Dr. Peter F. Green - (Chair)
University of Michigan
PETER F. GREEN is the Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze Professor of Engineering and Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is Director of the DOE Energy Frontier Research Center, Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion (CSTEC). Professor Green is also the Editor-in-Chief of MRS Communications (Cambridge University Press). He also serves on the advisory Bord of the ACS Petroleum Research Fund and is a member of the US liasion group for the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). Prof. Green was the 2006 President of the Materials Research Society (MRS). He is a former Chair of the National Research Council (NRC) Solid State Sciences Committee (currently known as the Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee) and former member of the Board on Physics and Astronomy (BPA) and the Board on Army Science and Technology (BAST). Green’s current research interests include understanding fundamental properties of organic materials and organic/inorganic hybrid materials, at the nano-scale, particularly for functional coatings, sensors and energy conversion applications. His specific interests include: transport processes, optical properties, interfacial phenomena, phase transitions, self-assembly and pattern formation. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry (London) and of the American Ceramic Society. He received his B.A. in physics from Hunter College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Cornell University.
Dr. Paul A. Fleury
PAUL A. FLEURY, NAS/NAE, is the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Engineering and Applied Physics, and Professor of Physics at Yale University. He is the founding Director of the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering. He served as Dean of Engineering at Yale from 2000 until January 2008. Prior to joining Yale Dr. Fleury was Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico from January 1996, following 30 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories. At Bell Laboratories he was most recently director of materials and materials processing research .During 1992 and 1993 he was Vice President for Research and Exploratory Technology at Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Fleury is the author of more than 130 scientific publications on non-linear optics, spectroscopy and phase transformations in condensed matter systems and has co-edited three books. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the 1985 Michelson-Morley Award and the 1992 Frank Isakson Prize of the American Physical Society for his research on optical phenomena and phase transitions in condensed matter systems. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in 1960 and 1962 from John Carroll University, and his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965 - all in Physics.
Dr. Christopher R. Gould
North Carolina State University
CHRISTOPHER R. GOULD is Professor of Physics and Associate Dean for Administration in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at North Carolina State University (NCSU). He is Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of Physics and previously served for a decade as Head of the Department of Physics at NCSU. He is a nuclear physicist by training, with interests in nuclear physics, neutrino oscillations, neutron electric dipole moment, time variability of fundamental constants, oklo natural nuclear reactors cosmology, energy research and policy, science education, and neutron and neutrino physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, recipient of a President's Award from RTI-International, and a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers and of Sigma Xi. He has held visiting appointments at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Institut fur Kernphysik, Frankfurt, the Atomic Energy Institute, Beijing, the University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, and at the Oak Ridge Center for Advanced Studies. He has MS and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS degree in Physics from Imperial College, London.
Dr. Laura H. Greene
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
LAURA H. GREENE, NAS, is the Swanlund Professor and Center for Advanced Study Professor, Department of Physics and the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an Associate Director for the Center for Emergent Superconductivity, an Energy Frontier Research Center. Her research is in experimental condensed matter physics, working to elucidate the mechanisms of unconventional superconductivity, and developing methods for predictive design of new families of superconducting materials. Other areas of investigation include spectroscopic studies of the electronic structure of strongly-correlated electron materials including heavy fermions and high-temperature superconductors. She also investigates superconducting proximity effects in superconductor-semiconductor heterostructures and topological materials. Her recent service includes vice-chair of the Division of Materials Physics and Council of the Forum for Outreach and Engaging the Public of the American Physical Society. She is a member of the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics, the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academy of Sciences, and her various editorial positions include editor-in-chief of Reports on the Progress in Physics. Greene is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Institute of Physics (U.K.), Phi Kappa Phi honor society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Physical Society. Her Awards/Honors include: Guggenheim Fellowship; E.O. Lawrence Award for Materials Research - U.S. Department of Energy; Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award - American Physical Society; and the Bellcore Award of Excellence. Dr. Greene received her BS degree from The Ohio State University and her PhD degree from Cornell University.
Dr. Andrew Harrison
ANDREW HARRISON is Director General of the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL). The Institut Laue-Langevin is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France. At the leading edge of neutron science and technology, the ILL operates one of the most intense neutron sources in the world. Professor Harrison took a degree (Oxford, 1982) and doctorate (Oxford, 1986) in chemistry and spent several years as a research fellow in Oxford and Canada (McMaster and Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories, Canada), before being appointed as a lecturer in the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh (1992), then Professor in 1999. His research was centred in materials chemistry, using a variety of techniques to synthesize and study new magnetic and electronic materials (with well over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals to date): most prominent among the techniques he used was neutron scattering which he and his research group performed at several institutes around the world. In 2006 he became Director of Science at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), and then Director General of ILL in 2011, where he currently works. He has acted on advisory boards or steering committees for a number of neutron institutes: ILL, ISIS, SNS and HIFR at Oak Ridge, J-PARC (Japan), FRM-II (Munich), as well as University Departments (Chemistry at UCL and at Sussex, UK); he was a member of the national review panel for university chemistry departments in the UK in 2008 and is also on the panel for the equivalent 2014 exercise. He is currently chair of EIROForum, the partnership of all the major European Research infrastructures (CERN, EFDA-JET,EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, E-XFEL, ILL), chair of the EURATOM Expert Group on fuel enrichment and a member of the Russian Megascience international expert forum.
Dr. Alan J. Hurd
Los Alamos National Laboratory
ALAN J. HURD is currently a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. Department of State, on temporary leave from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Hurd is the former Director of the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center at LANSCE at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was also deputy director, Institute of Complex Adaptive Matter, Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of California. His research interests include neutron scattering techniques, perturbed angular correlation (nuclear) spectroscopy, biophysics of membranes, self-assembly and self-limiting growth, colloidal interactions, aerosol aggregation and dusty plasmas, capillarity, econophysics. fractal materials, biomembranes, complex fluids, and sol-gel ceramics, for which he has three awards for outstanding research from DOE’s Basic Energy Sciences. He is also interested in the ways that “energy-critical elements” constrain society. Dr. Hurd was PIrincipal Investigator and Program Manager of the Lujan Center User Program. The Lujan Center is the largest program in LANL’s Office of Science portfolio, and it is the largest neutron scattering program in the Department of Energy. Dr. Hurd previously served in a number of senior technical and management positions at Sandia National Laboratories, where he managed the departments of Ceramics Processing Sciences, Theoretical and Computational Materials Modeling, New Materials Theory and Validation, and Catalytic and Porous Materials. He also continues to serve as an adjunct professor of physics at the University of New Mexico. He received his B.A. in engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Colorado.
Dr. Dale E. Klein
University of Texas
DALE E. KLEIN is Associate Vice Chancellor for Research in the Office of Academic Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also served since 2010 as the Associate Director of The Energy Institute, Associate Vice President for Research, and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Nuclear Program). Dr. Klein was sworn into the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2006, and was appointed Chairman of the NRC by President George W. Bush, serving in that role from July 2006 to May 2009. As Chairman, Dr. Klein was the principal executive officer and official spokesman for the NRC, responsible for conducting the administrative, organizational, long-range planning, budgetary, and certain personnel functions of the agency. Additionally, he had the ultimate authority for all NRC functions pertaining to an emergency involving an NRC licensee. The remainder of this term was as Commissioner of the NRC from May 2009 to March 2010. Before joining the NRC, Dr. Klein served as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs. Previously, Dr. Klein served as the Vice-Chancellor for Special Engineering Programs at The University of Texas System and as a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Nuclear Program) at The University of Texas at Austin. During his tenure at the university, Dr. Klein was Director of the Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory, Deputy Director of the Center for Energy Studies, and Associate Dean for Research and Administration in the College of Engineering. Dr. Klein holds a doctorate in nuclear engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has published more than 100 technical papers and reports, and co-edited one book. He has made more than 400 presentations on energy and has written numerous technical editorials on energy issues that have been published in major newspapers throughout the United States.
Dr. Wayde Konze
The Dow Chemical Company
WAYDE KONZE is Director of Analytical Sciences at Dow Chemical Company, where he was previously a Senior Research and Development Manager. Dr. Knze currently leads a global R&D group of 275 people, half of which are Ph.D. level, to develop new analytical sciences technologies for diverse research areas. He discovered breakthrough new polyolefin catalysts and successfully implemented them in large scale pilot plant trials; worked on several catalyst-related new R&D projects in areas of olefin metathesis, polyurethanes, epoxy resins, styrenics, polyolefins and engineering thermoplastics; and was instrumental in developing a new catalysis platform that is being utilized for many new business areas. His research specialties include organometallic, inorganic and organic chemistry; catalyst development; olefin polymerization catalysis; high-throughput chemistry; high pressure reactor techniques, chromatography (GC, GC-MS, TLC and column) and crystallization techniques, electronic storage devices; electronic materials; block polymers and polymer composites, and thermoplastic and thermoset R&D. Dr. Konze received his BS in Chemistry from the Univeristy of Minnesota and his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Iowa State University.
Dr. Roger A. Leach
ROGER A. LEACH is currently Research Manager in the Corporate Center for Analytical Sciences within the DuPont Central Research and Development Division in Wilmington, Delaware. He has worked at DuPont for 28 years in a variety of scientific and managerial roles, both within operating businesses and corporate R&D. Over that time, he has worked closely with acedemic collaborators, and been involved as both a user and as an advisor to National User Facilities – most notably the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab. Currently, he manages a scientific staff of 35, focused on surface science and materials structure in polymers, semiconductors, nano-particles, and inorganic/metals. Capabilities of the group include x-ray and neutron diffraction, scattering and spectroscopy; electron microscopy; and high-vacuum surface spectroscopy (UPS/XPS, SIMS, Auger). Dr. Leach received his Ph.D. in Physical/Analytical Chemistry from the Univesity of Utah and his BA in Chemistry from Augustana College.
Dr. Tom C. Lubensky
University of Pennsylvania
TOM C. LUBENSKY, NAS, is Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lubensky is a physicist who has made striking advances in understanding "soft" materials, such as liquid crystals, membranes, vesicles, and microemulsions. He has applied the theoretical methods of many-body physics to complex fluids and solids. For instance, he has elucidated the properties of the twist-grain-boundary phase in emulsions and lipid phases intercalated with DNA. His research focuses on soft materials, such as liquid crystals, membranes, vesicles, Langmuir films, and the many realizations of such complex fluids as microemulsions. His approach is phenomenological: Properties of an equilibrium phase at length scales several times molecular lengths can be described by effective free energies and by hydrodynamical equations, which depend only on the conservation laws and the symmetry of the phase. Associated with each thermodynamic phase are elastic rigidities, low-frequency hydrodynamics modes, and topological defects that are collectively responsible for most of the remarkable properties of soft materials. Thermal fluctuations are almost by definition strong in soft systems, and they can lead to significant modifications of naive harmonics theories. In the recent past he has developed and applied these ideas to elucidate the properties of the twist-grain-boundary phase in liquid crystals, liquid crystalline emulsions, lamellar lipid phases intercalated with DNA, liquid crystalline elastomers, tethered membranes, and interacting arrays of one-dimensional Luttinger liquids. He has also worked on a variety of other problems, including the theoretical underpinnings of microrheology, flow of granular material under shear, and the origins of macroscopic chirality. Dr. Lubensky received his BA degree in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and his MA and Ph.D degrees in Physics from Harvard University.
Dr. M. Brian Maple
University of California, San Diego
BRIAN MAPLE, NAS, is a Distinguished Professor of Physics and holds the Bernd T. Matthias Endowed Chair at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He served as Chair of the Physics Department from 2004 to 2010, Director of the Center for Interface and Materials Science from 1990 to 2010, and Director of the Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences from 1995 to 2009. He leads an active research group in experimental condensed matter and materials physics. The focus of his research is on correlated electron phenomena in novel d- and f-electron materials, including high temperature superconductivity, unconventional types of superconductivity, valence fluctuation and heavy fermion behavior, quantum criticality, and exotic types of magnetism. Other research interests include surface science and matter under extreme conditions. Research activities in his laboratory include synthesis of materials in bulk and thin film form, single crystal growth, characterization of materials, and transport, thermal, and magnetic measurements as a function of temperature (down to mK range), pressure (up to Mbar region), and magnetic field (up to 10 tesla). Professor Maple earned B.S. (physics) and A.B. (mathematics) degrees in 1963 from San Diego State University (SDSU) and M.S. (physics) and Ph.D. (physics) degrees in 1965 and 1969, respectively, from UCSD. He was an Assistant Research Physicist at UCSD from 1969 to 1975 and was appointed to the UCSD Physics Faculty as an Associate Professor in 1975. He was promoted to Professor in 1981 and Distinguished Professor in 2005. Professor Maple has held visiting professorships and research positions at the University of Chili (1971, 1973), the Instituto de Fisica Jose Balseiro, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina (1974), the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara (1980, 1996), Brookhaven National Laboratory (1984), Los Alamos National Laboratory (1993), and the University of Karlsruhe, Germany (2000-2001, 2011). He served as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Division of Condensed Matter Physics of the American Physical Society (APS) in 1987 and 1988, respectively. He chaired the famous “Woodstock of Physics” Session on High Temperature Superconductivity at the APS March Meeting in New York City in 1987. Professor Maple is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (2004) and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (1985) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1997). He has won numerous awards, including: John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (1984), APS David Adler Lectureship Award (1996), Alexander v. Humboldt Research Award, Germany (1998), Frank H. Spedding Award (1999), APS James C. McGroddy Prize (2000), Bernd T. Matthias Prize (2000), Honorary Professorship, Trzebiatowski Institute for Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland (2006), and Science Lectureship Award, Chiba University, Tokyo, Japan (2010). He was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year at UCSD in 1987 and at SDSU, College of Sciences, in 1988. Professor Maple has authored or co-authored over 900 scientific publications and 5 patents, and was named one of the most highly cited physicists by ISI in 1997. He has given more that 250 invited talks at international conferences and workshops and more than 200 invited seminars, colloquia, and lectures at universities and research institutes; he has lectured on various topics in 13 international schools. He has chaired or co-chaired 14 international conferences. He has edited or co-edited 12 volumes of conference proceedings or books on special research topics, and served on the editorial boards for 4 international physics journals. He has served on numerous review and advisory committees for university physics departments, national and international research institutes and laboratories, and federal funding agencies. He has been a member of numerous organizing, program and international advisory committees for international conferences and workshops. He has served on numerous nomination and selection committees for international prizes and awards.
Dr. V. Adrian Parsegian
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
V. ADRIAN PARSEGIAN is the Robert L. Gluckstern Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Known internationally for his scholarship in biological physics, Professor Parsegian was formerly chief of the Laboratory on Physical and Structural Biology at the National Institutes of Health. He was the founding editor of Biophysical Discussions, chief editor of Biophysical Journal, president of the Biophysical Society and among other honours, has received two NIH Director’s Awards and the Distinguished Service Award of the Biophysical Society. Professor Parsegian received his AB in Physics from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Harvard University.
Dr. David A. Weitz
DAVID A.WEITZ, NAS, is Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics in the Department of Physics within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He worked at Exxon Research and Engineering as a research physicist for nearly 18 years, and then became a Professor of Physics at the University of Pennsylvania. He moved to Harvard about 13 years ago. He is also the director of Harvard's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. He helped arrange the establishment of the BASF Advance Research Initiative at Harvard, which he co-directs. Several start-up companies have come from his lab to exploit some of its technological innovations.
Professor Weitz studies soft condensed matter physics, with an emphasis on the relationship between structural and mechanical properties. Much of his work focuses on soft materials including colloids, emulsions, foams and gels. In doing these experiments he develops new measurements techniques to probe the properties of the materials. In addition, he studies the mechanical properties of biomaterials and apply the knowledge learned to study properties of cells and tissues. He also uses microfluidics both to create new soft materials, primarily for delivery applications, and for developing new applications for biotechnology and systems biology. The microfluidics work has focused on the use of multiphase flow to make emulsions using the precision control over fluid flow afforded by the microfluidic devices. Dr. Weitz received his BSc in Physics from the University of Waterloo and his AM and Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University.