NRC study committees, including the Committee for a Strategic Transportation Research Study on Highway Safety, and chairs the NAE Steering Committee on the Impact of Products Liability Law on Innovation. He holds degrees in electrical engineering from Aston Technical College and mechanical engineering from Liverpool Technical College.
Donald J. Bailey is director for research and technology parmering at the Ohio Aerospace Institute where he is responsible for collaborative teaming activities directed towards advanced technology development, including materials and manufacturing. Dr. Bailey began his career as a senior research metallurgist at General Motors Corporate Research Laboratories with responsibility for research on materials applications for automotive vehicle weight reduction programs. He subsequently joined General Electric Company, where his positions included manager of advanced development engineering and manager of marketing and product technology for the Transformer Business Department. He spent five years as a vice president of Kulhman Corporation, a manufacturer of power distribution transformers and automotive products, before joining the Ohio Aerospace Institute in 1991. Dr. Bailey received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Harry E. Cook (NAE) is director of the Manufacturing Research Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana. Previously, he was general manager of scientific affairs, Chrysler Corporation, and director of automotive research and technical systems. He spearheaded the development of the first cooperative research program within the U.S.-based automotive industry, which lead to a precompetitive research joint venture on polymer-based structural composites. He also initiated joint efforts to set industry standards for a new generation of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture (CAD/CAM) systems and was instrumental in bringing CAD/CAM technologies and knowledge-based systems to the production line. Prior to joining Chrysler, Dr. Cook held a variety of management positions at the Product Development Group at Ford Motor Company. In 1972, he joined the Department of Metallurgy and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois, where he held a joint full professorship in the two departments. He is a fellow of the American Society of Metals and a fellow of the American Society of Automotive Engineers. He is a member of the NAE and the NRC's National Materials Advisory Board. Dr. Cook served as a member of the NRC Committee on Materials for the 21st Century. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in metallurgy from Case Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in material science from Northwestern University.