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Yaw Obeng,Ph.D., MBA, FRSC, C.Chem.


Scientist, Inventor and consultant with over 30 years of experience in innovation technology, development, and education. Work collaboratively with clients to solve problems. Inventor on over 50 US and International patents. Co-authored over 250 technical papers and reports.   

Currently, Yaw is Senior Scientist/Research Chemist at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Gaithersburg, MD


Yaw manages external collaborative research programs for micro/nano-electronics technology development including  conducting research into new electronic materials and emerging nano-electronic devices.


Yaw serves as subject matter expert and technical leader in international standards development (hardware security, anti-counterfeiting, and materials characterization)  o ISO TC292 (Standardization in the field of security to enhance the safety and resilience of society),  

  • IEC TC113 (Standardization of the technologies relevant to electrical and electronic products and systems in nanotechnology),  

  • SEMI Traceability Committee (Develop standards to enable full traceability of materials and other factory resources in semiconductor manufacturing)

Serves as subject matter expert and technical leader in international semiconductor technology roadmaps development o International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS)

(Metrology, Emerging Research Materials / Devices working groups) o IEEE International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IDRS)

(Metrology, Reliability working groups) o International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI)


Board of Directors, Advisor and Consultant Roles: 

KGSAGRO, Inc. (Patented Crop/Plant growth and disease resistant AG tech. (Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation for 85,000 International Smallholder Farmer program.)

SEAFARER EXPLORATION CORP. (Underwater Research, Exploration and Recovery);


LIFEWALLET, INC. (Digital Healthcare)

SKY TRAIN, LLC (Patented elevated cargo and passenger transit systems);

BIOSYNERGY, LLC (Integrated W2E, Algae/Aquaponics Systems);

DIAMOND AG, LLC (Cradle to Cradle Agriculture Technology);

REINVENT VETERANS USA, (Veteran focused platform keying on transition, training of Veterans, Veteran centric business development);

ROSE PHARMACEUTICAL, LLC (Diabetic Pharmaceutical Firm);

KENAF RESEARCH FARM (Kenaf research organization);

LEDSTORM (LED/EMS Energy/Lighting for enhanced plant nutrition/ growth);

ARTWORKS FOR FOOD (Non-Profit, Executive Director)

WATER UNLIMITED GLOBAL (Reverse Osmosis/Desalination breakthrough technology).

Languages: Conversational Spanish,Portugese. Roz lived for a total of 13 years in Spain,Guatemala and Brazil.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Rosemont College



I am passionate about connecting the dots for

successful and profitable outcomes for everyone

involved. Let's connect.

About Roz 

  • Researching IP 
  • Collecting Cookbooks - 300 
  • Disruptive Technology
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