areas include the theory and modeling of microstructural evolution in complex polycrystals, the physical and mechanical response of microstructures, and the wetting and spreading of liquid metals. She works with team members from industry, government, and academia to develop materials and process models. She develops, integrates, and parallelizes computational materials models at all length scales. Dr. Holm has several professional honors and awards. She has authored or co-authored over 100 publications.

David A. Koshiba is the deputy director for the Phantom Works Lean and Efficient Thrust of The Boeing Company. He has 25 years of experience successfully leading multidisciplinary engineering and integrated product design teams. Previously, he was program manager for Lean Engineering/Design, Manufacturing, and Producibility Simulations Group responsible for leading a team to develop, enhance, and integrate modeling and simulation processes and supporting tools. Before that he was the forebody define manager for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program responsible for leading a team to develop and mature the JSF forebody structures and systems using advanced design tools and processes. He was responsible for developing a JSF virtual prototype, including implementation of three-dimensional solid models of structures and subsystems, assembly simulations, finite element modeling, and external loads development in an integrated digital environment. He was responsible for evaluation of the manufacturing organizations within McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Mr. Koshiba is a member of Sigma Gamma Tau—the National Honor Society for Aeronautical Engineers—and a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Morris H. Morgan III is professor of chemical engineering and dean of the School of Engineering and Technology at Hampton University. He was development engineer at Inland Manufacturing Division of GMC, Dayton, Ohio, where he worked on the development of polyurethane foams for Pontiac's "Enduro" bumper by formulating and testing the effectiveness of different polymeric compounds. He was a system safety engineer for the Mound Laboratory, run by Monsanto Company in Miamisburg, Ohio, where he analyzed the safety and reliability of various manufacturing processes. After that, he was a staff scientist at the GE Corporate Research and Development Center, where he conducted research on the direct process for manufacturing of silicones. He went on to the position of associate professor of chemical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, before his current position at Hampton University, where he conducts research on statistical modeling of environmental and combustion systems. Dr. Morgan has published more than 70 scientific engineering papers.

Daniel E. Whitney is a senior research scientist at the Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development and a senior lecturer in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT. His interests include the use of computers in product design, understanding the role of assembly in the design and manufacturing process, and understanding how companies decide what design and manufacturing skills are core competencies. He conducts research on product development, automation, CAD, mechanical assembly, outsourcing strategy, and comparisons of product development processes in U.S. and foreign companies. He teaches mechanical assembly and product development in the MIT Engineering and Business Schools. He consults for major corporations in product development, supplier relations, and technology strategy. Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Whitney spent 19 years at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., where he conducted research and consulting on robotics, assembly automation, design for assembly, and CAD tools for assembly processes. He has published over 80 technical articles, has co-authored a book on concurrent engineering, and holds a number of patents. In 2003, his book Mechanical Assemblies: Their Design, Manufacture, and Role in Product Development was published by Oxford University Press.

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