Dr. Linda Clements, Chief Executive Officer of Nevada Composites, Inc.
Linda L. Clements, Ph.D., has over 30 years experience in composite materials, specializing in tooling, composites processing, and materials selection and characterization. She also has extensive experience in securing and directing government contracts and in structuring, proposing, directing, and managing effective industry and university R&D efforts.
She was a co-founder of C&C Innovation Strategies, Inc., a company that guided firms in leveraging their innovative technology to develop, grow and market their businesses. She was also a co-founder and Director of Materials R&D for 2Phase Technologies, Inc., a company offering rapid tooling for composite and polymer manufacturing. For that company she directed materials development and characterization and served as government liaison in securing more than $12M in government funding. She was previously a Full Professor of Materials Engineering at San Jose State University and an engineer and project leader at NASA-Ames Research Center and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She has worked on such diverse programs as military and commercial aerospace, space programs, weapons systems, alternative energy, and wind tunnel development.
Dr. Clements has been a contributing editor to several international trade publications, taught national and in-house short courses, given more than 200 technical and marketing presentations, written more than 70 technical papers, and contributed to several books. She has served as an international officer in the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering and in 2005 was elected a Fellow of the Society. She is a member, past national instructor, and past Chairman of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of ASM International and a member of the Society for Manufacturing Engineers. She is listed in Who's Who in America.
She received her B.S. “with distinction” and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University and her M.S.E. in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. John Crowley, Chief Technology Officer of Nevada Composites, Inc.
John L. Crowley, Ph.D., has spent his career in the development and commercialization of new and emerging materials and processes. He has over 25 years of proven expertise in capital equipment development and in all aspects of technical program planning, management, and execution. He also has extensive experience in funding, directing and executing technology-He is a co-founder of C&C Innovation Strategies, Inc., a company that guides firms in leveraging their innovative technology to develop, grow and market their businesses. He has provided his expertise to groups ranging from individual investors to organizations such as Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization (NIREC). Dr. Crowley also was a co-founder of 2Phase Technologies, a company offering rapid tooling for composite and polymer fabrication and repair. As CEO and President from 2000 to 2007 he oversaw the development, engineering and manufacturing of commercial repair equipment for composites repair and introduced the product to the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market.
He has worked in composite materials for a decade and a half with previous work in semiconductors, photovoltaics, and flat panel displays. In technical management positions in semiconductor capital equipment companies, he was responsible for developing advanced processes and for insuring that equipment performance achieved product specifications. As an independent consultant, he provided his expertise in developing new and innovative technologies to his clients including both large and small companies ranging from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to Applied Materials. In addition, he served as project manager for thin-film photovoltaic development at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and worked on thin-film devices and radiation effects on integrated circuits at the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory.
Dr. Crowley received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University