Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Syracuse University, 2018
  • B.S., Physics, Illinois State University, 2006
Additional Education & Training
  • Community Emergency Response Team Certificate (CERT, 2021), Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services
Professional Honors
  • META Conference Poster Competition: Best Poster Winner, 1st Place, Malaga Spain, 2016.
  • META Conference Poster Competition: Finalist, NYC 2015.
  • Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship, 2014 (Declined).
  • Nunan Research Day Poster Competition, Syracuse University, Departmental Winner, 2014.
Professional Affiliations
  • The Optical Society of America (OSA) – Member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association – Technical Advisor Associate

Dr. Davis is an engineering scientist with over 15 years of experience applying electromagnetics principles to real world applications in both industry and academic research. Dr. Davis has expertise with electromagnetic field (EMF) modeling and measurements of systems. This experience encompasses the performance of tasks such as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), EMC risk assessments, phase optimization of AC power transmission lines, and calculations of electric and magnetic field power transmission lines. 

Furthermore, Dr. Davis is experienced in the prosecution of patent applications for various electronic, optical, and software technologies. He has drafted and prosecuted many patent applications and is adept at validity and infringement analysis.

Dr. Davis has extensive experience in a variety of radio-frequency (RF), microwave, and public safety technologies. Specific experiences include spectrum management and design of wireless public safety systems, software construction to interface with RF measurement tools, and field-testing and analysis of radar systems.

Dr. Davis also researched nanophotonic systems at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the National Institute for Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg MD. He developed nano-scale plasmonic structures with exotic optical properties not found in nature. As part of his research, Dr. Davis developed expertise in the design of optical structures, such as plasmonic devices, using modeling scripts (e.g., C++, Matlab, Python) and numerical solvers such as finite-difference-time-domain (FDTD) simulations. To bring optical structure designs into the real world, Dr. Davis further developed expertise in the use of nanofabrication tools such as scanning-electron-beam microscopy, focused-ion-beam milling and microscopy, sputter deposition, electron beam deposition, atomic-layer deposition, electron-beam-lithography, and UV lithography.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Davis spent several years serving communities in NY and MD driving and riding on ambulances as a volunteer emergency-medical-technician (EMT). He gained extensive hands-on field experience using medical devices such as automated-external-defibrillators (AED), pulse oximeters, glucometers, stethoscopes, and blood pressure monitor devices (automated and manual).