Mr. David Wright is a senior member of the research staff in the Goldwater Materials Science Facility, part of the Eyring Materials Center (EMC), a division of Knowledge Enterprise (KE). He also serves as the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Compliance Officer for the EMC. He graduated magna cum laude from ASU with a BS in Chemistry, specializing in the geochemical thermodynamics of trace element partitioning in igneous systems under the direction of Professor Alexandra Navrotsky. Later, his graduate studies at ASU investigated the intercalation chemistry of layered materials, including synthesis of novel "interleave" compounds, mercury amalgam intercalates and near atomic level dynamic high resolution electron microscopy of intercalation processes, under the direction of Dr. Michael McKelvy and Dr. William Glaunsinger. Over his 35 years at ASU, Mr. Wright has specialized in high temperature synthesis & processing, reactive materials handling, design of specialized equipment, compressed gases & cryogenic substances, laboratory safety and educational outreach. He has served as a founding instructor for the ASU Science is Fun Internship, an Obama Scholars Mentor, Chair of the Public Safety Advisory Committee, Unit Safety Officer for the Center for Solid State Science, member of the Campus Environment Team, and Team Leader for the ASU Homecoming Block Party. Mr. Wright made significant contributions to Under Pressure: Compressed Gas Safety Training, a video training course recognized by President Crow in 2015 with a President's Award for Innovation. Mr. Wright currently serves as the EHS Compliance Officer for the Eyring Materials Center and is a member of the Laboratory Innovation Safety Team (LIST). Mr. Wright is a co-inventor on 3 patents, i.e. polycarbonate plasma discharge tube technology, conditioning of 3D printed metal parts, and synthesis of novel iron-carbon nanoparticles of geological and technological interest.