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Page 99 Appendix D Biographical Sketches of Committee Members EUGENE SEVIN, chair, is an independent consultant. He formerly served with the U.S. Department of Defense as Deputy Director, Missiles and Space Systems; Office of the Under Secretary of Research for Acquisition and Technology; and as Assistant to the Deputy Director of Science and Technology, Defense Nuclear Agency. Dr. Sevin was professor of mechanical engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and head of the mechanical engineering faculty at what is now Ben Gurion University, Israel. He was also adjunct professor of applied mechanics at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Director of Engineering Mechanics Research, IIT Research Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in applied mechanics from IIT. Dr. Sevin is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and of several professional engineering societies. STUART L. KNOOP, AIA, vice chair, is a registered architect, and President of Oudens and Knoop, Architects, P.C. of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He has 34 years of experience as an architect, 25 of those years in his own practice. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society for Industrial Security, and the Construction Specifications Institute. Since 1977 he has been involved in design for security, particularly for the U.S. Department of State's Office of Foreign Buildings Operations for which he and his firm designed more than 60 security upgrades of existing embassies and consulates worldwide. This experience led to his service on the Committee on Research for the Security of Future U.S. Embassy Buildings for the National Research Council.
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Page 100 TED BELYTSCHKO is Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University, where he has taught since 1977. Previously he taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His primary research interests are computational mechanics and finite-element methods. He has served on National Research Council committees on computational mechanics, instrumentation (large shake-table) evaluation, and underground structures. He obtained B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is past Chairman of the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Engineering Mechanics Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Academy of Mechanics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. GARY G. BRIGGS is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Consolidated Engineering Services, Inc., which provides technical and consulting services for operations, maintenance, and facilities management, including mechanical plants and operations, fire safety and security, elevators and escalators, structures and envelopes, and energy management. These services are provided to over 100 properties including office buildings, residential units, retail malls, and recreational facilities. Mr. Briggs has a B.S. degree in physics from Drexel University. WILLIAM J. HALL is professor emeritus of civil engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a consultant. He served on the faculty of the University of Illinois from 1954 to 1993; he was head of the Department of Civil Engineering from 1984 to 1991. His higher education includes the University of California at Berkeley, Kings Point, the University of Kansas at Lawrence where he received a B.S. degree, and the University of Illinois where he received an M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. In 1948–1949 he was an engineer with the Sohio Pipeline Co. At the University of Illinois he was engaged in instruction and research, with a specialty in structural engineering and structural dynamics and research emphasis on properties of steel materials, blast and shock, and earthquake engineering. Professional involvement with many large projects includes the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, nuclear power plants, many agencies of the federal government (defenseprotective structures, missile systems, and nuclear materials), and with the National Research Council. He is an honorary member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of National Academy of Engineering. BRUCE HOFFMAN is Chair and Senior Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, St. Andrews University, Scotland, and director of the university's Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence. He was formerly a member of the senior research staff in The RAND Corporation's International
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Page 101 Policy Department, and Director of the Strategy and Doctrine Program in RAND's Army Research Division. He previously served as Associate Director of both that program as well as of the International Security and Defense Strategy Program in RAND's National Security Research Division. Dr. Hoffman holds degrees in government, history, and international relations and received his doctorate from Oxford University. He has taught at both Oxford University and the University of Buckingham. In November 1994 Dr. Hoffman received the U.S. Intelligence Community Award Seal Medallion, the highest level of commendation awarded to a non-U.S. government employee. The award recognizes sustained performance of high value which distinctly benefits the interests and national security of the United States. THEODOR KRAUTHAMMER is professor of civil engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research and technical activities are in the area of structural behavior under severe static and dynamic loads. His work includes the development of design recommendations for enhancing structural performance and safety and the evaluation of facilities following hazardous loading events. He is a member of national and international professional organizations and serves on 11 technical committees of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, the National Research Council, and the Federal Highway Administration. He is the founding Chairman of the American Concrete Institute Committee 370 on Short Duration Dynamics and Vibratory Load Effects, and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers Task Committee on Structural Design for Physical Security. Dr. Krauthammer has written over 180 research publications and has been invited to lecture on these publications in the United States and abroad. He has been a consultant to industries and governments worldwide. WALTER P. MOORE JR. is the Thomas A. Bullock Endowed Chair for Leadership and Innovation in the departments of Civil Engineering and Architecture at Texas A&M University. He is also the Director of the Center for Building Design and Construction and the Center for Construction Education at Texas A&M. He is the Chairman of the Board of Walter P. Moore & Associates, a consulting engineering firm specializing in structural, civil, and traffic engineering, which is headquartered in Houston, Texas with branch offices in Dallas, Atlanta, and Tampa. He is a registered professional engineer in 24 states and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. BARBARA A. MYERCHIN is a partner at Strategic Science and Technology Planners, a strategic planning, programming, and lab planning firm located in Arlington, Virginia. She has over 25 years of professional experience in the
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Page 102 public and private sector including background and knowledge in construction of hardened military structures and U.S. embassies worldwide. She has first-hand experience in the planning and design of security systems, including the electronic security systems installed for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Ms. Myerchin received a B.S. in civil engineering from Tennessee Tech, and is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair. She is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee and Virginia, and a member of the Society of College and University Planners. LESLIE E. ROBERTSON is Director of Design and Construction in the structural engineering firm of Leslie E. Robertson Associates, R.L.L.P. After receiving a B.S. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, he worked at Kaiser Engineering, John Blume & Associates, and Raymond International prior to establishing Leslie E. Robertson Associates, R.L.L.P. In addition to a B.S. degree, he has received four honorary doctorates. In 1994, Mr. Robertson was granted the license of First Class Architect and Professional Engineer in Japan, the only non-Japanese engineer so honored. His election to the National Academy of Engineering was in recognition of his expertise and contributions to the field of structural engineering. He has served on the National Research Council Committee on Research for the Security of Future U.S. Embassy Buildings.
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