Mission statement

We strive to add safety and peace of mind that all critical parts will work, every time. In developing the first portable neutron scanner Theia will transform how businesses conduct jet turbine inspection, industrial quality control, and high-end metallic inspections through its neutron imaging technology. Delivering efficient, cost effective, and accurate analysis of parts, stress flaws will be a thing of the past.

Dr. Kelly Jordan CTO, Co-Founder

Prof. Jordan is an internationally recognized expert in radiation detection and nuclear reactor technology. He earned his doctorate in nuclear engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. While director of the Nuclear Reactor at the University of Florida – the youngest in the United States – he managed over $10M in R&D projects, authored over 100 scientific publications, and was the 2013 R&D 100 Award Winner for inventing and commercializing new types of neutron generators.

Julian Cardinale CEO, Co-Founder

Mr. Cardinale is a successful Washington D.C. defense policy expert. With a Master’s in National Security Public Policy and over 10 years operating at the senior levels of the Department of Defense (DOD) and defense associations, Mr. Cardinale brings knowledge of the Defense procurement cycle and DOD public-private partnerships. A proven coalition builder, Mr. Cardinale has helped companies develop business development strategies to capture National Guard contracts through Capitol Hill engagement, inter-service advocacy, and relationship building across the enterprise.

Dr. Aaron McKee VP of Technology

Dr. McKee is an accomplished researcher with over a decade of experience with laboratory science and the design of complex spectroscopic/radiological analysis schemes. He earned his doctorate in experimental physical chemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology. With his track record of directing successful data-driven projects within the federal domain, he enables Theia to leverage data insights and support the dynamic needs of our clients.


Lee K. Levy II Advisor

General Levy brings over 34 years of distinguished military service as well as unparalleled global leadership experience in national and international security policy, acquisition, sustainment, logistics, global supply chains, advanced manufacturing, civil engineering, strategic planning, nuclear weapons and munitions, and joint/multinational military operations. During his final general officer assignment with the Air Force, Lee was Commanding General of the Air Force Sustainment Center headquartered at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.