March 21, 2012 in
President of Engineering
efforts and success in the design and fabrication of nanocomposites
and conventional material systems have provided specialty
materials for a variety of engineering disciplines including
those which benefit important application areas for electrical
engineers. Using proprietary chemistry and production processes,
chemists and chemical engineers have produced materials with
specific molecular designs that impart advantageous electromagnetic,
mechanical, environmental and other physical properties; these
have expanded the design space for existing technologies and
have led to the creation of new products and approaches to
complex systems. Furthermore, the availability of multifunctional
materials allows the electrical engineer to expand and optimize
systems in a multidisciplinary environment where electrical
properties must compete with other priorities.
systems may improve the performance of a product, its efficiency,
survivability, longevity and its size and/or weight; thus,
its application (airborne, spaceborne, etc.), cost and maintenance.
New materials have not only opened design space for product
development and optimization, but have also resulted in new
application areas requiring redefinition of performance specifications.
this talk, the application of novel materials and the importance
of these materials to the function, maintainability and survivability
of several systems will be briefly discussed; introductions
to applications in electromagnetic, electronic and power systems
will be examined.
Davis expertise lies in design, construction and modeling
of passive and active electromagnetic systems. His background
includes industrial experience in propagation and the design
and development of antennas, radar systems, sensor systems,
and power systems. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech, and
is currently VP of Engineering at NanoSonic, Inc. of Giles
County, VA where he leads efforts in electromagnetic applications
of novel materials in areas including antennas and sensor
systems. Dr. Davis was previously employed by Virginia Tech,
Central Maine Power, Westinghouse Defense Electronics (Northrop-Grumman)
and GTE. He also holds a Professional Engineers license
and has published over 30 journal and conference papers.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Social: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Talk: 8:00 PM
Members & Guests $20.00, Students $10.00
900 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060
From I-81 take Exit 118B (11/460 to Christiansburg/Blacksburg).
Take 460 west towards Blacksburg to Prices Fork Rd exit (Downtown)
just past main campus.
onto VA-412 N/Prices Fork Rd/State Route 685 toward Downtown.
Make a U-turn at W Campus Dr. Destination will be on the right.
Holiday Inn is at the corner of University City Boulevard
and Prices Fork Rd.
on the Holiday Inn link above for map and directions
Please contact Joe
Hartwell or John
Dilley (540-443-2800 ext. 8607) to make
reservations by 5 PM, Monday, March 19, 2012 and specify the
number of attendees.
Education Credit Hours
One Continuing Education Credit Hour will awarded to professional
engineers (licensed in Virginia) who participate in the meeting.