ors, Dr. Hatsopoulos received the Heinz Award in 1996 for helping enhance technology, the economy, and employment. He also received the Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal Award in 1961 for outstanding achievement in the field of engineering for the years 1950 to 1960, the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1982, Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Lowell in 1991, and Doctor of Science from Adelphi University in 1994. Dr. Hatsopoulos is principal author of Principles of General Thermodynamics (1965), and Thermionic Energy Conversion Volume I (1973) and Volume II (1979). He has published over 60 articles in professional journals.
THOMAS K.HUNT is the chief executive officer and chief scientist of Advanced Modular Power Systems, Inc. (AMPS) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He attended the California Institute of Technology where he received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in physics. From 1964 to 1989, he was a staff scientist at the Ford Motor Company Scientific Laboratory, conducting basic research first in superconductivity and liquid helium and then in energy conversion. Since 1979, he has performed and directed research on advanced energy conversion systems, first at Ford and then at the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, where he served as a department manager for 3 years. Dr. Hunt founded AMPS in 1991 and has conducted and led research in alkali metal thermal to electric converters since that time. Dr. Hunt’s areas of expertise relevant to the committee include direct thermal-to-electrical energy conversion and high temperature materials. He is a member of the Management Advisory Board of the Center for Space Power at Texas A&M University and has served on the board of directors of Automated Analysis Corporation. He has published over 75 technical papers and holds 7 patents in the field of energy conversion.
DEAN JACOBSON is a consultant and a professor (emeritus) of Arizona State University. He has served as a professor and as director of science and engineering of materials in the university’s Ph.D. program. Dr. Jacobson’s principal areas of research have included high temperature materials, alloy design, material corrosion, failure analysis, thermionic emission phenomenon, thermal energy storage, heat pipes, laser-material interaction, and thermophysics. He has authored, or co-authored, 132 publications in these fields.
ELLIOT B.KENNEL is vice president and director of research and development at Applied Sciences, Inc, Cedarville, Ohio, specializing in aerospace materials development and solid state physics. Prior to November 1990, Mr. Kennel was at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, where he was responsible for research and development activities in support of thermionic energy conversion for space power supplies, and other aerospace power technologies. He holds several patents in the areas of electron emission devices and nano-materials.
ROBERT J.PINKERTON is currently with Spectrum Astro, Inc. where he is the lead power system engineer for the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Low Program. He has been with Spectrum Astro since June 2000. Previously, he was with the Motorola Corporation, Chandler, Arizona, where he was the lead power system engineer for the Iridium program. Between March 1988 and May 1998, Mr. Pinkerton was with the Lockheed Martin Company where he held several lead engineer positions in the Space Station Freedom and the International Space Station programs and led several proposal efforts. Between 1984 and 1988 Mr. Pinkerton was with the Martin-Marietta Aerospace Company, Denver, Colorado, where he was an electrical power system design and analysis lead engineer in the Magellan program. Mr. Pinkerton’s areas of expertise include: conventional space electrical power systems, satellite avionics, and space power system integration and operation.
GEORGE W.SUTTON (NAE) is a principal engineer with ANSER Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia, and since 1996 has been a member of the ANSER team supporting the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) for interceptor technology and high-energy lasers. Dr. Sutton’s areas of technical expertise include plasma physics, magnetohydrodynamic electrical power generation, and thermionic and thermoelectric direct energy conversion. Dr. Sutton’s technical publications include Engineering Aspects of Magnetohydrodynamics, Engineering Magnetohydrodynamics, and Direct Conversion. Dr. Sutton was chairman of the AIAA Plasmadynamic Technical Committee and was general chairman of the Aerospace Sciences Meeting. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.