Dr. George Gamota is Associate Director of Loyola College's International Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Director of ITRI's Technology Transfer (TTEC) Division. Dr. Gamota has 25 years experience in science, engineering and technology. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of Michigan and was a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, during which time he was credited with several significant discoveries in solid state physics. He has been Director of Research in the Department of Defense, professor of physics and Director of the Institute of Science and Technology at the University of Michigan, President of Thermo Electron Technologies Corp., and Director of the MITRE Institute. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Advancement of Science and American Physical Society, and a senior Member of IEEE. In 1981, he received the U.S. Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and in 1995 was named an Honorary Fellow of the Ukrainian Physical Society for his work with scientists and engineers in independent Ukraine. He was the 1995 Chairman of the National Conference on Advancement of Research, and was its program chair in 1993. His current interests are: science policy; foreign and domestic technology assessments; high-tech small business development; and continuing education for scientists and engineers. He started a number of major U.S. government technology assessment programs, including JTEC. Dr. Gamota is an author or co-author of over 75 articles, four books and major reports. He was the chair of the 1996 JTEC study on the Japanese Exploratory Research for Advanced Science and Technology (ERATO) program.