Dr. Yokley received his B.S. in Chemistry from Xavier University in 1969, a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University in 1973, and a M.S. in Management from the Sloan School at MIT in 1983.
Prior to his post as CEO at StormriderTech, Dr. Yokley worked for Dow Chemical, Polaroid Corporation, Hoechst Celanese and Security
Edward M. Yokley, Ph.D.
Yaw S. Obeng, Ph.D.
Dr. Obeng received his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from University of Miami in 1988, and a MBA from the Crummer School of Business, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida 1996. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin from 1989 to 1991.
Dr. Obeng has worked for AT&T / Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories, Agere Systems before co-founding psiloQuest, Inc.
He subsequently worked for Texas Instruments and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
During this time he developed and transferred into production various technologies for Semiconductor Processing.
Dr. Obeng holds over 50 US and International patents, and has co-authored over 100 technical publications.
A Charted Chemist (C.Chem) of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Dr. Obenge is a member of the American Chemical Society, the National Organization for Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, the Electrochemical Society and the Material Research Society (MRS)
Plastics, Inc. before working in startup companies then SAIC. Dr. Yokley developed technology for: Catalytic Destruction of Chemical Warfare Agents; Systemic Antiviral and Antidepressant Agents; Photographic Coatings, Pigment Dispersions and Specialty Chemicals; Materials for Optical Devices; Cosmetic Chemicals, and Semiconductor Processing Supplies leading to more than a dozen product manufacturing startups.
His management experience includes positions in Market Development, Marketing and Sales Management and Business Strategy Development.
Dr. Yokley holds US patents spanning applications from Antidepressants to Holography to Polishing Materials for Semiconductor Processing.
A member of the American Chemical Society, Dr. Yokley served as the 2007 Chair for the Division of Business Development and Management, and the National Organization for Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.