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B Biographical Sketches of Committee Members DAVID MORRISON (chair) is adjunct professor of nuclear engineering at North Carolina State University and has recently retired as director of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He was awarded a B.S. from Grove City College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Carnegie institute of Technology. His expertise includes nuclear reactor safety ~_ _ 1 1 _ .1_ _ 1 _ 4_ __ _ _ ~_ . _ _ _ ~_ _ 1 , ~ ~ J 7 specifically me 11Ie prectlctlon or complex systems. Dr. Morrison was previously a member of the National Materials Advisory Board of the National Research Council (NRC) and has chaired and participated in numerous NRC studies. CHARLES E. BAKIS is associate professor of engineering science and mechanics at the Pennsylvania State University. He was awarded a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic institute and State University. His research interests include the manufacturing, performance, evaluation, and mechanics of infrastructure materials. His recent research has focused on the structural applications, accelerated-testing methods, and health monitoring of fiber- reinforced polymer reinforcement for concrete. AL`ASTAIR N. CORMACK is professor of ceramic engineering in the School of Ceramic Engineering and Sciences at Alfred University. He was awarded a B.A. from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. His research interests include: inorganic solid state chemistry, including nonstoichiometry and defect structures the influence of composition on complex crystal structures and their behavior; computer-based simulation at the atomistic level of complex defect behavior; and mass transport in inorganic solids. Dr. Cormack has participated in several activities for the U.S. Department of Energy related to the properties and performance of glasses and ceramic materials in extreme environments. THOMAS GATES is a scientist in the Mechanics of Materials Branch at NASA Langley Research Center. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University. Dr. Gates' activities at NASA have focused on basic and applied research in the area of constitutive mode! development for advanced polymer-composite materials. His area of expertise is the formulation of new constitutive relationships and associated testing methods for characterizing the time-, rate-, and temperature-dependent mechanical response of high-strength, high-stiffness polymer matrix composites. 27
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28 RESEARCH A GENDA FOR TEST METHODS AND MODELS CAROLYN HANSSON is vice president of university research at the University of Waterloo. She received a B.SC. and a Ph.D. in metallurgy from Imperial Age, Canaan university. Her research concerns the development and deterioration of concrete-based infrastructure materials. K _ 11 _ _ _ T _ __ ~ _ __ T T ~ A ~ 1 Dr. Hansson was a member of the National Materials Advisory Board and a chair of the NRC Committee on Nonconventional Concrete Technologies for Renewal of the infrastructure. DAVID JOHNSON is head of the Metallurgy and Ceramics Research Department of Lucent Technologies. He was awarded a B.S. and a Ph.D. in ceramic science from the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include the sol-gel processing of glass and ceramics for the fabrication of large pieces of transparent high-silica glass and the life prediction and accelerated aging of fiber-optic materials. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. RICHARD SALZBRENNER is manager of the Materials Performance, Aging, and Reliability Department at Sandia National Laboratories. He was awarded a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in metallurgy and materials science from the University of Denver. Dr. Salzbrenner's areas of research are the effects of materials aging and degradation on svelter performance and m~terinl~- based life prediction of weapon subsystems. ROBB THOMSON is a senior research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He received an M.S. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in physics from Syracuse University. His primary area of research concerns imperfections in solids and their effects on mechanical properties. ANN CHIDESTER VAN ORDEN was an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Old Dominion University. She was awarded a B.S. from Utah State University and a Ph.D. in engineering materials from the University of Maryland. Her main research interests included the development of failure analysis and life-prediction methodologies for large structures and vessels. JOHN T. WATSON is acting deputy director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for the National institutes of Health. He was awarded a B.S. from the University of Cincinnati, an M.S. from Southern Methodist University, and a Ph.D. in physiology from the Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Watson's area of research is the development of life-prediction and accelerated-aging methodologies for biomaterials.