Board of Directors
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Bryan Blackburn, Ph.D.
In his role at Redox, Bryan brings more than 10 years of experience in device and system design, leading interdisciplinary teams, and project management. He is an expert in the area of solid state devices, including electrochemical systems such as solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Bryan develops relationships with key partners and leads development of Redox’s products as well as manufacturing scale-up of the company’s SOFC and stack technologies. Prior to Redox, Bryan was a Fellow at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he co-managed an energy-efficiency technology development program. As an entrepreneur and consultant he has also conducted a variety of techno-economic analyses for alternative energy technologies and developed award-winning business plans. In other capacities, Bryan has developed various technologies and products ranging from packaged electronic devices to the scale-up of a nanoparticle synthesis process.
Bryan has several issued patents for solid-state electrochemical devices. He earned a Ph.D. and master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering, a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
David J. Buscher
Prior to Redox, Dave had a distinguished engineering career that began at the Harry Diamond Laboratories (HDL) with a civilian tour in Vietnam assigned to United States Army Science Advisors Office. He was instrumental in bringing computer aided design and manufacturing techniques to HDL and was the principal inventor of a Revenue Metering System for power companies and a Multi-axis Laser Scanner and Binary Integrator for fixed cell radar alarm data. He later joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he was involved in myriad aspects of radar and command and control development, installation, test and operation. During this period he also created and taught Technical Management and Systems Engineering courses in the JHU Whiting School of Engineering. In 1996, Dave co-founded Solipsys Corporation where he served as vice president of operations. Following the sale of Solipsys to the Raytheon Company in 2003, he then went on to form several successful businesses.
Dave holds a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University.
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Craig is an accomplished business executive and investor with more than 20 years of investing, IT, and operational management experience. He is currently director of Mtech Ventures, the startup venture mentoring program at the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) in the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering. Previously, Craig served as Director of Venture Accelerator within Mtech, assisting startups meet their funding needs through a comprehensive program of assessment, mentoring and introduction to accredited investors. Craig serves on the Board of Directors of numerous companies and mentors startups and non-profits in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Craig was the founder and CEO of Wheelhouse Networks, delivering enterprise-class computing and telecommunication platforms as a managed service to corporations and professional services firms. He began his career with Informatics General (since acquired by CA Inc.), one of the first technology services companies in the nation, and subsequently served as the global chief information officer for Hogan Lovells, supporting its growth into a $2 billion legal services leader and more than doubling in size during his tenure.
Dr. Eric Wachsman, Ph.D.
Professor Eric Wachsman is an expert in ion-conducting materials and electrocatalysts, including the development of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), ion-transport membrane reactors, solid-state gas sensors, and the electrocatalytic chemical reactors. He is the Director of the University of Maryland Energy Research Center, and the William L. Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research with appointments in both the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Maryland (UMD). Prior to coming to UMD he was the Director of the Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy and Rhines Chair Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Florida; and a Senior Scientist at SRI International.