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  • Quantum Materials Appoints Advisory Committee, Directors

Photonics.com
Jul 2014
SAN MARCOS, Texas, July 22, 2014 — Quantum dot maker Quantum Materials Corp. recently created a scientific advisory board and named two outside executives to its board of directors.

The scientific advisory board will be chaired by Ghassan Jabbour, director of the renewable energy center at the University of Nevada. Michael Wong, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and chemistry at Rice University, and Tomio Gotoh, a principal inventor of the NEC TK-80, the first Japanese microcomputer, will serve as members.

"The purpose of the QMC Scientific Advisory Board is to add leading scientists in their fields to assist the company in defining new research areas and strategies and evaluating ongoing scientific activities,” said Stephen Squires, founder and president of Quantum Materials.

Ray Martin and John Heaton were named to the board of directors.

Martin is CEO of Advanced Lighting Technologies Inc. in Fremont, Calif., and co-chairman of the nonprofit Sustainable Silicon Valley.

Heaton has 29 years of experience in the semiconductor equipment industry, with 10 years as CEO of Nanometrics Inc. He is executive vice president at Advenira Enterprises Inc., a nanocomposite coating and deposition technology company.

Quantum Materials develops and manufactures tetrapod quantum dots for medical, display, solar energy and lighting applications.

For more information, visit www.qmcdots.com.


GLOSSARY
quantum dots
Also known as QDs. Nanocrystals of semiconductor materials that fluoresce when excited by external light sources, primarily in narrow visible and near-infrared regions; they are commonly used as alternatives to organic dyes.  
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