Richard W. Siegel, Ph.D.
Dr. Siegel is a co-founder of the Company and has served as a director of the Company since 1989.
Dr. Siegel served as a consultant to the Company from 1990 to 2002 with regard to the application and commercialization of nanomaterials.
Dr. Siegel is an internationally recognized scientist in the field of nanomaterials.
During his tenure on the research staff at Argonne National Laboratory from July 1974 to May 1995, he was the principal scientist engaged in research with the laboratory-scale synthesis process that was the progenitor of the Company’s physical-vapor-synthesis production system.
Dr. Siegel has been the Robert W. Hunt Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute since June
1995, and served as Department Head from 1995 to 2000.
In April 2001, Dr. Siegel became the founding Director of the newly created Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center at the Institute.
During the period from 1995 until 1998, he was also a visiting professor at the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics in Germany on an Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize received in 1994.
During the period from 2003 until 2004 he was a visiting professor in Japan on a RIKEN Eminent Scientist Award.
He chaired the World Technology Evaluation Center worldwide study of nanostructure science and technology for the U.S. government, has served on the Council of the Materials Research Society and as Chairman of the International Committee on Nanostructured Materials.
He also served on the Committee on Materials with Sub-Micron Sized Microstructures of the National Materials Advisory Board and was the co-chairman of the Study Panel on Clusters and Cluster-Assembled Materials for the U.S. Department of Energy.
He served on the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group to the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology during 2003-2009.
Dr. Siegel holds an A.B. degree in physics from Williams College and an M.S. degree and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
We believe that Dr. Siegel’s value to our Board of Directors, as co-founder of the Company and inventor of our initial base technology, is self-explanatory.
Our Outside Directors had the following shares of our common stock underlying stock options (both vested and unvested) outstanding as of December 31, 2012: Mr. Henderson: 27,000 shares; Mr. McClung: 26,000 shares; Mr. Vincent: 34,000 shares; Ms. Whitmore: 30,000 shares; Mr. Siegel
: 22,000 shares; and Mr. Tyler: 20,000 shares.
Richard W. Siegel, Ph.D.
The members of the Audit and Finance Committee are Mr. McClung (Chairman), Mr. Vincent and Dr. Siegel.
The members of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee are Mr. Henderson (Chairman), Mr. McClung, Dr. Siegel, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Tyler and Ms. Whitmore.
The Board of Directors has determined that the following directors are “independent” as that term is defined by the rules and regulations of the SEC and The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
: Mr. McClung, Mr. Henderson, Dr. Siegel
, Mr. Vincent and Mr. Tyler.