David R. Moore is the Technology Manager for Material Physics & Chemistry in the Functional Materials discipline at GE Research. His responsibilities include driving strategy, ensuring operational excellence (safety & compliance, finance, resource planning) & directing project execution. He leads a multi-disciplinary team of 32 technologists, including organic chemists, inorganic chemists, material scientists, material physicists and process engineers. Currently, his team focuses on the development and commercialization of material systems that serve the Aviation, Healthcare, Power, Ventures and BHGE (Oil & Gas) businesses. Applications include biopharmaceutical separations, optical materials for lighting and displays, sensing materials for wireless health monitoring, high voltage insulation materials, energy storage and conversion, and material systems for the aerospace industry.
Formerly, Dave was the laboratory manager of the Membrane & Separations Laboratory, leading a multi-disciplinary team of up to 17 technologists, focused on biopharmaceutical and industrial separations, biospecimen collection and stabilization, point-of-care in vitro diagnostics, and produced and waste water treatment and reuse. The technologies that he and his team developed served the GE Power & Water, Oil & Gas and Healthcare businesses, and have applications that range from desalination, produced and waste water treatment and reuse, and enhanced oil recovery to downstream biopharmaceutical separations to point-of-care in vitro diagnostics.
Since 2011, Dave and his teams, working collaboratively across GE Research, have secured more than $35 million in external and commercial grants. Key application spaces for these external opportunities include point-of-care in vitro diagnostics and biospecimen stabilization, working with DARPA and Global Good. Furthermore, Dave and his teams have managed >8 government-funded (DOE, RPSEA, SERDP) water treatment & reuse programs aimed at system-level solutions for cost- & energy-efficient recovery of clean water (e.g., unconventional O&G)
David is a classically-trained organic/polymer chemist developing novel material systems. He earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cornell University in 2003, where he designed and synthesized zinc-based catalysts for the use in alternating copolymerizations of epoxides and carbon dioxide, and received his B.A. in Chemistry from Drew University in 1998. He has 10 external publications, 14 granted U.S. patents and more than 40 filed patent applications.
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