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Ceramic Leadership Summit

 

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Review the alphabetical speaker list for the Ceramic Summit Sessions below.

 

Patricia M. Dehmer

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

Topic: Materials for a Secure and Stable Energy Future

 

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.

 

Doreen Edwards

Doreen Edwards

Doreen Edwards, Dean at Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering,
Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Topic: The Future of Ceramic Education: Changing Needs, Changing
Realities

 

Biography: Edwards is currently Dean and Professor of
Materials
Science and Engineering at the Kazuo Inamori School of
Engineering at Alfred
University. As Dean, Edwards is responsible for
the oversight of six engineering programs, including the
undergraduate and
graduate programs in ceramic engineering and glass science
within the New
York State College of Ceramics. As an educator, Edwards has
won numerous teaching awards, including the SUNY Chancellor’s
Award for
Excellence in Teaching. As a researcher, she has led basic and
applied
projects, focused mainly on the electrical properties and defect
chemistry of oxide ceramics. Edwards holds a B.S. in Chemistry
from the
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a Ph.D. in
Material Science
and Engineering from Northwestern University.

 

Kevin G. Ewsuk

Kevin G. Ewsuk

Kevin Ewsuk, Manager, Advanced Microsystems Packaging Department, Sandia National
Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Topic: Integration of Ceramics in Advanced Microsystems

 

Biography: Ewsuk was a technical staff member in the Ceramic Processing and Inorganic Materials Department from 1990-2007. Prior to that he was a technical staff member in the Central Research and Development Department at E. I. du Pont. Ewsuk has a long history of research and development in powder processing, process characterization, and sintering science and technology. Kevin has published more that 75 technical articles. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Ceramic Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1986 and 1982, respectively; he earned his B.S. from Alfred University in 1980.

 

George A. Gazonas

George A. Gazonas

George A. Gazonas, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, APG,
MD

Topic: Designer Materials: Multi-scale Modeling

 

Biography: Gazonas is a Research Physicist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory where he leads several programs in multiscale modeling of materials. He has 25 years experience in the fields of computational mechanics, inverse methods, and wave propagation in solids. As an adjunct Professor in the ME Department at the University of Delaware, he advises doctoral and post-doctoral students, and for the last decade as a senior research advisor for the National Research Council he has stressed communication and outreach to young scientists through mentoring at the ARL. He is a member of the AGU, SES, ASME, USACM and IACM. Gazonas joined the Ballistic Research Laboratory in 1989, after working in the oil & gas industry as Chief Geophysicist for Hunter Geophysics, Santa Clara, CA. George received a B.S. in Geology from the University of Rochester in 1977, M.S. in Geology (Rock Mechanics) in 1980 and a Ph.D. in Geophysics in 1985 from Texas A&M University.

 

Daniel C. Harris

Daniel C. Harris

Daniel C. Harris, Naval Air Warfare Center, U.S. Navy, China
Lake, CA

Topic: Multi-Spectral Transparent Materials Technologies

 

Biography: Harris is a Senior Scientist and Esteemed Fellow at the
Naval Air Systems Command in China Lake, California, where he manages
research and development programs in infrared window materials. He is the
author of the monograph “Materials for Infrared Windows and Domes” and holds
degrees in chemistry from MIT and Caltech.

 

Joycelyn Simpson Harrison

Joycelyn Simpson Harrison

Joycelyn Simpson Harrison, Air Force Office of Scientific
Research, Arlington, VA

Topic: New Realities for Materials Research Funding

 

Biography: Harrison is a Program Manager within the Aerospace,
Chemical and Material Sciences Directorate of the Air Force Office of
Scientific Research in Arlington, VA. She leads the Low Density Materials
research portfolio which supports transformative, basic research in
materials design and processing. She has authored more than 30 technical
papers and holds 12 US patents in the area of electroactive and nanotailored
materials. She has been recognized as one of the Top Minority Women in
Science, Engineering and Technology by the National Technical Association.
She received B.S. in chemistry and in chemical engineering from Spelman
College and Georgia Institute of Technology, respectively, then her M.S. and
Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from Georgia Institute of
Technology.

 

Kevin Hemker

Kevin Hemker

Kevin J. Hemker, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD

Topic: Linking Transformational Materials and Processing for an Energy Efficient and Low-Carbon Economy: Vision Report of the Energy Materials Blue Ribbon Panel

 

Biography: Hemker is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, with joint appointments in the Departments of Materials Science & Engineering and Earth & Planetary Sciences. He holds a BS in metallurgy from the University of Cincinnati, MS and PhD degrees in materials science and engineering from Stanford University, and completed a post doctoral fellowship at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. He was named a NSF National Young Investigator, was an invited Professor at the EPFL (1995) and the University of Paris XIII (2001), and received the ASM Materials Science Research Silver Medal in 2001. His research group is engaged in research aimed at: identifying the underlying microstructural details that govern the mechanical response, interaction and performance of disparate material systems. Current research topics include: deformation behavior and grain growth in nanocrystalline materials and thin films, the characterization and modeling of multilayered thermal protection systems, and the characterization and development of materials for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

 

Jon Hockman

Jon Hockman

Jon Hockman, Consultant, Washington, D.C.

Topic: Ceramic Summit Facilitator

 

Biography: Hockman is a facilitator, executive coach, and organization development consultant with 20 years experience helping associations and their leaders thrive.  Prior to the launch of The d3 Group in 2002, he served as the chief executive of Delta Sigma Phi, a 100,000 member leadership development association, where he lead the organization through a successful, comprehensive strategic alignment process.  Jon works with associations and their leaders on performance, governance, strategic, and career issues.  He brought to that work experience gained from his years of fundraising for both the Children’s Defense Fund and The American University. Based on a belief that you get what you give, he offers his time and experience for several community and professional associations, including a frequent speaker, coach, and author for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

 

John C. Hemminger

John C. Hemminger

John C. Hemminger, University of California, Irvine, CA
Topic: Materials for a Secure and
Stable Energy Future

 

Biography: Hemminger is Professor of Chemistry and the Dean of the School of Physical Sciences at UC-Irvine. His research has involved a diverse range of fundamental studies of the chemistry and physics occurring at surfaces and interfaces, with applications to the optical properties of nanostructured surfaces, surface reaction chemistry, catalyst performance, and atmospheric chemistry (with a particular emphasis on the liquid/vapor interface). He has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers and mentored over 50 graduate students and 30 postdoctoral researchers. Since 2003 he has served as Chair of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee of the DOE Office of Science. During this period he has helped to develop and has guided the publication of the influential BESAC reports: “Directing Matter and Energy: Five Challenges for Science and the Imagination” and “New Science for a Secure and Sustainable Energy Future”. He received his BS from the UC-Irvine in 1971 and a PhD in Chemical Physics from Harvard University in 1976. Following two years as an NSF funded postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley and LBNL, he joined the Chemistry faculty at UC Irvine in 1978. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, the American Vacuum Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

Larry L. Hench

Larry L. Hench

Larry Hench, Graduate Research Professor, Department of Materials
Science and Engineering at the University of Florida, Fort Myers,
FL

Topic: Ten in Ten: Ceramic Technologies that Will Transform the World

 

Biography: Hench is currently Graduate Research Professor,
Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of
Florida, Professor and Director of Special Projects at the University of
Central Florida, Visiting Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at
the University of Arizona, and Emeritus Professor of Ceramic Materials in
the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. For 10 years he
served as Co-Director of the Imperial College Tissue Engineering and
Regenerative Medicine Centre. He assumed the Chair of Ceramic Materials at
Imperial College in 1995 following 32 years at the University of Florida
where he served as Director of the Bioglass Research Centre and Co-Director
of the Advanced Materials Research Center. He re-joined the faculty of the
MSE Dept. at the University of Florida in 2009. Larry completed his Bachelor
of Ceramic Engineering degree at The Ohio State University in 1961 and his
PhD in 1964.

 

Christian Hoffmann

Christian Hoffmann

Christian Hoffmann, Vice President Corporate Materials
Research & Development, EPCOS OHG, Deutschlandsberg,
Austria

Topic: Ceramics for Electronics and Communications

 

Biography: Hoffmann studied Physics at Aachen University of
Technology (Diploma). He changed to the electrical engineering department to
work on electroceramic with Prof. Gottfried Arlt, His Ph.D. thesis with
Prof. Rainer Waser was on microwave ceramic. Dr. Hoffman joined Siemens
Matsushita (which in 1999 became EPCOS after an IPO) in Austria in 1998 to
continue work on microwave materials. For several years, he was responsible
for development of LTCC technology and since 2006 he has served as head of
the “Materials Research and Development” department for the Ceramic
Component Division. In 2008, Dr. Hoffmann was promoted Engineering Fellow in
EPCOS. He is a member of ACerS and IMAPS, and has served as technical and
general co-chair of CICMT meetings.

 

Linda Horton

Linda Horton

Linda Horton, Department of Energy,Washington DC

Topic: New Realities for Materials Research Funding

 

Biography: Horton has most recently been the Director for the Center
for Nanophase Materials Sciences at ORNL. Under her leadership, the CNMS has
grown to a strong interdisciplinary scientific program, which hosts a
vibrant user community that reached over 400 users last year. She was the
Program Director for the ORNL BES Materials and Engineering Physics Program.
At ORNL, she has been involved in the implementation of research programs
that integrate basic and applied research. Dr. Horton received her Ph.D.
from the University of Virginia in Materials Science. She is a frequent
reviewer for the DOE and other agencies, including reviews of Office of
Science construction projects and user facility operations.

 

Wayne Huebner

Wayne Huebner

Wayne Huebner, Chairman, MSE, Missouri University of Science
& Technology, Rolla, MO

Topic: Building
Industry-University Alliances

 

Biography: Huebner is a Professor of Ceramic Engineering, and the Chairman of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, Missouri. He began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania State University, and moved back to S&T in 1991. The author of over 85 papers, monographs and book chapters, he has been actively involved in the preparation and characterization of electronic ceramics. Much of his research is focused on the use of dielectrics, ionic & mixed conductors, piezoelectrics, electrostrictive materials for multilayer capacitors, solid oxide fuel cells, gas separation membranes, and phased linear array transducers for intravascular imaging. He has graduated 9 Ph.D. students and 14 M.S. students. Huebner has received S&T’s Faculty Excellence Award five times, the Outstanding Teacher Award four times, and was named the Outstanding Faculty Member in Ceramic Engineering five consecutive years. He has been a continuous member of the Electronics Division of American Ceramic Society since 1983, serving in many capacities including all offices of the Ceramic Educational Council, an organizer of various symposia, and Associate Editor of the Journal of the ACS.

 

Allan P. Katz

Allan P. Katz

Allen Katz, Senior Program Manager, Ceramics Branch, Materials
and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory,
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Topic: High Temperature Ceramics for Military Applications

 

Biography: Katz received his Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgy and
Materials Science from MIT and holds a Doctorate in Metallurgical
Engineering from The Ohio State University. He entered government service at
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base upon completion of his graduate studies. His
career has spanned a range of research and management positions. Dr. Katz’s
work has focused on high temperature ceramics, both monolithic and
composite, for structural applications. The former includes research on
refractory carbides and nitrides for turbine and rocket propulsion. The
latter has focused on development of advanced fibers and fiber-reinforced
composites for a variety of air and space applications.

In 2009 he completed a 10-year term as Ceramics Branch Chief. He now
leads the Branch’s efforts to develop SiC-based composites for application
in the hot section of aerospace turbine engines. He is also a champion for
international collaboration, engaging in a variety of formal partnerships
with organizations outside the United States.

 

Claus Peter Kluge

Claus Peter Kluge

Claus Peter Kluge, Manager, R&D, CeramTec AG

Topics: Next Steps for Fuel Cells

 

Biography: Kluge studied solid state chemistry at Siegen / Stuttgart University. Regarding diploma he was working on the preparation of high temperture superconductors. His Ph.D. thesis was on ternary chalkogenides. In 1995 Dr. Kluge joined Hoechst CeramTec (later in 2004 CeramTec is part of Rockwood Holdings Inc., Princeton, NJ, USA) and was responsible for the developement of LTCC ceramics and finally build up a new production line. In 1999 he takes over the responsibility for this tape production line and established new strategies to stabilize product quality. Since 2003 Dr. Kluge was head of business development. Detecting new market fields, generate networks and developed a new thermal management technology based on ceramic heat sinks. In 2008 he became manager R&D in electronic business division.

 

Rodney Lanthorne, Director, Kyocera Corporation and Vice-Chairman, Kyocera International, Inc., San
Diego, CA

Topic: Emerging Business and Technology Opportunities and Challenges For the Ceramics Community

 

Biography: Lanthorne serves as a Director of Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation, parent company of the worldwide Kyocera group; Vice-Chairman of San Diego-based Kyocera International, Inc., the group’s North American holding company; and serves on the board of directors of majority-owned AVX Corp. Mr. Lanthorne oversees a group of six wholly-owned Kyocera subsidiaries, including Kyocera Communications, Inc. and Kyocera America, Inc., of San Diego; Kyocera Tycom Corporation, of Costa Mesa, California; Kyocera Solar, Inc., of Scottsdale, Arizona; Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, of Vancouver, Washington; and Kyocera Mexicana, S.A. de C.V., of Tijuana, Mexico. He joined Kyocera International, Inc. in 1979 as
Chief Financial Officer and was named President in 1987. He was named as a
director of parent company Kyocera Corporation the following year, becoming
one of the first Americans to be named as a director of a Japanese public
corporation. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.

 

Lynnette Madsen

Lynnette Madsen

Lynnette Madsen, Program Director for Ceramics, National Science
Foundation, Arlington, VA

Topic: New Realities for Materials Research Funding

 

Biography: Madsen was awarded a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical
Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of
Waterloo, a Master of Engineering in Electronics from Carleton University,
and a Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering from
McMaster University. She has worked at NSF since 2000 recommending the
distribution of now ~$11M annually as the Program Director for Ceramics; she
was recognized with an NSF Director’s Award in 2007 for Program Management
Excellence. As well, at NSF she has led new co-operative activities with
European researchers in materials, and been involved in programs or
initiatives on nanotechnology, energy, education, and gender issues. She
currently serves as an advisory board member for the Rosalind Franklin
Society.

 

John E. Marra

John E. Marra

John E. Marra, Associate Laboratory Director, Savannah River
National Laboratory (SRNL), Aiken, SC

Topic: Enabling a Nuclear Renaissance: Better, Faster, Cheaper Using
Advanced Ceramics

 

Biography: Marra is Associate Laboratory Director; Strategic Initiative
Development at SRNL. He received his B.S. in ceramic science and B.A. in
chemistry from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
in 1983, and Ph.D. in ceramic engineering from The Ohio State University in
1987. In his 20+ years service at SRS and SRNL, Dr. Marra has worked in the
management and treatment of high-level radioactive waste, development and
application of advanced materials, and advanced chemical process
applications. He has coauthored numerous publications on the application of
ceramic materials in the nuclear industry. Dr. Marra is a Past-President of
ACerS, an ACerS Fellow and a past Chair and past Trustee/Director of the
Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division.

 

James W. McCauley, Chief Scientist in Materials/ARLFellow, U.S.
Army Research Laboratory, APG, MD

Topic: Opaque and Transparent Armor Innovations

 

Biography: McCauley is a Chief Scientist (ST) and an ARL Fellow in the
Army Research Laboratory. He earned his B.S. (cum laude) in geology from St.
Joseph’s College (Indiana), his M.S. in mineralogy and Ph.D. in solid state
science, both from the Pennsylvania State University. From 1990 through 1994
he served as Dean (SUNY Chief administrative Officer) of the New York State
College of Ceramics at Alfred University; from January 1995 to June 1996 he
was Professor of Ceramic Engineering at the same institution. Prior to
joining Alfred, he was employed at the Army Materials Technology Laboratory
for 22 years, serving as founding chief of the Materials Characterization
Division and Materials Science Branch for the last 10 years there, and as
Liaison Scientist, Army Research Office, Far East, Tokyo, Japan, during
1988. He also has served as adjunct professor at Boston University. He is
the author or co-author of 154 open literature publications and reports,
presented 260 oral presentations, the editor/co-editor of eight books and
holds five patents. He has served on the Army Science Board, the external
review committee for the Materials Science and Technology Division of Los
Alamos National Laboratory and on the Visiting Advisory Board of the
Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Drexel University. James
is a Fellow and Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society
and has won numerous awards all over the world.

 

David L. Morse

David L. Morse

David L. Morse, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at Corning Inc, Corning, NY

Topic: Emerging Business and Technology Opportunities and Challenges For the Ceramics Community

 

Biography: Morse joined Corning in 1976 in glass research. This work led to 19 patents and more than 20 publications. In 1985, he was named senior research associate. He established the Optical Components Research Department in 1985, followed by a number of R&D management positions. He was appointed to his current position in May 2006. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Visiting Committee for Chemistry, New York State Center for Renewable Energy Board, the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA), McDonnell International Scholars Academy Board at Washington University in St. Louis, the Board of Industry Advisors of International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass (MI-NFG) and the Cornell Scientific Advisory Board for the Energy Materials Center. He graduated from Bowdoin College magna cum laude in 1973 and was granted a doctorate from MIT in 1976.

 

Joel Moskowitz

Joel Moskowitz

Joel Moskowitz, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, Ceradyne, Inc., Costa Mesa,
CA

Topic: Emerging Business and Technology Opportunities and Challenges For the Ceramics Community

 

Biography: Moskowitz is currently Chairman of the Board, CEO and
principal shareholder of Ceradyne, Inc. Ceradyne has grown from its founding
to become an international, publicly-held corporation with a market cap of
over $500M. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Missile Command and as a
Research Engineer for Interpace Corporation, his entire career has been
devoted to the development of advanced technical ceramics for a wide range
of applications. He obtained a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred
University in 1961, a MBA from the University of Southern California in
1967, and a Doctor of Science Degree (Honorary) from Alfred University in
2005. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Alfred University
since 1983. He is a member of several professional organizations, including
ACerS and NICE.

 

Parimal Patel

Parimal Patel

Parimal Patel, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, APG, MD

Topic: Opaque and Transparent Armor Ceramics

 

Biography: Patel received his B.S in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University in 1990 with a focus on processing of oxide and non-oxide glasses for optical waveguides. He received his Ph.D. in 2000 at Johns Hopkins University with a dissertation topic was “Processing and Properties of Aluminum Oxynitride Ceramics.” He has 20 years of experience in processing and characterization of transparent materials for transparent and opaque armor applications. He is currently focused on two major areas of research: transparent materials and armor technologies to develop lighter and thinner transparent armors for current tactical wheeled vehicles, and the use of glass, glass-ceramic materials and polymers for opaque armor applications. This program leverages technologies developed under the transparent armor materials program to provide multi-threat solutions for current platforms. He has authored over 70 publications including 10 refereed journal papers, 40 symposium papers, 3 patents, 20 restricted access government documents.

 

 

Evgenia Pekarskaya, Ph.D., Senior Analyst, Lux Research, New
York, NY

Topic: The Global Business Climate for Ceramic-Related Industries

 

Biography: Pekarskaya is involved in research and consulting on a broad
range of issues related to the development and commercialization of emerging
technology. Her projects are focused on technology strategy, market
assessment, investments and acquisitions in the materials, manufacturing,
instrumentation and energy sectors. Her consulting engagements include
multinational corporations, start-ups, governments and leading academic
institutions. She has 10 years of industrial and academic experience in
several areas of materials science that cover structural, defense,
electronic and biomedical applications. Her prior affiliations include
ExxonMobil, the California Institute of Technology and the Weizmann
Institute of Science (Israel). Evgenia holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science
from Cambridge University, U.K. and an M.S. in Physics from Tomsk State
University, Russia.

 

Robert Rose

Robert Rose

Robert Rose, Senior Adviser and Founder, US Fuel cell Council, Washington, D.C.

Topics: Next Steps for Fuel Cells

 

Biography: Rose is founder and now Senior Adviser to the US Fuel Cell Council, in Washington, D.C. The USFCC is the business association of the fuel cell industry. Established in 1998, the council conducts a wide variety of technical, safety, educational and policy activities consistent with its mission of commercializing fuel cells for all applications. Rose also founded the Breakthrough Technologies Institute, an independent nonprofit advocate for technologies that carry environmental benefits to society. BTI’s fuel cell education program, Fuel Cells 2000, was launched in 1993 and is internationally recognized. Rose came to Washington to serve on the Staff of Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Rose has served in senior communications and policy positions in the U.S. government, provided consulting service and advice to a wide range of public and private sector clients, written or edited several books and dozens of articles, and appeared before Committees of Congress. He has many other writing and speaking credits and is a frequent news source. Rose is the 2004 recipient of the Fuel Cell Seminar Award, the most prestigious of its kind in the U.S.

 

Mohamed Rahmane

Mohamed Rahmane

Mohamed Rahmane, Senior Engineer/Project Leader, GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY
Topic: Materials For Advanced Sodium Metal Halide Batteries

 

Biography: Rahmane is a senior engineer and project leader in the Ceramic and Metallurgy organization at GE Global Research. He joined GE in 2000 and worked on the development of Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) discharge light sources for general and specially lighting applications. From 2002 to 2007 he managed the CMH program aiming at the development of transparent ceramics, high-temperature seals and high-efficiency discharge chemistries. Since 2007, he has led a multi-disciplinary team at GE, developing materials and processes for high-energy density Sodium Metal Halide Batteries. Prior to GE, Dr. Rahmane was an associate professor at the University Hassan II in Morocco, where he conducted research on thermal plasma technologies for materials processing. He holds a B.S Degree in Physics, a doctorate in Material Science & Engineering from the University Henri-Poincare, France and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada.

Thomas M. Shaw

Thomas M. Shaw

Thomas M. Shaw, Research Staff Member, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Topic: Integration of Ceramics in Advanced Microsystems

 

Biography: Shaw joined the physical sciences department at IBM Research in 1984 and currently has a position in the silicon technology department. Dr. Shaw received his Ph.D. in materials science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981. He was awarded the John E. Dorn Award for his thesis. Previously he had earned a MS in materials science from Berkeley in 1978 and a B. Eng. in metallurgy and materials science from the University of Liverpool in 1975. Prior to joining IBM Dr. Shaw was a member of the technical staff at Rockwell International’s science center and a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University. His research interests include, ferroelectric thin films, processing and microstructure control of ceramic materials, microscopy of materials, interfacial energy driven processes, behavior of liquids in porous materials, diffusion in thin films, electrical and mechanical properties materials and the reliability of interconnect structures. His current research is focused understanding the issues that integrating low K dielectrics presents for future generations of semiconductor technology. He was recently guest editor for an Annual Reviews of Materials Research volume focused on materials for next generation CMOS technologies. He is a fellow of the American Ceramics Society and has authored or co-authored more than 175 publications and 50 patents.

 

Lewis E. Sloter

Lewis E. Sloter

Lewis E. Sloter, II, Associate Director of Materials and
Structures, Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering,
Department of Defense, Washington DC

Topic: Meeting Materials Needs for 21st Century Defense

 

Biography: As senior materials technologist he is responsible for the
technical oversight of DoD science and technology activities in materials,
processes, and structures associated with current and future Defense systems
and for technical assessments associated with materials, processes,
materials manufacturing, and engineering applications. Prior to DoD, Dr.
Sloter was a program officer in the Office of Naval Research, materials
technology manager and propulsion technology manager at the Naval Air
Systems Command, and lead materials engineer and senior specialist for
Vought Corporation. His primary academic research interests were in the
areas of welding metallurgy, corrosion fatigue, biomaterials, and forensic
engineering. He holds a B.S. in Metallurgy and Materials Science and History
and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science and Engineering and Public
Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in Materials Engineering
from Drexel University, and is a registered professional engineer.

 

Ellen Sun

Ellen Sun

Ellen Sun, Principal Research Scientist, United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT

Topic: An Industry Perspective: Development and Application of Ceramic Materials for Efficient and Clean Power Generation

 

Biography: Sun is a Principal Research Scientist at UTRC where she leads multi-disciplinary teams to develop solid oxide fuel cell technologies including system optimization, component design and fabrication, and cell stack material development. Ellen also has extensive experience in composites, high temperature ceramics and coatings. She organized symposiums and chaired sessions on advanced ceramic coatings at International Conference & Exposition on Advanced Ceramics & Composites and IGTI Turbo Expo. She joined UTRC in 1999 after working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Research Scientist. She received a M.S. in Physics, a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineer from Brown University, and a M.S. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

 

William Tredway

William Tredway

William Tredway, United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT

Topic: An Industry Perspective: Development and Application of Ceramic Materials for Efficient and Clean Power Generation

 

Biography: Tredway is the Group Leader for Ceramics and Deputy Department Leader for the Physical Sciences Department at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). He has been involved in development of ceramic matrix composites, monolithic ceramics, and coatings for gas turbine and aerospace applications for the past 20+ years. Other areas of research have included ceramic body armor and thermoelectric cooling and power generation for advanced soldier systems. He earned a B.S. degree in 1981; a M.S. degree in 1982; and a doctorate in 1986 — all in ceramic engineering from the University of Illinois.

 

Sujanto Widjaja

Sujanto Widjaja

Sujanto Widjaja, Project Leader & Research Associate,
Corning Incorporated, Corning, NY

Topic: Environmental Frontiers for Ceramic Materials: New Filtration
Solutions

 

Biography: Widjaja is currently a project manager and principal research scientist at Corning Incorporated where he leads a multi-disciplinary team, across various Corning’s locations around the world, to develop enabling technologies aligned with Corporate R&D initiatives. Prior to the current role, he was a business development manager at the Commercial Technology organization of the Corning Environmental Technology, focusing on program management and development of business technology strategy for ceramic substrates for light-duty vehicles. He has extensive experience in mechanics & reliability of glasses and ceramics (and composites), and has been an active member of the Engineering Ceramics Division. He has been a co-organizer of the Porous Ceramics Symposium for the International Conf. on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, and has served as Chairs of Nominating and Awards Committees of ECD. He joined Corning Incorporated in 2001 after working as a post-doctoral research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and as a faculty member at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and is expecting his MBA degree in May 2010 from Cornell University, the Johnson Graduate School of Management.

 

Eric Wuchina

Eric Wuchina

Eric Wuchina, Program Officer, Office of Naval Research, West
Bethesda, MD

Topic: New Realities for Materials Research Funding

 

Biography: Wuchina currently serves as the Materials Coordinator for the
ONR Electromagnetic Railgun (EMRG) Innovative Naval Prototype (INP) program.
He has been employed at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
since 1988 as a researcher and program manager, and has authored over 25
publications, 80 presentations (12 invited) and 4 patents He earned a Ph.D.
in Materials Engineering Science from Virginia Tech in 1995, and his B.S.
and M.S. from Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland, respectively.
His primary research interests include thermochemical modeling, phase
equilibria, processing, and oxidation behavior of ultra-high temperature
ceramics, with special focus on radome, rocket nozzle and leading edge
applications. He is the immediate past-chair of the High Temperature
Materials Division of the Electrochemical Society. He organized and chaired
the conference Ultra High Temperature Ceramics: Materials for Extreme
Environment Applications in 2008. He has co-organized the ECS symposium
series High Temperature Corrosion and Materials Chemistry since 2004, and
the Materials for Extreme Environments/Missile Materials sessions at USACA¹s
annual Conference on Composites, Materials and Structures since 1995. He is
a member of The American Ceramic Society, Electrochemical Society, and
AIAA.

 


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Sintering of Ceramics Short Course

 


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