Dr. Eric Wachsman, Ph.D.
Dr. Eric Wachsman is 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. He servers as Redox Science Advisor and is a member of the board of directors.
His research is focused on ion-conducting materials and electrocatalysts, and includes the development of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), ion-transport membrane reactors, solid-state gas sensors, and the electrocatalytic conversion of CH4, CO2, and NOx using advanced ion conducting materials. He has more than 200 publications, eight patents and eight patent applications on ionic and electronic transport in materials, and their catalytic properties, and device performance.
Eric is a Fellow of The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), formerly Chair of the High Temperature Materials Division (HTM) and member of the Board of Directors of ECS. He is currently Chair of both the New Technology Subcommittee and the Capitol Section of ECS, and serves on the Technical Affairs, Fuel Cell Subcommittee, and Honors & Awards Committees of ECS. He is the recipient of the 2012 Fuel Cell Seminar Award and the HTM Outstanding Achievement Award from ECS.
Dr. Wachsman is Editor-in-Chief of Ionics, Editor of Energy Systems, formerly an Associate Editor of Journal of the American Ceramic Society, former Councilor of the Florida Section of ACerS, and a member of the American Chemical Society, the International Society for Solid State Ionics, and the Materials Research Society. He is a frequent invited panelist on fuel cell and energy research, ranging from the US DoE “Fuel Cell Report to Congress” and “Basic Research Needs Related to High Temperature Electrochemical Devices for Hydrogen Production, Storage and Use,” to the NSF “Workshop on Fundamental Research Needs in Ceramics,” NATO “Mixed Ionic-Electronic Conducting (MIEC) Perovskites for Advanced Energy Systems,” and the National Academies “Global Dialogues on Emerging Science and Technologies.” He also serves on numerous boards and was appointed by the Governor to the Board of Directors of the Maryland Clean Energy Center.
Eric received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of California in 1982, his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1986, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 1990.
Prior to his association with Redox, Warren co-founded Solipsys Corporation in March 1996. He served as CEO and a board member of Solipsys from 1996 until the sale of the company to Raytheon Company in March 2003. In May, 2003, he won the Ernst and Young award for Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year. Following the sale to Raytheon, he was selected for membership to the Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems oversight committee, until leaving the company in April 2005, to start a new venture, Gloto Corp., which specializes in mobile technology for the entertainment and sports industry. Warren has recently established the Warren Citrin Graduate Fellowships in Global Sustainability and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Clark School of Engineering. In May 2012, he co-founded Redox Power Systems, LLC, a company specializing in advanced fuel cell power generation systems. He serves as the chief executive officer of Redox.
Prior to his founding of Solipsys, Warren was the assistant supervisor of the Engineering Analysis Group at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). He received a BSEE from the University of South Carolina in 1973 and an MS in Applied Mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1977. He holds patents in advanced military radar networking technology and for mobile phone applications.
David J. Buscher
Prior to co-founding Redox, Dave had a distinguished engineering career that began at the Harry Diamond Laboratories 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 with Warren and Bob where he served as vice president of operations. Following the sale of Solipsys by the Raytheon Company in 2003, he then went on to form several successful retail businesses.
Dave holds a BSEE from Villanova University, an MSEE from the University of Maryland and an MS in systems engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
Bryan M. Blackburn, Ph.D.
As Redox chief technology officer and board member, 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). As part of Redox, Bryan has led development of the Company’s power system products and lower temperature SOFC stack. He also created a cost-performance model to ensure all Redox development efforts are aimed at minimizing product costs.
Prior to co-founding Redox, Bryan was a Fellow at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he co-managed an energy-efficiency technology development program. He has also been a consultant for a number of techno-economic assessments of advanced energy technologies and has authored a number of business plans, some of which have won awards. In other capacities, Bryan has performed research and development for a variety of technologies, prototypes, and products ranging from packaged electronic devices to the scale-up of a nanoparticle synthesis process.
Bryan has two patents for solid-state electrochemical devices. He earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in materials science and engineering, a B.S. in electrical engineering, and a B.A. in business administration from the University of Florida.
Prior to serving as chairman of the Redox board of directors, Bob held the position of Radar Engineering Group supervisor at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. While there he worked as a design engineer, a systems engineer, a project manager, and as a technical supervisor. The range of projects he worked on varied from radar design, to weapons control systems, and to large scale real time data processing and sensor data integrations systems. His work supported all branches of the US military.
In 1996, Bob co-founded a Solipsys Corporation, where he held the position of Executive Vice President. Solipsys became a leader in the development of software systems for real time radar processing, command and control, and display of sensor data for military applications. The Raytheon Company acquired Solipsys in 2003. He left Raytheon in 2005 to pursue personal interests.
More recently, Bob has taken up his passion for boating and is licensed captain and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and is a boat coxswain for them. He is also involved in a small boat yard that specializes in building and repairing wooden boats.
Bob holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from The University of Maryland and a master’s degrees in electrical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.