Engineering of the National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Debra Auguste is an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the City College of New York. Previously she was an assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of Harvard University and an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery of Harvard Medical School. Earlier, she was a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her interests include drug and gene delivery, targeted delivery, stimulus-sensitive materials, and scaffolds for tissue engineering. Dr. Auguste is the principal investigator on grants from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). She is a recipient of various awards, including the NSF CAREER Award in 2011, the DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2009, the Percy Julien Award for Outstanding Scientist of the Year in 2008, the ONR Young Investigator Award in 2007, the JDRF Innovation Award in 2007, the 1930 Wallace Memorial Honorific Fellowship in 2003, and several fellowships. In addition, Dr. Auguste was named to the 50 Most Influential African Americans in Technology list in 2009. She received her SB in chemical engineering from MIT in 1999 and her PhD in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 2005.
Steven G. Boxer (NAS) is the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University. His research interests include model membranes, energy and electron transfer dynamics in photosynthetic reaction centers, electrostatics and dynamics in proteins, and excited-state dynamics in green fluorescent proteins. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Biophysical Society, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2008, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He won the Max Tishler Award for Tufts University in 2007 and the Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy in 2008. Dr. Boxer holds a BS in chemistry from Tufts University and a PhD in physical and physical-organic chemistry from the University of Chicago.
Christopher C. Green is assistant dean for Asia Pacific of the Wayne State School of Medicine (SOM). He is also a clinical fellow and professor in neuroimaging and magnetic resonance imaging in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences of SOM and the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). His medical specialties are brain imaging and forensic neurology, and his personal medical practice is in the differential diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease. He serves on many government advisory groups and private-sector corporate boards of directors. Immediately before his current position, he was executive director for emergent technology research for SOM and DMC. From 1985 through 2004, he was executive director for global technology policy and chief technology officer for General Motors Asia-Pacific Operations. His career at General Motors included positions as head of biomedical sciences research and executive director of the General Motors Research Laboratory for Materials and Environmental Sciences. His career with the Central Intelligence Agency extended from 1969 to 1985 as a senior division analyst and assistant national intelligence officer for science and technology. His PhD in neurophysiology is from the University of Colorado Medical School, and his MD is from the Autonomous City University in El Paso, Texas, and Monterey, Mexico, with honors. He also holds the National Intelligence Medal and is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Hendrik F. Hamann is currently a research manager for physical analytics in the Physical Sciences Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York. In 1995 he joined JILA (Joint institute between the University of Colorado and NIST) as a research associate in Boulder, Colorado. During his tenure at JILA he developed novel near-field optical