Jennie S. Hwang - (Chair)
JENNIE S. HWANG (NAE) is CEO of H-Technologies Group, and board trustee and 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. Among her many honors and awards are U.S. Congressional Certificates of Recognition; induction Women in Technology International Hall of Fame and Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame; named the R&D-Stars-to-Watch; and YWCA Achievement Award. She was the CEO of International Electronic Materials Corporation. and has held senior executive positions with Lockheed Martin Corporation; Hanson, PLC; and Sherwin-Williams Company and co-founded entrepreneurial businesses. She is internationally recognized as a pioneer and long-standing leader in the infrastructure development of electronics miniaturization and green manufacturing. She has served as Global President of the Surface Mount Technology Association and in other global leadership positions. An international speaker and author of more than 475 publications including several internationally-used books, she has lectured to tens of thousands of managers, engineers, and researchers on professional development courses. Her speeches range from university commencement addresses to keynote at Department of Defense Federal Women’s Program to tutorials at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is also a prolific author and speaker on education, workforce, and social and business issues. Additionally, Dr. Hwang has served as a board director for Fortune 500 NYSE-traded and private companies; various university and civic boards; on the International Advisory Board of the Singapore Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute and a number of international industry boards. On serving the National Academies, she chairs the Technical Assessment Board of Army Research Laboratory; and has served as NAE Membership Search Executive (Materials Section), on the National Materials and Manufacturing Board, the DoD R&D Globalization Board, the Committee on Forecasting Future Disruptive Technologies, and the NAE, Award Committee, among others. She also has served as a reviewer for National Academies’ Reports and other national/international publications. Her formal education include the Harvard University Executive Program, Columbia University Business School Governance Program, and four academic degrees (Ph.D., M.A., M.S., B.S.) in materials science and metallurgical engineering, chemistry, and liquid crystal science. The Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Award for Faculty Excellence was established at her alma mater. The Dr. Jennie S. Hwang YWCA Award is established in her honor, now for 17 years running, to encourage and recognize outstanding women students in STEM.
Bradley G. Boone
BRADLEY G. BOONE is a principal professional staff member of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Applied Physics Laboratory. During his career he has worked in infrared and microwave sensors (active and passive), radar electronic countermeasures, pattern recognition, radar target modeling, optical image correlation and signal processing, superconducting electronics, laser radar, optical and radio frequency communications, and systems engineering. He has been technology manager for Civilian Space; project lead on numerous exterally funded projects wih the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, and Ballistic Missile Defense; group supervisor in electro-optical systems; and principal investigator for numerous research and development efforts to advance innovative concepts in sensing, pattern recogition, and communication. He has taught for the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering for 37 years, serving both applied physics and electrical engineering curricula, and previously, was the visiting professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He has published 70 papers and conference presentations, one textbook, two pending textbooks, and holds seven U.S. patents. He earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Virginia.
Diane E. Griffin
DIANE E. GRIFFIN, NAS/NAM is University Distinguished Service Professor and former Chair of the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and was the vice president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (2013-2017). She is a world leader in the study of viral pathogenesis and has elucidated mechanisms that control sindbis virus neurovirulence Her research interests are in the area of pathogenesis of viral diseases with a particular focus on measles and arboviral encephalitis. These studies address issues related to virulence and the role of immune responses in protection from infection and in clearance of infection. She has more than 400 publications and has served on multiple advisory and editorial boards. She is the U.S. chair of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program and past president of the American Society for Virology and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). She is a member of the Association of American Physicians and American Philosophical Society. Among other honors, she has received the Rudolf Virchow Medal from the University of Wurzburg, Wallace Sterling Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award from Stanford University, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Excellence in Science Award, Maxwell Finland Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and MilliporeSigma Alice C. Evans Award from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). She earned her B.A. in biology at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, and her M.D. and Ph.D. in microbiology at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Peter M. Kogge
PETER M. KOGGE is associate dean of engineering for research and also holds the McCourtney Chair in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to his joining Notre Dame in 1994, he was with International Business Machines (IBM) Federal Systems Division. He was appointed an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) fellow in 1990 and an IBM fellow in 1993. In 1977, he was a visiting professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. From 1977 through 1994, he was also an adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department of the State University of New York at Binghamton. Since 1997, he has been a distinguished visiting scientist at the Center for Integrated Space Microsystems at JPL. He is also the Research Thrust Leader for Architecture in Notre Dame's Center for Nano Science and Technology. For the 2000-2001 academic year, he was the Interim Schubmehl-Prein Chairman of the CSE Department at Notre Dame. Since 2003, he has been a concurrent professor of electrical engineering. His research interests are in advanced computer architectures using unconventional technologies such as Processing-In-Memory and nano technologies such as Quantum dot Cellular Automata (QCA). Dr. Kogge received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University; M.S. in systems and engineering sciences from Syracuse University, and B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
CHRISTIAN MAILHIOT is Senior Manager of the Materials Research Group at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Livermore, CA. Prior to joining SNL in 2016, he held the position of professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University (WSU) during the period 2013 – 2016. At WSU, he also held the positions of director for the Center for Institutional Research Computing (CIRC), and founding administrative director for the Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth-Abundant Materials (JCDREAM). Prior to joining WSU, Dr. Mailhiot was a senior technical manager at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) during the period 1989 – 2013. Christian Mailhiot also held senior leadership positions at the Department of Energy in Washington, DC, in support of the National Nuclear Security Administra5ion (NNSA) and the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES). He has worked in the areas of theoretical and computational condensed matter physics, ab initio many-body calculations of materials, atomic and electronic structure of materials, electronic structure theory and optical properties of semiconductor superlattices and synthetically modulated quantum-confined structures, semiconductor physics, surface and interface science, and static and dynamic pressure-induced phase transformations. He received his B.Eng. in engineering physics in 1978 from L’École Polytechnique de Montréal in Canada. He obtained his M.S. (1980) and Ph.D. (1983) in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. From 1983 through 1989, he was a member of the technical staff at the Xerox Webster Research Center in Webster, NY, where he worked in the field of semiconductor and solid-state physics. In 2003, he was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society, Division of Materials Physics. He serves on numerous editorial boards and review and scientific advisory committees.