PITTSBURGH – Dr. Alan Nathan, Ph.D., one of the most well-respected and highly sought after minds in all of baseball, will join Pittsburgh start-up Diamond Kinetics in an advisory role.
Dr. Nathan, who has been teaching physics at the University level for over 35 years, will serve as a Technical Advisor to Diamond Kinetics, beginning immediately.
“Given my physics background and long-standing interest in the physics of baseball, linking up with Diamond Kinetics as a Technical Advisor is a match made in heaven!” Dr. Nathan said. “I very much look forward to working with the talented group of people there.”
Diamond Kinetics CEO C.J. Handron echoed the same sentiments as Dr. Nathan
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Nathan to the Diamond Kinetics family,” said Handron. “We are confident that Dr. Nathan’s proven physics and baseball background, combined with his never-ending commitment to success will lead to a great working relationship with our team.”
In addition to Diamond Kinetics, Dr. Nathan serves on the editorial board of the journal Sports Engineering and serves on panels advising Major League Baseball, the Amateur Softball Association, and the NCAA.
Dr. Nathan brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to Diamond Kinetics. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in physics, Nathan then received his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University in 1975 and subsequently joined the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois as an assistant professor in 1977.
Dr. Nathan’s current research centers on the physics of the baseball-bat collision and the flight of the baseball. He has written peer-reviewed scientific journals on the “Dynamics of the Baseball-Bat Collision”, in addition to other peer-reviewed material as the “Effect of Spin on the Flight of a Baseball” and “What New Technologies Are Teaching Us About The Game of Baseball”