Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

R. Ray Beebe (chair) retired as senior vice president of Homestake Mining Company. He received an M.S. degree in metallurgical engineering from the Montana School of Mines. His areas of expertise include mineral processing, crushing, extraction, leaching, electrochemical separations, ore beneficiation and upgrading, and ferrous and nonferrous metals. Prior to his tenure at Homestake Mining, he held senior management positions with Marcona Corporation and Newmont Mining Corporation. He has previously served as a member of the National Materials Advisory Board and as vice chair of the National Research Council study on competitiveness of the U.S. minerals and mining industry. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Gary A. Baum is vice president of technology for the Institute of Paper Science and Technology. His research has focused on paper physics and mechanical properties, the electrical properties of polymers, and the processing of paper and paperboard. Dr. Baum had many years of experience in industrial processing with Dow Chemical, the Institute of Paper Chemistry, the James River Corporation, and North Carolina State University before moving to his current position.

John V. Busch is president and founder of IBIS Associates. His professional focus is in economics and business development for technology-based organizations with specialties in business development, cost modeling, and technology assessment. In addition to his business background and experience, Dr. Busch has technical background in materials science and engineering, industrial materials processing, polymers and composites, economic analysis, and cost modeling.



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Biographical Sketches of Committee Members R. Ray Beebe (chair) retired as senior vice president of Homestake Mining Company. He received an M.S. degree in metallurgical engineering from the Montana School of Mines. His areas of expertise include mineral processing, crushing, extraction, leaching, electrochemical separations, ore beneficiation and upgrading, and ferrous and nonferrous metals. Prior to his tenure at Homestake Mining, he held senior management positions with Marcona Corporation and Newmont Mining Corporation. He has previously served as a member of the National Materials Advisory Board and as vice chair of the National Research Council study on competitiveness of the U.S. minerals and mining industry. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Gary A. Baum is vice president of technology for the Institute of Paper Science and Technology. His research has focused on paper physics and mechanical properties, the electrical properties of polymers, and the processing of paper and paperboard. Dr. Baum had many years of experience in industrial processing with Dow Chemical, the Institute of Paper Chemistry, the James River Corporation, and North Carolina State University before moving to his current position. John V. Busch is president and founder of IBIS Associates. His professional focus is in economics and business development for technology-based organizations with specialties in business development, cost modeling, and technology assessment. In addition to his business background and experience, Dr. Busch has technical background in materials science and engineering, industrial materials processing, polymers and composites, economic analysis, and cost modeling.

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Norman A. Gjostein is a materials engineering consultant. He retired in 1995 as director of Powertrain and Materials Research Laboratory at Ford Motor Company. Dr. Gjostein's directorate included research in automotive materials, engines, computer-aided engineering, and manufacturing systems. His experience has included 35 years at Ford, mostly in the evaluation and application of advanced materials in automotive systems. He has experience in process design and commercialization, as well as in the evaluation of intermetallic alloys for automotive engine applications. Dr. Gjostein is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Francis C. McMichael is professor of civil engineering and public policy and Blenko Professor of Environmental Engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University. His research concerns the effects of industrial processing on ground-water quality, hydrology, applied statistics, risk analysis, and solid and hazardous waste management. He has a particular interest in process control, monitoring, and in-process recycling of process waste streams. Dr. McMichael is a recognized leader in industrial ecology and has been a consultant to the steel industry. He has served on the Science Advisory Board for the Environmental Protections Agency. Maxine L. Savitz is general manager of AlliedSignal Ceramic Components. Her experience includes materials development, production, and utilization; technology transfer; energy policy and energy conservation; and aerospace technology. Dr. Savitz has served on research advisory panels concerned with materials and processing and energy programs for several agencies, including the Gas Research Institute, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, DOE, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Dr. Savitz is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.