Nanotech Industry Panel

David Mills, Ph.D.
President, IC2

Dr. David Mills

David Mills is the President at IC2. Prior to joining IC2, David earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida as a member of the Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group in 2010 and 2014, respectively. David’s education and background is in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors for high-temperature and harsh environments as well as MEMS wall shear stress and pressure sensors developed primarily for the aerospace industry.


Headquartered in Gainesville, FL, IC2 was created in 2001 initially to provide a commercialization path for UF-generated intellectual property (Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group @ UF), specifically in the areas of MEMS-based instrumentation, flow control, acoustics and smart materials. IC2 has since solidified its focus around a core mission of developing precision sensors to advance the measurement of aerodynamic and aeroacoustic quantities.

Matthew Hull, Ph.D.
President & FOunder, Nanosafe inc.

Dr. Matthew Hull

Matthew Hull is the President and Owner of NanoSafe, Inc., a provider of nanotechnology human and environmental health and safety (EHS) services he founded in 2007. For more than a decade, Hull has been an active part of the emerging nanotechnology EHS landscape. In 2009, Hull co-edited the book ‘Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety: Risks, Regulation, and Management’, (Elsevier, London), which is currently in its Third Edition. Hull was previously appointed by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to serve on the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group (nTAG) to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).


NanoSafe helps clients in business, government agencies, and academic institutions manage emerging nanotechnology environmental health and safety (EHS) risks. Our service areas address critical needs of nanotechnology-enabled industries. Today, NanoSafe remains committed to the promise of sustainable nanotechnology. Since our inception, we have focused on taking a disciplined and rational scientific approach to understanding and managing nanotechnology EHS risks, and this guiding principle is at the core of every project we undertake.