Principle Investigators

Lynnclaire Dennis, from 1987 to the Present

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Lynnclaire's long-time friend, colleague and co-author Louis Kauffman, describing himself as a "mathematician and human being" writes, “I recommend Lynnclaire Dennis to you without reservation. As a transdisciplinary scientist, she is a gifted facilitator, able to cross disciplines and business domains like no one else. She is a natural resource to be treasured, and protected.”

Lynnclaire is the co-founder and visionary of The Mereon Legacy CIC, a nonprofit, Community Interest Company based in the UK; and serves as the director of all educational projects, BeLonging.Life and LYNNCLARTY.LOVE.

A U.S. citizen, she says home often feels like riding an arc at 37,000' on a plane between "Here-and-There". However, she says that on a grand and wonderful day she's easily found in a place and space that brings peace, a small but gorgeous atelier overlooking the Mediterranean and the mountains in Marbella, Spain.

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Louis H. Kauffman, from 1994 to the Present

Lou is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and also sits on the Board of Directors for The Mereon Legacy CIC where he is Director of the Scientific Advisory Board. His mathematical specialty is knot theoretic topology and more generally, the study of form, pattern, logic and cybernetics. Lou's the founding editor and one of the managing editors of the Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications, and editor of the World Scientific Book Series on Knots and Everything. He writes a column entitled Virtual Logic for the journal Cybernetics and Human Knowing. From 2005 to 2008 he was president of the American Society for Cybernetics.

Lou plays a mean clarinet in "The Chicken Fat Klezmer Orchestra" in Chicago where he lives with his wife Diane.

Robert W. Gray, from 1998 to the Present

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Bob has been a Principle Investigator of the Mereon Matrix since 1998. Without his remarkable expertise in geometry and computer modelling this research would not be what it is today. A polymath in every sense, Bob has an insatiable curiosity that makes him a lifelong learner. This is clearly observable in his passion to explore how the universe works and to use that knowledge to make a positive difference in the world. Bob sees the problem of electrical energy generation, along with energy in general, as the most critical issue facing the human race. Everything from the world economy, standard of living, “national security”, health, environmental issues, and species extinction .... all come down to energy generation and usage.

Bob and his wife Yevgenia live in Rochester, NY, USA.

Jytte Brender McNair, from 2000 to the Present

Jytte's R & D background provides her with a unique opportunity to cross-fertilise her expertise with a M.Sc. in biochemistry, a M.Sc. in computer science and a European Doctorate and a PhD in Medical Informatics. Her expertise covers the breadth of organisational change and evolution, over the theoretical aspects of the quality of semantic aspects of medical knowledge, and even further to modelling of the architectural logic of organisations. While she is a computer scientist at the anthropocentric end of the scale, all things human-centred interest her as does the multifaceted realm of asymmetric abstraction. Her 2006 book, ‘A Handbook of Evaluation Methods for Health Informatics’ is considered a ‘bible’ for methods of constructive evaluation of IT-based solutions.

Jytte is the mother of two daughters and grandmother to six, and lives with her husband outside of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Peter A. McNair, from 2000 to the Present

Co-Founder and Director of Administration for the Mereon Legacy CIC, Peter has been a principle investigator since 2011, working to deepen the understanding of the Mereon Matrix when he co-authored of ‘The Mereon Matrix’, Elsevier 2013. His background is as a physician with 30 years of management in medium-size, health organisations with responsibility for 100-200 employees performing mission-critical services 24-hours a day in a university hospital with 1,000 beds. During this time he witnessed and was affected by poorly implemented organisational change and technological challenges. He states, “My experience and that of other colleagues affirm that there is a tremendous need for means to support all levels of staff in safely attending to change. Lynnclaire’s unique and rigorous model of organisational development has more than once helped me grasp the wholeness of a situation, enabling me to attend to it in a constructive fashion, assuring employees’ confidence before and during the change process. With her assistance, I have applied this process in several organizational settings, as well as using it to make significant personal career transitions. I strongly support this work, and will continue my engagement both personally and professionally. This work has demonstrated benefits, and make taking it to ‘the next level’ worth striving, doing so for the sake of the future.”

Neville J. "Nick" Woolf, from 2007 to the Present

Nick joined the team in 2007 after he and Lynnclaire met at a NASA conference entitled 'The Future of Intelligence'. He immediately began working in parallel with the team to help identify keywords for the sequential functions through an exploration of the Mereon Matrix. Nick was the driving force behind the team’s first peer-reviewed article, published in 'Foundations of Science' [Dennis et al. 2009]. This article outlined the fundamental processes underpinning Mereon’s functional logic and illustrated the way this process can be applied to diverse systems by identifying common process denominators that match those found in the system.

In 2011, Woolf presented his first version of the origin of life, “Living and non-living dissipative systems”, using this process as a foundation for mapping the formation of life and a living system beginning with the Big Bang. Woolf has presented his perspective on this work to audiences at Carnegie Institute, NASA and the SETI Institute. Chapter 12 of The Mereon Matrix, “The Origin of Matter: Life, Learning and Survival” is a synopsis of his presentations.

Nick is now emeritus at UA Tucson, where he resides with his wife.


Mark Fiorentino, from 2014 to the Present

Mark has a long interest in geometry and theoretical physics and has been working with the Principle Investigators on how his theory of super-relativity may be related to the forms and functions inherent in the Mereon Matrix. It is a fascinating and ongoing investigation as we see where theory and modelling intersect, and may be leading to a new understand the physical mechanics of the Universe at both the macroscopic and microscopic scales. Our intent is to publish our investigation. If so inclined, you might want to take some time to consider his thoughts at Mark's career has arched over three decades in the computer industry; 16 years with computer giant IBM. He's held many technical level positions, workomg in Quality Engineering at IBM, and as a Software Test Engineer at Image Soft. Time has been spent in R & D labs for both Harris Government Systems and IBM as a computer and electronics technician. He received several Technical Achievement awards while at IBM, including the prestigious 'IPD Division Award' for an artificial intelligence program.

The Fiorintino family, Mark and his wife Suzanne, and their 4 children, live in Winter Haven, Florida, USA.

Andrey Ponomarenko, MD, from 2014 to the Present

Andrey graduated from Odessa Medical University (Diploma with Excellence) with his area of research dedicated to Molecular, Immunological, Epidemiological and Biophysical aspects of Influenza infection. Twenty years of research took place at the I.I.Mechnikov Research Institute. He then moved to Odessa National Medical University to study Cancer Immunology, Stem Cells and Biophysics, while teaching students in his current position as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biophysics. During the course of his career he has made significant contributions to several findings: 1) Identification of molecular, genetic and biophysical features of influenza virus that influence virus immunogenicity and virus predisposition to form either acute or chronic/persistent infection. Original Methods for Control for Influenza has been elaborated; 2) Identification of two types of immune-hormonal response in cancer patients (perspectives for differential therapy of cancer patients and diagnostics); 3) Identification of the mechanism of some adverse reactions in animals subjected to autologous stem cell transplantation. 4) Epigenetic-informational Theory of the weak EMF and MF biological effects. Awarded multiple travel and educational grants, Andrey has 80 scientific publications (most published in Russian). His current professional interests include biophysics and basic and clinical immunology, and Andrey will be working with us as we investigate the relationship between unique sonic frequencies and their effect on cancer cells.

Andrey and his wife Helen are parents to Alex, 23, a software developer.

Javi Otero, Oviñana, Asturias, Spain, 2015!

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Javi coined the term "sono-otropic" to describe the designs inherent in his work. The term mixes the words sono “sound”, noos “mind” and tropeō, “turning, adopting a new manner” which applies to any sound “object” or acoustic event able to bring about positive subjective changes in perception, mood, cognition, performance, behaviour, awareness, consciousness and/or perceived spiritual depth and connection, whether it is through the use of sound energy, via subtle energy which uses sound as a carrier or both. We love his description of 'sono-trophic' as it leans into Mereon in every way; sono -- resonance; toro-- linguisitically leading towards toroidal; trophic-- how specified elements affect the whole. Javi works as alpha tester, experiential customer support, researcher and developer for iAwake technologies, a company specialising in the application of brainwave and biofield technology to healing and growth. Needless to say, he's passionate about Mereon and the potential that it offers to help humanity further the experience of wonder that comes with being alive! His enthusiasm is contagious and at this time his life is surrounded by a beloved animal family, partners that include 9 cats, a dog, and anybody else who wants to play!

In 2012 and 2013, UK-based acoustics researcher, John Stuart Reid worked with the Mereon team to explore frequencies related to the Matrix. His technological competence and contribution led to cymatic experimental evidence that is shown across this site. John was invited to a co-author a chapter in the Elsevier 2013 book, where readers find an introduction to the history of cymatics and its emergence as a scientific tool.

John and his wife Annaliese live in the Lake District of the UK.

Board Members

Elmer J. Schettler; January 1997 to 14 November 2015 and Forever

Lynnclaire: Today, 15 November 2015, Elmer, my bestman, 'guy friend, left this world today, on to his Grand Unknown 'Next'. Elmer was directly involved in multiple aspects of the work related to the Mereon Matrix since the day he and Lynnclaire met in 1997. The gifts he brought to her life and this work during his tenure are immeasurable. He was the founder and Chairman of the Board of Devansoy Inc, ( and his life focus was health and value-added agriculture. An 'Apple' aficionado, connoisseur of coffee, great wine and gourmet food, he loved flying. But the love of his life was his soul mate, Anne. Most of the time they lived in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, however, his wisdom was evidenced as they headed south to Sedona, Arizona, where he passed yesterday morning. Elmer's love, intelligence and wisdom has long been a stabilising force, and his spirit remains, appreciated and cherished, by all.

Rick D. Motta, from 2013 to the Present

Rick serves on the Board of Directors of the Mereon Legacy CIC and is Director of IT Development. Serving four years in the United States Air Force, Rick earned a number of awards for distinguished service including; PACAF Medical Technician of the Year, and USAF Achievement Medal for Service to others. After leaving the military, he enrolled in medical school, but left when the IT ‘bug’ bit him! In 2013 Rick took early retirement after almost two decades in IT at RBS Citizens Bank. He started as an assistant credit systems analyst and advanced from every imaginable job in technology, from planning, building, and supporting to Head Architect of the Retail Ban where he was responsible for multiple $100mm projects. The skills and centres of influence that Rick brings to the Mereon Legacy CIC are deep and wide. More than IT, he is actively involved in the scientific research.

Rick and his wife Roda live in Rhode Island with their three daughters Emma, Calista and Sophia.

Diahann A. Hughes, from 2012 to the Present

Diahann has been directly and indirectly involved in this work since 2001, her original interest based in how the dynamic geometry Mereon Matrix related to the wisdom traditions that she was exploring in ancient wisdom traditions. As the mother of two, her vision for the transformation of education, dynamically linking modern science and ancient wisdom, is met in the BeLonging Projects.

Diahann and her husband Caius live in Kennersley Castle, England with a handsome son, Aston, who thinks he's a knight, and a gorgeous daughter, Zara, who's persuaded that living in a castle makes her a princess! :)