Advisory Board

Dr. Eric W. Davis

The article Research Warps into Hyperdrive said

Take one part high-frequency gravitational wave generation, then add in a quantum vacuum field.
Now whip wildly via a gravitomagnetic force in a rotating superconductor while standing by for Alcubierre warp drive in higher dimensional space-time.
So you’re looking for the latest in faster-than-light interstellar travel via traversable wormholes? That’s one theme among many discussed at Space Technology & Applications International Forum (STAIF), a meeting held here Feb. 12–16 that brought together more than 600 experts to thrash out a range of space exploration issues…
“We’ve got to think about everything possible that there is to think about”, said Eric Davis of the Austin, Texas-based Institute for Advanced Studies. “We have got to turn over every stone”, he said, “and look into the future to find out what’s waiting for us. What can physics do… where should physics be going?”

Dr. Eric W. Davis, FBIS received his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Arizona in 1991. His fields of specialization include spacecraft exploration of the outer solar system, planetary sciences, relativity theory and cosmology, space mission engineering, and NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics.
Eric is a research physicist at the Institute for Advanced Studies-Austin and EarthTech International, and is also the CEO of Warp Drive Metrics (now in Austin, TX). He contracts with and consults to the Air Force Research Laboratory/Propulsion Directorate-Propellants Branch and the Department of Defense. During 1996–2002 he was with the National Institute for Discovery Science in Las Vegas, NV where he served as the staff Aerospace/Astro-Physics researcher. He also participated in and consulted to the NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics program, and cofounded the Advanced Deep Space Transport Technology Assessment (Breakthrough Propulsion Physics) Group at NASA-JSC.
He began his graduate work in 1984 as a mission support and research assistant with the Infrared Astronomical Satellite group at the Steward Observatory in Tucson, Arizona. In 1985, he joined the Voyager Ultraviolet Spectrometer Experiment group at the Lunar & Planetary Lab in Tucson where he conducted research on Jupiter’s magnetosphere, the Uranus and Neptune planetary encounters, and participated in the Voyager 1 & 2 space mission support. Following completion of his doctorate, he became an associate faculty and interim director for the Arizona Astronomy Education Center at Pima College in Tucson. In 1995 he joined the sciences-mathematics faculty at the University of Maryland Asian Division where he was stationed at the 8th Fighter Wing in Kunsan, South Korea. In that capacity he developed Air Force sponsored space mission engineering and Korean theater space reconnaissance training.
Eric has authored papers and given recognized presentations on quantum vacuum (zero point energy), traversable wormholes, warp drive and antimatter propulsion physics. He has also been recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for outstanding contributions to national defense and space public policy, and received recognition from the State of Arizona Economic Conversion Council for contributions to commercial conversion of small-medium space and defense businesses in Arizona.
He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, and member of the American Astronomical Society. He has served in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, as well as board director, for these and other chapters of professional engineering organizations.