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.