Appendix B Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
JULIA R. WEERTMAN (chair) is Walter P. Murphy Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. She was awarded a D.Sc. from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University). Dr. Weertman's list of awards includes the National Science Foundation's Creativity Research Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the Society for Women Engineers Achievement Award. Her research interests include the mechanical behavior of metals and alloys, especially nanostructured materials and structural characterization. Dr. Weertman is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is also a Fellow of both ASM International and The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society. She was previously a member of the National Research Council Committee on Microgravity Research.
REZA ABBASCHIAN is chairman and professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Abbaschian has more than 180 scientific publications to his credit on subjects ranging from metals processing, space processing, solidification, and composites to phase diagrams. He also holds four patents. Dr. Abbaschian has been active in several educational and professional organizations, including the National Materials Advisory Board; The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society Board of Directors; and the National Science Foundation Materials Research Advisory Committee. He is also a trustee of the Federation of Materials Societies and chairman of the University Materials Council.
I. MELVIN BERNSTEIN is academic vice president at Tufts University. He has held prior academic appointments as chancellor of the Illinois Institute of Technology and professor and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University. He was a two-term member of the National Materials Advisory Board and is currently on the Board of Governors of Ben Gurion University in Israel. Dr. Bernstein's current research interests include the roles of microstructure and hydrogen on the mechanical properties of metals, alloys, and intermetallics and new approaches to learning in higher education.
MARTIN E. GLICKSMAN is John Tod Horton Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research interests include fundamental research on energy and solutal transport during solidification and crystal growth, especially the influence of gravity on dendritic and eutectic solidification. He is currently preparing the third microgravity space-flight of the isothermal dendritic growth experiment, which will be launched by NASA in late 1997. Professor Glicksman is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, director of the Microgravity Science and Applications Division of the Universities Space Research Association, and chair of the National Research Council Committee on Microgravity Research.
JOHN HOPPS, JR., is provost, senior vice president for administrative affairs, and professor of physics at Morehouse College. He has served as the second ranking official of the college since 1996 and is responsible for all college functions related to students, faculty, and academic programs. He was previously director of the Materials Directorate at the National Science Foundation and was responsible for establishing the Materials Directorate's program goals, metrics, plans, priorities, and budgets to advance U.S. materials research and education.
SYLVIA M. JOHNSON is program manager of ceramics for SRI International. She was awarded a B.Sc. from the University of New South Wales and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Her areas of expertise include the synthesis of oxide and non-oxide ceramic powders, the processing of ceramics, the use of preceramic polymers, and the characterization and evaluation of structural ceramics. Dr. Johnson is a member of the National Materials
Advisory Board and a fellow of the American Ceramics Society. She was vice president of the American Ceramics Society for 1996 and 1997.
RALPH G. NUZZO is a professor of both chemistry and materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana. His research concerns the surface chemical phenomena important in the synthesis, processing, and modification of organic solid-state and thin-film materials. Dr. Nuzzo has also conducted research on the molecular self-assembly of organic adsorbates on a variety of solid substrates.
MORTON PANISH recently retired as distinguished member of the technical staff of Bell Laboratories. His areas of expertise are the epitaxial crystal growth of semiconductor materials and the development of new semiconductor materials for product applications. He was awarded the Electronics Division Award and the Solid State Sciences Award from the Electrochemical Society, the NEC C&C Prize from Japan, and the Morris Liebruen Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Dr. Panish is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He was also a member of the National Research Council Committee on Microgravity Research.
JAMES W. WAGNER is professor and chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University. He also holds a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His areas of research interest include nondestructive evaluation and characteristics of materials, including materials for biomedical implants. Dr. Wagner is a member of the National Materials Advisory Board.