Jill M. Hruby - (Chair)
Jill Hruby is the former director of Sandia National Laboratories, having served in that role from July 2015 through May 2017. During her 34 years at Sandia, she served as vice president of the Energy, Nonproliferation, and High-Consequence Security Division; leader of Sandia’s International, Homeland, and Nuclear Security Program; technical director in Materials and Engineering Sciences and in Homeland Security and Defense Systems; and held several leadership positions in materials science, weapon components, and micro-technologies.
Ms. Hruby has authored numerous publications and holds three patents. Her awards include an R&D 100 Award, the Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award from the Society of Women Engineers, the US Department of Energy Secretary’s Exceptional Service Award, the National Nuclear Security Administrator’s Distinguished Service Gold Award, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. In 2017, Business Insider named Ms. Hruby the second most powerful female engineer.
Ms. Hruby was NTI’s inaugural Sam Nunn Distinguished Fellow, completing her year-long term in November 2019. She participates in engineering advisory councils for Purdue University and University of California at Berkeley and is a member of the National Academies Committee on International Security and Arms Control, having also previously served on the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology and the Committee on Determining Core Capabilities in Chemical and Biological Defense Research and Development. Ms. Hruby holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, both in mechanical engineering.
Andrew G. Alleyne
Dr. Andrew Alleyne is the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research interests encompass the modeling, simulation, and implementation of control systems for complex systems and nonlinear systems. His current focus is on the optimization of energy and power systems using model-based approaches. He has developed simulations tools for understanding and prediction the behavior of complex thermal systems and transitioned that to implementations of control systems for dynamic thermal management. In particular, he works at the interface of electrical and thermal power for mobile systems since many of the thermal management challenges arise from electrical power usage. He established the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Power Optimization of Eletro-Thermal Systems (POETS). Additional areas of interest include Manufacturing Systems where he has investigated high precision motion control technologies for on- and off-highway vehicles. His academic record includes supervision of over 80 M.S. and Ph.D. students and over 400 conference and journal publications. Dr. Allyene is the recipient of a CAREER award by the National Science Foundation, has been Distinguished Lecturer of the Institute for Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), and a National Research Council associate. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), IEEE, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). From ASME, he has received the Gustus Larson Award, the Charles Stark Draper Award for innovative Practice, the Robert Henry Thurston Award, and the Henry Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award. He was a Fulbright fellow to the Netherlands and has held visiting Professorships at TU Delft, University of Colorado, ETH Zurich, and Johannes Kepler University. He is also a recipient of the AACC Control Engineering Practice Award. Dr. Alleyne has held leadership positions for ASME, IEEE, and the International Federation of Automatic Control and been active in external advisory and review boards for universities, industry and government including the Scientific Advisory Board for the U.S. Air Force and the NASEM Board on Army Research and Development (BOARD). His record of campus service includes Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and the Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs in Mechanical Science and Engineering. Dr. Alleyne received his B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Charles Craft is a consultant to Sandia National Laboratories, Noblis, Inc., and Zel Technologies, LLC providing mentoring and advice on nuclear forensics and intelligence analyses. He has extensive experience in nuclear monitoring research, development, and engineering technology and technology trends. Mr. Craft was previously a manager and staff member at Sandia for 37 years, leading Sandia’s Field Intelligence Element’s Technical Assessments Department from 1997 until his retirement in 2017. In this role, he was responsible for technical analyses of current intelligence related to foreign nuclear weapons programs.
From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Craft also served as the Chairman of the Joint Atomic Energy Intelligence Committee (JAIEC). In this role, he led the development of multiple assessments on foreign nuclear programs and led a national study (seven national laboratories and four federal agencies) on fissile material security. In recognition of his exemplary service, Mr. Craft received the Director of National Intelligence’s Seal Medallion Award, the highest Intelligence Community Award given to contractor personnel.
Mr. Craft is a member of the Technical Nuclear Forensics Science Panel, an advisory panel to DHS’s National Technical Nuclear Forensic Center. He is also a participant in multiple Air Force Technical Applications Center advisory panels, serving as Chair of both the Nuclear Plant Program Senior Advisory Panel and the Reactor Products Mission Advisory Panel, and member of the Nuclear Debris Collection and Analysis Senior Review Panel. Mr. Craft received a MS in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University and a MA in Business Management from New Mexico Highlands University.
Ambassador Joseph R. DeTrani was most recently President of the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security. He was previously President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA). Currently, he is on the Board of Managers at Sandia National Laboratories and is a Senior Advisor at Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
Ambassador DeTrani joined the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in 2006, as an Associate Director of National Intelligence and Mission Manager for North Korea. In 2010, he was named Director of the National Counter Proliferation Center and Senior Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence. Prior to joining the ODNI, Ambassador DeTrani served at the Department of State as the Special Envoy for Six Party Talks with North Korea, with the rank of Ambassador, and as the U.S. Representative to the Korea Energy Development Organization (KEDO).
Before his service with the Department of State, Ambassador DeTrani had a distinguished career with the Central Intelligence Agency. As a member of the Senior Executive Service, his Washington assignments included leadership positions as the Director of East Asia Operations, Director of European Operations, Director of the Office of Technical Services, Director of Public Affairs, Director of the Crime and Narcotics Center and Executive Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence, William Casey. Ambassador DeTrani spent a number of years overseas, primarily in East Asia and China and is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and proficient in French. He is the recipient of numerous awards, to include the Donovan Award, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the Commandant's Award.
Ambassador DeTrani is a member of the Council on Foreign Affairs, the National Committee on North Korea and is a Fellow at the Institute for Corean-American Studies. He has published numerous articles dealing with North Korea, China, Iran, Cyber security and non-proliferation issues. He was an officer in the U.S.Air Force and is a graduate of New York University (NYU), where he received his Bachelor's Degree with honors in Economics, and attended NYU School of Law and Graduate School of Business Administration. He received a Certificate in Chinese from the State Department Foreign Language School in Taiwan and attended Harvard's Nternational Security Program for Executives.
Mona Dreicer is the former Deputy Director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Dr. Dreicer spent 17 years at LLNL, focusing on the Laboratory's nonproliferation programs, including international material protection and threat reduction, verification and safeguards technology, nonproliferation regimes and policy analysis, and international engagement. Prior to joining LLNL, Dr. Dreicer served as Director of the Office of Nuclear Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, where she was involved in assessing compliance with nuclear arms control treaties and worked to ensure effective verification of nonproliferation agreements and U.S.-Russia nuclear materials programs.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Dreicer has worked in nuclear-related areas of international security, dose reconstruction, consequence management, environmental risk assessment and protection, and nuclear reactor safety for the U.S. government (Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, State Department), three U.S. national laboratories, (Los Alamos National Laboratory, LLNL, and the Environmental Measurements Laboratory), the International Atomic Energy Agency's Department of Nuclear Safety, and a French nonprofit research organization (Centre d'etude sur l'Evaluation de la Protection dans le domaine Nucleaire, or CEPN). She has previously served on the National Academies Policy and Global Affairs Committee. Dr. Dreicer holds a Doctorate en Energetique from l'Ecole Nationale Superiere des Mines de Paris (School of Mines of Paris), Centre d'Energetique (Center of Energy Studies), Paris, France.