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Subject: Bio of Dr. Edward E. David, Jr.


        Dr. Edward E. David, Jr. is President of EED, Inc., advisors to industry, government, and universities on technology, research, and innovation management.

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 Telephone Laboratories.

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.


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