Appendix B
Committee Members

John W. Gillespie, Jr., is director of the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials. He is also a professor in both the Department of Materials Science Engineering and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the university. Dr. Gillespie currently leads three DoD centers of excellence in composites. He serves as editor for the Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials and is a member of several professional societies and boards. Dr. Gillespie holds eight U.S. patents and has authored more than 500 technical publications.

Jon B. DeVault is currently an independent consultant with extensive knowledge of the carbon fiber industry. Prior to this, he was an executive at Aldila Materials Technology Corporation and at Fiberite, Inc. Before joining Fiberite, Mr. DeVault spent 3 years at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he was responsible for planning and implementing a strategy to reduce the cost of polymer matrix composite structures. Earlier in his career, he was president of the Composite Products Group, Hercules Aerospace Company—the largest supplier of graphite materials to DoD and a major manufacturer of composite structures. He has been a member of the Suppliers of Advanced Composite Materials Association (SACMA), the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE), and the American Defense Preparedness Association. Mr. DeVault received the SACMA Material Leadership Award in 1996.

Dan D. Edie is the Dow Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and director for the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films at Clemson University. His research has focused on the formation, modification, and characterization of carbon, ceramic, and polymeric fibers and composite materials. This research includes both innovative experimental work and theoretical modeling. Dr. Edie has served as a consultant to the U.S. government and industry in the area of high-performance fibers and has served on the editorial board of the journal Carbon. Dr. Edie is a past president of the American Carbon Society and has been awarded the Graffin Lectureship by the society. Dr. Edie holds seven patents and has authored more than 150 technical papers and eight book chapters.

Vlodek Gabara is the DuPont Fellow in Advanced Fiber Systems at E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. His research has focused on the chemistry and technology of high-performance fibers with aramids, such as Kevlar and Nomex, and advanced organic fibers. Dr. Gabara has more than 50 internal DuPont publications and more than 30 publications in the open literature.

Thomas J. Haulik is business manager at Cytec Carbon Fibers, LLC. His primary responsibilities at Cytec are to develop and implement market plans and strategies for carbon fiber for aircraft, aerospace, and other high-performance areas. Mr. Haulik joined Cytec when the company acquired the carbon fibers and engineering thermoplastics businesses from BP Amoco in 2001, which had previously acquired it from Union Carbide Corporation. He had been with Union Carbide since 1981. Mr. Haulik has been



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High-Performance Structural Fibers for Advanced Polymer Matrix Composites Appendix B Committee Members John W. Gillespie, Jr., is director of the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials. He is also a professor in both the Department of Materials Science Engineering and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the university. Dr. Gillespie currently leads three DoD centers of excellence in composites. He serves as editor for the Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials and is a member of several professional societies and boards. Dr. Gillespie holds eight U.S. patents and has authored more than 500 technical publications. Jon B. DeVault is currently an independent consultant with extensive knowledge of the carbon fiber industry. Prior to this, he was an executive at Aldila Materials Technology Corporation and at Fiberite, Inc. Before joining Fiberite, Mr. DeVault spent 3 years at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he was responsible for planning and implementing a strategy to reduce the cost of polymer matrix composite structures. Earlier in his career, he was president of the Composite Products Group, Hercules Aerospace Company—the largest supplier of graphite materials to DoD and a major manufacturer of composite structures. He has been a member of the Suppliers of Advanced Composite Materials Association (SACMA), the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE), and the American Defense Preparedness Association. Mr. DeVault received the SACMA Material Leadership Award in 1996. Dan D. Edie is the Dow Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and director for the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films at Clemson University. His research has focused on the formation, modification, and characterization of carbon, ceramic, and polymeric fibers and composite materials. This research includes both innovative experimental work and theoretical modeling. Dr. Edie has served as a consultant to the U.S. government and industry in the area of high-performance fibers and has served on the editorial board of the journal Carbon. Dr. Edie is a past president of the American Carbon Society and has been awarded the Graffin Lectureship by the society. Dr. Edie holds seven patents and has authored more than 150 technical papers and eight book chapters. Vlodek Gabara is the DuPont Fellow in Advanced Fiber Systems at E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. His research has focused on the chemistry and technology of high-performance fibers with aramids, such as Kevlar and Nomex, and advanced organic fibers. Dr. Gabara has more than 50 internal DuPont publications and more than 30 publications in the open literature. Thomas J. Haulik is business manager at Cytec Carbon Fibers, LLC. His primary responsibilities at Cytec are to develop and implement market plans and strategies for carbon fiber for aircraft, aerospace, and other high-performance areas. Mr. Haulik joined Cytec when the company acquired the carbon fibers and engineering thermoplastics businesses from BP Amoco in 2001, which had previously acquired it from Union Carbide Corporation. He had been with Union Carbide since 1981. Mr. Haulik has been

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High-Performance Structural Fibers for Advanced Polymer Matrix Composites involved in several different capacities with SAMPE. In 2002-2003, he served as the SAMPE International president. John L. Kardos is the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Materials Research Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis. His research efforts have been in the area of composite materials, including structure-property prediction, interface modification, process modeling, and material characterization. He has served a consultant to the U.S. government and industry in the area of reinforced plastics and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Composites Science & Technology, and Polymer Composites. Dr. Kardos has also received the Materials Engineering and Sciences Division Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Dr. Kardos holds one U.S. patent and has authored more than 120 technical papers and five book chapters Linda S. Schadler in a professor of materials science and engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She received her doctorate degree in materials science and engineering in 1990 from the University of Pennsylvania and held a postdoctoral research position at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center before joining the faculty at Drexel University as an assistant professor. She joined the Rensselaer faculty in 1996. She is a winner of the Bradley Staughton Teaching Award from ASM International and the American Society of Engineering Education Dow Outstanding New Faculty award for the St. Lawrence section. Dr. Schadler also has a strong interest in education and participates in outreach and education programs for high school students and teachers, and research programs for undergraduates.