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Charles Pell

Entrepreneur, TV Host, Inventor, Scientist, Designer, Maker. Co-Founder, Physcient. Co-Founder, Nekton. Advisor, Planetary Resources. Host, Earth2050. Just a simple man, trying to make my way in the 'Verse.

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Charles Pell Biography

Chuck is inventor, entrepreneur, Emmy-Award-winning TV host, scientist, artist, and expressive raconteur. Chuck seeks the essence of any system, whether science, art, or technology. He's at home in novel situations. These tendencies have led Chuck to garner experience in surgical robotics, functional morphology, biomechanics, fluid dynamics, autonomous underwater vehicles, asteroid mining, ballistics, maritime communications, visual arts, entertainment effects, teaching, design, and performing. Chuck holds a stack of patents & publications in biology and engineering and has had a hundred exhibits of his paintings and sculpture. He's raised millions for research and business, is on his fourth startup, and has the nagging suspicion he’s become a serial entrepreneur.

Approached by longtime colleague Hugh Crenshaw about launching a medtech startup (Physcient), Pell was shocked into action by the mélange of venerable, if ancient, equipment in service alongside refined high-tech devices, even in the finest hospitals – and the fact that decades of mature biomechanical insights have yet to influence the design of many ubiquitous medical devices. For example, every 15 seconds a patient's rib cage is cracked open using a 75-year-old design; despite minimally invasive techniques and robotics, over 90% of thoracic surgeries are still open-chest. Having lost family to this state of affairs, he leapt at the chance. Chuck views the human body as a viscoelastic, fibrous biocomposite machine actuated by contractile polymers and, as such, it presents a clear choice: respect the physics of tissues, or cause damage. Since such damage is commonplace, unacceptable, and preventable, every project at Physcient is dedicated to improving patient outcomes by preventing tissue trauma through intelligent application of modern biomechanics - resulting in a cornucopia of radically effective new medtech.

Chuck is designing the next generation of surgical instruments: hand-held robotic smart tools that sense (and respond) to their environment, which includes the patient and her tissues. Cracking a rib cage with conventional steel tools makes recovery long and painful. In contrast, smart surgical tools smoothly adjust their motion to give the surgeon her best views and give the patient freedom from damage. "Change the instrument, not the procedure; prevent the damage, reduce the pain, speed recovery." Some surgical tools on the tray are millennia old, and Physcient is marching across that tray - for all our benefit.

Before Physcient, Chuck was Co-Founder and Director of Science & Technology of Nekton Research, LLC, a leader in unmanned underwater robots and expendable maritime devices. Nekton developed biomimetic subs, creating the world's fastest, the most maneuverable, the smallest, and the simplest underwater robots; Nekton was acquired in 2008 by iRobot four days before the crash. Chuck is Co-Inventor on platform technology for Parata Systems, a pharmaceutical robotics firm that has installed thousands of high-speed robots nationwide. Before Nekton, Chuck Co-founded (with Steve Wainwright) Duke University Zoology BioDesign, where researchers collaborated to build physical, working models of organisms. Prior to Duke, Chuck was Director of R&D at Dinamation, builder of full-size robotic dinosaurs and worldwide hands-on science exhibits. Fascinated by shape, pattern and flow, Chuck also builds boomerangs, paleolithic tools, catapults, and kayaks. He serves on several Boards, is an avid volunteer, occasionally sleeps, and lectures widely. Pell holds an MFA in Sculpture and Painting from the University of Notre Dame and a BFA in Sculpture and Video from Western Michigan University.

Speaking Topics
  • Chasing Bugs In Flow Tanks

  • Majestic, The Mile-Long Firefly

  • Tailgating Lucy At Two In The Morning

  • Perfect, Now, & Free: How "Pick Two" Is Wrong

  • Creative Radius

  • Surgical Instruments: 2,000 Years Of Design Stasis

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Charles Pell 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 Charles Pell, 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 Charles Pell or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Charles Pell?

    Speaking fees for Charles Pell, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Charles Pell charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker 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 Charles Pell, 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 Charles Pell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charles Pell 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 Charles Pell for your next private or corporate function.
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Entrepreneur, TV Host, Inventor, Scientist, Designer, Maker. Co-Founder, Physcient. Co-Founder, Nekton. Advisor, Planetary Resources. Host, Earth2050. Just a simple man, trying to make my way in the 'Verse.

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Charles Pell Biography

Chuck is inventor, entrepreneur, Emmy-Award-winning TV host, scientist, artist, and expressive raconteur. Chuck seeks the essence of any system, whether science, art, or technology. He's at home in novel situations. These tendencies have led Chuck to garner experience in surgical robotics, functional morphology, biomechanics, fluid dynamics, autonomous underwater vehicles, asteroid mining, ballistics, maritime communications, visual arts, entertainment effects, teaching, design, and performing. Chuck holds a stack of patents & publications in biology and engineering and has had a hundred exhibits of his paintings and sculpture. He's raised millions for research and business, is on his fourth startup, and has the nagging suspicion he’s become a serial entrepreneur.

Approached by longtime colleague Hugh Crenshaw about launching a medtech startup (Physcient), Pell was shocked into action by the mélange of venerable, if ancient, equipment in service alongside refined high-tech devices, even in the finest hospitals – and the fact that decades of mature biomechanical insights have yet to influence the design of many ubiquitous medical devices. For example, every 15 seconds a patient's rib cage is cracked open using a 75-year-old design; despite minimally invasive techniques and robotics, over 90% of thoracic surgeries are still open-chest. Having lost family to this state of affairs, he leapt at the chance. Chuck views the human body as a viscoelastic, fibrous biocomposite machine actuated by contractile polymers and, as such, it presents a clear choice: respect the physics of tissues, or cause damage. Since such damage is commonplace, unacceptable, and preventable, every project at Physcient is dedicated to improving patient outcomes by preventing tissue trauma through intelligent application of modern biomechanics - resulting in a cornucopia of radically effective new medtech.

Chuck is designing the next generation of surgical instruments: hand-held robotic smart tools that sense (and respond) to their environment, which includes the patient and her tissues. Cracking a rib cage with conventional steel tools makes recovery long and painful. In contrast, smart surgical tools smoothly adjust their motion to give the surgeon her best views and give the patient freedom from damage. "Change the instrument, not the procedure; prevent the damage, reduce the pain, speed recovery." Some surgical tools on the tray are millennia old, and Physcient is marching across that tray - for all our benefit.

Before Physcient, Chuck was Co-Founder and Director of Science & Technology of Nekton Research, LLC, a leader in unmanned underwater robots and expendable maritime devices. Nekton developed biomimetic subs, creating the world's fastest, the most maneuverable, the smallest, and the simplest underwater robots; Nekton was acquired in 2008 by iRobot four days before the crash. Chuck is Co-Inventor on platform technology for Parata Systems, a pharmaceutical robotics firm that has installed thousands of high-speed robots nationwide. Before Nekton, Chuck Co-founded (with Steve Wainwright) Duke University Zoology BioDesign, where researchers collaborated to build physical, working models of organisms. Prior to Duke, Chuck was Director of R&D at Dinamation, builder of full-size robotic dinosaurs and worldwide hands-on science exhibits. Fascinated by shape, pattern and flow, Chuck also builds boomerangs, paleolithic tools, catapults, and kayaks. He serves on several Boards, is an avid volunteer, occasionally sleeps, and lectures widely. Pell holds an MFA in Sculpture and Painting from the University of Notre Dame and a BFA in Sculpture and Video from Western Michigan University.

Charles Pell Speaking Topics

  • Chasing Bugs In Flow Tanks

  • Majestic, The Mile-Long Firefly

  • Tailgating Lucy At Two In The Morning

  • Perfect, Now, & Free: How "Pick Two" Is Wrong

  • Creative Radius

  • Surgical Instruments: 2,000 Years Of Design Stasis

FAQs on booking Charles Pell

  • How to book Charles Pell?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Charles Pell for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 Charles Pell, 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 Charles Pell or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Charles Pell?

    Speaking fees for Charles Pell, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Charles Pell charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker 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 Charles Pell, 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 Charles Pell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charles Pell for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Charles Pell 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 Charles Pell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Charles Pell 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.

Charles Pell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Chasing Bugs In Flow Tanks, Majestic, The Mile-Long Firefly, Tailgating Lucy At Two In The Morning, Perfect, Now, & Free: How "Pick Two" Is Wrong, Creative Radius and Surgical Instruments: 2,000 Years Of Design Stasis. The estimated speaking fee range to book Charles Pell for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Charles Pell generally travels from Durham, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erica Frenkel, Tal Golesworthy, Bart Knols, Vic Strecher, Ph.D. MPH and Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Charles Pell for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Charles Pell Speaking Topics

  • Chasing Bugs In Flow Tanks

  • Majestic, The Mile-Long Firefly

  • Tailgating Lucy At Two In The Morning

  • Perfect, Now, & Free: How "Pick Two" Is Wrong

  • Creative Radius

  • Surgical Instruments: 2,000 Years Of Design Stasis

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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