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Stephen Squires, Founder, President and CEO
Stephen is the Principal Inventor and Chief Executive Officer for both Quantum Materials Corporation and it’s subsidiary, Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. He has over 25 years experience in advanced materials, nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. Prior to QMC/SRT, Stephen consulted on these fields with emphasis on applications engineering, strategic planning, commercialization and marketing. At McDonnell Douglas, in the late 1970s, he was developing and adapting advanced materials for combat aircraft applications. From 1983 to 2001, Mr. Squires was Founder and CEO of Aviation Composite Technologies Inc., which he grew to have over 200 employees and $20 million in revenue. ACT was merged with USDR Aerospace in 2001. He has since pursued his lifelong interest in advanced materials and more specifically Quantum Dots and other nanoparticles, where he quickly recognized the potential of the unique quantum features these materials held. Mr. Squires' extensive business, managerial, executive and leadership experience in a variety of industries, particularly qualifies him for service on the Board.
Robert A. (Dr. Bob) Glass, Chief Technology Officer
“Dr. Bob” is an internationally known scientist and CTO for Quantum Materials Corp/Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc., with over 30 years of experience in technology. As a scientist Dr. Glass led the design of LED displays used in open cockpit submarines for the Navy. Dr. Glass' experience includes running Scientific and Engineering teams at major industries including NIST (U.S. Dept. of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology's- Photometry Division in the Center for Building Technology- he was chief of 13 scientists working in Illumination & Photometry standards development). At Lockheed, he was in charge of Advanced Development for Space Station including designing a laminar flow bench for on orbit repairs of equipment which is onboard the space station. He specialized in working with the astronauts on developing hardware for space walks (EVA missions). He and his team developed NASA 3000, the first hardware standard ever developed for NASA. He worked with Rotary Rocket and Weaver Aerospace on the design of hardware for their private space program. Dr. Bob has extensive software experience as well, having led engineering teams at Xerox, Apple and Sun Microsystems. He is the author of more than a dozen technical papers on human vision, and holds 13 U.S. And International Patents on display technology. He previously served with the National Academy of Science as a postdoctoral advisor and committee member and as an advisor to MIT, Georgia Tech. and Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. He's a Fellow of the Silicon Valley World Internet Center. He is a frequent guest of the government as a reviewer for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Advanced Technology Program and government conferences on building high tech start-ups. He is best known for his predictions of a changed world built on nanotechnology including MEMS through his film "Starfire" and his hundreds of technology futures' speeches around the world throughout the 1990's. Bob earned his doctorate at the University of Maryland in Sensory Processes & Physiological Psychology and specialized in brain functioning and human color vision.
Served on a variety of committees as senior technologist including:
- U.S. Member-at-large of the National Committee of the Commission Internationale de L'Eclairage (CIE) - Color Standards
- Chairman, Computer Committee, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) - National Engineering Laboratory.
- Vice Chairman, National Academy of Sciences, Federal Construction Council, Color Designs.
- Member, USNC-CIE Technical Committee on Visual Signaling (TC1.6)
Dr. Ghassan Jabbour, Chief Science Officer
Dr. Jabbour is the Director of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Solar and Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center in Thuwal, KSA. For more information on the Center’s work: http://www.kaust.edu.sa/research/centers/solar.html Faculty Listing at KAUST: Ghassan E. Jabbour, Ph.D., University of Arizona, USA, 1994 Photovoltaic materials and devices; flexible and stretchable nanothick electronics and photonics; Nano and macro printed optical, electronic and optoelectronic materials and devices; Quantum simulations of materials. Prof. Ghassan Jabbour focuses on organic-based flexible hybrid displays for electronics and photonics applications, using state-of-the-art inkjet printing methods. Director of the Center for Solar and Alternative Energy , Prof. Jabbour is also interested nanocomposite photovoltaic materials and devices, Optimization of OLEDs Performance and Integration, Optics and Materials Science of Thin Films and Nanostructures, Combinatorial Techniques in Photonic and Electronic Materials Discovery, Photosensitive Materials for Optoelectronic Applications and Chemical and biological Sensors
Immediately prior to his current position Dr. Jabbour was Director of Flexible and Organic Electronics Development at the Flexible Display Center (FDC) and a Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Arizona State University. He directed the Advanced Photovoltaics Center at ASU which is part of the Arizona Institute for Renewable Energy. Professor Jabbour is also the Technical Advisory Board Leader on Optoelectronic Materials, Devices and Encapsulation at FDC. He has been selected to the Asahi Shimbun 100 New Leaders of the USA and has received the Presidential Award for Excellence from the Hariri Foundation in 1997. Dr. Jabbour's research experience encompasses flexible-roll-to-roll-electronics and displays, smart textile, moisture and oxygen barrier technology, transparent conductors, organic light emitting devices, organic and hybrid photovoltaics, organic memory storage, organic thin film transistors, combinatorial discovery of materials, nano and macro printed devices, micro and nanofabrication, biosensors, and quantum simulations of electronic materials. Dr. Jabbour attended Northern Arizona University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Arizona and is an SPIE fellow. Prof. Jabbour has authored and co-authored over 300 publications, invited talks, and conference proceedings. He is the editor of several books and symposia proceedings involving organic photonics and electronics, and nanotechnology. Prof. Jabbour is the guest editor of the MRS Bulletin issue on "Organic Photovoltaics". He is the Chair and/or Co-Chair of over 50 conferences related to photonic and electronic properties of organic materials and their applications in displays and lighting, hybrid photosensitive materials, and hybrid integration of semiconducting and nanotechnology.
David Doderer, Vice President for Research and Development
David Doderer has over 15 years of research & development experience in emerging technologies including biotech, nanotech and quantum effects. From 2002 to 2005, he served as principal investigator for USGN, a company engaged in the business of defense, safety and security solutions, where he contributed to numerous patents/patents pending & proprietary processes. From 2006 to 2008, he managed Managing Hudler Titan LLC, a technology consulting company, specializing in advanced nanofiber filtration for gaseous streams; crowd sourcing to efficiently share and manage the information resource existing in personal experience; and a clean energy/ clean air/ clean water initiative through aggregation of retail level contributions in alternative energy based carbon offset programs. Mr. Doderer's vast experience in research and development in emerging technologies and his contributions to the filings of numerous patents and proprietary processes provides invaluable experience to the Board.
Chris Benjamin - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Benjamin's experience includes both public and private company financial reporting expertise. Based in Phoenix, AZ, Mr. Benjamin has served as President of Rogue CFO Consulting since November 2007. Prior to this, Chris spent 12 years in the corporate world, with his last several years spent as CFO to growth stage ventures. His responsibilities at these companies included monthly financial reporting and analysis, audit and cash management, forecasting, oversight of the General Ledger, as well as ensuring compliance with GAAP, FASB and SEC reporting standards. Earlier in his career when working with larger corporations his responsibilities included serving as Controller and being involved in Sarbanes Oxley process documentation, process flow creation and SEC reporting support. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007 and a B.A. in accounting from the University of Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada in 1997.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Stephen Squires, Chairman of the Board, QMC
Robert A. (Dr. Bob) Glass, Board of Directors, QMC
Dr. Ghassan Jabbour, Board of Directors, QMC
David Doderer, Board of Directors, QMC
Dr. Michael S. Wong, Board of Directors, QMC
Dr. Michael S. Wong is Principal Investigator, Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering , Professor in Chemistry (Joint Appointment) at William Marsh Rice University, Houston, TX. Dr. Michael S. Wong joined the Department of Chemical Engineering in 2001, and received a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry in 2002. Before coming to Rice University, he did post-doctoral research with Dr. Galen D. Stucky of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of California, Santa Barbara. Michael’s educational background includes a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Caltech, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering Practice (“Practice School”) from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT (under the supervision of Dr. Jackie Y. Ying, “Supramolecular Templating of Mesoporous Zirconia-Based Nanocomposite Catalysts”). With the underlying theme of designing and engineering novel materials for catalytic and encapsulation applications, his research interests lie in the areas of nanostructured materials (e.g. nanoporous materials, nanoparticle-based hollow spheres, and quantum dots), heterogeneous catalysis, and bioengineering applications. He is particularly interested in developing new chemical approaches to assembling nanoparticles into functional macrostructures. (See selected papers listed in Research Library tab).
Toshi Ando, Senior Director Asian Business Development
Mr. Ando has worked extensively throughout Asia for more than 25 years, most recently as Director of Strategic Alliances - Japan for W&W communications, Inc.
Andrew Robinson, Senior Director Middle East Business Development
Mr. Robinson has lived and worked extensively throughout the Middle East and Africa for more than 20 years, most recently as Director Business Development for Al Harbi Defense in Saudi Arabia.
Art Lamstein, Director of Marketing, Quantum Dots
Mr. Lamstein has 40+ years sales and marketing experience including recent receivables related county government and local government sales to all three branches of government. He has experience in all levels of the electronics equipment vertical industry. His focus is rapidly gear up marketing QMC tetrapod quantum dots to nanotech researchers including universities to speed experimentation and development.