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Panel on Sensors and Electron Devices




DONALD M. CHIARULLI is a professor of computer science and computer engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. His expertise includes experimental computer architecture, and optics and optoelectronics for dense interconnection networks. Within the context of building experimental systems, his work also includes a significant effort in the development of new design tools for the modeling and simulation of these systems. Dr. Chiarulli also holds patents in computer and related optical and optoelectronic hardware. Dr. Chiarulli also has served with distinction as a valued member of the Panel on Digitization and Communications Sciene, which reviews the R&D activities of the ARL Computational and Information Sciences Directorate (CISD). The Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate and the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate work closely together in many areas of common interest, so Dr. Chiarulli’s service on this panel will bring with it valuable knowledge and insights about the CISD part of such joint activities. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Louisiana State University.




ELI BROOKNER is a Principal Engineering Fellow at the Raytheon Company. Since 1962 he has worked there on numerous radar technologies including air surveillance radar, affordable ground based radar, major space based radar programs, S-band upgrade, and surveillance radar programs. Prior to Raytheon he worked on radar at Columbia University Electronics Research Laboratory, Nicolet and Rome Air Force Laboratory. Dr. Brookner has received several awards and honors including the IEEE 2006 Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technology & Application "For Pioneering Contributions to Phased Array Radar System Designs, to Radar Signal Processing Designs, and to Continuing Education Programs for Radar Engineers"; IEEE '03 Warren White Award; Journal of the Franklin Institute Premium Award for best paper award for 1966; and the IEEE Wheeler Prize for Best Applications Paper for 1998. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, AIAA, and MSS. He has published four books: Tracking and Kalman Filtering Made Easy, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1998; Practical Phased Array Antenna Systems (1991), Aspects of Modern Radar (1988), and Radar Technology (1977), Artech House. He gives courses on Radar, Phased Arrays and Tracking around the world (22 countries). Over 10,000 have attended his informative, dynamic, entertaining and well received courses. He was banquet speaker and keynote speaker six times. He has over 110 papers, talks and correspondences to his credit. In addition, he has over 80 invited talks and papers.


AMY E. DUWEL is group leader for Charles Stark Draper Laboratory’s RF and Communications Group. This position was preceded by an eight-year tenure as group leader of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems). In the Group Leader role, Dr. Duwel serves as a champion for the growth of new technology, a leader in business development, an advocate for the staff. Dr. Duwel has focused her technical career on developing novel capabilities at the intersection of MEMS and RF systems. She leads the development of ultra-low loss MEMS resonators for filters and oscillators, and novel MEMS-enabled reconfigurable RF components. In addition, Dr. Duwel has contributed to a deeper fundamental understanding of micro-scale energy transport phenomena and dynamics of MEMS resonators for RF filters, oscillators, and inertial sensors. She received a BA in physics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1993. Her MS (1995) and PhD (1999) are in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


THOMAS FULLER is a director at the GT Center for Innovative Battery and Fuel Cell Technologies and a professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Technical Institute. Present research projects include: 1) diagnostic/prognostic system for space related batteries that can detect and identify critical incipient battery failure modes and predict the remaining battery capacity under different power profiles, 2) optimization of hybrid systems for durability, 3) fundamental degradation mechanisms for PEM fuel cells, including membrane chemical attack, corrosion of carbon, and stability of platinum catalysts. He was previously the director of Power Section Engineering at UTC Fuel Cells (a division of the United Technologies Corp.) from 2002 to 2004. Since 2005 he has been on the Board of Directors with the Southern Fuel Cell Coalition, and was elected chairman of the Board in 2007. He is also a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and American Chemical Society. Dr. Fuller earned his B.S in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992.


ELSA M. GARMIRE, NAE, is the Sydney E. Junkins Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth College. She was elected to the NAE “for contributions to nonlinear optics and optoelectronics and for leadership in education.” Her research interests include lasers and optics—enabling technologies that have made possible a myriad of technical and scientific applications. Her research has had three main themes: nonlinear optics, integrated optics, and advanced semiconductor lasers. She has contributed to three key concepts in nonlinear optics: laser-stimulation of molecular vibrations (Stimulated Raman Scattering), sound waves (Stimulated Brillouin Scattering), and self-focussing of light beams (Spatial Solitons). Recently she has investigated nonlinear optical devices in semiconductors, including optical bistability, optical computing and photorefractivity. Her most recent emphasis is on understanding psec nonlinearities in semiconductor multiple quantum wells. Her second continuing interest has been integrated optics -- with contributions to design, fabrication, analysis and testing in semiconductor, lithium niobate and glass devices, as well as infrared waveguides. Her third interest is in improved lasers, particularly semiconductor lasers. She has investigated the mode-locking and mode-control of lasers, semiconductor laser arrays, ultra-short pulse generation and propagation, and new geometries for semiconductor lasers. Dr. Garmine earned her AB in Physics from Harvard University in 1961 and her Ph.D. in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965.


GEORGE HADDAD, NAE, is the Robert J. Hiller Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He was elected to the NAE “for contributions to microwave electronics and for leadership in electrical engineering research and education.” His research interests include microwave, millimeter-wave and optoelectronic devices and integrated circuits. His work involves compound semiconductor material growth and characterization, device modeling, fabrication and evaluation and monolithic integrated circuit analysis, design and fabrication. He has done a great deal of work on two-terminal devices including resonant tunneling diodes and Gunn devices. His recent work includes Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors, High Electron Mobility Transistors, and Resonant Tunneling Transistors and Photoreceivers.


HERBERT L. HESS is professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Idaho. His research is in the area of power electronic converters, great and small. These range from projects in wind turbine converters to motor drives to small power supplies to microbattery chargers and monitors. Each system has a need for converting power into a different form or level. Power electronics is often the preferred means to do this. Ongoing projects are the following: Power conversion circuits in CMOS SOI, High voltage CMOS silicon on insulator (SOI) switching devices, hybrid electric vehicle power conversion and drive systems (ships and automobiles), innovative and compact battery chargers and monitors, power quality, and remotely located and distributed power generation using electronic power conversion: wind, water, fuel cell, solar, flywheel. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and has served as an elected member of the AdCom for the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society since 2003. Dr Hess earned his Ph.D. in 1993 from the University of Wisconsin and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Idaho and Virginia.


DAVID A. HODGES, NAE, is the Daniel M. Tellep Professor Emeritus in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include integrated circuit design techniques and their application to data and signal processing. He has been involved in research and development on semiconductor memories, analog-to-digital converters, switched-capacitor filters, microprocessors, echo cancellation for digital subscriber loops, and general mixed-signal very large scale integration design. He holds several U.S. patents and is an author of over 100 contributions to the technical literature. He has served as a consultant and as a corporate director for companies doing business in microelectronics and related technologies. He served 1 year as Chair of Berkeley's Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department and 6 years as Dean of Engineering at Berkeley.


PAUL W. HOFF is an independent consultant with current areas of concentration including X-Ray and Gamma Ray Lasers, wireless communications, advanced IR Sensors, autonomous robotic vehicle systems, automotive radar systems, and MEMS fabrication. He was director of Advanced Sensor and Distributed Fusion Systems with BAE Systems, where he was responsible for organizing and managing the development of integrated fusion and advanced unattended ground sensors and unattended air vehicles supporting military transformation. In addition he managed advanced research programs integrating industry, government laboratories, and major universities such as the Army’s Advanced Sensors Collaborative Technology Alliances. Dr. Hoff also served as BAE’s chief technology officer for company-wide initiatives in homeland security with a focus on detection of weapons of mass destruction, and has also directed BAE’s GaAs MMIC fabrication center.


JENNIE S. HWANG, NAE, is CEO of H-Technologies and 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 has held senior executive positions with Lockheed Martin Corp., SCM Corp., and Sherwin Williams Co., and co-founded entrepreneurial businesses. She is internationally recognized as a pioneer and long-standing leader in the fast-moving infrastructure development of electronics miniaturization and green manufacturing. Currently, she is CEO of H-Technologies and an invited distinguished adjunct professor of the Engineering School of Case Western Reserve University, as well as serving on the university’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Hwang is an inventor and author of 300+ publications, including the sole authorship of several internationally-used textbooks and has lectured to tens of thousands of engineers and researchers on professional development courses. As a columnist for the globally circulated trade magazines “Global Solar Technology” and “SMT,” she addresses technology issues and global market thrusts. She also has served on the International Advisory Board of the Singapore Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute. Additionally, she has served as a board director for Fortune 500 NYSE-traded and private companies and various civic boards. The YWCA’s Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Award was established to encourage and recognize outstanding women students in science and engineering. Her formal education includes the Harvard Business School Executive Program, a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, two M.S. degrees in chemistry and liquid crystal science, respectively, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.


DOUGLAS R. MOOK is the President of the Aptec Group. He previously held positions as the COO and VP of Engineering at TechOnLine, and ran the ASW Division, Advanced Systems, Advanced Technology and Signal Processing organizations within Lockheed Martin. In these roles he has taken technology from concept to product in the areas of communications, software services, sensor systems, acoustics, machine recognition, medical processing, speech and test systems. Dr. Mook was a cofounder of VenturCom, Inc., an embedded software company, and Physiologic Diagnostic Services, Inc., a medical instrumentation company that was sold to Tokos, now Matra after receiving FDA approval for a key diagnostic product. Dr. Mook received his SB, SM, and EE degrees from MIT in Electrical Engineering and his Doctorate from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Electrical Engineering and Ocean Engineering.


RANDOLPH L. MOSES is professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. His research interests are stochastic digital signal processing; spectral estimation; time series analysis; parameter estimation; statistical properties of algorithms; array signal processing; and applications to automatic target recognition and sensor networks. His current research efforts include feature extraction for automatic target recognition (ATR) from radar signals; ATR performance analysis; self-localization of sensor networks; and object detection and tracking using sensor networks. NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 1984-85. he was a Summer Faculty Research Fellow, Rome Air Development Center, Rome, NY, 1983.; a Visiting Researcher, Systems and Control Group, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1994-95; a Research Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, OH, 2002-03; and a Visiting Researcher, Signals and Systems Group, MIT, Summer 2003 and Summer 2005. He has a B.S. (1979), M.S. (1980), and Ph.D. (1984) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


JORGE J. SANTIAGO-AVILES is associate professor in the Electrical and Systems Engineering Department at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interest encompasses materials and devices for electronics applications including energy conversion and storage, in particular super-capacitors, nano-composite materials, and deposition methods such as electro-spinning and electrodeposition. His pedagogical interest lies in STEM education and the education of under-served populations. He is the Faculty Master at Kings Court English College House where he was instrumental in the organization of the Science and Technology Wing (STWing), which have been serving the technically oriented student population for more than a decade. His interest in serving Penn's students constituency has led him to serve as advisor to the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and as a co-founder of La Casa Latina a Center for Hispanic Excellence.


MICHAEL G. SPENCER is Professor of Electrical Engineeringat the Cornell University. His research interests are in the epitaxial and bulk growth of compound semiconductors such as GaAs, SiC and AlN (growth techniques include molecular beam epitaxy, vapor phase epitaxy, liquid phase epitaxy, and sublimation), microwave devices, solar cells and electronic materials characterization techniques (including deep level transient spectroscopy and photoluminescence). His particular interest has been in the correlation of device performance with material growth and processing parameters. His recent work has emphasized wide bandgap materials and his group was the first to produce conducting AlN and thick films of beta SiC grown by the bulk sublimation technique. He is a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award for 1985, the Alan Berman Research Publication Award from the Naval Research Laboratories in 1986 (for research leading to the first identification of a self interstitial defect in AlGaAs), the White House Initiative Faculty Award for Excellence in 1988, a Distinguished Visiting Scientist appointment at Jet Propulsion Laboratories in 1989 and a 1992 recipient of a NASA Certificate of Recognition. He is on the permanent committee for the Electronic Materials Conference, the Compound Semiconductor Conference, as well as helped initiate and form the International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials. He is one of the Directors of the NSF sponsored National Nano-fabrication network.


LEVI THOMPSON is professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Dr. Thompson's research is in the areas of catalysis and surface science. Current projects focus on early transition metal nitrides and carbides, fuel processing catalysts, fuel cells, sol-gel derived materials and nanostructured films. In addition to funding from government sources, he has developed strong ties with catalyst and materials companies. His honors include NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, Union Carbide Innovation Recognition Award, Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Teaching Award and Dow Chemical Good Teaching Award. Recently he received the 2001 College of Engineering Service Excellence Award. Dr. Thompson earned his B.ChE from the University of Delaware, M.S.E. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.


ANIL V. VIRKAR, NAE, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Utah. He was elected to the NAE “for contributions to the development of high-temperature ionic and electronic materials for fuel cells and batteries.” His research interests are in the area of transport in high temperature ionic and electronic conducting materials, their application in electrochemical energy conversion, storage, and sensing devices. Electrochemical devices under study include solid oxide fuel cells, proton exchange membrane fuel cells, high temperature storage batteries based on solid electrolytes, electrolyzers, and electrochemical sensors. The role of coupled transport of ionic and electronic species on the stability of solid state electrochemical systems is his area of particular interest.


TUAN VO-DINH is the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, and Director of The Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics at the Duke University. His expertise is in photonics, biophotonics, nanoscience, nanomaterial manufacturing and characterization, sensing and sensor systems, and plasmonics. Dr. Vo-Dinh’s research activities and interests involve biophotonics, nanophotonics, plasmonics, laser-excited luminescence spectroscopy, room temperature phosphorimetry, synchronous luminescence spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, field environmental instrumentation, fiberoptics sensors, nanosensors, biosensors and biochips for the protection of the environment and the improvement of human health. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of NanoBiotechnology (2005-2009); serves as the Associate Editor of Journal of Nanophotonics (2006-present), Plasmonics (2006-present), and Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (2003-present); and serves as the Topical Editor of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds Journal (1988-to present).


LARRY P. WALKER is professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering; Director, Northeast Sun Grant Institute of Excellence; and Director, Cornell Biofuels Research Laboratory at the Cornell University. His research interests are in the areas of biological and environmental engineering, energy, environment, and sustainable development. He has been involved in a number of biomass to energy and chemical projects including an assessment of New York State biomass resources available for ethanol production, farm-scale methane production and co-generation, and the application of nanotechnology to characterizing and studying important biocatalysts for industrial biotechnology. He is a member of the National Nanobiotechnology Center Executive committee that oversees the research activities of the Center, and the coordinator of a Cornell faculty cluster that is interested in the development of sustainable bio-based industries. He is a member of the American Council on Renewable Energy and the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science. Some of Dr. Walker’s extramural activities include current Co-Editor in Chief for the journal Industrial Biotechnology. In addition, he is a recent recipient of a NYSTAR Faculty Development Program award for Industrial Biotechnology research.