To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.

— Albert Einstein

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

Integral Scientific Institute is a think tank launched to explore and effect the technological, social, and economic transition to a more sustainable and healthy way of living on Earth. Our scientific, technological, and management backgrounds allow us to apply an integrated approach that is rooted in systems thinking. Through our thought leadership and bold innovations, we are committed to providing practical solutions to environmental and health challenges.


  • Alzheimer’s disease prevention
  • Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome


  • Adaptation to water scarcity in the Western U.S.
  • Clean energy for desalination and reducing water loss from evaporation
  • Transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy
  • Mobilizing for action on climate change
  • Stopping unstoppable sea level rise


  • Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Richland College
  • Sierra Club
  • Great Basin Water Network
  • Coastkeepers
  • Poseidon


  • Energy Island — Power plant of the future.
  • Leaky Barge — Seawater intake for desalination without causing harm to marine life.
  • Forward Flow Filter Cleaning — Process for easy, cost-effective way to filter floating or suspended solids from any fluid.

Happening Now

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

Authors: Thomas Manaugh, Saïd Majdi, Irene Iscla What is Alzheimer’s Disease? The most common form of dementing illness, Alzheimer’s disease, is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain, causing impaired memory, thinking, and behavior. A person with...

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Authors: Saïd Majdi, Thomas ManaughWhat is chronic fatigue syndrome? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by unexplained fatigue that is not relieved by rest and affects daily activities. A person with CFS feels tired, weak, and often feverish...