David Stokes serves as the technology manager in RTI’s Discovery Science and Technology Division. Dr. Stokes brings more than 15 years of experience in advanced system integration and packaging for semiconductor devices working with US EPA, DoE, DoD and CDC. Dr. Stokes is applying his extensive processing background to developing improved microelectronic packaging and integration technology for thermal management and energy harvesting. Over the last three years, he has been active in evaluating leading cookstove products and innovating product enhancements to improve efficiency and reduce harmful emissions in India and Kenya. He serves on technical working group under Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) and the ANSI / ISO cookstoves standards development initiative. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (Georgia Tech).