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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B Committee Biographies." National Academy of Engineering. 2005. Technological Options for User-Authorized Handguns: A Technology-Readiness Assessment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11394.
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Appendix B
Committee Biographies

LANCE A. DAVIS, chair, is executive officer of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), where he is responsible for the program, financial, and membership operations of the academy; he reports directly to the NAE president. Prior to joining NAE, Dr. Davis was deputy director, Defense Research and Engineering (Laboratory Management and Technology Transition), at the Pentagon from 1994 to 1999. In this capacity, he exercised oversight responsibility for the $11 billion U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) laboratory system and the dual-use and technology-transfer activities of the agency. Dr. Davis spent the majority of his career in industry at Allied-Signal Inc. He joined the then Allied Chemical as a research scientist in 1968 and moved through a succession of management positions, leading to appointment as vice president of corporate research and development in 1984. He continued in this capacity until joining DOD in 1994. Dr. Davis graduated Summa cum Laude from Lafayette College in 1961 with a B.S. in metallurgical engineering. He received an M.Eng. in 1963 and a Ph.D. in engineering and applied science from Yale University in 1966. Dr. Davis is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. He was elected to NAE in 1992 and received the Defense Manufacturing Excellence Award from the Multi-Association Industry Affordability Task Force in December 1999.


LOUIS F. BEHLING was range foreman at Picatinny Arsenal, a joint-service armament research and development (R&D) center, from 1977 until his retirement in 1995. In that position, he was responsible for all

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B Committee Biographies." National Academy of Engineering. 2005. Technological Options for User-Authorized Handguns: A Technology-Readiness Assessment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11394.
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phases of small-caliber ammunition and weapons, including testing, personnel management, physical security, hazardous materials, scheduling and coordination of test programs, job estimates, modification/design of required test fixtures, assistance to engineering staff in design of test requirements/programs, and travel to various contractors/military locations to help resolve problems with testing or investigations of malfunctions. From 1967 to 1977, Mr. Behling was proof technician and assistant range foreman at Rock Island Arsenal, in Rock Island, Illinois, where he performed testing of experimental and production weapons and ammunition. During his career, he has worked with a variety of firearms, including the M1, M14, and M16 rifles and the M1911A1 and M9 pistols. From 1963 to 1965, Mr. Behling was a member of the Fort Benning Rifle Team, 3rd U.S. Army Rifle Team, 1st Cavalry Division Rifle Team (Korea), 8th U.S. Army Rifle Team, and USARPAC Division All Army Rifle Team. He maintains an extensive cartridge collection dating from the Revolutionary War.


RICHARD L. COSTELLO is retired director of special projects for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. Mr. Costello has a broad background and handson experience with program management, product design and engineering, manufacturing engineering, and quality assurance in the gun industry. From 1991 until his retirement in 1995, he was director, special projects, for Colt’s, where he was responsible for the development of advanced R&D concepts and special product design and manufacture. In a 32-year career with Colt’s, Mr. Costello held positions of manufacturing engineer, manager of engineering services, vice president for quality assurance, and vice president for product engineering and quality assurance. Prior to his work for Colt’s, he worked as a producibility engineer at Pratt & Whitney Machine Tool Company and a process engineer at Winchester-Western Division, Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corporation. Mr. Costello has B.S./B.A. degree from the University of Hartford.


T. DIXON DUDDERAR is a Distinguished Emeritus Member of the Technical Staff of Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies. Dr. Dudderar earned his B.S.M.E. from Lehigh University, his Sc.M. from New York University, and his Ph.D. from Brown University. His areas of technical specialization include experimental studies of the mechanics of materials (including fatigue and fracture, micromechanics, and fluid dynamics); coherent optical metrology (holointerferometry, laser speckle velocimetry, etc.); optical fiber processing; applications of fiberoptics in remote sensing;

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B Committee Biographies." National Academy of Engineering. 2005. Technological Options for User-Authorized Handguns: A Technology-Readiness Assessment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11394.
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high-level microelectronic integration; and electronic packaging for high-reliability, lost-cost manufacture, from initial product design through final qualification. Dr. Dudderar was a distinguished member of the technical staff at Lucent Technologies/Bell Laboratories (formerly known as AT&T Bell Laboratories, and before that simply Bell Telephone Laboratories). He first joined the company in 1958 as an engineer responsible for the design of the first-generation solid-state transponder packages and airborne antenna structures for anti-ICBM defense systems, as well as the horizontal drive system for the AT&T ground antenna for Telstar, the world’s first nonmilitary communications satellite. Dr. Dudderar has published more than 60 research papers and been awarded more than 30 patents.


LAWRENCE C. KRAVITZ is retired vice president of technology, Corporate Research and Technology, AlliedSignal Inc. Dr. Kravitz has worked as an engineer and manager in both the private and public sectors. From 1990 until his retirement in 1996, he was vice president, corporate research and technology, for the aerospace, automotive, and engineered materials company, AlliedSignal Inc. (called Honeywell since the 1999 merger of the two companies). Dr. Kravitz was vice president of technology for Allied’s Bendix Aerospace Sector from 1986 to 1990. He directed the Bendix Corporate Research Laboratory from 1981 until it was acquired by Allied in 1985. His government career included nine years of service with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, including four years as its director. Dr. Kravitz has a Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a B.A. in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas. He has served as an advisor for a variety of government and private organizations.


DAVID MAHER, chief technology officer of InterTrust, has extensive expertise in secure computing. Before joining InterTrust in 1999, he was chief scientist for AT&T Secure Communications Systems, head of the Secure Systems Research Department, and security architect for AT&T’s Internet services platform. After joining Bell Labs in 1981, Dr. Maher developed secure communications, information vending, and e-commerce systems. He was chief architect for AT&T’s STU-III secure voice, data, and video products used by the White House and U.S. Department of Defense for top secret communications. In 1992, Dr. Maher was made a Bell Laboratories Fellow in recognition of his work on secure communications. He holds multiple patents in secure computing; has published papers on com-

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B Committee Biographies." National Academy of Engineering. 2005. Technological Options for User-Authorized Handguns: A Technology-Readiness Assessment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11394.
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binatorics, cryptography, number theory, signal processing, and electronic commerce; and has been a consultant for the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. He is a coauthor of the recent National Research Council report, Embedded Everywhere: Network Systems of Embedded Computers (National Academy Press, 2001). Dr. Maher holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Lehigh University and has taught electrical engineering, mathematics, and computer science at several institutions.


KAREN WEIL MARKUS, president of Zeus Strategies, LLC, is experienced in business and technology management and has technical expertise in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technologies. Zeus Strategies, LLC, is a consulting company focused on corporate technology strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and disruptive technologies. From 2000 to 2003, she was vice president, technology strategy, for JDS Uniphase Corporation. Prior to that, Ms. Markus was vice president and chief technical officer for Cronos Integrated Microsystems, Inc., a MEMS research and development company acquired by JDS Uniphase in 2000. She was chairman of the board and executive director of the HI-MEMS Alliance in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, from 1993 to 1997; from 1992 to 1999, she was director of the MEMS Technology Applications Center at MCNC, a family of private, nonprofit corporations created to drive technology-based economic development and job creation throughout North Carolina. From 1984 to 1989, Ms. Markus was a staff engineer for TRW Space and Defense Sector in Redondo Beach, California.


Ms. Markus is a member of the National Research Council Panel on Sensors and Electron Devices and has been a member of several other National Academies study groups, including the Committee on Advanced Materials and Fabrication Methods for Microelectromechanical Systems. Ms. Markus has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and has participated in a number of management training programs, including the Executive Program in Corporate Strategy at the MIT Sloan School of Management.


JAMES J. MATTICE is director of management/organizational development at Universal Technology Corporation, an aerospace engineering and management company in Dayton, Ohio. In that capacity, he provides corporate leadership in strategic planning and new business development. He

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B Committee Biographies." National Academy of Engineering. 2005. Technological Options for User-Authorized Handguns: A Technology-Readiness Assessment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11394.
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also supports ongoing government and commercial activities in research, development, technology advocacy, technology transition, executive development, and training. Mr. Mattice’s previous positions include Air Force Executive-in-Residence at the Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia; deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for research and engineering; executive director in the Office of the Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC); director of development planning, ASC; and a variety of senior management jobs in Air Force laboratories at the ASC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Mr. Mattice has 38 years of experience conducting in-house laboratory research and providing leadership in all aspects of basic research, exploratory, advanced development, manufacturing technology, and executive development programs. He has served on numerous boards, special study panels, and advisory committees in government, industry, and academia in the United States and abroad.


LAWRENCE O’GORMAN is a distinguished member of the technical staff of Avaya Laboratories Research, where he works in areas combining digital signal processing and security. Previously, he was chief scientist and co-founder of Veridicom, Inc., a developer of personal fingerprint-authentication systems, and before that he was a distinguished member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. He has worked in areas of pattern recognition and image processing applied to biometrics, security, digital libraries, Web messaging, document processing, and machine vision. Dr. O’Gorman has written more than 50 technical papers and several book chapters and is the owner of 15 patents. He is co-author of Practical Algorithms for Image Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and Document Image Processing (IEEE Press, 1997). He is a principal author of two standards, NIST CBEFF and AAMVA/ANSI Common Minutia Template Standard, and contributor to BioAPI and ANSI X9.84. He is a fellow of the IEEE and the International Association for Pattern Recognition. Dr. O’Gorman is on the editorial boards of four journals and a member of several technical committees, including the National Research Council Assessment Board for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He received B.A.Sc., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, all in electrical engineering, from the University of Ottawa, University of Washington, and Carnegie Mellon University, respectively.


LAURENCE C. SEIFERT, vice president, communications products sourcing and manufacturing, at AT&T since 1989, is responsible for

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B Committee Biographies." National Academy of Engineering. 2005. Technological Options for User-Authorized Handguns: A Technology-Readiness Assessment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11394.
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manufacturing and sourcing for AT&T’s communications products, including PBXs, key systems, and business telephones units serving business customers. Previously, Mr Seifert held a variety of positions at AT&T, including vice president of engineering, vice president of manufacturing research and development at the firm’s Engineering Research Center in Princeton, New Jersey, and director of engineering at the company’s Oklahoma City Works and Merrimack Valley Works in North Andover, Massachusetts. He began his career at AT&T in 1957 at Western Electric’s Kearny Works in Kearny, New Jersey, and has held various engineering, manufacturing, and product-planning positions at a number of facilities at Western Electric. Mr. Seifert holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.


MARVIN H. WHITE is Sherman Fairchild Professor of Electrical Engineering and director of the Sherman Fairchild Center at Lehigh University. The focus of his research is the analysis, design, characterization, and modeling of solid-state electronic devices, sensors, and custom semiconductor integrated circuits for advanced systems applications. With the exception of a short term (1995–1996) as program director, solid state and microstructures, in the Electrical and Communications Systems Division at the National Science Foundation and as a visiting research scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory Solid State Device Branch (1987–1988), Dr. White has been at Lehigh since 1981. Previous to that, he was an advisory engineer at Westinghouse Electric Corporation’s Solid State Laboratory Space and Defense Center, Advanced Technology Laboratories, in Baltimore, Maryland. He has a B.S.E. in physics and mathematics and an M.S. in physics, both from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Ohio State University. Dr. White has 27 U.S. patents to his credit, has written or co-written more than 200 papers, contributed to four books, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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Misuse of handguns is a significant factor in deaths, morbidity, and crime in the United States. One approach to reducing certain types of handgun misuse is to create a user-authorized handgun (UAHG), a firearm that can be operated only by an authorized user(s). Technological Options for User-Authorized Handguns clarifies the technical challenges of developing a reliable UAHG. This report determines the requirements and specifications of UAHGs for those concerned with public and/or personal safety, and identifies technologies that could satisfy these needs.

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