Mr. Holdridge is Staff Director of the WTEC/JTEC Program, funded by the National Science Foundation under a grant to the International Technology Research Institute at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. He manages the day-to-day affairs of the JTEC and WTEC programs at ITRI. Prior to coming to Loyola in 1989, he served as a Special Assistant to the Division Director for Emerging Engineering Technologies (EET) at NSF, where he helped manage the JTEC program at NSF. In a special assignment for the EET Division in 1987-88, he prepared a report on the long-term industrial consequences of a loss of U.S. competitiveness in the memory chip market as part of NSF's contribution to an inter-agency study on the status of the U.S. semiconductor industry. Mr. Holdridge has also worked as Staff Consultant for the National Academy of Sciences' Panel on the Impact of National Security Export Controls in International Technology Transfer (also known as the Allen Panel). He holds a B.A. in History (specializing in 20th Century East Asia) from Yale University.
Dr. Salmon recently completed a tour as the director of the solid state and microstructures program for the National Science Foundation. In that capacity, he directed NSF funding of research in electronic materials, semiconductor manufacturing, advanced processes, electronic packaging, and microelectromechanical systems. Dr. Salmon came to NSF from Brigham Young University, where he has now returned to his position as Associate Professor. His current research interests include applications of MEMS to microsatellites and micro-power sources. Previously, he was Director of GaAs Engineering at Rockwell International, where he directed the development of advanced designs and processes for III-IV integrated circuits and multichip packaging. Earlier he was head of GaAs Technology and Molecular Beam Epitaxy Sections at Hughes Research Laboratories. He received his B.S. degree in Physics from Stanford University, M.S. degree and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University.
Cecil H. Uyehara, President of Uyehara International Associates, is a consultant in the Washington D.C., area on U.S.-Japanese relations (science and technology). He served in the U.S. government for almost twenty-five years with the Air Force (weapons systems planning), the Office of Management and Budget (military assistance), and the Agency for International Development (AID). He has published works on Japanese politics, scientific advice and public policy, and Japanese calligraphy. He organized the first U.S. Congressional hearings on Japanese science and technology, lectures at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute on Japanese science and technology, and served as a consultant to the Yomiuri Shimbun and to the Library of Congress on Japanese calligraphy. He received his B.A. degree from Keio University (and his M.A. degree from the University of Minnesota, both in Political Economy, and has received awards and grants from the Ford Foundation, American Philosophical Society, University of Minnesota (Shevlin Fellowship) and the National Institute of Public Affairs.