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Robert Ferris Chief Executive Officer

Robert Ferris, Ph.D., specializes in advanced materials commercialization. He has held a number of roles in both small and large organizations, including product management, marketing, corporate strategy, corporate acquisitions, venture capital, and process automation.

He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, a doctorate in Materials Science Engineering from Duke University, and an M.B.A. from The Fuqua School of Business.


Adama Materials makes a novel toughening agent for fiber reinforced composites using custom nanomaterials synthesized on a graphene oxide scaffold. Our additives can double impact and fatigue resistance without compromising other composite properties like strength.

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