David Wood

Director of Engineering
Knoxville, TN’s SkyNano, LLC
David Wood is the Director of Engineering of Knoxville, TN’s SkyNano, LLC (2021-present) and a Senior Staff Scientist on entrepreneurial leave from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  During Dr. Wood’s career, he has specialized in novel electrode architectures, mass transport phenomena, solid-liquid surface chemistry, advanced manufacturing methods, processing science, and materials characterization for fuel cells, electrolyzers, and batteries. He has been employed at ORNL since 2009 and is a former University of Tennessee Bredesen Center faculty member (2013-2021), the former ORNL Fuel Cell Technologies Program Manager (2011-2018), and the former Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing Team and Group Leader (2015-2017).  David received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1994, his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1998, and his Ph.D. in Electrochemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 2007.  Dr. Wood was also the 2011 winner of the ORNL Early Career Award for Engineering Accomplishment and has won two R&D 100 awards (2013 and 2022) and a Federal Laboratory Consortium award (2014). He has also received 20 patents and patent applications, authored 105 refereed journal articles, and authored 2 book chapters.”