over 20 years of experience in the fields of materials synthesis, processing, and characterization for electronic and structural applications. As a research department manager for 10 years, Dr. Momoda led several major projects in smart materials, materials and chemistry for thermal management, gas sensing, and the modeling and prediction of materials reliability. She was also project manager of the DARPA Compact Hybrid Actuator Program (CHAP). As a laboratory director, she now manages a laboratory of 70 scientists and engineers with research in the areas of novel, lightweight, architected materials, active and adaptive structures, electrochemical analysis, energy storage and generation devices, scalable nano-materials processing, novel detector materials, and high Q MEMs devices. She is a member of the Materials Research Society and is on the advisory board for the Materials Science and Engineering departments at the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Southern California.
Vladimir V. Tsukruk, Ph.D.,
Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology
Co-Director, Air Force BIONIC Center of Excellence
Vladimir V. Tsukruk received his MS degree in physics from the National University of Ukraine, and his PhD and DSc in chemistry and polymer science from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He carried out his postdoctoral research at the universities of Marburg, Germany, and Akron, United States. He is currently a professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and a co-director of the Air Force BIONIC Center of Excellence. He was elected an APS Fellow in 2010 and an MRS Fellow in 2011. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of six professional journals, has co-authored around 330 refereed articles in archival journals, as well as five co-edited or co-authored books and has organized 10 professional conferences. He is a co-founder of the company SEMADyne. His research in the fields of surfaces and interfaces, molecular assembly, and nano- and bioinspired materials has recently been recognized by the Humboldt Research Award (2009) and the NSF Special Creativity Award (2006), among others, and is supported by NSF, AFOSR, ARO, DARPA, DOE, and private industry. Tsukruk has vast expertise in the fabrication of interfacial nanostructures with emphasis on responsive nanomaterials and biosensing structures and their comprehensive characterization. He has established an excellent experimental facility at a Microanalysis Center with a range of microscopic and spectroscopic methods. His book Scanning Probe Microscopy of Soft Matter: Fundamentals and Practices (Wiley, 2012) is a comprehensive textbook on SPM applications of synthetic and biological materials. Overall, he has trained about 50 students and postdoctoral associates who currently work in academia and in leading research centers (MIT, Washington University, AFRL, Dow, DuPont, and Intel).
Edward V. White
Boeing Associate Technical Fellow, Enterprise-wide Adaptive Structures
Technology Focus Team Leader, Lead for Structural Health Management, St. Louis,
Mr. White has 36 years of experience at the Boeing Company in the areas of structural dynamics and loads, and for the last 22 years in smart structures technology development. Since June 1994 he has been team leader of the Smart Structures and Systems team in the Boeing Research and Technology organization in St. Louis. As team leader, Mr. White is responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary/multi-site group pursuing both contracted and internal research and development into adaptive structures technology. The Smart Structures and Systems team is developing technologies such as embedded sensors and actuators and for both shape change and