Michael Silver is an advanced materials business executive, philanthropist, commentator, and the founder and CEO of American Elements, a global high technology materials manufacturer with the world’s largest advanced materials catalog. His philanthropy includes sponsoring several hundred materials science and green technology conferences and educational television programs on high technology. In 2011, he co-sponsored with the National Science Foundation a four-part PBS TV series on NOVA entitled "Making Stuff" examining the world of materials science. Mr. Silver funded and hosted a delegation in 2011 from the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California to the Inner Mongolian Medical Teaching College in Baotou, China which has led to student and teacher exchanges and the development of a joint AIDS program He writes and speaks on issues affecting the global high technology industry, science education and ways to improve Sino-American relations.