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APPENDIX A: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA OF PANEL MEMBERS H. GUYFORD STEVER, Ph.D, a corporate director, scientist and engineer, served as White House Science and Technology Advisor to President Ford and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and was Director of the National Science Foundation from 1972-1976. Prior to his government service, he was President of Carnegie Mellon University from 1965-1972 and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the previous twenty years. He is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Stever has served as NAE Foreign Secretary and Chairman of the National Academies' White Paper on Space Policy. He was President of the Universities Research Association, a fifty-four university consortium operating the FERMI National Laboratory for the Department of Energy from 1982-1985. LAURENCE J . ADAMS is the retired President of the Martin Marietta Corporation. He received his B.S. (1948) in Aeronau- tical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. His entire professional career was spent with Martin Marietta Corporation. His technical experience includes assignments as Stress Analyst; Chief of Structures Design; Technical Director for the Titan ITI development program; Director of Engineering, Denver Division; and Vice President, Special Projects, prior to his assignment as President, Martin Marietta Aerospace. He is a Director of Martin Marietta Corporation and a Director and Immediate Past President of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a member of the National Aeronautics and Space Administra- tion Advisory Council, the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Committee, the National Academy of Engineering, and Chairman of the NASA Space Station Advisory Committee. 72
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DAVID ALTMAN retired in 1981 as Senior Vice President of the Chemical Systems Division of United Technologies Corporation after twenty-one years with the Corporation. He received an A.B. from Cornell University (1940) and a Ph.D from the Univer- sity of California at Berkeley (1943~. After graduation, he spent two and one-half years at the University of California Radiation Laboratory (Manhattan Project), eleven years as Chief Chemist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at California Institute of Technology and three years as Director of the Vehicle Tech- nology Laboratory at Aeronautic Systems, Inc. Dr. Altman's specialty is in propulsion science, encompassing solid, liquid, hybrid and ranjet systems. He has served on numerous government committees, received the AIAA Propulsion Award in 1964, and has authored over twenty-five articles in scientific publications. In 1959, he became involved in the development of large seg- mented solid propellant rockets and in 1976, received the George Mead Medal from UTC "----contributions to the 100% successful performance of solid rocket boosters during ten (Titan) launches." He currently holds an appointment as Consulting Professor in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at Stanford University. ROBERT C. ANDERSON is an engineering consultant, recently retired from TRW, Inc., Redondo Beach, California, as a vice president. He received his B.S. in mechanical/aeronautical engineering from the University of Colorado (1943) and did grad- uate work at the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Southern California in engineering and business. His twenty-nine years of technical and work at TRW included Vice President and General Manager of the Development Group respon- sible for a range of research and development activities in alternative and nonconventional energy areas. His other activities included rocket boosters, missiles, spacecraft and aerospace systems with primary emphasis on propulsion. He was the project manager of the Apollo Luner Module descent engine and the Mars Lander Biology Instrument; was manager for propul- sion for the Minuteman Missile; and was Vice President and General Manager of the Ballistic Missile Division. Prior to coming to TRW, he spent twelve years at the Naval Weapons Center doing engineering work on development, manufacturing and testing of rockets. He received the Navy's Outstanding Service Award. He has served on numerous panels and committees for several government agencies as well as the National Research Council. 73
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JACK L. BLUMENTHAL is a Chief Engineer of the Engineering Opera- tions of TRW's Space and Technology Group. He received his B.S. (1958), M.S. (1959) and Ph.D (1963) degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles in chemical engineering. In his twenty-five years at TRW, Dr. Blumenthal has been responsible for a broad range of development and testing activities in the areas of materials science, propulsion and energy conversion. He holds twelve U.S. patents. ROBERT C . FORNEY is an Executive Vice President, member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the DuPont Com- pany. He has responsibility for the direction and coordination of DuPont's research and development activities. He received his bachelor's and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from Purdue University. Dr. Forney joined DuPont in 1950 as a research engineer at the Experimental Station near Wilmington, DeJ aware. Advancing in various research, technical and market- ing management positions in the Textile Fibers Department, he became Vice President and General Manager of the department in 1975. He was named Vice President of the Plastic Products and Resins Department in 1977. He was appointed Senior Vice Presi- dent and member of the Executive Committee and elected to the Board of Directors in 1979. He was appointed Executive Vice President in 1981. ALAN N. GENT is Professor of Polymer Physics and Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron, where he has taught since 1961. He received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of London. He served as Chairman of the Division of High-Polymer Physics of the American Physical Society (1977-78), President of the Adhesion Society (1978-80), President of the Society of Rheology (1981-83), and Chairman of three Gordon Research Conferences: Elastomers (1966), Cellular Materials (1969), and Adhesion (1977~. 74
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DEAN K. HANINK was Manager Engineering Operations, Gas Turbine Engines for Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors in Indianapolis, until his retirement on May 1, 1981. He attended the University of Michigan and received a B.S. degree in Meta1- lurgical Engineering in 1942. He was named Chief Metallurgist at Detroit Diesel Allison in 1956, followed by an appointment as Engineering Manager of Gas Turbine Engines. He is a Fellow in the American Society for Metals, holds the 1974 Engineer of Distinction award from the National Joint Council, and is an honorary member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Mr. Hanink served as President of the American Society for Metals in 1975. He has served as a member of the SAE Aerospace Council and as a member of the Air Force Studies Board of the National Research Council. JAMES W. MAR is a Hunsaker Professor of Aerospace Education in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received degrees of S.B. (1941), S.M. (1946) and Sc.D (1949) in Civil Engineering. Professor Mar is Director of the MIT Space Systems Laboratory and the Technology Laboratory for Advanced Composites. He was Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force in 1970-1972 and Depart- ment Head at MIT in 1980-1982. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. EDWARD W. PRTCE is Regents' Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received a B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles (1948) in Mathematics and Physics. He has conducted research in solid rocket Wrapup sion and related combustion and fluid dynamics problems starting in 1941 at California Institute of Technology, and continuing at the U.S. Naval Weapons Center (1944-1974) and at Georgia Tech (1974-present). At NWC, he was the head of Aerothermochemistry Division of the Research Department (1960-1974~. He is the author of numerous research papers and patents on combustion and propulsion, and has served on and chaired many government and professional society committees related to rocket propulsion. His research and service have been honored by many government and professional society awards, including the AIAA Goddard Astronautics Award, Dryden Research Award, and Pendray Literature Award. 75
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ROBERT W. WATT is a physicist with 40 years of experience in the design, construction, and operation of high energy physics experiments at the University of California at Berkeley and the Stanford Linear Accelerator. He is an expert in cryogenic systems, having developed liquid helium refrigerators for large superconducting magnets and a series of liquid chambers. He is also an expert in the design of O-ring seals in very high pressure systems. He retired as ~ - ' ~ Leader at the Stanford Linear Accelerator in 1986 tne University or CallLornla .... hydrogen bubble cryogenic Group MYRON F. UMAN has been a member of the professional staff of the National Research Council since 1975. He holds a Ph.D degree in electrical engineering ~ ~ - sity (1968~. and plasma physics Prom Princeton Univer- Concurrent with his assignment as Project Director of the Panel for Technical Evaluation of NASA's Redesign of the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster, he has served earlier as Associate Executive Director of the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Pop icy and now as Associate Executive Director of the Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Resources . Previously, he was Staf f Director of the Environmental Studies Board. Prior to j oining the NRC, he was a member of the faculty of the College of Engineering, University of California at Davis 76 .
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