Chief Scientific Officer, Eighth Revolution
Kellan is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Eighth Revolution, a private intelligence and service firm that caters to the tail end of the supply chain for the hemp and cannabis industries. Kellan serves on the Emerald Conference Scientific Committee as well as the American Chemical Society Cannabis subdivision. He has previous experience managing the industrial-scale, carbon dioxide-based supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) and ethanol extraction facilities for vertically integrated cannabis companies. In addition to serving as lead scientist, he developed various standard operating protocols for extraction and designed methods for isolation, purification, and quantification of medicinal marijuana products. Prior to his experience in the cannabinoid industry, Kellan obtained his master’s degree in metabolic engineering and chemistry from Northern Arizona University where he worked in collaboration with Los Alamos National Lab.