Dr. Antonio Mata, PhD, is a meat scientist known around the world as "The Meat Geek". He has been a Consulting Technical Coordinator to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the discoverer of the Petite Tender steak and the Las Vegas Strip Steak. He was also involved in the discovery of the flatiron steak.
He answers my meat questions and makes me laugh. In 2013 he was #44 on the Fast Company magazine list of the 100 Most Creative People. Here's a link to an interview with him on CBS News.