Guy D. Davis, Ph.D.

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                                         Guy. D. Davis, Ph.D., FAdhS, FASM, FAVS, FECS, FNACE

 

 

1 South Beechwood Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21228

(410) 747-0744

(410) 746-6235 Cell

guyddavis@verizon.net

Education

Ph.D., Materials Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982

M.S., Materials Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979

M.S., Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1975

B.S., Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1974

 

Professional Experience

ElectraWatch, Inc, Suite 102, 660 Hunters Place Charlottesville, VA 22911

   Principal Scientist                                                                                         2008 -

 

Materials Consultant                                                                                        2007 - 

 

DACCO SCI, INC., 10260 Old Columbia Road, Columbia, MD 21046

Principal Scientist                                                                                                             

1995

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    2008

Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin) Laboratories, 1450 S. Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21227

Technical Manager, Center for Cost Avoidance

1993

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1995

Staff Scientist and Group Leader, Surface Sciences Department

1988

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1993

Senior Scientist

1985

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1988

Scientist

1980

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1985

Career Summary

Dr. Davis is a materials consultant with over 30 years of experience in basic and applied research and development involving surfaces and interfaces related to adhesion and corrosion.  Particular areas of interest include surface treatments, especially those improving the durability or corrosion resistance of materials, and nondestructive evaluation or monitoring of material degradation.  He serves as an expert witness or a technical consultant to help solve process or product issues.

He was one of the pioneers in using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and other surface analytical techniques to understand the degradation of adhesive bonds and to develop processes to improve durability.  Later, he invented of a series of corrosion sensors that allow electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to be performed under ambient conditions instead of the hitherto required immersion conditions.  These sensors detect corrosion of painted structures and moisture intrusion and degradation of polymeric materials during accelerated tests and field service.  In addition, he has used his background in surface analysis, electrochemistry, and materials science for process development and failure analysis of manufactured components and processes that enabled improvements in reliability and yield, realization of cost savings, and resumption of production. 

Dr. Davis has given over 40 invited presentations at national and interna­tional con­ferences and has co-authored over 185 publi­cations, including fifteen book chapters.  He has five patents and three pending patents and has been actively involved in developing intellectual property protection.  He has served as an officer of several professional organizations, including President of the Adhesion Society, and has served on the editorial boards of three major journals.

Dr. Davis has received several awards in recognition of his research on the formation and degradation of interfaces relevant to adhesion and corrosion.  His most notable awards include the Jerome Kruger Award from NACE, the William Blum Award from The Electrochemical Society, the Distinguished Young Scientist of the Maryland Academy of Sciences, the Robert L. Patrick Fellow of the Adhesion Society, Fellow of NACE, International, Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, Fellow of ASM International, and Fellow of the American Vacuum Society.  He is also listed in numerous biographical Who's Who, including Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.

Technical Skills

Surface Science and Analysis, Adhesive Bonding, Corrosion, Electrochemistry, Proposal Writing, Program Management, Expert Witness, Patent Preparation

Technical Accomplishments

Corrosion

  • Development of supersaturated "stainless" aluminum alloys that resist pitting in chloride-containing solutions

  • Identification and development of the Solute-Rich Interphase Model (SRIM) by which passivity is enhanced

  • Identification of mechanisms by which molybdates inhibit pitting of aluminum

  • Invention of an in-situ corrosion sensor

  • Invention of a hand-held corrosion monitor  

  • Development of a coating health monitor (CHM)

  • Development of the use of extracts of tobacco plants as environmentally benign corrosion inhibitors

  • Invention of a portable, self-contained electrochemical cell and potentiostat

Adhesive Bonding

  • Identification of mechanisms of hydration of phosphoric-acid-anodized aluminum adherend surfaces

  • Establishment of use of hydration inhibitors to improve durability of aluminum bonds and criteria or properties for these inhibitors

  • Establishment of factors controlling bond strength and durability

  • Development of a corrosion-resistant surface treatment [Bondable Stainless Surface, BOSS] for steel

  • Development of nonchemical (plasma sprayed) surface treatments for aluminum

  • Conclusive establishment of hydration of an aluminum adherend as a cause of bond failure

  • Invention of a procedure to nondestructively detect subadhesive hydration

  • Invention of a procedure to detect moisture in polymeric composites

Surface Analysis

  • Development of surface behavior diagrams to study surface and interfacial reactions

  • Establishment of Auger lineshapes to provide a species-specific density of electronic states

Manufacturing/Production

  • Identification of locus and mechanisms of failure of production parts

  • Leadership in the determination of bondline sensitivity to contamination and the evaluation of in-process techniques to monitor process variables during production of solid rocket motors

  • Identification of surface contamination detrimental to bonding and quantification of its effects

  • Identification of acceptable process windows

Electronic materials

  • Identification of anodic oxide chemistry and interfacial interactions with (HgCd)Te

  • Characterization of metallic overlayers on (HgCd)Te and identification of mechanisms of interfacial reactions

 

Honors

  • Fellow of NACE International, 2011

  • Jerome Kruger Award, NACE, 2009

  • Rocket Award (Corporate Award), Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, 2009

  • Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, 2004

  • Fellow of ASM International, 2002

  • Gwendolyn B. Wood Section Excellence Award (Team Award), Electrochemical Society, 2001, 2002, 2003

  • William Blum Award, Electrochemical Society, 1998

  • Fellow of the Society, American Vacuum Society, 1996

  • Robert L. Patrick Fellow, The Adhesion Society, 1996

  • Technology Innovation Award, NASA, 1996

  • Special Research Task Award (Team Award), NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, 1992

  • Publication Award, Martin Marietta Astronautics, 1992

  • Citizen Citation, City of Baltimore, 1987

  • Governor's Citation, State of Maryland, 1987

  • Distinguished Young Scientist Award, Maryland Academy of Sciences, 1986

  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Martin Marietta Corporate R&D 1984

  • Sigma Xi (1979-93)

  • Who’s Who in America

  • Who’s Who in the World

  • Who's Who in Technology Today

  • Who's Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology

  • Who's Who in the East

  • Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America

  • Who's Who of American Men and Women of Science

  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering

  • 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century

 

Professional Activities

  • Adhesion Society (1987-   )

    •   Robert L. Patrick Fellow 1996-

    •   President, 1996-98

    •   Vice-President, 1995-96

    •   Treasurer, 1988-95

    •   Executive Committee, 1988-2000

    •   Program Committee, International Conference on the Interphase, 1993

    •   Best Student Paper Judging Committee, Chairman, 1994

    •   H.B. Fuller Best Paper Judging Committee, 2000

    •   Peebles and Gent Awards Judging Committees, 2001

    •   Nominating Committee, Chairman, 2005

  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) (1981-   )

    •   D-14 Committee on Adhesives

    •   E-42 Committee on Surface Analysis

      • Second Vice-Chairman, 1988-93

      • Chairman of the General Procedures Subcommittee of E-42.92 US Technical Advisory Group, 1993-95

    •   G-1 Committee on Corrosion

  • American Vacuum Society (AVS) (1978-   )

    •   Fellow of the Society 1996-

    •   Local Arrangements Committee for National Symposium, 1982, 86 (Vice-Chair)

    •   Applied Surface Science Division

      • Program Chairman, 1995

      • Chairman, 1993-94

      • Vice-Chairman, 1992-93

      • Executive Committee, 1989-91, 92-95

      • Program Committee for National Symposium, 1992-95, International Vacuum Congress, 2001

      • Student Award Judge, 1992, 93, 95

  • ASM International (1996-   )

    •   Fellow, 2002

  • Electrochemical Society (1991-   )

    •   Fellow, 2004

    •   Co-Program Chair, 1990, 94, 98, 2001 Symp. Appl. of Surface Anal. Methods to Environmental/Material Interactions

    •   Trustee for Federation of Materials Societies, 2005-09  

    •   National Capital Section

      • Gwendolyn B. Wood Award (Best Section), 2001, 2002, 2003

      • Councilor, 2002-2005

      • Chairman, 2001-2002

      • First Vice-Chairman, 2000-01

      • Robert T. Foley Award Committee, 1997 (Chair), 99, 2003

      • William Blum Award Committee, 2000 (Chair), 04

      • Judge, Howard County, MD, Science Fair, 1996, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 03, 05

  • International Standards Organization (ISO) -- Tech. Comm. 201 on Surface Chemical Analysis (1993-95)

    •   Chair, Subcommittee 2 on General Procedures, 1993-95

  • Maryland Academy of Sciences (1987-92)

    •   Scientific Council, 1987-92

    •   Committee of Judges, Outstanding Young Engineer Award, 1988-90

    •   Committee of Judges, Outstanding Young Scientist Award, 1987

  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers, NACE International (2002-   )

    •   Baltimore-Washington Chapter

      • Jerome Kruger Award Committee, 2005

  • Society for Adhesion and Adhesives (2000-   )

  • Society for the Advancement of Materials and Processing (1996-2010   )

    •   Student Paper Judge, Baltimore-Washington Chapter 1999, 2001, 03- 09, 11

  • Additional Organizing Committees

    •   Steering Committee, 1990, 92, 94, 96, 98, 2000, 02 Int'l. Conf. on Adhesion and Surface Analysis

    •   Organizing Committee, 4th, 5th, 6th Topical Conf. on Quantitative Surface Analysis

    •   International Organizing Committee, 1st, 2nd World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena

  • Publication Activities

    •   Advisory Board, Surface and Interface Analysis, 1987-96

    •   Associate Editor, Surface Science Spectra, 1991-2001

    •   Editorial Board, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 1993-2012

    •   Chairman, Surface Considerations Section, ASM Int’l Engineered Materials Handbook, Vol. 3:  Adhesives and Sealants  

    •   Guest Editor, J. Adhes. Sci. Technol. Special Issue on Adhesive Bond Durability.

Continuing Education

  • Instructor

    • Industrial Instrumental Analysis

    • Fundamentals of Adhesion:  Theory, Practice, and Applications

    • Surface Modifications to Improve Adhesion and Control Corrosion

    • Science and Technology of Adhesives

    • Adhesive Bonding and Corrosion:  Basic Principles and Applications to Aging Aircraft

  • Participant

    • The Technical Specialist as Manager:  Facilitating Successful Transitions

    • Senior Management Seminar

    • Leadership Skills for the 1990's

    • Leadership Success through Self-Empowerment

    • Leadership Assessment Forum

    • Commercialization Planning Workshop

    • Citizen's Academy

Community and Other Volunteer Activities

  • Howard County STEM Student Fair

    • Judge 1996, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 03, 05

  • Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church

    • Technology Committee, 2008 -

    • Communication Committee, Co-Chair, 2014 -

    • Leadership Taskforce, 2014 -

    • Webmaster, 2009 -

    • Book Group, 2009 -

    • Church Council, 2010 -

      • Vice President, 2011 - 2012

      • President, 2012 -

  • Salem Players

    • The Room Upstairs, 2009

      • Actor:  Simon Zealot

    • Mort, 2009

      • Actor: Lezek, King, Bursar, Prince

    • Wizard of Oz, 2010

      • Actor:  Uncle Henry, Ozian

    • Don't Tell Mother, 2010

      • Stage Manager

    • Noises Off, 2011

      • Actor:  Selsdon Mowbray

    • A Night at the North Pole, 2011

      • Playwright

      • Co-Director

      • Co-Producer

      • Actor:  Chet Cronkite

    • The Bride of Frankenpastor, 2012

      • Actor:  Wilber Grey

    • Pure as the Driven Snow, 2012

      • Stage Manager and Sound Effects

    • Miracle on Frederick Road, 2013

      • Playwright

      • Co-Director

      • Co-Producer

      • Actor:  Chet Cronkite, Mr. Applewaite

      Board of Directors, 2012 –

    • Various Activities

      • Recreator:  Martin Luther

      • Impersonator:  Ed Sullivan

 

Guy D. Davis * 1 South Beechwood Avenue * Baltimore, MD * USA * 21228 Phone: (410) 746-6235