Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
Robert J. Hermann is a senior partner at Global Technology Partners, LLC, a firm that specializes in investments in technology, defense, aerospace, and related businesses worldwide. Previously, Dr. Hermann spent 16 years at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), where he retired as senior vice president for science and technology in 1998. Prior to joining UTC, Hermann served 20 years with the National Security Agency, with assignments in research and development, operations, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In 1977, he was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Communications, Command, Control, and Intelligence; and in 1979, he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Research, Development, and Logistics. He held a parallel position as director of the National Reconnaissance Office. Dr. Hermann has held a number of positions on advisory boards, including member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1993-2001); chair of the board of directors of the American National Standards Institute (1998-2000); chair of the board of directors of Draper Laboratory; member of the board of directors of Condor Systems and Orbital Sciences Corporation; and member of the Defense Science Board. Dr. Hermann is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
William Baeslack is dean of the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, leading and administering a college of approximately 150 faculty, 2,500 undergraduates, and 750 graduate students. Concurrently, he is a senior materials scientist in the metals and ceramics division of the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Prior to joining Rensselaer, Dr. Baeslack served as interim vice president for research and development at Ohio State University and as president of the Ohio State University Research Foundation. In addition, he served as chair of the Department of Welding Engineering and professor in the Department of Industrial, Welding, and Systems Engineering. Dr. Baeslack is the author of over 150 journal articles and 7 book chapters. He is active in professional associations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society for Engineering Education, and ASM International. Dr. Baeslack has served as an industry consultant to GE Aircraft Engines, Lockheed, McDonnell Douglas, and Rocketdyne.
Edward C. Dowling is executive vice president for operations at Cleveland Cliffs, Inc., the largest iron producer in North America. His responsibilities include profit and loss responsibility for five large-scale iron ore mining, processing, and manufacturing operations; an international reduced iron facility; purchasing, research and development, engineering, safety, and environmental functions; and overall company-wide improvement efforts. The total production value of these businesses exceeds $1.3 billion, and there are over 4,000 employees. Prior to joining Cleveland Cliffs, Dr. Dowling served as senior vice president and director of process management and engineering at Cyprus Amax Minerals Company. In that position, he was responsible for leading a subsidiary of Climax Molybdenum Company, Climax Specialty Metals and Performance Chemicals, and the downstream copper smelting and refining operations. He is recognized as an expert in process engineering, integrating engineering
theory and practice to obtain real solutions to important industrial problems. Dr. Dowling has published more than 35 articles focusing on processing engineering and technical approaches to operations and business optimization. In addition, he has received a number of industry awards, including, most recently, an award from the Extractive Processing Division of the Metallurgical Society (2000) and the Robert H. Richards Award from AIME (2001). He is a member of the Metallurgical Society, Sigma Xi, the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, and the American Iron and Steel Institute.
Thomas W. Eagar is the Thomas Lord Professor of Materials Engineering and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Previously, he served as head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, director of the Materials Processing Center, and codirector of the Leaders for Manufacturing Program. Dr. Eagar is the author or coauthor of over 175 publications in national and international journals and the coinventor of 13 U.S. patents, with 3 additional U.S. patents pending. He is active as a member of technical committees for U.S. governmental departments and agencies and is active in professional associations. Dr. Eagar has received numerous awards, including Nelson W. Taylor Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University (1995); William Irrgang Award, American Welding Society (1993); Henry Marion Howe Medal, ASM International (1992); and Comfort A. Adams Lecturer, American Welding Society. Dr. Eagar is a fellow of the American Welding Society, the American Society for Metals International, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served on many National Research Council panels and committees and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Joseph A. Heim is part of the corporate materials engineering group at Genie Industries, Inc., where he: evaluates opportunities to develop vertical business units; resolves supply chain issues; and improves the organization’s engineering-science fundamentals. Prior to working with Genie Industries, Dr. Heim was a member of the industrial engineering faculty at the University of Washington, where his research focused on the coordination of complex collaborative tasks and computer-based anthropological tools to support product development. He also served as a senior program officer at the National Research Council, directing studies to determine if there were opportunities at the federal level to improve the performance of smaller American manufacturing firms. He is a member of the American Society of Engineering Education and the Society of Manufacturing Engineering and was the J. Herbert Hollomon Fellow at the National Academy of Engineering.
Karl Kempf is a senior fellow and director of decision technologies in the technology and manufacturing group of Intel Corporation. He also serves as adjunct professor at Arizona State University. As a member of Intel’s technology manufacturing engineering group, Dr. Kempf directs the continuous improvement of decision-making processes in Intel’s capacity supply chain (i.e., designing, building, ramping, and running manufacturing facilities). As a member of the supply network group, he directs the continuous improvement of decision-making processes in Intel’s product supply chain (i.e., planning worldwide production and logistics across multiple product lines). Since joining Intel in 1987, Dr. Kempf has been involved in designing and implementing decision policies for production scheduling, staffing, and cross-training; equipment maintenance; ramp management; equipment selection and layout; strategic and tactical production planning; and logistics operations. He has also been involved with a wide variety of modeling and simulation projects. Prior to joining Intel, Dr. Kempf worked at McDonnell Douglas Corporation, where he was a member of the team that won the contract for automating the initial NASA space station. Dr. Kempf is the author of over 75 research papers on heuristic and mathematical decision science and over 50 internal publications. He has delivered keynote addresses at national and international conferences. Dr. Kempf cofounded and cochaired the American Association for Artificial Intelligence’s Manufacturing Special
Interest Group and has served on the editorial board of IEEE’s expert journal focusing on artificial intelligence applications in manufacturing. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Max Lagally is the Erwin W. Mueller Professor of Materials Science and Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Physics. His research focuses on synthesis and characterization of materials at reduced dimensionality, i.e., surfaces, interfaces, thin films, and clusters, with primary emphasis on semiconductor and magnetic materials and on instrumentation development. In 1997, Dr. Lagally formed PIEZOMAX Technologies, now nPoint, Inc., a company dedicated to developing precision positioning and motion tools for nanotechnology. Dr. Lagally has authored approximately 300 publications, edited 4 books, and is the holder of 2 patents, with 5 additional patents pending. He is the recipient of a number of research honors, including the Welch Award of the American Vacuum Society; the MRS Medal; and the David Adler Lectureship Award. He has been a Humboldt Senior Research Fellow in Germany and the Gordon Godfrey Visiting Professor of Physics at the University of New South Wales. He is a member of the German National Academy of Science (Leopoldina) and the National Academy of Engineering.
James Mattice is director of management and organizational development at Universal Technologies Corporation (UTC). In this position, he provides corporate leadership in the areas of strategic planning and new business development. He also supports ongoing government and commercial activities in the areas of research, development, technology advocacy, technology transition, executive development, and training. Mr. Mattice has 38 years of experience in conducting in-house laboratory research and in leading all aspects of basic research, exploratory research, advanced development, manufacturing technology, and executive development programs and organizations. Prior to joining UTC, Mr. Mattice served as Air Force Executive-in-Residence at the Federal Executive Institute; Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Research and Engineering in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Air Force; Executive Director in the office of the Commander, Director of Development Planning; and in a variety of senior management positions in the Air Force Laboratories at the Aeronautical Systems Center of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Mr. Mattice is internationally recognized for his accomplishments as a research and development organization leader, corporate strategic planner, international cooperative program architect, and interservice, interagency collaborative policy/program agent. He has served on numerous boards, special study panels, and advisory committees in government and with industry and academia.
Anthony C. Mulligan is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. Mr. Mulligan focuses on applications for and marketing of the advanced composite materials developed by the company’s research personnel. He has also been extensively involved in the production startup and volume ramp-up of several new product production lines, including a volume production of precision composite carrier products. Mr. Mulligan is also the founder and principal of a successful medical products manufacturing company (Revdyne, Inc.) and a successful pet products manufacturing company that supplied major U.S. department stores such as Kmart, Walgreen’s, Albertson’s, Fry’s, PetsMart, and Ames. Mr. Mulligan serves in a number of advisory positions, including member of the Industrial Advisory Council to the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Arizona; member of the board of the Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a National Institute of Standards and Technology program; member of the board of directors of the Small Business Technology Coalition; and, previously, chair of the Small Manufacturing Executives of Tucson. Mr. Mulligan is a member of ASM, the American Ceramics Society, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and serves on the Structural Mechanics Committee for the
Jack Solomon is director of technology planning at Praxair, Inc. In this position, he directs a group charged with prioritizing research and development programs, negotiating agreements for outside technology, commercializing research and development programs, and identifying new business opportunities. Dr. Solomon served as chair of the Vision 2020 Chemical Industry project, which examined the technical disciplines of new chemical science and engineering technology; supply chain technology; information systems; and manufacturing and operations. The goal of the project was to create a technology roadmap for the chemical industry to follow.
Joel Yudken is sectoral economist and technical policy analyst in the public policy department of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). The focus of his work is the evaluation and development of labor-based industrial policies in response to technological and economic change. His primary areas of emphasis include energy/electricity and environmental policy, manufacturing policy, and media/telecommunications and Internet policy. In this capacity, he works with staff and officers from a wide range of union affiliates and with officers and staff from several AFL-CIO state labor federations. Previously, Dr. Yudken held the following positions: senior advisor on modernization and workforce development at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership; senior fellow at the Work & Technology Institute; professional staff at the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development; and legislative fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). He has written, spoken, and consulted extensively on science, technology, and industrial policy; Internet policy; technology and workplace change; energy policy; economic development; and defense conversion. He is a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design.