tory Technical Assessment Board. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University.
JOHN C. SOMMERER is chief technology officer of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), and he chairs APL’s Science and Technology Council. He manages APL’s overall internal IR&D program, its participation in the educational programs of JHU’s Whiting School of Engineering, and its Office of Technology Transfer, and he is the line supervisor of the Research and Technology Development Center. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member in applied physics, applied mathematics, and technical management. Dr. Sommerer has made internationally recognized theoretical and experimental contributions to the fields of nonlinear dynamics and complex systems. He has served on several technical advisory bodies for the U.S. government and has received numerous prestigious awards. Dr. Sommerer is a member of the Security Affairs Support Association, the APS and its Division of Fluid Mechanics, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and its Activity Group on Dynamical Systems. He also is a former member of the NRC’s Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board and is a director of the James Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland.