microscopes to study single molecules at high spatial resolution. Since 2001, he has led the Physical Analytics program in IBM Research, first as a research staff member and currently as a research manager. His current research interest includes nanoscale heat transfer and energy management of large-scale computing systems as well as novel applications of physical modeling to infrastructure. He has authored and co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers and holds over 55 patents and has over 35 pending patent applications. Dr. Hamann is an IBM master inventor and has served on governmental committees such as with the National Academy of Sciences and as an industrial advisor to universities. He is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), Optical Society of America (OSA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Hamann received a diploma in chemical physics (1992) and his PhD (1995) from the University of Göttingen, Germany.
James C. Miller is a human-factors consultant in San Antonio, Texas. He provides expertise to the Control Room Management Team of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation and supports applied psychophysiologic research in the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. Dr. Miller was the founding director of the Human Environmental Research Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, Colorado. He also helped to design and then chaired the USAFA Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects in research from 1998 to 2000. In 2000, Dr. Miller helped to create the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Warfighter Fatigue Countermeasures R&D Group at Brooks City-Base in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Miller is a certificant of the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics and reviews applications for certification. He is the author of the book Fatigue in the Controlling Pilot Error series of McGraw-Hill (2001), a former founding associate editor of Ergonomics in Design, a former reviewer for Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, and author of the report Fatigue Effects and Countermeasures in 24/7 Security Operations for the ASIS Foundation (2010). He is a former chair of the Department of Defense Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group and an emeritus member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the Aerospace Medical Association. In 2007, he received the Henry L. Taylor Founder’s Award for outstanding contributions in the field of aerospace human factors from the Aerospace Human Factors Association. Dr. Miller received his BA in analytic biology and his PhD in biology (environmental physiology) from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Joanna Mirecki Millunchick is a professor of materials science and engineering and is affiliated with the Applied Physics Program and the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics at the University of Michigan. Her general research interests involve manipulating matter on the nanoscale to enable the design of new electronic materials for optoelectronic and microelectronic applications. Her specific interests are in the materials and surface sciences of semiconductor thin-film nucleation and epitaxy, using a number of growth platforms, including molecular-beam epitaxy, chemical-vapor deposition, and ion-assisted deposition. A variety of characterization techniques are used to study structural properties (reflection high-energy electron diffraction, xray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and atomic-force microscopy), electronic properties (Hall and resistivity measurements), and optical properties (photoluminescence) of these films. Dr. Millunchick has received several awards, including the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Sloan Foundation Pre-Tenure Fellowship, and the John F. Ullrich Education Excellence Award from the University of Michigan. She received her BS in physics from DePaul University in Chicago in 1990 and her PhD in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston in 1995.
Donald Norman (NAE) is a cofounder of the Nielsen Norman Group; a professor emeritus of the University of California, San Diego, where he served as chair of the Psychology Department and