Biographies of Committee Members and Technical Consultants
CAROLYN M. HANSSON (chair) is vice president of university research at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. She received a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in metallurgy from Imperial College, London University. Her research concerns the corrosion, erosion, and wear of materials, specifically the corrosion of concrete reinforcement and the properties of concrete that influence it. Dr. Hansson is currently a member of the National Materials Advisory Board.
NORBERT S. BAER is Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Conservation at New York University. He received an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from New York University in physical chemistry. His research interests include the application of physicochemical methods to the examination and preservation of artistic and historical works and structures. He chaired the National Materials Advisory Board Committee on Conservation of Historic Stone Buildings and Monuments in 1980. He also served on the National Materials Advisory Board from 1986 to 1993.
EZRA D. EHRENKRANTZ holds the Sponsored Chair/Executive Director of the Center for Architecture & Building Science Research at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and is a principal in the New York-based architecture and planning firm of Ehrenkrantz & Eckstut. He received a B.Arch. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.Arch. from the University of Liverpool. His research activities include infrastructure planning, building technology, and healthcare.
HERBERT A. FRANKLIN is a senior engineering supervisor in the Advanced Civil Department of Bechtel's Research and Development
organization. He received a B.S. from the University of New Zealand, a M.A.Sc. from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in structural mechanics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is responsible for directing internal R&D at Bechtel related to space construction technologies, space materials processing, and planetary surface exploration and prospecting.
KEITH KEEFER is lead technologist for waste forms science and engineering for tank waste remediation at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He received a B.A. from Carleton College and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in geology. His current areas of research concern the structure and stability of vitreous and cementitious waste forms for U.S. Department of Energy radioactive fuel reprocessing waste and the long and short-range atomic structures and synthesis of crystalline and amorphous materials, particularly oxides and silicates. His expertise includes crystallography, crystal chemistry, glass chemistry, high-temperature chemistry, and colloid and gel chemistry.
KATHRYN V. LOGAN is principal research engineer and director of research at Georgia Institute of Technology. She received a BCerE and a MSCerE from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her current research involves pilot plant scale-up of powder synthesis and forming processes using self-propagating high-temperature synthesis, development of high-performance materials, development of refractory materials for application as boiler liners, and mechanical and analytical microstructural characterization of materials. Ms. Logan is author and co-author of over 30 major reports and publications, editor of two books, and inventor and holder of six patents and co-inventor and holder of one patent.
JOHN NEERHOUT, JR., was previously executive vice president of Bechtel Group, Inc. He is currently a senior of Bechtel and a member of the company's board of directors. He received a B.A. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a licensed mechanical and industrial engineer in California and a chartered engineer in the United Kingdom. Mr. Neerhout is the project chief executive for Eurotunnel, owner of the Channel Tunnel, which is the largest private construction project on record. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
ALTON D. ROMIG, JR., is director of microelectronics and photonics at Sandia National Laboratories. He received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in metallurgy and materials engineering from Lehigh University. His personal technology interests include materials and processes for electronic packaging, materials characterization via electron microscopy, and the modeling of microstructural evolution during materials processing and in-service aging. Dr. Romig has more than 150 technical publications, has been a co-author of three textbooks, and holds two patents.
DELLA M. ROY is a professor in the Materials Research Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University. She received a B.S. from the University of Oregon and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Her research includes phase equilibria, materials synthesis, crystal chemistry and phase transitions, crystal growth, cement chemistry, hydration and microstructure, concrete durability, biomaterials, special glasses, radioactive waste management, geologic isolation, and chemically bonded ceramics. Dr. Roy is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
MEHMET SARIKAYA is an associate professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Washington, Seattle. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on nanostructural affects (studied via transmission electron and scanning probe microscopies) on physical properties of materials, including nanocomposites, high-temperature superconductors and semiconductors, perovskites, ceramic-metal composites, with current emphasis in biomimetic design and processing of materials.