Ashish Basuray, PhD is the Chief Executive at Firstlook AI. He currently also serves as Chief Science Officer and co-founder at PreScouter, Inc. Ashish brings 15 years of grant & project management experience, pedogeological theory and entrepreneurship. He also currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at Northwestern University. Ashish co-founded PreScouter in 2010 with the vision of accelerating corporate strategy and innovation by leveraging and identifying emergent and disruptive technology from patents, startups, and universities around the globe.
Over the past 10 years, PreScouter has worked with over 500 of the Global 1000 companies, ranging from energy to life sciences on over 4000 projects with clients such as Amgen, Abbvie, General Electric, Dow Chemical and more. He received his PhD in organic chemistry from Northwestern University in 2013. He has authored 14 peer-reviewed scientific publications and patented four technologies In 2012, Ashish was awarded the Dow Sustainability Innovation Challenge Grand prize for his invention to purify water in developing countries.
Prior to his PhD work, he worked as a Senior Management consultant at BearingPoint, Inc. in the Healthcare and Not-for-profit practices. Ashish received his Bachelors of Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in Chemistry, and served in the United States Peace Corps in Nepal from 2003-2005.