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Our Philosophy

GP Nichols & Company is a boutique consulting firm founded on the premise that the rapid pace of technology development requires a new approach to consulting. We evaluate the collective effects of transformative technologies horizontally across many areas. 

We provide services and expertise that support the most expansive new technologies, including:

  • Advanced Manufacturing, including Additive Manufacturing 

  • Advanced Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology

  • Advanced Materials, including Engineered Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

  • Artificial and Augmented Intelligence and Autonomy

  • Extended Reality, including Augmented and Virtual Reality

  • Internet of Things and Wearables

  • Quantum Computing and Emergent Computing Infrastructure 

We advise and coach our clients in alignment with their goals using the current state of the science; our extensive connections in academia, industry, and government; and socially acceptable practices.


Leadership Team


Gregory P Nichols

President & Chief Consultant

Mr. Nichols is the founder of GP Nichols & Company. He is an accomplished professional with 20 years of experience spanning business development, clinical laboratory medicine, defense research, emergency medical care, epidemiology, litigation support, management, quality management, and occupational/environmental health research. He has a Master of Public Health degree in Health Planning and Administration and a Bachelors degree in Philosophy, both from the University of Tennessee. Nichols also holds the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential, granted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners, and is an American Society for Quality Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE). 

Nichols  has worked in public, private, for-profit, and non-profit spaces. His previous experience includes founding and managing a nanotechnology program at a $350 million company and serving as a Science and Technology Advisor at one of the Department of Defense Information Analysis Centers. He is on the editorial board of Nano Research & Applications and is a US Navy veteran. He has authored many peer-reviewed publications on emerging technologies, has developed reports and presentations for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and has been an invited speaker regarding emerging technologies risk in general. His focus is helping business leaders, government officials, risk management professionals, and researchers develop and apply emerging technologies responsibly. 

Phone: (865) 851-5779

Knoxville, TN

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