KATHRYN V. LOGAN, Chair, is a principal research engineer emerita at Georgia Institute of Technology and an adjunct professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. After receiving her degrees at Georgia Tech, Dr. Logan was employed by Georgia Tech in a variety of capacities in the School of Materials Science and Engineering as well as the Georgia Tech Research Institute. In 2004, she was appointed by Virginia Tech as the Samuel P. Langley Professor and was also director of the Center for Multifunctional Aerospace Materials at the National Institute of Aerospace. She is a licensed professional engineer and has been active with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the Army Research Office, and the Oak Ridge Center for Manufacturing Technology on various committees and assignments. Her career at Georgia Tech included research sponsored by the Department of Defense to determine the effect of microstructure on mechanical properties of heterogeneous composites and the advanced processing of high-performance materials. Outcomes of her research include 19 U.S. and foreign patents as well as publications and invited presentations. She has also conducted research in the synthesis and processing of microwave ferrites for phased-array radar, which included the control of loss tangent and dielectric properties. In addition, her career has included work on sophisticated instrumentation, including calibration and working stability issues of instruments such as SEM, TEM, and XRD in a research setting. Her contributions to the growth of the field of materials and ceramics in particular are profound as a result of involvement with the National
Institute of Ceramic Engineers (NICE), ABET, and the American Ceramic Society (ACerS). As president of the ACerS, she led the society through arguably one of the most difficult periods in its history in the past decade. Equally meaningful, she made possible an international outreach initiative by ACerS, which would lead to a revitalization of the International Ceramic Federation and the establishment of the modern series of International Congresses on Ceramics. Dr. Logan also received many outstanding awards throughout her career, including fellowship in ACerS and the NICE, as well as membership in the World Academy of Ceramics. Her work with the National Academies includes, among others, the Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space (steering committee); member of the Board on Army Science and Technology (BAST); chair, BAST Review Committee; liaison, Committee on Logistics; liaison, Committee on Biotechnology; and member, Committee on Unconventional Concrete Technology for Renewal of the Highway Infrastructure.
DAVID BRADY is the Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Photonics at Duke University. He is also the principal investigator (PI) for the Duke Imaging and Spectroscopy Program. Dr. Brady’s research focuses on computational optical sensors for imaging and spectroscopy. His group has made significant contributions to wide-field high-resolution photography, compressive X-ray and millimeter wave tomography, optical spectroscopy and spectral imaging, and computational mass spectroscopy. Dr. Brady earned a B.A. in physics and mathematics from Macalester College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology, and he was on the faculty of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, for 11 years prior to moving to Duke University in 2001. He was the 2013 recipient of SPIE’s Dennis Gabor Award and is a fellow of SPIE, the Optical Society (OSA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is the author of the text Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy. Dr. Brady is also the PI for the Computational Adaptive X-ray Imaging (CAXI) program. CAXI is a $10 million Duke University, University of North Carolina, Washington University in Saint Louis, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) effort to develop X-ray baggage scanners capable of in-bag molecular identification.
EDWARD DAUER is currently a research associate professor of biomedical engineering, radiology, and family medicine at the University of Miami in Florida. His current teaching and research involves radiation biology, medical physics, physiology, scanning electron microscopy, and biomedical technology. Dr. Dauer is a member of the board of trustees of the University of Miami and Mt. Sinai Medical Center. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a master of science in biomedical engineering, and a medical degree from the University of Miami. His residency and fellowship were in diagnostic radiology, and he is certified by
the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Dauer is also director of radiology at Florida Medical Center, a 459-bed acute care hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, and is a consultant for the Radiological Devices Panel of the Food and Drug Administration. He served for 11 years on the State of Florida Board of Medicine, including two terms as chairman of the board. This is the state agency that licenses physicians, disciplines physicians, and writes the rules governing the practice of medicine.
QING HU is a professor at MIT. He is active in the Research Laboratory of Electronics. He received his B.A. from Lanzhow University in 1981 and his Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 1987. From 1987 to 1989, he was a postdoctoral associate at University of California, Berkeley. He joined the MIT faculty in 1990 in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was promoted to full professor in 2002. Dr. Hu has made significant contributions to physics and device applications over a broad electromagnetic spectrum from millimeter wave, terahertz (THz), to infrared frequencies. Among those contributions, the most distinctive is his development of high-performance THz quantum cascade lasers (QCLs), which has found applications in heterodyne receiver technology, and real-time THz imaging, which was also pioneered by his group. He is a fellow of OSA, a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), a fellow of the IEEE, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is the recipient of the 2012 IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award. Dr. Hu’s current research interests focus on the development of high-temperature, high-power, high-beam-quality, and broadly tunable THz QCLs; THz amplifiers; ultrafast time- and phase-resolved study of dynamics in quantum structures; and sensing and real-time imaging THz systems for a variety of applications, including remote sensing, biomedical imaging, and security.
JENNIFER JACOBS is a fellow and distinguished analyst at Analytic Services, Inc. Her project leadership is often focused on quantitative evaluations and assessments, particularly in areas where there may have previously been little or no application of structured analyses. Dr. Jacobs also advises multiple project teams and serves as part of the institute’s leadership group. She was previously with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company and has served on the National Security Council staff as a White House Fellow. Prior to those positions, Dr. Jacobs was at Sandia National Laboratories, where she addressed issues of domestic and international security involving weapons of mass destruction. Her team developed methods to evaluate and quantify vulnerability, risk, and terrorist behavior related to illicit movement of nuclear materials. Dr. Jacobs has been invited to speak on international security issues at professional conferences, is a published journal author, and has worked in more than 15 countries. She served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a military police platoon leader and jumpmaster at Fort Bragg, North
Carolina. She deployed with her unit to Haiti as part of U.S. and United Nations peacekeeping missions in 1994 and 1995. She also served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a team leader, unit commander, general’s aide, and nuclear operations officer. Dr. Jacobs obtained a B.S. in engineering physics from the U.S. Military Academy, an M.S. in environmental engineering/health physics from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of New Mexico.
LEEKA KHEIFETS is a professor of epidemiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health. Prior to that, she was head of the Radiation Studies Program at the World Health Organization. Previously, she was a technical executive at the Electric Power Research Institute, where she directed a multidisciplinary electric and magnetic fields (EMF) research program. She taught at the Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Health Research and Policy. She is widely known for her work in environmental and occupational epidemiology and has more than 150 publications. Dr. Kheifets serves on international and national committees that provide advice to governments on environmental policy. She was a member of the International Committee of the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority (SSI). She has served on committees for the National Academies, IEEE, and National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. Dr. Kheifets was a member the standing committee on Epidemiology of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and currently serves on the ICNIRP Scientific Expert Group. She has also participated in European Union EMF-Net reviews. Dr. Kheifets was also a member of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and World Health Organization working groups charged with evaluating potential health effects from EMF exposure. Her research interests include epidemiology of cancer, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as a methodologic research in risk assessment and policy development.
LEON F. McGINNIS is a professor emeritus at the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. He received a B.S.I.E. from Auburn University and an M.S.I.E. and Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Georgia. Dr. McGinnis has been a leader in developing and administering industry-focused and interdisciplinary education and research programs at Georgia Tech. He helped establish the Material Handling Research Center in 1982 and managed one of five research programs over the next decade. He also helped establish the Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems (CIMS) program in 1983, which received a LEAD Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for excellence in graduate-level interdisciplinary manufacturing education, and served as director from 1988 to 1998. In 1994, he led a team of Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty to win
more than $2 million in grants from the W. M. Keck Foundation to create the Keck Virtual Factory Lab as a focal point for industrial engineering systems design and control research. Dr. McGinnis enjoys teaching students how to think like industrial engineers, particularly in developing and using mathematical and computational models to support design of facilities and control systems. His research focuses on fundamental representation issues in discrete event logistics systems, performance assessment models, and the development of integrated computational tools. The Institute of Industrial Engineers has recognized Dr. McGinnis with its Outstanding Publication Award, the David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award, and the Fellow Award. He has given the Inyong Ham Lecture at Pennsylvania State University, the Jones Lecture at Dartmouth University, and the Schantz Lectures at Lehigh University.
DANIEL MITTLEMAN is a professor in the School of Engineering at Brown University. He received his B.S. in physics from MIT in 1988 and his M.S. in 1990 and Ph.D. in 1994, both in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, under the direction of Dr. Charles Shank. His thesis work involved the spectroscopy of semiconductor nanocrystals using laser pulses with durations of less than 20 femtoseconds, at wavelengths from 480 nm to 670 nm. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a postdoctoral member of the technical staff, working first for Dr. Richard Freeman on a terawatt laser system, and then for Dr. Martin Nuss on terahertz spectroscopy and imaging. Dr. Mittleman joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University in 1996, where he was a professor until 2015. At Rice, his research interests involved various aspects of spectroscopy, sensing, and imaging using terahertz radiation. Dr. Mittleman is a fellow of the OSA, APS, and IEEE. His research interests still involve the science and technology of terahertz radiation.
DOUGLAS PETKIE is the Physics Department chair and an associate professor of physics at Wright State University (WSU). After earning his Ph.D., he was a faculty member at Bluffton University and Ohio Northern University. Since joining Wright State University in 2002, Dr. Petkie enjoys teaching a wide range of courses from general education to the graduate level and has been involved in curricular development at several levels. He has been active in the development of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational programs and has directed several programs that, in collaboration with academic, government, and industry partners, provide undergraduate students in physics and other STEM fields with research opportunities to better prepare them for graduate school and the workforce. His interdisciplinary research interests include a wide range of basic and applied topics with a primary focus on the development of millimeter wave and terahertz systems for sensing applications that utilize spectroscopy, imaging,
and radar techniques. Dr. Petkie and his colleagues have been fortunate to receive funding from a variety of agencies that include the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Ohio Department of Development, the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Night Vision Laboratory, and several small companies through SBIR/STTR programs. In working with his colleagues at WSU, the Dayton region, and throughout Ohio, he helped establish a WSU Terahertz Research Cluster through two collaborative grants from the Ohio board of regents.
MAURO SARDELA is a senior research scientist at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Sardela has a Ph.D. in materials science and since 1998 has been the manager of the X-ray analytical facilities at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is author of many highly regarded scientific publications in the fields of materials science and chemistry, with focus on novel electronic materials. In addition to his research, Dr. Sardela is responsible for the training and supervision of scientists from various institutions that use the facilities at the university. He has been involved in the installation, testing, and development of several commercial X-ray analytical instruments and has hands-on experience in several aspects of safety, calibration, and maintenance of advanced X-ray tools. He works closely with several vendors of X-ray instruments in development of new optics, systems, and metrology in the field. Previously to his current position, Dr. Sardela worked in the semiconductor industry in the California Bay area. As a senior research scientist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Sardela also holds two positions regarding safety policies and supervision. He is currently a co-chair of the Safety Committee at the Materials Research Laboratory in charge of overseeing and determining safety policies of all scientific work in the entire department involving X rays and laser radiation, in addition to chemical and biological materials. Dr. Sardela was also nominated by the vice chancellor of research to be a member of the University of Illinois Radiation Safety Committee, which is the most prominent entity at the university in charge of overseeing safety procedures and regulations in the entire campus involving X rays, lasers, and radiological materials.
MICHAEL SHUR is the Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts Chaired Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He joined RPI in 1996. He is fellow of the IEEE, the APS (life), the Electrochemical Society, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the World Innovation Foundation, the Electromagnetic Academy, the Materials Research Society, and the AAAS; a member of the American Society for Engineering Education; former chair of Commission D and member of the U.S. National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science; and life member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT), SPIE, Sigma Xi,
and the Humboldt Society. Dr. Shur is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of High Speed Electronics and System and related book series, regional editor of Physica Status Solidi, member of the Honorary Board of Solid State Electronics and the Journal of Semiconductor Technology and Science International Advisory Committee, vice president for publications of the IEEE Sensor Council, distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, former distinguished lecturer of IEEE MTT, and and former associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. He is co-founder and vice president of Sensor Electronics Technology, Inc. He published many technical papers and books and has more than 40 patents. He is foreign member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Shur’s work with plasma wave excitation in submicron field effect transistors and related device structures should allow his laboratory to develop a new generation of solid-state terahertz tunable devices that will support numerous applications in biotechnology, microelectronics, and defense.
TIMOTHY WALDRON is a medical physicist at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He has extensive experience with radiation-producing devices, both from the standpoint of system vendors and clinical staff. He was previously a field service engineer for Varian, a major industrial provider of radiotherapy equipment. As head of accelerator maintenance at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, he was responsible for one of the largest hospital “fleets” of radiotherapy treatment machines in North America. He has a working, practical understanding of how to apply staff and patient radiation safety concepts in a consistent manner over multiple institutions (i.e., customers). He is highly experienced in assessment of clinical equipment with respect to safety requirements. He has commissioned or led the commissioning process for 21 radiotherapy linear accelerators and several other types of radiation therapy treatment systems. He has also worked on novel-device safety regulations, and in 2013, he patented and licensed a novel device for improving the intra-operative radiation therapy process for breast cancer patients.
MARK WILSON is the chief operating officer at Aerospace Technologies Associates, LLC. He is an internationally recognized expert in systems engineering. Mr. Wilson led the efforts to publish the first systems engineering case studies, created alliances with numerous universities to develop and enhance systems engineering and architecture graduate programs, including a capabilities-based focus, and published systems engineering planning and execution guides. Mr. Wilson also led the implementation of a joint program office/prime contractor systems engineering process—a benchmark for its planning and execution. Mr. Wilson has participated or been in charge of several independent review teams that recommended management/technical solutions to correct problems and successfully complete the program on systems, including the C-17, F-22, Joint Strike Fighter, and F-16. He is
the co-author of the Performance-Based Product Definition Guide, which describes engineering data required throughout the life cycle of a weapon system to enable flexible, cost-efficient design and product management. In addition, he developed benchmark technology, transition, and integrated-capability road-mapping processes to support Air Mobility Command C-17 requirements and desired capabilities. From this effort, he became instrumental in the development of a pilot Affordable Avionics Roadmap for the C-17, which became the template for the Air Force’s Viable Combat Avionics Initiative, as well as the multi-contractor team that developed and successfully qualified the advanced composite structure of the B-2 Bomber—a benchmark program for large-scale and complex composite structural design, test, production, and quality-assurance technologies. He has served as mentor to many Aeronautical Systems Center ASC and Air Force Materiel Command AFMC engineers who now occupy senior leadership positions.
XI-CHENG ZHANG is the director and the M. Parker Givens Professor at University of Rochester. Dr. Zhang graduated from Peking University in 1982 and received his Ph.D. in physics from Brown University in 1986. He was also a visiting scientist at MIT and worked in the Physical Technology Division of Amoco Research Center. Dr. Zhang joined RPI in 1992 and during his time there was a professor and acting head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, and a professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and System, and founding director of the Center for THz Research. He was a co-founder of Zomega Terahertz Corp. Dr. Zhang served as chairman of the NATO Sensor and Electronics Technology Task Group (2007-2010) and the NATO Exploratory Team (2005-2006). Dr. Zhang received 28 U.S. patents; authored or co-authored 23 books and book chapters and 300 refereed papers; delivered 400 colloquium, seminar, or invited conference presentations; and contributed 200 conference talks. Dr. Zhang’s honors and awards include the International Society of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves Kenneth F. Button Prize; the OSA William F. Meggers Award; and the Moscow University Honorable Professor award.
BRIAN M. KENT joined Applied Research Associates (ARA) as a senior scientist and S&T lead for electro-magnetics, radio frequency, and sensing systems. ARA is an employee-owned scientific research and engineering company founded in 1979 and dedicated to producing innovative solutions that tackle critical national problems in national security, infrastructure, energy and environment, and health solutions. In addition, Dr. Kent serves as an adjunct professor of electrical engineering with Michigan State University’s Department of Electrical Engineering. He is a fellow of the IEEE and is an international IEEE distinguished lecturer for the
Antenna and Propagation Society. He is also a fellow of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association and of the Air Force Research Laboratory. He also was the recipient of a 2009 Meritorious Presidential Rank Award. Dr. Kent, previously a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is the chief technology officer at Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. His technical specialties include electromagnetic scattering and material property measurements, radar, antenna, and radar cross section measurements, radar performance evaluation, radio frequency/electro-optical sensing technologies, and passive/active electronic warfare.
JEFF BERRIE co-founded BerrieHill Research Corporation in 2005 and is currently its chief technology officer. Before starting BerrieHill Research, Dr. Berrie was employed by Mission Research Corporation as a member of the Electromagnetic Observables Sector. Dr. Berrie began his career at the ElectroScience Laboratory at Ohio State University while completing both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
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