Dr. Alexander Cannara is an activist in Menlo Park, CA. Dr. Cannara is spearheading a push to inform the public about the benefits of reducing solar heating from buildings and concrete through adjusting their surface color. Dr. Cannara is an active member in multiple green organizations most notably the Menlo Green Ribbon Citizen's Committee. He is also a distinguished electrical engineer, software & network consultant and educator.
Dr. Cannara is a founding member of the Menlo Green Ribbon Citizens' Committee. This is a group of concerned citizens from the city of Menlo Park, CA. Their goals, programs and actions aimed at the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the reversal of global warming. It is through this group that Dr. Cannara first began to publicize his research concerning the "heat island effect" in Menlo Park. Dr. Cannara showed researched based on how dark roofs and surfaces add heat to the atmosphere. Dr. Cannara's solution is the utilization of lighter colored roofs and surfaces to reduce this heat. Dr. Cannara has presented this information in print journalism and to the Sierra Club.
Dr. Cannara received his BSEE degree from Lehigh University, and received MSEE, DEE and MS Statistics degrees from Stanford. He eventually returned to Stanford for a PhD in Mathematical Methods in Educational Research and a Master of Science in Statistics.While at Stanford, Dr. Cannara designed analog and digital instrumentation, applying for a patent on one design. Dr. Cannara has taught courses in engineering, programming and networking at Stanford, University of San Francisco, InternationalTechnological University, Golden Gate and Silicon Valley University. He has worked both for the government and in the corporate arena with such organizations as Ballantine Laboratories, RMC Research, Zilog, Gibbons & Associates, Mitsubishi Semiconductor, AMD, 3Com, Network General, Vitesse, PacketMotion and Xambala.
Currently, Dr. Cannara is involved in a new group focused on sustainable landscaping in the Menlo Park area. When not working towards reduction of global warming or continuing his career, Dr. Cannara spends time with his wife and two children. To contact Dr. Cannara pleae use the link provided here.