BIOGRAPHY

Dr Jordan Nguyen is a leading Australian engineer, inventor and innovator, who is committed to improving as many lives as possible, as well as becoming a driving force behind both human and technological evolution as we move into the future.

 

An internationally renowned engineer for humanity, Jordan designs life-changing technologies to transform the lives of people with disabilities and the elderly through his role as founder of Psykinetic, a social business committed to bringing positive, sustainable and life-altering change. He also shares his adventures through documentaries across the world. Inspired by human endeavour, Jordan has big ambitions to see our world step consciously and creatively into a better future.

 

 

Psykinetic: Jordan is Founder and CEO of Psykinetic, a social business creating futuristic, inclusive and empowering technologies to improve independence and quality of life for disability, aged care and beyond. Dr Jordan and his team have successfully created a mind-controlled wheelchair, numerous Virtual and Augmented reality applications, inclusive gaming, an instrument that enabled a friend with cerebral palsy to perform live music with her eye movements and blinks, and devices that make it possible to control household appliances or even drive cars using only the tiny electrical signals created from eye movements.

 

Media: Author of A HUMAN'S GUIDE TO THE FUTURE (with Pan Macmillan), Jordan is also an award-winning documentary maker and presenter. In 2016 he collaborated with the Australian based production company, The Feds, and the ABC Catalyst to create and present his first TV documentary Becoming Superhuman, which went on to win many prestigious awards both locally and internationally. His work is regularly featured in the media and he has since gone on to present a second ABC Catalyst documentary Meet The Avatars exploring the impacts of Virtual Reality, including creating virtual interactive avatars to preserve memories of loved ones. He has also presented numerous documentaries with Discovery Channel and National Geographic – including Frontiers of Science, Smart China Start-up Revolutions, Vietnam: Connecting East Africa, and Tibet: Living On The Roof Of The World. He recently founded his own media company and aims to continue creating world-changing content on the intersection between technology and humanity.

 

Education: With a degree in Electrical Engineering, First-Class Honours, Diploma in Engineering Practice, and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (Chancellor’s List) from the University of Technology Sydney, Jordan is a passionate ambassador for STEAM education, adaptable mindsets and big-picture thinking. He has taught university engineering master’s students and overseen PhDs in Artificial Intelligence design and Biomedical instrumentation, and has supervised many more research students. He believes our young generations are the change-makers of tomorrow and have the potential to create solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

 

Awards & Achievements: In 2020 Dr Jordan was a finalist in the AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce) award for Artificial Intelligence. He was named in the six Harper's BAZAAR Visionary Men of 2019. In 2017 he was a finalist in Australian of the Year for NSW. He has also made the list of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by Create Magazine, was been named twice in Onalytica’s Top 100 Global Influencers on Virtual Reality, travelled on tour with Think Inc and Steve Wozniak, won the Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) ‘ICT Professional of the Year’ Digital Disruptors Award, and has had the honour of being MC for An Evening With President Barack Obama on his last visit to Sydney.

 

Film awards and achievements include:

  • Winner ATOM Award Best Factual Television Series Australia 2016

  • Winner ROCKIE Award Best Science and Technology, BANFF World Media Festival, Canada 2017

  • Winner Gold award for NSW ACS awards Australia 2016

  • Winner Best Documentary Picture This International Disability Film Festival, Canada 2016

  • Winner Gold REMI Award 50th Annual International Independent Film Festival, WorldFest, USA 2016

  • Winner The Australian Museum Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Eureka Prize for Science Journalism 2017

  • Official Selection SUPER GEEK Film Festival Florida Supercon USA 2017

  • Official Selection SCINEMA International Science Festival, Austria 2016

  • Official Selection ASSIM VIVEMOS International Disability Film Festival, Brazil 2016

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