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Akira Ando

Akira Ando

Akira Ando, General Manager, Murata Mfg. Co., Ltd
Topic: Structure-derived Novel Function of Electronic Ceramics

 

Biography: Dr. Akira Ando is a general manager of material development department of Murata Mfg. Co., Ltd. He is in charge of research and development in new material technologies. He graduated from Hiroshima University at 1983, and has joined Murata Mfg. Co., Ltd. more than 25 years. He received doctoral degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology at 2003. His expertise is research and development on functional ceramics such as piezoelectric or dielectric materials and applications. He is an author/coauthor of technological papers more than 50, and an inventor of 200 patents or more. He received the Richard Fulrath award from the American ceramic society (2002), and the academic award from the ceramic society of Japan (2009).

   
Patricia M. Dehmer

Patricia M. Dehmer

Patricia M. Dehmer, Deputy Director for Science Programs, U.S. Department of Energy

Topic: Facing Our Energy Challenges in a New Era of Science

 

Biography: Dehmer is the Deputy Director for Science Programs in the Office of Science at the DOE. From 1995 to 2007, Dr. Dehmer served as the Director of the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) in the Office of Science. Under her leadership, the BES budget more than doubled in size to $1.2B annually. She built a world-leading portfolio of work in condensed matter and materials physics, chemistry, and biosciences. A five-year effort to relate fundamental research in these disciplines to real-world problems in energy facilitated greater integration of basic and applied research across DOE. Dr. Dehmer received the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1967 and the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Physics from the University of Chicago in 1972.

   
Roop Mahajan

Roop Mahajan

Roop L. Mahajan, Virginia Tech

Topic: Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation for A Sustainable Energy Future

 

Biography: Roop joined Virginia Tech in 2006 as Director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, and Tucker Chair Professor of Engineering. He also holds a joint appointment as tenured professor in the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science and Mechanics. He has more than 30 years of experience working in the Mechanical Engineering field where he has held positions within both the private and educational sectors.

   
Lynnette Madsen

Lynnette Madsen

Lynnette Madsen, Program Director for Ceramics, National Science Foundation

Topic: A Decade of Ceramics

 

Biography: Dr. Madsen joined the NSF as the Program Director for Ceramics in December 2000. In addition to recommending the distribution of Ceramics Program budget annually (now ~$11.4M), she conducts independent research and has led new co-operative activities with European researchers in materials, and been involved in programs or initiatives on nanotechnology, energy, art, education, and diversity issues. To date she has written over 40 refereed journal publications, been awarded 2 patents, and delivered more than 50 invited scientific or professional talks. Before working at NSF, she held a faculty position at Linköping University in Sweden where she was promoted to Docent (Associate Professor). Her qualifications include a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo, an M.Eng. in Electronics from Carleton University, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from McMaster University.

 

   
Ronald Polcawich

Ronald Polcawich

Ronald G. Polcawich, Sensors & Electronic Devices Directorate, US Army Research Laboratory

Topic: PiezoMEMS Technology – Integration of Actuation and Sensing

 

Biography: Dr. Polcawich is a staff researcher in the Micro & Nano Materials & Devices Branch of US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD. He received a B.S. in MS&E from Carnegie Mellon University (1997), a M.S. degree in Materials from Penn State University (1999), and a Ph.D. in MS&E from Penn State University (2007). He is currently the team lead for the RF MEMS and mm-Scale Robotics programs at ARL. The current research programs include switches and phase shifters for phased array antennas, tunable MEMS resonators/filters for secure communication, and mobile unattended sensor platforms. His research activities include materials processing of PZT thin films, MEMS fabrication, piezoelectric MEMS, RF components, MEMS actuators, and mm-scale robotics. He currently holds 3 patents and has authored over 30 journal articles and one book chapter on fabrication and design of piezoelectric MEMS devices.

 

 

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