an advisor to multiple companies.

Mike North Videos

  • How My Friend Taught Me to Live an Integrated Authentic Life | Mike...
    Dec 5, 2016 ... Dr. Mike North, host of Discovery shows “Prototype This!", "In The Making”, “ Innovative Design” and “Outrageous Acts of...
  • Dr. Mike North Talking About ReAllocate on Vimeo
  • How to Invent the Future? — Dr. Mike North - YouTube

Mike North Speaking Topics

  • Rapid prototyping to innovate and create compelling stories

    My over-arching topic area of the use of rapid prototyping to innovate and create compelling stories still applies. I've also been going deep into the human-technology interface and how we can use technology to reduce stress, improve health, and unlock human potential.

FAQs on booking Mike North

  • How to book Mike North?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mike North for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Mike North, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mike North or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mike North?

    Booking fees for Mike North, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mike North, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mike North?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mike North for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mike North for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mike North or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mike North or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mike North is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Rapid prototyping to innovate and create compelling stories. The estimated speaking fee range to book Mike North for your event is available upon request. Mike North generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jim Carroll, Olympia LePoint, Tyler DeWitt, Alan November and Daniel Kraft, M.D.. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mike North for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Mike North Speaker Videos

  • How My Friend Taught Me to Live an Integrated Authentic Life | Mike ...
    Dec 5, 2016 ... Dr. Mike North, host of Discovery shows “Prototype This!", "In The Making”, “ Innovative Design” and “Outrageous Acts of Science,” fuses ...
    Dr. Mike North Talking About ReAllocate on Vimeo
  • How to Invent the Future? — Dr. Mike North - YouTube
    Mike North at TEDxSendai

Mike North Speaking Topics

  • Rapid prototyping to innovate and create compelling stories

    My over-arching topic area of the use of rapid prototyping to innovate and create compelling stories still applies. I've also been going deep into the human-technology interface and how we can use technology to reduce stress, improve health, and unlock human potential.

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