Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

BERNARD H. KEAR is Chairman of the Department of Mechanics and Materials Science and Director of the Center for Materials Synthesis, College of Engineering, Rutgers University. Previously, he was a senior consulting scientist at Pratt & Whitney and science advisor to Exxon Research and Engineering Company. He is the immediate past chairman of the National Materials Advisory Board and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

ARDEN L. BEMENT, JR. is Basil S. Turner Distinguished Professor of Engineering, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He was previously Vice President of Technical Resources at TRW, Incorporated, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Advanced Technologies, and Director of the Office of Material Science at DARPA. He received his E.Met. from Colorado School of Mines, M.S. from University of Idaho, and Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering for the University of Michigan. He is chairman of the Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems of the NRC, former chairman of the National Materials Advisory Board, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

I. MELVIN BERNSTEIN is vice president for Arts, Science, and Technology at Tufts University. He was previously chancellor and senior vice president of the Illinois Institute of Technology. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in metallurgy from Columbia University. He is a member of the National Materials Advisory Board.



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Materials Research Agenda for the Automotive and Aircraft Industries Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members BERNARD H. KEAR is Chairman of the Department of Mechanics and Materials Science and Director of the Center for Materials Synthesis, College of Engineering, Rutgers University. Previously, he was a senior consulting scientist at Pratt & Whitney and science advisor to Exxon Research and Engineering Company. He is the immediate past chairman of the National Materials Advisory Board and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. ARDEN L. BEMENT, JR. is Basil S. Turner Distinguished Professor of Engineering, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He was previously Vice President of Technical Resources at TRW, Incorporated, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Advanced Technologies, and Director of the Office of Material Science at DARPA. He received his E.Met. from Colorado School of Mines, M.S. from University of Idaho, and Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering for the University of Michigan. He is chairman of the Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems of the NRC, former chairman of the National Materials Advisory Board, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. I. MELVIN BERNSTEIN is vice president for Arts, Science, and Technology at Tufts University. He was previously chancellor and senior vice president of the Illinois Institute of Technology. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in metallurgy from Columbia University. He is a member of the National Materials Advisory Board.

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Materials Research Agenda for the Automotive and Aircraft Industries PETER CANNON is managing partner of VRE, a private consulting firm. He was previously President of Conductus and Vice-President for Research at Rockwell International Corporation. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Chemistry and Ph.D. in Physical Sciences from the University of London. HARRY E. COOK is Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professor and Director of the Manufacturing Research Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He previously was Manager of the Metallurgical Department at Ford Motor Company and Director of Automobile Research at Chrysler Motors. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Case Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in materials science from Northwestern University. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. NORMAN A. GJOSTEIN is Director of Long-Range and Systems Research at Ford Motor Company. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. EARL R. THOMPSON is Assistant Director of Research for Materials Technology, United Technologies Research Center. He received his B.S. and M.S. from North Carolina State University and his D.Sc. in materials science from University of Virginia. He is a member of the National Materials Advisory Board.