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UAPx Inc. Announces Promotion of Dr. Kevin Knuth to Vice President

UAPx Inc.

Oct 10, 2021

Dr. Kevin Knuth, Associate Professor of Physics at the University at Albany, State University of New York, to lead the scientific and research endeavors of UAPx

UAPx, a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, classifying, understanding, and providing a public repository of knowledge on Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, announces the promotion of Dr. Kevin Knuth from the head of Science and Technology to Vice President of UAPx. Dr. Knuth joined UAPx as a founding member and currently serves as the organization’s Science and Technology lead. 

Dr. Knuth brings to UAPx expert team leadership and a wealth of knowledge with the ability to forge deep, lasting partnerships. Dr. Knuth, a former NASA research scientist, is an  Associate Professor of Physics at the University at Albany (State University of New York), and he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Entropy.  He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications in topics ranging from astrophysics to quantum mechanics and has been invited to give more than 90 presentations in 14 countries.  His publications include one of the first peer-reviewed scientific papers on UAPs: "Estimating flight characteristics of anomalous unidentified aerial vehicles".   Dr. Knuth is also an active member of the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU).

“UAPx is like the universe itself, always in a state of expansion and with new stars being born all the time. Therefore, we are proud to elevate Dr. Knuth to the position of Vice President.  We look forward to his approach and rigorous adherence to the scientific method, which will keep UAPx on track to become the leading civilian organization that the world turns to for answers regarding the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon. In addition, Dr. Knuth is instrumental in creating the frameworks necessary for our policies and procedures relating to data capture, analysis, and publication.” – Gary Voorhis, President & Co-Founder, UAPx

Dr. Knuth takes over as Vice President for Jason Turner.  Mr. Turner is a ten-year Navy Veteran who served on the USS Princeton with Chief Kevin Day and Gary Voorhis.  Mr. Turner is instrumental in verifying and validating information regarding the now-famous “TicTac Event,” also known as the “Nimitz Encounters.” 

“In the two years since the creation of UAPx, it has been my sincere pleasure to serve as the Vice President.  It’s been an experience like no other.  I have made the tough decision to step aside and allow someone more qualified to take on the tasks demanded of the Vice President.  Dr. Knuth is by far the best individual for this position, and I believe wholeheartedly that, with his experience and expertise, he will absolutely be able to take our organization to the next level.  I congratulate you, Kevin, on your promotion, and I look forward to working with you in the future!” – Jason Turner, founding member of UAPx.

Mr. Turner served onboard the USS Princeton from 2001-2005 as a logistician and in the medical field. Since then, he completed two additional deployments to Iraq (Balad and Camp Taji), serving as a customs and border patrol agent and a corrections officer. Additionally, Mr. Turner was an eyewitness to the above-mentioned “Tic-Tac” event, where he viewed the original, unedited version of the FLIR video from SSES (Ships Signal Exploitation Space).

"I am very pleased to accept the nomination to the position of Vice President of UAPx.  The UAPx mission is focused on the transformative approach of the open serious scientific study of the UAP phenomenon.  In addition to this unique approach, the UAPx team consists of a hard-working, devoted, close-knit team of serious scientists, engineers, and former military personnel with notable experience in observing and studying UAPs.  I am fortunate to be able to work with this team, proud to be associated with them, and I look forward to guiding UAPx to more successes in the field of UAP studies as well as the associated advances in science, engineering, and understanding that such serious study promises." - Dr. Kevin H. Knuth, Vice President, UAPx

About UAPx (

The mission, duty, and purpose UAPx is to identify, classify, understand, and provide a public repository of knowledge on Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon. The primary purpose of UAPx is to research the UAP phenomena as defined by the United States Government while providing direct data access from its data analytics to the general public. In addition, their goal is to inspire and educate citizen scientists to participate in the national identification process of aerial phenomena. UAPx designs, tests, implements, and utilizes specialized equipment which fills the gaps in sensor technology as identified by the United States Government.  Functioning as a civilian analog to the U.S. Government’s UAPTF, UAPx seeks to provide research, education, inspiration, and technological developments to study unidentified aerial phenomena.

UAPx brings together a global network of researchers, physicists, scientists, trained observers, engineers, enthusiasts, individuals, and communities dedicated to the scientific method in studying Unknown Aerial Phenomena. They create solutions and processes to standardize data collection, investigate, monitor, and ultimately protect the National Airspace of the United States through collective effort.  UAPx aims to inspire others to learn and contribute through education of the scientific method and forensic data gathering processes.

The UAPx Team Consists of:

Retired Master Chief, Kevin Day - Co-Founder

Gary Voorhis - President & Co-Founder

Dr. Kevin Knuth, Ph.D. - Vice President

Dr. Matthew Szydagis, Ph.D. - Science & Technology Consultant

Michael Hall, JD. - Legal

Jason Turner - Logistics

Jeremy McGowan - Senior Technical Writer / O.S.I.R.I.S. Operator

Christopher Altman - Science & Technology (Space) & Director of Special Projects

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