Created in 2004, the peer-nominated 1906 Award honors IEC experts for their exceptional achievements in international electrotechnical standardization.
Davis was recognized for developing the first electrotechnical product-oriented IEC standard in nanotechnology. He led an international team of experts from the IEC to draft, research and create the standard to determine the efficiency of luminescent nanomaterials used in lighting and display products. The standard can be used by manufacturers to more easily compare materials made by different manufacturers.
Davis also serves as the principal investigator and chief inventor of RTI's NLITeTM (Nanofiber Lighting Improvement Technology) for use in high-efficiency general illumination. NLITe has been recognized with several national and international awards including a R&D 100 Award from
Davis serves on several standards and trade association committees for the IEC and the
The IEC is a global organization that publishes consensus-based International Standards and manages conformity assessment systems for electric and electronic products, systems and services, collectively known as electrotechnology. The IEC 1906 Award was established to commemorate the IEC's year of foundation.
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