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2010 Plenary Speakers

John Blottman

John Blottman

Wednesday, January 20
Dr. John Blottman, Naval Undersea Warfare Center’s Sensors and Sonar Systems Department
Title: Smart Materials Enable Bioinspiration


Biography: Dr John B Blottman, III is a Mechanical Engineer with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center’s Sensors and Sonar Systems Department. He holds a Ph.D. in acoustics from Université de Valanciennes et du Hainaut Cambrésis. He has over 20 years experience in engineering mechanics, including research and development of transducers, transduction materials and fluid-structure interaction. He is recognized nationally and internationally for contributions to numerical methods applied to sonar transducer and array performance predictions for the U.S. Navy. He has also developed models and constructed material testing procedures, for characterizing the mechanical properties of polymer composite materials designed for acoustically transparent, structurally strong windows.



David Danielson

David Danielson

Thursday, January 21

David Danielson, ARPA-E
Title: Role of ARPA-E to Stimulate Innovations in Energy Technologies


Biography: Dr. David Danielson joined ARPA-E in May 2009 as its founding Program Director, where he specializes in advanced materials for clean energy. Prior to joining ARPA-E, Danielson was a clean energy venture capitalist with General Catalyst Partners, a Boston-based early stage venture capital firm with $1.7B under management, where he co-founded the firm’s clean energy practice and helped build companies in solar photovoltaics, solar thermal power, wind power, advanced biofuels, bio-gas, carbon capture and storage, and advanced lighting. He is the author of more than 20 scientific articles in the field of advanced materials and is the holder of one U.S. patent licensed by industry. He was also the founder of the MIT Energy Club, the largest and most active student energy club in the world, and was a co-founder of the MIT Energy Conference in addition to the New England Clean Energy Council. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT, where he was awarded the Karl Taylor Compton Prize and a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.



Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson

Friday, January 22
Dr. Tim Anderson, Director of the Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC)
Title: The Florida Energy Systems Consortium: Integration of Electronic Materials into Energy Systems


Biography: Dr. Tim Anderson is the founding and current Director of the Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC), an entity created by the Florida State government to promote collaboration among the energy experts at its 11 supported universities to share energy-related expertise. The consortium assists the state in the development and implementation of an environmentally compatible, sustainable, and efficient energy strategic plan. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Anderson served the University of Florida, College of Engineering as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs from 2003-2008. Dr. Anderson is also a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida with over 200 journal publications and over 300 conference presentations.





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