Derek Haas, Ph.D was previously Vice President of an R&D Company and Co-Founder of Directed Vapor Technologies International. He is an experienced program manager and successful technical proposal writer for government funded programs. In his career he has applied newly developed processes for the creation of protective coatings for complex components, advanced alloys, and functional coatings onto continuous filament synthetic yarns. Derek has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia and B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Tech.
He joins the CCAM coatings team as Principal Research Engineer, Materials Processing.