Next Safety has in place a management team and set of advisors with proven expertise and success in the fields of technology, medicine, engineering, volume manufacturing, and finance.Included in its advisors and shareholders are: Dr. John S. Patton (Founder of Dance Pharmaceuticals); Dr. John Hebrank (Former Professor of Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University); Dr. Robert F. Davis (John & Claire Bertucci Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University); and Dr. Laurie E. McNeil (Chair of Physics and Astronomy Department and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UNC Chapel Hill).
Prof. Robert Davis, PhD
Robert F. Davis, Ph.D. is a Technology Advisor to Next Safety.
He is the John and Clare Bertucci Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg Pennsylvania.
He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and a member of the Materials Research Society and TMS.
has won numerous awards including the ALCOA Distinguished Research Award
, the ALCOA Award
for Research Performance in a Given Year, the Alumni Research Award, the ORNL Excellence in Publications Award, the Richard M. Fulrath Memorial Award from the American Ceramic Society
and the R.J.R. Reynolds Award as well as the Alexander Holladay Medal for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Outreach.
also received the National Collegiate Inventor of the Year award for 1999.
He has been a guest lecturer of the Troisieme Cycle de la Physique en Suisse Romande.
research interests include (i) growth and characterization of SiC, ZnO, GaN, AlN and nitride alloy thin films, (ii) the development of lateral and pendeo-epitaxial overgrowth for III-Nitrides and other materials, and (iii) the deposition and characterization of metallic films on non-metallic substrates.
has edited or co-edited seven books, authored or co-authored more than 270 chapters in edited proceedings or in books, published more than 370 peer reviewed papers in archival Journals and given more than 160 invited presentations.