From among General Electric (GE)’s more than 30,000 technologists, UK alumnus Berkley Davis, Ph.D. was recently given one of seven prestigious Edison Awards. The annual awards recognize technical achievements leading to new products, competitive advantages and breakthrough technologies.
Dr. Davis received his Edison Award for leading GE Energy research and development teams that pioneered combustion systems which enabled gas turbines to significantly reduce air pollutant emissions and comply with environmental standards. In his 39 years at GE, Dr. Davis has played a key role in producing combustion innovations which have kept GE customers compliant in spite of ongoing changes in emission standards. His internationally renowned career includes election to the National Academy of Engineering.
Dr. Davis earned his bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering at UK between 1963-1972. He remains an active alum and speaks highly of his alma mater. “I have been fortunate to visit the College each year since 2006, and I am very impressed with the quality of the faculty, students and facilities. It is a pleasure to see how the College has evolved under Dean Lester’s leadership.”
Since 1998, Dr. Davis has held the position of Chief Engineer, Systems, at GE. He was initiated into the Hall of Distinction in 2007. He and his wife, Kathy, reside in Niskayuna, New York.