Founders

Glauco SGlauco R. Souza, Ph.D., President and CSO – Dr. Souza is one of the co-inventors/creators of n3D’s Bio-Assembler™ technology. Prior to co-founding n3D, he was an Odyssey Scholar at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.  During his work at M. D. Anderson, Dr. Souza applied a multidisciplinary approach to develop nanotechnology tools for tissue targeted imaging, gene delivery and tissue engineering. Dr. Souza has also held the position of R&D and Manufacturing Scientist at KPL, Inc. (biotechnology company) for several years prior to joining M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  Dr. Souza has a B.S. in Chemistry, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the George Washington University.

David LDavid J. Lee – Prior to co-founding n3D, David was a Principal of Covelo Group, LLC a leader in vendor management services and related technologies for the Engineering & Construction (E&C) sector. David co-founded and launched Covelo in early 2008 and was involved in all aspects of company start-up including funding, finance, operations and business development. David brings over 18 years of experience in strategic sales and marketing, outsourcing, management consulting, and operational management. David Lee holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has completed executive coursework at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Thomas KThomas C. Killian, Ph.D. – Thomas C. Killian received a B.A. in Physics in 1991 from Harvard University, and then attended Cambridge University on a Marshall Scholarship. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he completed his Ph.D. in atomic physics in 1999. At the National Institute of Standards and Technology, he initiated experiments on ultracold neutral plasmas, which are orders of magnitude colder than any neutral plasma ever produced before. In 2001, Dr. Killian joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University, where he continues experiments on ultracold atoms and plasmas and is now chair of the department. He is also a co-founder of two bio-technology companies that use electromagnetic fields to manipulate and probe biological structures.

Robert RRobert M. Raphael, Ph.D. – Robert M. Raphael received a B.S. in Physics and Philosophy in 1989 from the University of Notre Dame. He then completed an M.S. and Ph.D. in Biophysics at the University of Rochester, where he studied the mechanical properties of cell membranes. At Johns Hopkins University, he performed postdoctoral research in Biomedical Engineering and Hearing Science and developed a new electromechanical model of auditory hair cell function. In 2001, Dr. Raphael joined the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University, where he continues to research in membrane and auditory biophysics. He is also a co-founder of two bio-technology companies that use electromagnetic fields to manipulate cell function.