R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Profe
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SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Educator, inventor, innovator, fundraising, entrepreneurship, executive management, productization, technology scale-up, manufacturing development, customer relations, IP strategy, and technical sales.
EDUCATOR | 1995 – present
As a life-long educator and innovator, I have published 200+ peer-reviewed articles, delivered 100+ keynote talks worldwide, have received 22+ patents (US and foreign) for breakthroughs in materials and manufacturing and 40+ awards. I have trained 60+ graduate students, 1250+ undergraduate students, and mentored professional engineers in the industry. I have also worked extensively with high school students and teachers to advance student learning success. Students that I have advised lead at corporations such as Apple, Caterpillar, Google, Tesla, Texas Instruments, Lockheed Martin, Schlumberger, Walmart, and more, and Universities such as the University of Florida.
ENTREPRENEUR | 2002 – 2017
Nanomanufacturing: platform inventions, breakthrough innovations, productization, and at-scale manufacturing
Responsible for building a team of highly effective scientists and business engineers, and generating significant breakthroughs in nano-manufacturing and materials S&E. Directed the growth of technology portfolio and successfully translated these ideas from the lab tabletops -to- factory floor products (25+), which are now used across many sectors, including the energy, automotive, aerospace, HD trucking, transportation, performance racing, and other sectors.