LIESL FOLKS, Chair, is the senior vice president and provost at the University of Arizona, and professor of electrical and computer engineering. Dr. Folks is the chief academic ofﬁcer of the university and oversees all affairs related to the academic mission of the university, including the faculty, students, academic programs, and related budgeting. Previously, she served as the dean of University of Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dr. Folks is an internationally recognized expert in nanotechnology, in particular magnetic nanomaterials, spin-electronic nanodevices, and nanoscale metrology. She holds 12 U.S. patents and is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed technical publications. Dr. Folks served as president of the IEEE’s Magnetics Society in 2013 and also in 2014. She was a member of the congressionally mandated panel for the Triennial Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, conducted by the National Academy of Sciences in 2013. Dr. Folks has an exemplary record of support for STEM education initiatives, from her promotion of innovative programs at the pre-K-12 level, to her role in launching a graduate magnetics summer school program through the IEEE. Prior to joining the University of Buffalo, Dr. Folks worked for 16 years in Silicon Valley in the data storage sector, with IBM Almaden Research Center, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, and Western Digital. A native of Australia, Dr. Folks earned a B.Sc. (1989) and a Ph.D. (1994), both in physics, from The University of Western Australia in Perth. She also holds an M.B.A. from Cornell University (2004).
HAYDN WADLEY, Vice Chair, is University Professor and the Edgar A. Starke Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia,
Charlottesville. Dr. Wadley is a member and current chair of the National Academies Defense Materials, Manufacturing, and Infrastructure Standing Committee (2011-present); was a member of the National Materials and Manufacturing Board (2010-2018); was a member and chair of the Defense Science Research Council (1996-2016); and served on the Defense Science Board’s Summer Study (2000). He has very broad interests in materials science, micromechanics, and thermal management. Dr. Wadley’s current research explores high-temperature materials, ceramic coating systems, the synthesis of opal crystals and their inverses, and ultralight lattice materials. He has previously addressed many fundamental questions associated with the atomic assembly of nanoscopic materials from the vapor phase, the topological structuring of cellular materials, and the processing of high-performance composites. These fundamental studies have been used to develop models and numerical simulations to establish the linkages between a material’s composition, synthesis/processing and its performance. Some have been coupled with in situ ultrasonic and electromagnetic sensors and nonlinear, feedback control algorithms to implement intelligent process control concepts for materials processing. Dr. Wadley has invented and commercialized several vapor deposition technologies that enable the growth of novel thin ﬁlms and coatings, and developed numerous concepts for designing and making multifunctional cellular materials. He has published more than 475 papers, co-authored a book on cellular materials, been awarded more than 30 U.S. patents, spun out two companies from his research group, received a number of awards including the Werner Koester Award and the Robert W. Cahn Prize, and is a fellow of the American Society for Materials.
NICHOLAS ABBOTT is the Tisch University Professor at Cornell University. Dr. Abbott received a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from University of Adelaide, Australia, in 1985 and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Chemistry Department of Harvard University from 1991-1993. Dr. Abbott’s initial academic appointment was at University of California, Davis. He then moved to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1998 as professor and served as chair of the department from 2009 to 2012. From 2012 to 2018, Dr. Abbott served as director of the Wisconsin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, and held the title of Sobota Professor and Hilldale Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. In 2018, he joined the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University as the Tisch University Professor. Dr. Abbott is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves as co-editor-in-chief of Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science.
OLIVER BRAND is the executive director of the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology and a professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Dr. Brand received his undergraduate degree in physics from Technical University Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1990, and his Ph.D. degree (Doctor of Natural Sciences) from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 1994. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech from 1995-1997 and a lecturer at ETH Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland, and deputy director of the Physical Electronics Laboratory from 1997 to 2002. In January 2003, Dr. Brand joined the electrical and computer engineering faculty at Georgia Tech. Dr. Brand has co-authored more than 200 publications in scientiﬁc journals and conference proceedings. His research interests are in the areas of CMOS-based microsystems, microsensors, MEMS fabrication technologies, and microsystem packaging.
HAROLD CRAIGHEAD is the Charles W. Lake, Jr., Professor in Engineering at Cornell University. Dr. Craighead received his bachelor of science degree in physics, with high honors, from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1974 and his Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University in 1980. His thesis work involved an experimental study of metal nanoparticles. From 1979 until 1984, Dr. Craighead was a member of the technical staff in the Device Physics Research Department at Bell Laboratories. From 1984 until 1989, he was research manager of the Quantum Structures Research Group at Bellcore. Dr. Craighead joined the faculty of Cornell University as a professor in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics in 1989. From 1989 until 1995, he was director of the National Nanofabrication Facility at Cornell University. Dr. Craighead was director of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics from 1998 to 2000 and director of the Nanobiotechnology Center from 2000 to 2001. He served as interim dean of the College of Engineering from 2001 to 2002, as co-director of the Nanobiotechnology Center from 2002-2006, and as director of the Nanobiotechnology Center from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Craighead is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has been a pioneer in nanofabrication methods and the application of engineered nanosystems for research and device applications. Throughout his career, he has contributed to numerous scientiﬁc journals, with over 280 published papers. Dr. Craighead’s recent research activity includes the use of nanofabricated devices for biological applications. His research continues to involve the study and development of new methods for nanostructure formation, integrated ﬂuidic/optical devices, nano-electromechanical systems, and single molecule analysis.
MARIE D’IORIO is a senior strategy advisor with the Ofﬁce of the Vice President Research at the University of Ottawa and is president of NanoCanada. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Dr. D’Iorio led the National Institute for Nanotechnology (2011-2016) and the Institute for Microstructural Sciences (2003-2011)
at the National Research Council of Canada. Dr. D’Iorio obtained a master’s and a doctorate’s degree in solid state physics from the University of Toronto. After a postdoctoral fellowship at IBM Zurich Research Laboratories, she joined the NRC, where she established Canada’s ﬁrst very low temperature, high magnetic ﬁeld laboratory to study quantum semiconductor devices and later led one of Canada’s ﬁrst research programs on organic light emitting devices. In 2015, Dr. D’Iorio launched NanoCanada, to connect the nanotechnology community across the country and to facilitate partnerships and collaborations between academia, industry, and government, linking facilities and expertise to support the translation of scientiﬁc breakthroughs to the marketplace. She has served as president of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada and president of the Canadian Association of Physicists.
TRAVIS EARLES leads far-reaching innovation for Lockheed Martin by cultivating a holistic ecosystem to drive an agile process of ideation to implementation. Lockheed Martin is a global leader in security and aerospace principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. From 2016 to 2019, Earles established the Digital Transformation structure and operations strategy for the Rotary and Mission Systems business area, ensuring talent and emerging technologies alignment to support production, sourcing, and sustainment for base growth. Prior to 2016, Earles led advanced materials and nanotechnology innovation across the corporation. Before joining Lockheed in 2011, Mr. Earles served as assistant director for nanotechnology in the White House Ofﬁce of Science and Technology Policy, where he was recruited in 2007. He co-chaired the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee for Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology, overseeing interagency coordination of the $1.8 billion National Nanotechnology Initiative and reaching out to the science and technology community across academia, government, and industry to foster responsible development of nanotechnology. At the National Cancer Institute earlier, Mr. Earles played a central role in launching the Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer in 2005, which as of 2019 has generated over 70 platforms in clinical trials for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Mr. Earles holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Catholic University of America as well as an M.B.A. and an M.S. in technology management from the University of Maryland.
GRAHAM FLEMING is a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Fleming has served as vice chancellor for research at UC Berkeley and deputy laboratory director for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In those positions, he has been involved in the formation and operation of multiple major initiatives. These include the $500 million British Petroleum–funded
Energy Biosciences Institute, the California Institute for Quantitative Bioscience, and the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. Born in Barrow, England, in 1949, Dr. Fleming earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Bristol in 1971 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of London in 1974. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Melbourne, Australia, he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 1979. There, Dr. Fleming rose through the academic ranks to become the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor, a post he held for 10 years, starting in 1987. At the University of Chicago, he also served for 3 years as the chair of the Chemistry Department. In that role, he led the creation of University of Chicago’s ﬁrst new research institute in more than 50 years, the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics. In 1997, Dr. Fleming came to University of California, Berkeley, as a professor of chemistry, and he started and directed a new division of physical biosciences for Berkeley Laboratory. Throughout his administrative career, Dr. Fleming has remained a highly active and successful scientiﬁc researcher. He has authored or co-authored more than 530 publications, and is widely considered to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on ultrafast processes. His ultimate goal is to develop artiﬁcial photosynthesis that would provide humanity with clean, efﬁcient, and sustainable energy. Dr. Fleming is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, a fellow of the Royal Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a foreign fellow of the Indian National Science Academy.
TERI ODOM is Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Chemistry Department at Northwestern University. Dr. Odom is an expert in designing structured nanoscale materials that exhibit extraordinary size and shape-dependent optical properties. She has pioneered a suite of multiscale nanofabrication tools that have resulted in plasmon-based nanoscale lasers that exhibit tunable color, ﬂat optics that can manipulate light at the nanoscale, and hierarchical nanowrinkled substrates that show controlled wetting properties. Dr. Odom has also invented a class of biological gold nanoconstructs that are facilitating insight into nanoparticle-cell interactions and that show superior imaging and therapeutic properties. She is a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Materials Research Society (MRS), the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Selected honors and awards include the ACS National Award in Surface Science; a Research Corporation TREE Award; a U.S. Department of Defense Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship; a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship at Harvard University; a National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award; the MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award; the National Fresenius Award from Phi Lambda Upsilon and the ACS; and a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. Dr. Odom was founding chair of the Noble Metal Nanoparticles Gordon Research Confer-
ence and founding vice chair of Lasers in Micro, Nano, and Bio Systems. She is on the editorial advisory boards of ACS Nano, Annual Reviews of Physical Chemistry, ChemNanoMat, Bioconjugate Chemistry, and Nano Letters. Dr. Odom was founding associate editor for Chemical Science (2009-2013), was founding executive editor of ACS Photonics (2013-2019), and is editor-in-chief of Nano Letters (2020).
RICARDO RUIZ is a staff scientist at the nanofabrication facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Previously, Dr. Ruiz was a research technologist at Western Digital Corporation. His research interests span alternative nanofabrication techniques for storage and memory devices, block copolymer lithography, and colloidal self-assembly. From 2013 to 2016, Dr. Ruiz managed a Nanopatterning and Self-Assembly group at Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) dedicated to block copolymer and colloidal lithography. Prior to that, he was a research staff member at HGST, where he helped to introduce block copolymer lithography for magnetic bit-patterned media technology. Before joining HGST, he was a postdoctoral scientist at IBM T.J. Watson. Dr. Ruiz received his Ph.D. in physics from Vanderbilt University in 2003. He has co-authored over 50 publications and holds 35 U.S. patents. Dr. Ruiz is a fellow of the American Physical Society and was the recipient of the 2016 ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Young Investigator Award.
JO ANNE SHATKIN is the president and founder of Vireo Advisors. Dr. Shatkin founded Vireo Advisors in 2013 to provide guidance and leadership—raising the bar on sustainability in innovation. She collaborates with organizations on environmental aspects of new product development and on commercialization of technologies for environmental applications. Dr. Shatkin brings nearly 20 years of expertise in environmental leadership, stakeholder engagement, health and environmental risk analysis, sustainability science, nanotechnology, and life cycle impacts of materials in the environment. Dr. Shatkin brings extensive experience in working with entrepreneurs to guide responsible product development and commercialization. As CEO of CLF Ventures, she worked with early-stage and large organizations on new technology introduction strategies, including business planning, environmental impact assessment, and networking for ﬁnancing. Dr. Shatkin is an environmental health scientist and recognized expert in environmental science and policy, human health risk assessment, emerging contaminants policy, and environmental aspects of nanotechnology. She combines her business acumen and technical expertise into strategies for sustainable innovation. Since 2005, Dr. Shatkin has provided leadership on the responsible development of nanotechnology and on approaches for decision making under uncertainty. She serves on several international committees addressing cutting-edge science policy issues and standardization for emerging nanoscale materials. She also teaches courses, has published papers and book chapters on topics of environmental health and
safety, and is working to advance life cycle approaches to risk analysis for nanotechnology, including for product design and development. Dr. Shatkin is author of Nanotechnology Health and Environmental Risks, Second Edition (CRC Press, 2012). She received an individually designed Ph.D. in environmental health science and policy and her M.A. in risk management and technology assessment from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, and earned a bachelor of science degree from Worcester Polytechnic University in molecular biology and biotechnology.
MARK TUOMINEN is a professor of physics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he performs research in experimental condensed matter physics and nanotechnology, including research in the manufacturing and physics of materials and devices with nanoscale features. Nanomanufacturing science addresses the challenge of fabricating nanoscale structures by convenient methods suitable for integration into systems. One important example is directed self-assembly using diblock copolymer template patterning in combination with complementary techniques. Recent fundamental physics research includes electronic transport through bacterial pili and bioﬁlms, microbial fuel cells, ultra-high-density magnetic arrays, domain-wall motion in ferromagnetic nanorings, proton transport in materials for fuel cells, superconducting single-electron devices, and charge shuttling phenomena. Strategic cooperative activities include nanomanufacturing, informatics for science, and integrated nanosystems. Dr. Tuominen’s work helps to advance the science and applications of nanoscale charge transport, magnetism, bioelectronics, superconductivity, self-assembly, and nanomanufacturing. He was instrumental in establishing the National Science Foundation Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing and the National Nanomanufacturing Network. Dr. Tuominen’s educational innovations are in the areas of research learning and professional development. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Minnesota and was a postdoctoral research associate at Harvard University.