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Appendix A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members Harvey Schadler, chair (NAE), is a retired technical director of the General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center. He was elected to the NAE for exceptional leadership in the development and application of advanced materials and processes in the electrical and aircraft engine industries. His expertise is in the physical properties and processes of manufacture of magnetic, superconducting, high-temperature, and nuclear metallic and ceramic materials. His expertise includes aerospace and Army systems. Alan Lovelace, vice chair (NAE), is a retired senior corporate vice president and chairman of Commercial Launch Services, General Dynamics Corporation. His expertise includes aerospace and defense systems and materials. He was elected to the NAE for his contributions to aerospace materials, particularly the application of boron- and graphite-reinforced epoxy composites. James Baskerville is chief engineer for advanced technology at Bath Iron Works. His expertise is in Navy systems and materials. He joined Bath Iron Works in 1997 after serving more than 25 years in the Navy. He is a registered professional engineer and has extensive experience in the development and use of marine composites. Federico Capasso (NAS, NAE) is vice president of the Physical Research Laboratory, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies. His expertise is in the area of electronic materials. He pioneered the use of bandgap engineering as a powerful tool in the design of semiconductor devices and heterostructures and made related seminal contributions to electronics, photonics, and semiconductor science in the areas of detectors, lasers, transistors, quantum devices and circuits, and artificial structures with new transport and optical properties. Millard Firebaugh (NAE), a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, is currently vice president of innovation and chief engineer for Electric Boat Corporation. His expertise is in naval systems and materials, submarine design, and naval architecture.
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John Gassner is chief technologist of the Materials Technology Group and head of emerging technology at Foster-Miller, Inc. His expertise is in emerging materials technologies, polymer research, composites development, manufacturing, and Army systems. His research activities have focused on self-assembling coatings, biodegradable nanocomposites, sensor materials, microcellular foam cores, and other innovative materials. Michael Jaffe is a faculty member at Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is chief scientist for applied programs and director of the Medical Device Concept Laboratory of the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials and Medical Devices, Rutgers University. His expertise is in innovative materials research areas, such as biomimetics, the structure-property relationships of polymers and related materials, the application of biological paradigms to materials design, and the translation of new technologies to commercial reality. Frank Karasz (NAE) is director of the Center for Advanced Structural and Electronic Polymers, University of Massachusetts. His research activities are concentrated in a number of areas in polymer physics and chemistry: polymer-polymer interactions in binary amorphous and amorphous crystalline blend systems; effects of copolymerization and microstructure; nuclear magnetic resonance studies of polymer solid state, especially blends; computer simulations of polymer-polymer miscibility; quasi-elastic light scattering from macromolecular solutions; electronic and optical properties of conducting polymers; and polyimide systems. Meyya Meyyappan is project manager of the Integrated Product Team on Devices and Nanotechnology at the NASA Ames Research Center. His expertise is in nanotechnology, carbon nanotubes and sensor materials, and electronic materials. At NASA, he is responsible for basic research in nanotechnology, computational semiconductor device physics, computational and experimental chemistry in materials processing, and process/equipment modeling. George Peterson (NAE) is a retired director of the Materials Laboratory at the U.S. Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories. His expertise is in the properties and processing of structural polymer composites, manufacturing technologies, and aerospace systems. Under his direction, the Air Force focused its efforts on the development of low-cost production processes for electronics, nonmetallics, and metallics. Julia Phillips is deputy director of the Materials and Process Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories. Her expertise is in electronic materials, materials characterization, and computational materials science. Her accomplishments have
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been in the growth and characterization of alkaline earth fluoride epitaxial films on semiconductors, fabrication of metal-epitaxial insulator-semiconductor field-effect transistors, and demonstration of the utility of rapid thermal annealing to improve heteroepitaxy. Richard Tressler is professor and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. His expertise is in the properties and processing of structural ceramics and ceramic composites, as well as Army and aerospace systems. His research interests include the fabrication and mechanical behavior of structural ceramics, ceramic composites, fracture and strengthening mechanisms, and the correlation of processing with ceramic properties. James Williams (NAE) is Honda Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University. His expertise is in structural metallic and intermetallic materials and aerospace systems. His technical expertise is in structure-property relations in materials, materials performance and selection, materials processing, and the behavior of intermetallic compounds.
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