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Dr. Bob Glass, PhD, President, CTO

ctssyRobert_A__GlassRobert A. Glass, PhD – President, C.T.O. Genesis Nanotechnology

Dr. Robert Glass, serving as Chief Technology Officer for the Company, works with the science, research, technical development and business development teams in developing the Company’s technologies and directions, as well as working with the nanotech industry in development of new standards, trade policy and joint ventures. Serving as CTO, he will help formulate strategic directions and time frames for the success of the Company.

 

Dr. Glass’ experience includes running Scientific and Engineering teams at major industries including NIST (U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology’s- Photometry Division in the Center for Building Technology- he was chief of 13 scientists working in Illumination & Photometry standards development).

 

As a scientist Dr. Glass led the design of LED displays used in open cockpit submarines for the Navy. At Lockheed Martin, he was in charge of Advanced Development for Space Station including designing a laminar flow bench for on orbit repairs of equipment which is onboard today’s space station.  He specialized in working with the astronauts on developing hardware for space walks (EVA missions). He and his team developed NASA 3000, the first hardware standard ever developed for NASA (variations still in used today). He worked with Rotary Rocket and Weaver Aerospace on the design of hardware for their private space program and the “Roton” delivery vehicle.

Summary

Bob’s philosophy is best summarized from a speech he gave in 1995: “How can you trust your vision, when your imagination is out of focus?”

As a Scientist, Bob works in NANOTECHNOLOGY on the commercialization of Quantum Dots, Graphene and other nanotechnologies to be used in everyday products. He is the Chief Technical Officer at GenesisNanoTech (A Canadian Company) and works with Universities, other NanoTech Partners and Joint Ventures, to develop and commercialize nanotechnology related material.

No stranger to the startup world, Bob has served as CEO, CTO and VP of R&D for a variety of startups. He has worked extensively in both hardware and software design.

“Dr. Bob” helped pioneer software designs at Xerox, Apple and Sun. At Sun, he also developed the long term vision and strategy for Sun’s Solaris products. Starting in 1995, as one of Sun’s public speakers, he began giving speeches about the coming “future of nanotechnology and its impact on our lives”. Early 1995 speeches described Space Elevators, and lightweight digital devices, MEMS, as well as nanotechnology’s likely impact on medicine.

Today, Bob is recognized as a technical entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and is frequently called upon as an advisor in the area of Science. He has served with the National Academy of Sciences as a postdoctoral advisor and committee member and as an advisor to MIT, Georgia Tech. and Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, as well as Chief Scientist at NIST. Bob is probably best known for his predictions of a changed world built on nanotechnology including MEMS, through his film “Starfire” (he was Executive Producer) and the technology futures’ speeches he gave around the world over the past two decades. He holds 13 U.S. patents and is the author of more than a dozen research papers on electro-optics and human vision.

He previously served with the National Academy of Science as a postdoctoral advisor and committee member and as an advisor to MIT, Georgia Tech. and Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, as well as the government’s Standards representative on a variety of Standards Committee. He’s a Fellow of the Silicon Valley World Internet Center.

He is best known for his predictions of a changed world built on nanotechnology, including MEMS through Sun’s film “Starfire” and his hundreds of technology futures’ speeches around the world throughout the 1990’s.   Dr. Glass earned his doctorate at the University of Maryland in Sensory Processes & Physiological Psychology and specialized in brain functioning and human color vision.

His work has been highlighted on NPR and in the international press numerous times and he is considered one of the “usual suspects” by technology journalists seeking an informed point of view from Silicon Valley. As an inventor (at Sun Microsystems), he holds 13 U.S. and International Patents jointly with Bruce Tognazzini and Dr. Jakob Nielsen, and is the author of more than a dozen research papers on electro-optics and human vision.

He is a frequent guest of the government as a reviewer for the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Advanced Technology Program and government conferences on building high tech start-ups.

Dr. Glass served as an elected member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s Executive Council and has been active in ergonomics (“ease of use”) issues since the early 1970’s. Dr. Glass earned his doctorate at the University of Maryland in Sensory Processes Psychology and specialized in brain functioning and human color vision.

Served on a variety of committees as senior technologist including:

• U.S. Member-at-Large of the National Committee of the Commission Internationale  de L’Eclairage (CIE) – Color Standards

• Chairman, Computer Committee, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) – National Engineering Laboratory,

• Vice Chairman, National Academy of Sciences, Federal Construction Council, and Color designs

• Member, USNC-CIE Technical Committee on Visual Signaling (TC1.6)

Experience

Chief Technical Officer: GenesisNanoTech

 October 2013Silicon Valley & Vancouver CanadaLeads direction of this Nanotech company. Works with Universities worldwide and helps develop Joint Ventures for the commercialization of their nano tech products.
Owner
Eou.com (http://eou.com)
 1998Silicon Valley, California

 Eou.com is an internationally known product improvement service specializing in “ease of use” & “joy of use” for your products, and scalability & “industrial strength” issues for the corporation. Known for attention to “Simplicity and Elegance” in the design of software and hardware.

Director of Engineering, Director of Strategic Technology, Director of Science Office

Sun Microsystems

January 1991Palo Alto, California

 Sun Microsystems, Inc. – Palo Alto, CA (1991 –- 1998)
Director, Science Office Director, Strategic Technology Director of Engineering
The high public profile in the position of Director, Science Office required worldwide lectures and public-speaking engagements, frequently as the Keynote speaker at major technology conferences. Became a ‘public face’ and media spokesperson on behalf of the company, in addition to becoming the first recipient of Sun’s President Award.

At Sun Microsystems, Dr. Glass was responsible for developing long-term vision and strategy for Sun’s Solaris product and leveraged Business units to produce products for the future. Later he became one of the leading technologists (Director of Science for SunSoft).
• Developed the vision and strategy for Sun’s Solaris product, leveraging Business Units to produce customer centered products. Developed 12+ software patents at Sun
• Managed 150 person engineering team (core Solaris Development), managed with $18 million budget. Delivered Solaris on time, and under budget.
• Producer of STARFIRE, a visionary concepts film for the computer industry which predicted the internet and received international recognition for its focus on customer centered design.

Sun Microsystems’ President’s Award

Dr. Bob was one of the first recipients of Sun Microsystem’s President’s AwardView

 User Experience Engineering Manager
Apple

March 1989Cupertino, CA

 Apple Computer – Cupertino, CA (1989- 1991)
System Engineering Manager (Head of User Experience for Macintosh). Responsible for the development of Macintosh’s System 7.0+ operating systems. Responsible for Human Interface design and implementation, standards, human interface guidelines and coordination of human interface information to Apple’s software developers. Human engineered key power book features. Managed 30 engineers and designers.

 Mgr User Interface/User Experience for Xerox computer systems
Xerox

1987 Silicon Valley, California

 Responsible for engineering of “View-Point” – Xerox’s second computer system. Headed up a team of 10 people doing user experience research, usability, visual design, implementation.

At Xerox as part of the Strategic Business Office, he led the design of their new graphic “human” interface and later at Apple, he led the development of a new software graphic interface designed to make computers usable by the masses. He also worked on the design of Apple’s first generation Powerbooks.

Patents

Eyetrack-driven illumination and information display
United States 6,734,845

 Issued 2004

Tilt-scrolling on the Sunpad

United States 6,624,824

Dynamic Display Advertising

United States 6,519,584

Issued 2003

Transparent SunPad for home shopping

United States 6,480,204

Issued 2002

Method and apparatus for eyetrack-mediated downloading

United States 6,437,758

Issued 2002

Restoring broken links utilizing a spider process

United States 6,253,204

Issued 2001

Method and system for providing relevance-enhanced image reduction in computer systems

United States 5,960,126

Issued 1999

Method and apparatus for eyetrack-driven captioning

United States 5,898,423

Issued 1999

Method and apparatus for eyetrack-driven information retrieval

United States 5,886,683

Issued 1999

Eyetrack-driven illumination and information display

United States 5,835,083

Issued 1998

X-Y viewport scroll using location of display with respect to a point

United States 5,831,614

Issued 1998

Method and apparatus for eyetrack derived backtrack

United States 5,831,594

Issued 1998

Method and apparatus for eyetrack-driven text enlargement

United States 5,731,805

Issued 1998

Honors & Awards

Sun Microsystems’ President’s Award

Sun Microsystems

Dr. Bob was one of the first recipients of Sun Microsystem’s President’s Award

 Education

University of Maryland College Park

Ph.D., Sensory Processes Psychology, Physiological Psychology

Human Vision, experimental psychology, user experience focus on simplicity and elegance, display technology, electro-optic design, design of small objects; precision radiology and photometry (color and energy measurements)

Activities and Societies: Computers, User Experience; programming, precision metal shop, Physiological psychology, solid state physics.

University of Maryland College Park

M.S., Physiological Psyc, human vision, experimental psych

Lake Forest College

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Research and Experimental Psychology

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