Appendix A:
Speaker Biographies


David Attwood is currently Director, Center for X-Ray Optics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, and was Scientific Director, Advanced Light Source until 1988. He has held a position in the College of Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, as Professor in Residence for Applied Science and Technology since 1989 and for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science since 1993. He also held positions in the Department of Applied Science at the University of California at Davis from 1978-1983 and at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1972-1983, ultimately serving as Deputy Associate Program Leader for the Fusion Experiments Program prior to moving to Berkeley. He also held a position as Research Scientist at General Applied Science Laboratories from 1965 to 1968.

Dr. Attwood is a member of the American Physical Society, Optical Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Canadian Institute for Synchrotron Radiation, and the Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research.

He holds a B.S. in Engineering Science from Hofstra University, an M.S. in Astronautical Sciences from Northwestern University, and a D.Eng.Sci in Applied Physics from New York University.


Dr. Becker is the Manager of LED Projects at General Electric Corporate Research and Development, including advanced research supporting brightness LED and LED systems development. Key technologies under investigation con-

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