David Beshears is presently serving as president of Emerging Measurements (EMCO), a small high-tech business consulting, and contracting with government and commercial entities to solve challenging measurements problems. He retired from Oakridge National Laboratory in June of 2011 after 35 years of service. After retiring form ORNL he serves as a consultant for Diditco, Inc. A ORNL he served as a project manager, principle investigator and development engineer in the Measurements Science and Systems Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His primary research interest is in the design and development of sensors and systems capable of performing remote measurement and diagnostics using optoelectronics components. In recent years he has served as project manager in a variety of projects related to National Security Activities; served as project manager/principle investigator for weigh-in-motion programs for both the US Army G4 and the US Transportation Command. In this project ORNL was tasked to develop, and perform evaluation testing on new low-speed weigh-in-motion systems both portable and converting full size static scales to weigh-in-motion systems; served as team leader/principle investigator in developing a solar collector and tracking system for the Hybrid Solar Lighting Systems; worked with a team to develop an optical strain and temperature measurement systems for evaluating high energy (24MeV) proton bombardment of a mercury spallation neutron source (SNS) target. He continued serving as principle investigator for a variety of phosphor thermometry programs with a goal of providing the Air Force, NASA, and a variety of jet engine manufacturers with specialized tools for high temperature, non-contact temperature measurements. His other work supporting a variety of thermal phosphor (TP) programs for measuring temperature and strain by screening available TPs, fabricating custom TPs, TP calibration from 4 K to 1800 K, developing TP bonding techniques, and laboratory and field experiments involving TPs. He is author or co-author of more than one hundred conference, journal articles, papers and reports. He has received ten patents and two copyrights. He has received four Federal Laboratory Consortium Awards for Technology Transfer, two R & D 100 Awards, and two American Museum of Science and Energy Awards for Technological Achievement..
Mr. Beshears has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University