Appendix F
Biographies of Board Members

MEMBERS AT LARGE

Linda Capuano (Chair) is vice president, Technology Strategy, Honeywell, with overall customer and product responsibility. Her past experience included research and development (R&D) management with responsibility for selecting and managing R&D programs and new business opportunities in a variety of technologies and experience in high-level review of government research programs. She has previously held positions at Conductus and IBM Corporation. She served on the Department of Energy (DOE) Task Force on Alternative Futures for the DOE National Laboratories (the “Galvin Task Force”).

Robert M. Nowak (Vice Chair) is president and chief executive officer of the Michigan Molecular Institute (MMI). Before joining MMI in 1994, he retired as director of Central Research and Development and chief scientist for the Dow Chemical Company. His technical background is in the areas of organic reaction mechanisms, reinforced plastics, and new polymer synthesis and processing technologies. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

David C. Bonner is vice president for R&D and chief technology officer at Cabot Corporation. His previous positions include global director of Rohm and Haas Company’s Polymer Technology Center; senior vice president for technology and engineering, Westlake Group; senior vice president and chief technical officer, Premix; vice president for research and development, B.F. Goodrich; and associate professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Bonner has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He served as a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on the Industrial Environment Performance Metrics and was a member of the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology.

Ross B. Corotis is Denver Business Challenge Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, at the University of Colorado at Boulder. With a background in structural mechanics and stochastic vibrations, his primary research interests are in the application of probabilistic



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An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Measurement and Standards Laboratories: Fiscal Year 2002 Appendix F Biographies of Board Members MEMBERS AT LARGE Linda Capuano (Chair) is vice president, Technology Strategy, Honeywell, with overall customer and product responsibility. Her past experience included research and development (R&D) management with responsibility for selecting and managing R&D programs and new business opportunities in a variety of technologies and experience in high-level review of government research programs. She has previously held positions at Conductus and IBM Corporation. She served on the Department of Energy (DOE) Task Force on Alternative Futures for the DOE National Laboratories (the “Galvin Task Force”). Robert M. Nowak (Vice Chair) is president and chief executive officer of the Michigan Molecular Institute (MMI). Before joining MMI in 1994, he retired as director of Central Research and Development and chief scientist for the Dow Chemical Company. His technical background is in the areas of organic reaction mechanisms, reinforced plastics, and new polymer synthesis and processing technologies. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. David C. Bonner is vice president for R&D and chief technology officer at Cabot Corporation. His previous positions include global director of Rohm and Haas Company’s Polymer Technology Center; senior vice president for technology and engineering, Westlake Group; senior vice president and chief technical officer, Premix; vice president for research and development, B.F. Goodrich; and associate professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Bonner has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He served as a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on the Industrial Environment Performance Metrics and was a member of the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. Ross B. Corotis is Denver Business Challenge Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, at the University of Colorado at Boulder. With a background in structural mechanics and stochastic vibrations, his primary research interests are in the application of probabilistic

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An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Measurement and Standards Laboratories: Fiscal Year 2002 concepts to civil engineering problems, including wind characteristics and mesoscale storm modeling. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Herwig Kogelnik is Adjunct Vice President for Photonics Research at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies. He is known for his pioneering work on lasers, holography, and optical guided-wave devices and for his leadership of optical communications research. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. Thomas A. Saponas is a senior vice president and chief technology officer of Agilent Technologies as well as director of Agilent Laboratories. His responsibilities include developing the company’s long-term technology strategy and overseeing the alignment of the company’s objectives with its centralized R&D activities. He has more than 27 years of experience in electrical engineering, refined over the course of his career with Hewlett-Packard Company, where he began in 1972 as a design engineer in the company’s Automatic Measurement Division and went on to become vice president and general manager of the Electronic Instruments Group. In 1986, he was selected to serve as a White House Fellow and served as special assistant to the Secretary of the Navy for a year on leave from Hewlett-Packard. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science and an M.S. in electrical engineering, both from the University of Colorado. Syed Z. Shariq is RGK Foundation Scholar, and leader, RGK Program on the Knowledge Economy, Stanford University, and is a visiting scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Prior to joining Stanford, he served as senior advisor for Information and Knowledge Management Technologies at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Ames Research Center, and he worked on issues related to technology transfer and commercialization as the director of Ames’s Commercial Technology Office. Dr. Shariq’s other work experience includes an assignment as associate director of the Research and Development Group at SRI International, where he developed and implemented strategies for commercialization and spin-off opportunities in advanced high-technology areas. He has also been an adviser to corporations and government agencies on a wide range of strategic business and policy decisions and their implementation and has served on the faculties of several universities, including Duke and Johns Hopkins, and has been a visiting faculty fellow at Stanford University. Dr. Shariq’s current research and consulting activities are focused on the strategic management of knowledge with emphasis on the role of tacit knowledge and cognition. He is currently a senior research fellow of the University of Texas’s IC2 Institute, which focuses on science and technology commercialization, and is associate editor of the Journal of Knowledge Management. EX OFFICIO MEMBERS Panel for Electronics and Electrical Engineering Lori S. Nye (Chair) is senior director of Marketing and Sales at SiGen. In addition to her engineering experience related to semiconductor fabrication, she has extensive managerial experience and a broad perspective on trends and needs in the semiconductor industry, particularly in the areas of materials and metrology. Prior to joining SiGen, she spent many years at MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., where she held a variety of positions, including vice president for 200-mm Product Management and vice president for Strategic Corporate Services. Before that, she was at Texas Instruments. She has a B.A. in mathematics and a B.S. in physics from Texas Women’s University. She has been active in domestic

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An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Measurement and Standards Laboratories: Fiscal Year 2002 and international standards activities and is serving on the program committee for the 2002 International Conference on Characterization and Metrology for ULSI Technology. Constance J. Chang-Hasnain (Vice Chair) is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests are in novel semiconductor optoelectronic device and material technologies for optical communications and in ultrahigh-capacity optical networks and systems enabled by novel components. Before coming to Berkeley in 1992, she spent 5 years at Bellcore. In 1997 she founded BANDWIDTH9, Inc.; she is currently its chief technical officer. She received a B.S. from the University of California, Davis and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, all in electrical engineering. She is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and of the Optical Society of America and has been a Packard fellow, Sloan fellow, and National Young Investigator. Panel for Manufacturing Engineering Marvin F. DeVries (Chair) is a professor of mechanical engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is an expert on metal-cutting processes and computer-integrated manufacturing. His current research focuses on material removal processes and computer-aided manufacturing. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Production Engineers, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Richard A. Curless (Vice Chair) is vice president of Product and Technology Development for Cincinnati Machine, a UNOVA Company, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. His responsibilities include technology development and transfer, technical support services, and product development. He has 35 years of experience in the machine tool industry. His previous positions include chief engineer, manager of R&D projects, and manager of advanced technology at Cincinnati Milacron. He currently serves on various technical advisory boards and committees, including TechSolve Board of Directors, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences’ Strategic Technical Board, and the Association for Manufacturing Technology’s Technology Issues Committee. Panel for Chemical Science and Technology James W. Serum (Chair) is founder of SciTek Ventures, a consulting company that works with earlystage technology companies. Before founding SciTek in early 2002, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Viaken Systems, Inc., a hosted informatics solutions provider for the life sciences, providing solutions for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and agricultural R&D companies. Before helping to found Viaken in 1999, he spent 26 years at Hewlett-Packard (HP), where he worked on mass spectrometry instrumentation. In 1992, Dr. Serum was named general manager for mass spectrometry, infrared, and protein chemical systems, and in 1994 he founded HP’s Bioscience Products business before returning to the East Coast as a senior scientist and chair of the HP Pharmaceutical Business Council. He received a B.A. in chemistry from Hope College and a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the University of Colorado. Alan Campion (Vice Chair) is Dow Chemical Company Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Texas, Austin. His research interests lie in the general area of surface physics and chemistry, with a particular focus on the

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An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Measurement and Standards Laboratories: Fiscal Year 2002 spectroscopy of molecules adsorbed on single crystal surfaces. His laboratory is perhaps best known for its pioneering work in surface Raman spectroscopy. Current work is focused on developing a mechanistic understanding of surface-enhanced Raman scattering, on single-molecule Raman spectroscopy, and on the development of Raman near-field scanning optical microscopy. Professor Campion received a B.A. in chemistry from New College (Florida) and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and he was a National Science Foundation National Needs Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, and Guggenheim Fellow, and he was awarded the Coblentz Memorial Prize in Molecular Spectroscopy in 1987. Panel for Physics Janet S. Fender (Chair) is chief scientist of the Space Vehicles Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She possesses technical expertise in optical sciences and space technologies. Before taking on her current job in 1997, she was technical director and scientific and technical senior scientist in the laboratory’s Optical Sensing Division. She received a B.S. in physics and astronomy from the University of Oklahoma and an M.S. and Ph.D. in optical sciences from the University of Arizona. She is active in international technology issues and is a past president of the Optical Society of America. She is a fellow of the Optical Society of America and of the International Society of Optical Engineering. Duncan T. Moore (Vice Chair) is the Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor of Optical Engineering and a professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester. He is also a special assistant to the university president and executive director of the University, Industry and Government Partnership for Advanced Photonics. From the fall of 1997 to December 2000, Dr. Moore served in the position of associate director for technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In this position, he worked on technology policy, including that related to the Next Generation Internet, Clean Car Initiative, technology for elders, crime technologies, and NASA. From January through May 2001, Dr. Moore served as special adviser to the acting director of OSTP. Dr. Moore has extensive experience in the academic, research, business, and governmental areas of science and technology. He is an expert in gradient-index optics, computer-aided design, and the manufacture of optical systems. Dr. Moore is the founder and former president of Gradient Lens Corporation of Rochester, N.Y., a company that manufactures the high-quality, low-cost Hawkeye boroscope. In 1996, Dr. Moore served as president of the Optical Society of America (OSA). From January 2001 to the present, he has served as senior science advisor at OSA. In 1999, he received the National Engineering Award of the American Association of Engineering Societies. He was the recipient of the 2001 OSA Leadership Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Panel for Materials Science and Engineering James Economy (Chair) is currently a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He specializes in the synthesis and characterization of advanced composites thermosets and high-surface-area adsorption systems. Before joining UIUC in 1989, he spent 14 years as manager of the Polymer Science and Technology Department in the Research Division of IBM. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the

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An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Measurement and Standards Laboratories: Fiscal Year 2002 American Association for the Advancement of Science, and for many years he was a member of the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. David W. Johnson, Jr. (Vice Chair) retired recently from his position as the director of the Applied Materials Research Department at Agere Systems. His expertise is in ceramic materials development and processing, specifically, powder preparation methods, magnetic devices, and optical fiber glasses. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a past president of the American Ceramic Society. Panel for Building and Fire Research Janet S. Baum (Chair) is a principal at Health, Education & Research Associates, Inc. She is a registered architect and construction supervisor. She specializes in the programming, planning, and design of technical facilities and research laboratories, particularly those for work in biotechnology and materials science. She has taught laboratory and biotechnology facility design courses at Harvard University and is widely published on laboratory health and safety guidelines. She has a B.S. in architecture from Washington University and a master’s of architecture from Harvard. Robert A. Altenkirch (Vice Chair) is president of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He is an expert in flame spreading, combustion at reduced gravity, and heat and mass transfer processes in combustion. Before coming to NJIT, he was vice president for research at Mississippi State University from 1998 to 2002, and before that he served in academic and administrative positions at Washington State University, Mississippi State University, and the University of Kentucky. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Panel for Information Technology Tony Scott (Chair) is chief information technology officer at General Motors Corporation (GM). At GM he is responsible for defining the information technology computing and telecommunications architecture and standards across all of the company’s businesses globally. In support of these goals, he works in three main areas: emerging technologies, information technology standards, and enterprise architecture. Before joining GM in 1999, he was vice president, Information Management, for the Shared Services Group at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where his responsibilities primarily included running data centers, networks, and desktop support for the company. He has also held positions as senior director, Technology Knowledge Organization, with Price Waterhouse; vice president of engineering with United Application Systems; and manager, Worldwide Information Resources, with Sun Microsystems. He has a B.S. in information systems management from the University of San Francisco and a J.D. degree from Santa Clara University. Albert M. Erisman (Vice Chair) is the codirector of the Institute for Business, Technology, and Ethics. He recently retired from the Boeing Company, where he was director of mathematics and computing technology and a Boeing Senior Technical Fellow. At Boeing, he led a staff of 250 computer scientists, mathematicians, statisticians, and engineers who provided leadership for Boeing in all areas of information technology and mathematics. He holds a B.S. in mathematics from Northern Illinois University and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Iowa State University. His own research has been in

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An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Measurement and Standards Laboratories: Fiscal Year 2002 mathematical algorithms, mathematical software, and the applications of these to the improvement of Boeing engineering and analysis codes. His recent responsibilities include addressing the broader area of the application of advanced information technology to the transformation of business processes. His management focus has included the linking of research and development with business requirements, and the delivery of technology for business benefit. He served as a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Information Technology Research in a Competitive World. Panel for Measurement Services Kenneth O. MacFadden (Chair) is vice president for Advanced Materials and Devices, Honeywell, Inc. He is currently responsible for the materials and sensors research in the Corporate Research Laboratories at Honeywell. Before taking this job in 1997, he was vice president of the Research Division at W.R. Grace & Co., where he was responsible for analytical research and for new product and process development in electrochemistry, bioproducts, catalysis, and polymer products. As director of analytical research, a position he assumed in 1984, he was responsible for corporate analytical support to the Research Division. This support included chemical and physical characterization of organic, inorganic, and biochemical materials, and compositional analysis. Other previous positions include manager, Industrial Chemicals Research, and manager, Analytical Services, at Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. In the latter unit, services provided included routine chemical and physical analysis of polymers, methods development, mass spectrometric analysis, corrosion testing, polymer characterization, and environmental methods development. He has served on the Committee of Corporation Associates of the American Chemical Society, and from 1992 to 1997 he was a member of the National Research Council panel that assesses the NIST Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory and served as vice chair (1995) and chair (1996) of that panel.