BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS
NICHOLAS G. EROR, JR. is Professor and Chairman of the Materials Science Department at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Yale University, and his Ph.D. in materials science from Northwestern University. His current research activities are primarily in the area of advanced ceramic materials, including dielectrics and high temperature superconductors. He is a member of the American Ceramic Society, the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.
SUSAN N. COPPERSMITH is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. She earned her B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University. Her research interests are in theoretical condensed matter physics, notably the study of disordered materials. She has also served on the Defense Science Study Group of the Institute for Defense Analyses.
PETER D. DEAN is Senior Staff Scientist at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. He received his B.S. and M.S. in engineering from the University of Adelaide (Australia), and his Ph.D. in applied science from the University of Southampton (U.K.). In his current position he is responsible for instrumentation and sensor system development for a variety of advanced aerospace applications. His experience and research interests include sensors for non-destructive evaluation, strain measurements in advanced composites, sensing techniques for hypersonic vehicles, and smart structures. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Institute of Artificial Intelligence, and the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers.
ROYCE W. MURRAY is Kenan Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where he has spent his entire professional career after receiving his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Northwestern University. His research interests are in electroanalytical chemistry, including surface chemistry, instrumentation, and electroactive polymers. He is a member of the NRC's Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, and a past chairman of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Advisory Board in Chemistry under the Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications. Dr. Murray is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, and the American Chemical Society, and editor of the journal Analytic Chemistry.
PAUL S. PEERCY is Director of Microelectronics and Photonics at Sandia National Laboratory. He previously managed the Compound Semiconductor and Device Research and the Ion Implantation and Radiation Physics Research Departments at Sandia. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the
University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research interests include the electronic band structure of semiconductors, ferroelectric and structural phase transitions in solids, ion implantation and ion beam analysis of solids, laser-solid interactions, and advanced sensors. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, IEEE, and AAAS. He is a member of the Materials Research Society. He is currently chairman of the Division of Materials Physics of the American Physical Society, and a Councilor of the Materials Research Society.
CRAIG A. ROGERS is Director of the Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech. He had previously worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ. His research interests include the use of sensors for acoustic and vibration control, damage detection in advanced composite structures, and control of composite processing. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, and editor-in-chief of Cambridge University Press Materials Science and Engineering Book Series.
DONALD R. SADOWAY is Professor, Materials Engineering, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. in metallurgy from the University of Toronto. His research interests are in high temperature physical chemistry and electrochemistry, notably the electroprocessing of metals in molten salts. He was a member of the National Materials Advisory Board committee on On-Line Control of Metal Processing. He is a member of the American Institute of Metallurgical Engineers, the Electrochemical Society, the International Society of Electrochemistry, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.
JOHN R. THOME is Director of Manufacturing for the Motorola Corporation, where he was previously Advanced Manufacturing Research Manager for the Mobile Division. His responsibilities include the optimization of existing processes, and the introduction of new manufacturing processes throughout Motorola. He received his M.S. in chemistry from Marquette University. His interests and experience include the application of sensor techniques for robotics, machine vision, and electronics manufacturing. He is a past national president of International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics.
JAMES W. WAGNER is Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Departments at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining the faculty of JHU, he was an electronics engineer with the Food and Drug Administration. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware, and an M.S. in clinical engineering and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. His research interests are in optical sensing methods, notably the use of holographic, interferometric, and related techniques for the non-destructive characterization of materials. Dr. Wagner coordinates sensors research at the JHU Center for Nondestructive Evaluation.
STEVEN LECLAIR is currently chief of manufacturing research at the Air Force's Wright Laboratory Materials Directorate. Prior to his appointment to the Materials Directorate in 1993, he was a visiting research scientist for the BF Goodrich Company. Previous assignments included a position as project manager for the Air Force's Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing program and technical director of manufacturing research within the Air Force Materials Laboratory. He received a B.S. in industrial technology (electronics) from the University of Wisconsin; a B.S. in electrical engineering, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial engineering, from Arizona State University. His research interests are in intelligent material processing and feature-based design for manufacturability.
ROBERT HUGHES, is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in the Microsensor Department at Sandia National Laboratories. He previously managed the Microsensor Division and a number of other groups since joining Sandia in 1966. He received