interests are the deformation and fracture of materials, including extensive research experience in metals, polymers, and composites, and he has published over 83 technical articles. He is a recognized international authority on composite materials and on the application of new materials to automotive structures. His management responsibilities at Ford covered a wide area of research activities relative to the automotive industry, including materials, environmental chemistry, sensor technologies, automotive catalyst development, and the application of modern analytical techniques. He is a member of the American Society for Materials (ASM), The Metallurgical Society (TMS) of AIME, and the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD). He was elected a fellow of ASM in 1989 and a fellow of ESD in 1991. In 1992, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He holds a B.Met. in metallurgy from the University of Sheffield and a Ph.D. in metallurgy from the University of Liverpool.
David L. Bodde serves as a professor and senior fellow at Clemson University. There, he directs innovation and strategy at Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research. Prior to joining Clemson University, Dr. Bodde held the Charles N. Kimball Chair in Technology and Innovation at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Dr. Bodde serves on the board of directors of several energy and technology companies, including Great Plains Energy and the Commerce Funds. His executive experience includes vice president, Midwest Research Institute; assistant director of the Congressional Budget Office; and deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Bodde frequently testifies before congressional committees. He was once a soldier and served in the Army in Vietnam. He has a doctorate in business administration from Harvard University, M.S. degrees in nuclear engineering (1972) and management (1973), and a B.S. from the United States Military Academy.
Glenn A. Eisman is a research professor in materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. He is also adjunct professor at the graduate school of Union University (Schenectady, N.Y.); principal partner of Eisman Technology Consultants, LLC; and managing partner of H2 Pump LLC (Niskayuna, N.Y.). His previous positions include chief technology officer, Plug Power, Inc.; technical leader, The Advanced Materials Program, Central Research and New Businesses, The Dow Chemical Company; project leader, Discovery Research R&D and Inorganic Chemicals Research, The Dow Chemical Company; and Robert A. Welch Research Fellow, The University of Texas-Austin. Dr. Eisman has extensive experience in R&D and product development on fuel cells, hydrogen technologies, electrochemical engineering, physical and inorganic solid state chemistry, and new technology commercialization and business development. He received the Inventor of the Year Award from Dow Chemical (1993) and is a member of the Electrochemical Society. He received his bachelor’s degree in