Dr. Paul A. Fleury
PAUL A. FLEURY, NAS/NAE, is the Frederick William Beinecke Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Physics at Yale University. He has made numerous seminal contributions to the field of Raman and Brillouin scattering in condensed matter. These include his pioneering work on soft phonon modes near phase transitions, spin flip Raman scattering in semiconductors, and scattering from magnetic excitations in classical and quantum systems. Dr. Fleury has been recognized for discoveries related to ferroelectric, acoustic, and nonlinear performance of materials, and for management leadership in materials. Dr. Fleury's research interest has been in the microscopic origin of physical phenomena in condensed matter systems with emphasis on collective behaviors underlying magnetic, optical, electronic, acoustic, and structural properties of materials. These properties include the linear and nonlinear responses of materials to external drivers such as stress, electric, magnetic, and optical fields. Dr. Fleury earned a B.S. and M.S. from John Carroll University and his Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Dale E. Klein
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 as the associate director of The Energy Institute, associate vice president for research, and a professor of mechanical engineering in the University’s nuclear program. Dr. Klein was sworn into the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 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. 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. 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. Klein holds a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Dr. Tonya L. Kuhl
TONYA L. KUHL is a professor of chemical engineering, materials science and biomedical engineering, and a faculty member of the Biophysics Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis. Her research interests are in the general area of intermolecular and intersurface forces in complex fluid systems. She uses the Surface Forces Apparatus for directly measuring the forces between surfaces in liquids and vapors, and for studying other interfacial phenomena, providing information at the molecular level not always available by other techniques. These interaction force studies are complemented by structural characterization via x-ray and neutron scattering measurements at National Laboratories such as the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne and the Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center. Currently, her research is primarily focused on membrane biophysics, membrane fusion, self-assembly, polymer brushes, ligand-receptor binding and adhesion, and the properties of polymer thin-films. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
Dr. Peter B. Moore
PETER B. MOORE, NAS, is the Sterling Professor of Chemistry (Emeritus) at Yale University. His research interests include: biophysical chemistry, the structure and function of macromolecular assemblies, ribonucleic acid (RNA) structure and function, ribosomes, nuclear magnetic resonance (NRM) spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, X-ray, and neutron scattering. He was formerly a Guggenheim Fellow at the University of Oxford, U.K., and a guest biophysicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He is a member of the following professional organizations: the Biophysical Society, American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He earned a B.S. from Yale University and Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Dr. Thomas P. Russell
THOMAS P. RUSSELL, NAE, is the Silvio O. Conte Distinguished Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He currently is director of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Massachusetts and associate director of the MassNanoTech facility at the University. Dr. Russell’s interests span research in surface and interfacial properties of polymers and polymer nanostructures, polymer morphology, kinetics of phase transitions, and confinement effects on polymers. Formerly of IBM Almaden Research Center, Dr. Russell conducted pioneering studies on measuring fundamental properties of block copolymers and the use of an electric field to orient block copolymers for microelectronic applications. He has more than 300 peer reviewed scientific publications. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, associate editor for Macromolecules, and former member of the board of directors of the Materials Research Society. He received his Ph.D. in polymer science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dr. Helmut Schober
HELMUT SCHOBER is director of the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France. His research interests include: spectroscopy of fullerenes and carbon nanotubes; dynamics of water ice and clathrates; quantum fluids in connement; glass transition; phonon-mediated superconductivity; thermal and ionic transport; experimental techniques (including neutron scattering, inelastic x-ray scattering, optical spectroscopy); calculation techniques (lattice dynamical calculations and classical molecular dynamics); and methodological interest (neutron sources as well as neutron and time-of-flight instrumentation). Dr. Schober earned his undergraduate degree in physics and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Regensburg in Regensburg, Germany.