APPENDIX: BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS
DALE F. STEIN is professor of metallurgical and materials engineering and president emeritus of Michigan Technological University. Professor Stein received a B.S. from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in metallurgy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has expertise in a number of technical areas, including metallurgy, chemistry, and mechanical engineering. Professor Stein is a member of National Academy of Engineering.
RICHARD H. EDGAR is general manager of the Industrial Microwave Department at Amana Refrigeration, Inc. Mr. Edgar received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Northeastern University. His experience is in the design and commercial application of microwave tubes and equipment in industrial, medical, and military product lines. He is a member and past president of the International Microwave Power Institute.
MAGDY F. ISKANDER is professor of electrical engineering at the University of Utah and director of the Center for Computer Applications in Electromagnetic Education. Professor Iskander received a B.S. from the University of Alexandria (Egypt) and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba (Canada), all in electrical engineering. His research and experience is in electromagnetic theory, microwave applications, computer process simulation, and the application of computers in education.
SYLVIA M. JOHNSON is program manager for ceramics at SRI International. Dr. Johnson received a B.S. from the University of New South Wales (Australia) and an M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering and materials science from the University of California, Berkeley. Her background is in oxide and nonoxide powder synthesis, processing of ceramics, and ceramic joining.
D. LYNN JOHNSON is professor of materials science at Northwestern University. Professor Johnson received a B.S. and Ph.D. in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Utah. His research is in ceramic sintering, transport properties, plasma and microwave processing, and processing of high-temperature superconductors.
CHESTER G. LOB is vice president and chief engineer at Varian Associates, Inc. Dr. Lob received a B.S. from Tulane University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois. His experience has been in the development and application of microwave tubes and devices and in microwave signal processing.
JANE M. SHAW is senior manager of Thin Film Materials and Processes at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center. She received a B.S. in biology and chemistry from Elms College. Her experience has been in new fabrication techniques, polymers, metallization and interconnection technology for chip and packaging applications.
WILLARD H. SUTTON is senior research scientist at the United Technologies Research Center. Dr. Sutton received a B.S. from Alfred University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in ceramics technology from Pennsylvania State University. He has experience in ceramic technology as it is applied to metallurgical processes, especially in superalloy processing, vacuum melting and refining, high-temperature melt purification, and microwave firing of ceramic materials.
PING K. TIEN is fellow emeritus in the Photonics Research Laboratory at AT&T's Bell Laboratories. Dr. Tien received a B.S. from National Central University (China) and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. His research is in device physics, microwave electronics, wave propagation, acoustics in solids, gas lasers, superconductivity, and integrated optics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.