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David M. Maddox, NAE, General, USA Retired, Chair, Independent Consultant
Scott Badenoch, Chief Executive Officer, Badenoch, LLC
Steven W. Boutelle Vice President, CISCO Consulting Services
Carl A. Castro, Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Innovation and Research and Military Families, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Reginald DesRoches, Karen and John Huff School Chair, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
David E. Crow, NAE, Distinguished Professor-in-Residence, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut
Francis J. Doyle III NAM John A. Paulson Dean and John A. & Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Julia D. Erdley, Research Engineer, Applied Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University
Lester A. Foster III, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Electronic Warfare Associates
James A. Freebersyser, Ph.D, Director, Advanced Systems, BBN Technology
Peter N. Fuller , Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Cypress International
R. John Hansman, NAE T. Wilson Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
J. Sean Humbert, Techno-Sciences Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering Innovation, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland
Jennie Hwang, NAE, Chief Technology Officer, H-Technologies Group
John W. Hutchinson, Ph.D., (NAS/NAE), The Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Engineering, Harvard University
John Joannopoulos, NAS, Director, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, and The Francis Wright Davis Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Eric T. Matson, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University
Roger L. McCarthy, NAE, Founder and Owner, McCarthy Engineering
Michael McGrath, Independent Consultant, McGrath Analytics, LLC
Allan T. Mense, Principal Engineering Fellow, Systems Design & Production Directorate, Raytheon Missile Systems
Walter F. Morrison, Ph.D, Independent Consultant, WFM Consulting
Dr. Daniel Podolsky, President, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Kenneth M. Rosen, NAE, Principal Partner and Founder, General Aero-Science Consultants, LLC
Albert A. Sciarretta, President, CNS Technologies, Inc.
Neil Siegel, NAE, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Michael A. VaneIndependent Consultant
Bruce A. Braun, Director (bio)
Nia D. Johnson, Senior Research Associate
Chris Jones, Financial Associate
James C. Myska, Program Officer
Deanna P. Sparger, Program Administrative Coordinator
David M. Maddox is an independent consultant to civilian corporations, government agencies, and defense industries regarding concepts, systems requirements, program strategies, operations and systems effectiveness, and analytic techniques and analyses. He served on the Defense Science Board study of Tactics and Technology for 21st Century Military Superiority, the study Joint Operations Superiority in the 21st Century: Integrating Capabilities Underwriting Joint Vision 2010, and the study of Integrated Fire Support; was a member of the Army Science Board and co-chaired the study on Strategic Maneuver, assisted on the ASB Study on Technical and Tactical Opportunities for Revolutionary Advances in Rapidly Deployable Joint Ground Forces in the 2015-2025 Era and on Ensuring the Financial Viability of the Objective Force, and co-chaired the study on Intra-theater Logistic Distribution; and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences study of C4ISR and the study on Defense Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis. He was a member of the Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management on Expeditionary Operations and the 2010 Army Acquisition Review. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Corporation of the Draper Laboratory, The Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs, and The George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering Dean’s Board of Advisors. He also serves as a member of corporate boards and is a Senior Fellow of the Army Science Board.

His consulting involves a myriad of issues ranging from corporate acquisition strategies, leadership requirements during acquisitions and mergers, future organizational strategies and objectives, application of new technologies, proposals for new major contracts, and assessment and justification of new concepts. His reputation is based upon his unique combination of practical experience and strong analytic expertise.

General Maddox retired from the U.S. Army after serving as Commander in Chief, U.S. Army in Europe. While on active duty, General Maddox served extensively overseas with four tours in Germany during which he commanded at every level from platoon through NATO's Central Army Group, 7th U.S. Army and theater. His last six years of active duty were in Europe transitioning from the Cold War, through Desert Storm, to the total reengineering of our presence and mission in Europe.

General Maddox received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the Virginia Military Institute, and a Master of Science Degree in Operations Research/Systems Analysis with an Engineering Specialty from Southern Illinois University. 

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Scott Badenoch is Chief Executive Officer of Badenoch LLC, and has spent his career at the nexus of humanity and technology, answering that question. He and his teams use their expertise to help clients chart their path to a better future. 

In 2002, Mr. Badenoch ended a thirty year career in product development and marketing at General Motors, Delphi, Raychem and ITW to join the professional faculty at Georgia Tech Research Institute. Throughout his career, he ran advanced groups developing new concepts, technologies and markets. The range of successful products included the repositioning of the Cadillac brand, electronic stability control, the Fastex plastic buckle, TAPCON construction fasteners, and the radiation cross-linked angioplasty balloon. In 2005, he founded Badenoch LLC to work on defense and energy. Clients include major corporations, private equity groups, high net worth individuals, institutes, and the government and military of the United States. Along the way, he sharpened his competitive edge with a variety of motor racing teams including Hendrick (NASCAR), Newman-Haas, Kelley Racing, Ferrari, Lotus and McLaren, helping the teams win several major championships.

Mr. Badenoch is a graduate of Princeton University, where he was a University Scholar in the study of design for advancing technical impact. He holds over 150 records of invention, patents, and trade secrets, and is the winner of the Kettering Award and the President’s Council Award for innovation and leadership in the auto industry.

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Steven Boutelle is Vice President of the Cisco Consulting Services, where he leads a business development team that advises government customers on business practices and technology solutions. Boutelle’s team focuses on defense, and intelligence markets. He is Cisco’s Executive Sponsor to the Ministries of Defense of Japan, Israel and Norway, US Army’s Cyber Command and the Navy Federal Credit Union.

Before joining Cisco, General Boutelle served as the Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Army, responsible for the Army’s worldwide use of information technology. He introduced converged voice, data, and video to the Army, building an enhanced network infrastructure to serve 1.9 million users. He established the Army Knowledge Online portal and the Defense Knowledge Online portal to provide streamlined access to content for 6 million defense users. Through an IT portfolio management program, he reduced the costs of IT systems and applications by half.

As a Program Executive Officer, General Boutelle was responsible for design, acquisition and fielding of the Army’s Tactical Command and Control Systems, including, Artillery, Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, Air Defense, Intelligence, Logistics, and Maneuver. Also acquiring Tactical Radios, Satellite Terminals, Blue Force Tracking and the Warfighter Information Network (WIN-T).

General Boutelle led the effort in design and fielding the Army’s first “Digitized Division” converting the Army from “analog to digital” and baselined the Army on the Internet Protocol, Web Services, Collaboration and Video. He was instrumental in technology solutions in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

General Boutelle is a recognized leader, technology evangelist, and mentor. A consistent record of adopting new technologies and streamlining processes to improve productivity and enhance collaboration marks his career in the U.S. Army. He led the U.S. Federal Government in implementing “Secure Network Logon,” with 98 percent of 1.2 million Army users adopting Common Access Cards. He also led compliance with U.S. Office of Management Budget criteria and President’s Management Agenda, with 100 percent compliance for two years.

As a teacher and mentor, General Boutelle expanded the Army’s education program to incorporate the latest Internet and convergence technologies. He has personally instructed and mentored more than 350 admirals, generals, and senior civilians in networks, communications, web technologies, and information assurance.

General Boutelle was named a “Top 100 CIO” by Federal Computer Week in 2006, received the “North American Leadership Award” by Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association — Rocky Mountains in 2006, and was named “US Department of Defense Executive of the Year” by Government Computer News in 2005.

General Boutelle has served in several leadership positions in the U.S. Army, including Director of Information, Operations, Networks and Space; Program Executive Officer of Command, Control and Communications Systems; and Joint Chiefs of Staff Project Manager — Communications Systems. He retired from the U.S. Army at lieutenant general rank. General Boutelle serves on several boards, including the Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force for Interoperability, the National Science Center, PacStar, ThreatMetrix, Systematic, and he was an outside director of Finmeccanica DRS from 2009-2012. He is also a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS).

General Boutelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, and a Masters in Business Administration from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. He received a Doctorate of Law (Honorarium) from the University of Puget Sound. He is also a graduate of the Army’s Senior Service College and the US Department of Defense System Management College.

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Carl A. Castro is Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Innovation and Research and Military Families at the School of Social Work, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Castro joined the USC School of Social Work faculty in 2013 after serving 33 years in the Army, where he obtained the rank of colonel. He began his military career as an infantryman in 1981. Throughout his military career, Castro has served in a variety of research and leadership positions, including commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe in Heidelberg, Germany; chief of the Department of Military Psychiatry at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington, D.C.; and director of the Military Operational Medicine Research Program, Headquarters, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland. Castro has completed two tours in Iraq and peacekeeping missions to Bosnia and Kosovo.

He is currently chair of a NATO research group on military mental health training and serves as an adviser for several Department of Defense research panels focused on psychological health. He is the current editor of Military Behavioral Health, the flagship academic journal about the biopsychosocial health and well-being of service members, veterans and military families. Castro has authored more than 150 scientific articles and reports in numerous research areas. His current research efforts focus on assessing the effects of combat and operations tempo (OPTEMPO) on soldier, family and unit readiness, and evaluating the process of service members’ transitions from military to civilian life.

Dr. Castro received his B.A. in psychology from Wichita State University; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.


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David E. Crow, NAE, is a Distinguished Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut and is also consulting; he retired from Pratt and Whitney in April of 2002.

Dr. Crow joined Pratt & Whitney in 1966 as an analytical engineer and has broad experience in multiple engineering disciplines and manufacturing.

Dr. Crow is a member of the National Academy of Engineers. He is actively involved National Science Foundation studies on Aeronautics’. He is also a member of the Connecticut Academy of Scientists and Engineers. He is actively involved in the major engineering technical societies. He belongs to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He serves on the ASME Foundation. He also belongs to several honor societies, Pi Tau Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi and Blue Key. Dr. Crow is also on the Engineering Advisory Board at University of Connecticut and a member of the University of Missouri-Rolla Academy of Mechanical Engineers.

Dr. Crow graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, and from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with an M.S. in mechanical engineering. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.


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Reginald DesRoches is the Karen and John Huff School Chair, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His primary research interests are in resilient systems and design of critical infrastructure under extreme loads. He has published over 250 articles in the general area of resilience and seismic risk assessment and has given over 100 presentations in 30 different countries.

Dr. DesRoches has served as the key technical leader in the US response to the Haiti earthquake, and has traveled to Haiti numerous times since the earthquake. He was a member of an early response team which traveled to Haiti immediately following the earthquake to conduct critical building safety assessments for the United Nations. He later led a team of 28 engineers, architects, city planners, and social scientists to study the impact of the earthquake. This visit resulted in a series of recommendations on the recovery and rebuilding of Haiti, and was the foundation for the Earthquake Spectra special issue on the Haiti earthquake, which consisted of a compilation of research papers on the lessons learned from the Haiti earthquake.

Dr. DesRoches has served as Chair of the ASCE Seismic Effects Committee (2006-2010), Chair of the executive committee of the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (2010), and Board of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). He is currently a member of the executive committee of the National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events, and is on the advisory board for the Natural Disasters, Coastal Infrastructure and Emergency Management Research Center (DIEM). Dr. DesRoches has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2002. The PECASE award is the highest honor bestowed upon scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers. He was a recipient of the 2007 ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, the Georgia Tech ANAK Award (2008), and the Georgia Tech Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor Award (2010).

Dr. DesRoches earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering; a M.S. in civil engineering, and Ph.D. in structural engineering – all at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Francis J. Doyle  III is the John A. Paulson Dean and John A. & Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering & Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He assumed the deanship of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on July 1, 2015. A distinguished scholar in chemical engineering, he previously served as associate dean for research at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering, where he has served as chair of the department of chemical engineering.

As a scholar, Dr. Doyle applies systems engineering principles to the analysis of regulatory mechanisms in biological systems. His work includes the design of drug-delivery devices for diabetes; modeling, analysis, and control of gene regulatory networks underlying circadian rhythms; and computational analysis for developing diagnostics for post-traumatic stress disorder. Doyle also applies control schemes to nonlinear, multivariable, constrained industrial processes such as particulate systems and pulp and paper operations, and works on control aspects of sheet/film processes.

Dr. Doyle received his BSE in chemical engineering from Princeton University; a CPGS in chemical engineering from Cambridge University; and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Caltec,


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Julia D. Erdley is a Research Engineer in the Advanced Technology Office of the Applied Research Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University and has been for 22 years. She was a Principal Investigator for the Counter-IED Basic Research Program where she managed Penn State’s Counter-IED research program, a 6.1 Office of Naval Research funded portfolio of S&T projects to address the IED threat; participated in Counter-IED basic research in Anomalous Behavior Detection; and participated in Counter-IED basic research in Reconfigurable Antennas for explosive detection. She was also the Principal Investigator for the Anti-Torpedo Torpedo Guidance and Control System where she provided oversight for systems engineering, hardware and software design, and signal and tactical algorithm development for Canisterized, Countermeasure Anti-Torpedo Torpedo (CCAT) Guidance and Control System. This effort required an understanding of entire torpedo functionality with specific knowledge of acoustic array design, receiver and transmitter analog hardware design, digital processing hardware design, signal and tactical algorithm design, and interface specification. She led a team of 30 Scientists, Engineers, and Technicians in support of this effort. 


From September 2010 through September 2011, Ms. Erdley served as the Science Advisor of the Joint IED Defeat Organization, advising the Director, LTG Michael Barbero, on matters relating to Science and Technology. She also served from 2007 to 2010 as the Deputy to the Science Advisor. JIEDDO is a $2.8B per year organization within the Department of Defense with a focus on the rapid acquisition of Counter-IED capabilities in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was assigned to the organization from the Pennsylvania State University through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Agreement (IPA) program. During her four years with JIEDDO, she supported S&T strategy development across a broad range of topics in the hard and soft sciences. She led three S&T programs examining sensor and information fusion for the counter-IED mission, served as a voice for JIEDDO to the external community, and led efforts to coordinate Science and Technology for counter-IED across the DoD and Inter-Agency.

Ms. Erdley received her B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.


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Lester A. Foster, III, is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA) Government Systems, Inc. and has 22 years of system engineering and management experience for the development of advanced technologies and systems. Responsibilities include the assessment of technology both inside and outside the EWA Inc. to expand the intellectual property of EWA and to identify technologies and partners that are in line with EWA's business objectives. He performs business development to expand or bolster the technological capabilities of EWA. He leads the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) business process for the company. Dr. Foster supports the proposal development processes including authoring, and red and gold team review. Dr. Foster provides consulting support to EWA customers and partner corporations. He also aids senior management with business decisions by providing input from a technical and engineering perspective. He manages EWA Internal Research and Development (IR&D) and performs initial technical analyses to provide guidance to new business initiatives. 


On the technical side, Dr. Foster’s expertise covers the range of EWA technology products and services including radio frequency, and optical communications, networking, tracking and sensing, unmanned platforms, navigation, modeling and simulation and test range instrumentation development. Some examples follow. He developed algorithms to geolocate radio emitters on the ground from aircraft mounted receivers. He designed a team wireless intercom system using solar blind UV pulses. He developed an approach to support reconnaissance and surveillance sensing by conceiving of a deployable sensor calibration panel to emit a pattern or array of calibrated spectral sources.

Previously, Dr. Foster was Vice President of Government Programs at Multispectral Solutions, Inc. where he managed all government business for research, development and engineering of Ultra Wideband (UWB) radio technology with the goal of transitioning research to products. He was Program Manager and principal investigator for applications of radar, wireless communications, tunable jamming systems, navigation, and, location and tracking applications using short pulse UWB radio technology. He performed all duties of technology R&D management, including, application concept development, patent application support, business development, strategic planning, proposal writing, development scheduling and costing, contract and subcontract negotiation, engineering staff management, risk assessment, material acquisition, reviewing, testing and development completion.

Dr. Foster received his B.S. in aerospace engineering, an M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University. 


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James A. Freebersyer is Director of Advanced Systems at BBN Technologies. In this position, he leads business development efforts for external funding of new technology development, primarily at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and transition of existing technology efforts, including technical concept development, market strategy, and business planning. 

Prior to joining BBN, Dr. Freebersyer was the Technology Portfolio Manager, Navigation, Communications, and Control (NCC) Directorate at Honeywell.

Dr. Freebersyer also worked as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) - Advanced Technology Office on detail from the Army Research Laboratory. He received his B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia; and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University.


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Peter N. Fuller is the president and chief operating officer at Cypress International, a business development and acquisition management consulting firm operating for over 36 years. Previously, he was the deputy commander for programs, NATO Training Mission—Afghanistan, and was responsible for planning and executing resources in order to generate and sustain the Afghan security forces. He integrated and synchronized all processes to include requirements generation, acquisition, funding, construction, logistics, and contract management for a yearly program valued at over $10 billion dollars comprised of infrastructure, equipment, training, and sustainment efforts. He also coordinated with external organizations such as the Defense Contract Management Agency, Corps of Engineers, Joint Task Force-435, NATO International Security Assistance Force, ISAF Joint Command, Combined Air Power Transition Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Joint Staff. Prior to his assignment in Afghanistan, he was Program Executive Officer—Soldier. In his capacity as PEO Soldier, General Fuller was responsible for ensuring all Soldiers were lethal, survivable and able to operate in any environment. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1980 after graduating from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in history and political science. He also holds an M.S. in public administration from Shippensburg University, an M.S. in military arts and sciences from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and an M.S. in resourcing of the national security strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. General Fuller’s assignments include assistant director for acquisition (PATRIOT), Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, Washington, D.C.; systems coordinator, U.S. Army Staff for Anti-Armor Missiles; project manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team; deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and Program Executive Officer—Soldier, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

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R. John Hansman is the T. Wilson Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is the Director of the MIT International Center for Air Transportation. He conducts research in the application of information technology in operational aerospace systems. Dr. Hansman holds 6 patents and has authored over 250 technical publications. He has over 5800 hours of pilot in-command time in airplanes, helicopters and sailplanes including meteorological, production and engineering flight test experience. Professor Hansman chairs the US Federal Aviation Administration Research Engineering & Development Advisory Committee (REDAC) as well as other national and international advisory committees. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), is a fellow of the AIAA and has received numerous awards including the AIAA Dryden Lectureship in Aeronautics Research, the ATCA Kriske Air Traffic Award, a Laurel from Aviation Week & Space Technology, and the FAA Excellence in Aviation Award. Dr. Hansman earned his A.B. in physics from Cornell University; and an S.M. and Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
J. Sean Humbert is the Techno-Sciences Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering Innovation in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. Dr. Humbert’s research interests include bio-inspired robotics, estimation, and control theory, with applications to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). Recent work has focused on the flight mechanics and distributed sensing and estimation approaches in small-scale organisms, including insect-based perception and navigation in cluttered, uncertain environments. Best paper honors include the AIAA Conference on Guidance, Navigation, and Control, the American Control Conference, and the International Conference on Insect Sensors and Robotics. Dr. Humbert is an AIAA Associate Fellow, has recently won the AIAA National Capital Section Hal Andrews Young Scientist/Engineer Award, and is the recipient of an ARO Young Investigator Award. He is Director of the MAST-CTA on Microsystem Mechanics, Co-Director of the AFOSR Center of Excellence on Nature Inspired Flight Technologies, and is the Director of the Autonomous Vehicle Laboratory at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Humbert holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Caltech.
John Hutchinson is the Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Engineering School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University where he has spent the past 4 decades in various positions. Dr. Hutchinson is a renowned scholar in the field of applied mechanics, and has made seminal contributions to the mechanics of structures and mechanics of materials. He is a recipient of the Timoshenko Medal.

Dr. Hutchinson, his students and collaborators work on problems in solid mechanics concerned with engineering materials and structures. Buckling and structural stability, elasticity, plasticity, fracture and micro-mechanics are all figure prominently in their research. Examples of ongoing research activities are (1) efforts to extend plasticity theory to small scales, (2) development of a mechanics framework for assessing the durability of thermal barrier coatings for gas turbine engines, (3) the mechanics of ductile fracture and its numerical simulation and (4) the mechanics of thin films, coatings and multilayers.

It has recently been announced that Dr. Hutchinson has been selected as the 2012 winner of the Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring, the highest honor awarded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft-und Raumfahrt.


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Jennie Hwang, NAE, is Chief Executive Officer of H-Technologies Group and Board Trustee and Invited Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University. Her career encompasses corporate and entrepreneurial businesses, international collaboration, research management, technology transfer, and global leadership positions, as well as corporate and university governance. She was CEO of International Electronic Materials Corporation and has held senior executive positions with Lockheed Martin Corporation, SCM Corporation, and Sherwin Williams Company. Doing business in over 30 countries, her technical expertise includes advanced materials, infrastructure development of electronics miniaturization and green manufacturing.

Dr. Hwang is an inventor and author of more than 400 publications, including the sole authorship of several internationally-used textbooks. As a columnist for the globally circulated trade magazines, she addresses leading technologies and global market thrusts. Her work is highlighted by numerous national and international awards and honors, including the U.S. Congressional certificates of achievements; induction into International Hall of Fame (Women in Technology); named R&D Stars-to-Watch by the Industry Week and featured in the inaugural volume of the book: “Road to Scientific Success - Inspiring Life Stories of Prominent Researchers”, published by World Scientific Publications. A worldwide speaker, her speeches range from university commencement addresses to keynote at DoD Federal Women’s Program to tutorials at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on emerging technologies and advanced manufacturing. She is also an author and speaker on education, technology, trade and business issues. Dr. Hwang has served on the International Advisory Board of the Singapore Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Institute and numerous industry boards. She has also served in the advisory capacity for the Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, and NASA. Additionally, she is a board director of Fortune 500 NYSE-traded, Canadian TXS-traded and private companies, and on various civic boards. The Dr. Jennie S. Hwang YWCA Award, was established in her honor, recognizing outstanding women students who study in engineering or sciences.

Dr. Hwang earned a Ph.D., M.A., M.S., B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Liquid Crystal Science, respectively, from Columbia University, Kent State University, and Case Western Reserve University.


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John Joannopoulos, NAS, is Director, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies and the Francis Wright Davis Professor of Physics at MIT. He is the author or coauthor of over 540 refereed journal articles, two textbooks on photonic crystals, and over 60 U.S. Patents. He is also co-founder of four startup companies: OmniGuide, Inc., Luminus Devices, Inc., WiTricity Corporation, and Typhoon HIL, Inc.

Professor Joannopoulos is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the World Technology Network, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (1976-80), a John S. Guggenheim Fellow (1981-82), and has been on the Thompson ISI Most Highly Cited Researchers List since 2003. Professor Joannopoulos is the recipient of the MIT School of Science Graduate Teaching Award (1991), the William Buechner Teaching Prize of the MIT Department of Physics (1996), and the David Adler Award of the American Physical Society (1997). He is a former Divisional Associate Editor of Physical Review Letters, and former Member of the Editorial Board of Reviews of Modern Physics.

Professor Joannopoulos received a B.A and Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley; and an M.A. in physics from the University of California, Davis.


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Eric T. Matson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University (West Lafayette). Professor Matson has held positions such as Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea, International Faculty Scholar, Department of Radio and Electronics Engineering, College of Electronics and Information, Kyung Hee University, Suwon, Korea and Visiting Professor at UPEC (Paris 12) University in Paris, France.

He co-founded the M2M Lab at Purdue University, which performs research in multiagent systems, cooperative robotics, and wireless communication. He is also the Founder and Director of the Center for Robotic Innovation, Commercialization and Education (RICE) at Purdue University. Recently, he created and is the Director of the Korean Software Square Center at Purdue University. He is also the Site Director or the NSF sponsored I/UCRC Rosehub Center at Purdue with partners at UPenn, Minnesota, UNCC and Denver.

Prior to his position at Purdue University, Professor Matson was in international industrial and commercial software development as a consultant, software engineer, manager and director for 14 years. In that experience, he developed and lead numerous large software engineering projects dealing with intelligent systems, applied artificial intelligence and distributed object technologies.

Professor Matson has a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of Cincinnati, M.B.A in operations management from Ohio State University, M.S.E. in software engineering from Kansas State University and a B.S. in computer science from Kansas State University.


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Roger L. McCarthy, NAE, is the founder and owner of McCarthy Engineering. Dr. McCarthy serves on the Board of Shui on Land (SOL), Ltd., which is publicly traded (stock code 0272) on the Hong Kong Exchange. SOL was recognized as one of the “2012 Top 50 China Real Estate Listed Companies with Strongest Comprehensive Strengths” by China Real Estate Appraisal, and also as one of the winners of the “Corporate Governance Asia Recognition Awards 2012 – The Best of Asia 2012” by Corporate Governance Asia.

Dr. McCarthy specializes in the analysis of mechanical designs (and their associated risk), and the analysis of incidents, failures and accidents involving design issues related to mechanical, thermal, machine, architectural, and controls design, particularly as it involves the engineering of the man/machine interface, safety, and fire/explosion/heat transfer. He also analyzes associated issues related to product design and intellectual property issues related to design. He is extensively published in the area of vehicular design, vehicle component design (occupant restraint, transmission, fuel tank, brakes, wheels, axles, etc.), risk analysis related to mechanical design, risk analysis of sports recreation and associated products, and the quantitative analysis of the reliability of complex systems. In his career he has directed the scientific testing of over 1,000 human subjects. Dr. McCarthy directed the development of Exponent’s Land Warrior System for the US Army, and has directed the development of new robotic weapons systems deployed in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dr. McCarthy is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of California, #M20040; a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of Arizona, #13684; and a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of Ohio, #70487. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, trained at Aberdeen Proving Ground, and was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1980. Dr. McCarthy was formerly a member of the Army Science Board.

Dr. McCarthy received his B.S.E. in mechanical engineering and an A.B. in philosophy from the University of Michigan; an S.M., Mech. E., and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from MIT.


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Michael McGrath is an independent consultant with McGrath Analytics, LLC, who provides analytic support for government and industry technology programs. He is also a Senior Technical Advisor (and former Vice President) at Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER), a not-for-profit government services organization. He previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (DASN(RDT&E)), where he was a strong proponent for improvements in technology transition, modeling and simulation, and test and evaluation. In prior positions, he served as Vice President for Government Business at the Sarnoff Corporation, ADUSD for Dual Use and Commercial Programs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Assistant Director for Manufacturing at the Defense Systems Research Projects Agency (DARPA-DSO), and Director of the DoD Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS) program. While at DARPA, he managed the Affordable Multi-Missile Manufacturing Program and the Agile Manufacturing program. He was also heavily involved in DARPA’s dual-use Technology Reinvestment Project. His early government career included positions in Logistics Management at Naval Air Systems Command and in Acquisition Management in OSD. He is a member of the National Research Council’s Materials and Manufacturing Board, the Defense Materials, Manufacturing and Infrastructure Committee (chair), the Penn State ARL Materials and Manufacturing Advisory Board, and the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute Advisory Board. 

Dr. McGrath earned a B.S. in Space Science and Applied Physics and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Catholic University, and a doctorate in Operations Research from George Washington University.


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 Allan T. Mense is Principal Engineering Fellow, Systems Design & Production directorate, Raytheon Missile Systems. As the most senior technical person within the systems engineering directorate, Dr. Mense reports directly to senior management and as a result works on a broad portfolio of projects that cover most aspects of missile design and performance for all missile product lines within the company. Dr. Mense serves on many outside boards and advisory committees. He works closely with the RMS Design for Six Sigma and Design Margin Analysis teams to improve product quality and consistency. Dr. Mense introduced Bayesian statistical techniques into many areas of engineering analysis including product reliability and life testing. He is recognized as the senior statistician within the directorate and is called upon to help in statistical Design of Experiments and the application of statistical tools in the product design phase. He has authored many articles and chapters in books, and is frequently called upon as a presenter at technical meetings and chairs sessions at major conferences on applied statistics and reliability.

Dr. Mense earned his B.Sc. and M.S., in engineering physics and nuclear engineering respectively from University of Arizona; an M.S. in industrial and management systems engineering from Arizona State University; and a Ph.D. in plasma physics/nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin.


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Walter F. Morrison is currently working as an independent consultant, providing R&D management consulting and support for technology business development, capture and proposal development. Previously, he was a Principal at Booz, Allen and Hamilton, a position where his primary focus was leading a multi-disciplinary science and engineering team of approximately 100 staff supporting client advanced science and technology (SETA) needs in DARPA, i.e. the Defense Sciences Office (DSO), the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), and the Information Innovation Office (I2O), as well as, the Energy ARPA (ARPA-E), and the Intelligence ARPA.

Dr. Morrison’s 30+ years of government service included positions as the Deputy Director of the U.S. Army ERDC, and the Director of Research and Laboratory Management in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. He also served as the Chief of the Terminal Effects Division at ARL.

Dr. Morrison earned his B.S. (1971), M.S. (1973) and Ph.D. (1978) in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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Dr. Daniel Podolsky received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College summa cum laude and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, followed by residency training in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital in 1981; he was appointed Chief of Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1989; and was named the Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in 1998. Under his leadership, the GI Unit became one of the leading programs in the country, highly regarded for its dynamic research and training activities, in addition to its comprehensive program of clinical care in gastroenterology. Podolsky established an innovative Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in 1991, funded through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Digestive Disease Center program, and the Center has been a highly productive multidisciplinary research program, yielding many significant advances.

Podolsky’s own research interests have focused on the delineation of epithelial cell function. His laboratory has made significant contributions to understanding the mechanisms through which growth factors and cytokines regulate epithelial function and has provided important insights into the mechanisms of epithelial injury and repair. His laboratory has also identified and characterized the functional actions and molecular mechanisms of trefoil peptides, which are central to sustaining mucosal integrity and facilitating repair after injury has occurred. In recent years his laboratory has helped clarify the role of the intestinal epithelium as a component of the innate immune system, through the characterization of innate immune receptors and their functional role in this cell compartment. In conjunction with studies defining basic mechanisms regulating epithelial function, Podolsky’s laboratory has provided important insights into the role of these processes in intestinal inflammatory diseases, most especially the inflammatory bowel diseases.

Podolsky is the author of more than 300 original research and review articles. He is the past editor-in-chief of the journal Gastroenterology. He served as President of the American Gastroenterological Association and was the recipient of its Julius Freidenwald Award in 2009. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Kenneth M. Rosen, NAE, is Principal Partner and Founder of General Aero-Science Consultants, LLC. Previously, he was the Corporate President of Concepts NREC.

Dr. Rosen’s research interests are helicopters, propulsion/turbomachinery V/STOL Aircraft and System Design. An ancillary, but significant capability has been developed in transmission systems, air vehicle/engine controls, and structural fatigue methodology. He has also developed an expertise in a wide range of aerothermodynamic topics; specifically, inlet/exhaust design, boundary layer control, IR suppression, heat and mass transfer, pneumodynamics, particle separators, icing and environmental systems. This expertise has been incorporated in the development of systems for many helicopters including the S-58T, S-67, CH-53, BLACK HAWK, S-76, X-Wing, Comanche, S-92 and Cypher UAV. These products, many of which are still in service, range from 250 lbs. to 75,000 lbs. gross weight. Propulsion experience has included at least ten different engine installations ranging from 150 shp turboshaft to 9000 shp convertible engines producing combinations of thrust and shaft power. Icing design expertise includes applications for inlets and rotor systems. Over the last decade, his interests have broadened to include systems integration, low observables (radar and infrared), systems engineering, unmanned vehicles and product development technology.

Dr. Rosen earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the City College of New York; and an M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


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Albert A. Sciarretta is President of CNS Technologies, Inc., a company that consults on research and development, experimentation, modeling and simulation, management, and assessment of advanced information, sensor, and test technologies. He is also a consultant and the primary support to the Program Manager (PM), Test and Evaluation/Science and Technology (T&E/S&T) in the office of the Secretary of Defense; and an on-call subject matter expert (SME) for serving on an Independent Review Team (IRT) for assessing Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology technology programs.
He has served as experiment director of the Department of Defense’s Smart Sensor Web effort and as director of a demonstration of an integrated live-virtual-constructive simulation-based joint urban operations training environment. His current primary efforts included demonstrating networked sensor-information systems, assisting in the development of command and control (C2) systems for urban operations, assessing advanced information and test technologies, and identifying performance metrics for the Army’s Future Force Warrior and associated small-unit C2 systems. Mr. Sciarretta is also a retired Army officer.
Mr. Sciarretta has a B.S. degree in general engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, and dual M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and operations research from Stanford University. He previously served as a member of the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) Committees on Army Science and Technology for Homeland Defense: C4ISR; Review of the Department of Defense Air and Space Systems Science and Technology Program; Army Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technologies, and Making the Soldier Decisive on the Future Battlefields.

Neil Siegel, NAE, is vice-president and chief technology officer of Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector. He leads the sector’s technology activities, provides oversight of the sector’s research portfolio, and oversees the development of solutions for our customers’ most complex and most important problems.

Prior to this current role, Dr. Siegel was the sector’s vice-president and chief engineer. In this position, he oversaw the sector’s 12,000-plus scientists and engineers, directed engineering process improvements, and led activities intended to further the development of the company’s top technical talent. Previously, Dr. Siegel served as vice-president and chief technology officer of Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector, and vice-president and general manager of the company’s Tactical Systems division. He has been responsible for several projects outside of the United States, including work in the U.K., Egypt, Germany, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.

His expertise is recognized by the U.S. Government, as indicated by past membership on the Defense Science Board, the Army Science Board, and other senior government advisory panels. He is also in demand as a speaker for both academic and conference settings, and is an adjunct professor of engineering at both the University of Southern California, and the University of California at Los Angeles.
He is certified by the International Congress on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) as an expert systems engineering practitioner (ESEP).

Dr. Siegel earned his B.A. and M.S. in mathematics; and has a doctorate in systems engineering from the University of Southern California. His advisor there was noted computer scientist Barry Boehm.


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Michael A. Vane is currently an independent consultant. Previously, he was Group Vice President, Training and Intelligence Solutions, DynCorp International, a leader of approximately 5,000 employees globally serving areas of training, intelligence and special operations forces roles to DoD and DoS customers. General Vane has expertise in training and intelligence solutions with standards, certifications and delivery methods to meet customer needs. He managed multiple programs worth over $500 million annually for a diverse customer set. Prior to DynCorp, General Vane was an Executive Advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton where his responsibility was to advise in the capability area of Analytics in DoD markets – specifically working on requirements development, Live-Virtual-Training analysis to improve home station training, improved costing and readiness models, and institutional transformation.

Before retiring to civilian life, General Vane served as the Deputy Commanding General, Futures/Director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) at the U.S. Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). In his 36-year Army career, he has served as the Vice Director, J8, Force Structure, Resources and Assessments; Commanding General, U.S. Army Air Defense Center at Fort Bliss, TX; Deputy Chief of Staff for Doctrine, Concepts and Strategy at TRADOC; Commanding General 32nd Army Air and Missle Defense Command; and Director of Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Force Development.

General Vane received a B.S. in general engineering from U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and an M.S. in systems technology from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.