Dr. Edward E. David, Jr. is President of EED, Inc., advisors
to industry, government, and universities on technology, research, and innovation
During his career, Dr. David was Science Advisor to the President of
the United States and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology,
President of Exxon Research and Engineering Company, and Executive Director of Bell
Dr. David is the retired U.S. Representative to the NATO
Science Committee. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, of
the National Academy of Engineering, of the National Academy of Public Administration,
of the National Academy of Sciences, and a trustee of John S. Guggenheim Foundation.
He is a Life Member of the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
and a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
He is former President of the American Association for Advancement of Science.
Dr. David's engagements in business have included 20 boards of directors and technical
advisory boards both nationally and abroad. He is also Vice President and Principal
of the Washington Advisory Group.
He received his Doctorate in electrical engineering
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a recipient of 12 honorary
degrees from such institutions as the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University,
Lehigh University, Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Michigan, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, and others.
Dr. David has advised and participated in battery-related
power supplies and the controls for such systems. Uninterruptable power supplies
(UPS) have been a particular interest.
Dr. David has received numerous awards including
the induction into Eta, Kappa Nu Eminent Member, 2001, the Georgia Institute of Technology
Hall of Fame in 1994, Hall of Fame of American Society for Engineering Education
in 1993, the MIT Silver Stein Award in 1991, the Delmer S. Fahrney Medal from the
Franklin Institute in 1985, the Arthur M. Bueche Award from National Academy of Engineering
in 1984, and the Industrial Research Institute Medal in 1983.