Professional Experience of WTEC Nanotechnology Panelists

Richard W. Siegel (Panel Chair)

Dr. Siegel is the Robert W. Hunt Professor and head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds an AB degree (Physics) from Williams College and MS (Physics) and PhD (Metallurgy) degrees from the University of Illinois in Urbana. He is the past chairman of the International Committee on Nanostructured Materials, served earlier on the U.S. National Materials Advisory Board Committee on Materials with Sub-Micron-Sized Microstructures, and was the co-chairman of the Study Panel on Clusters and Cluster-Assembled Materials for the U.S. Department of Energy. He has authored more than 160 publications in the areas of defects in metals, diffusion, and nanophase materials; presented more than 300 invited lectures around the world; and edited seven books on these subjects. He was recently listed as the fourth most highly cited author in materials science during 1990-1994. He is an associate editor of Materials Letters and a founding principal editor of Nanostructured Materials. He is a founder and director of Nanophase Technologies Corporation and was recognized for this effort by a 1991 U.S. Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer. He is an honorary member of the Material Research Societies of India and Japan, a 1994 recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Research Award in Germany, and presented the 1996 MacDonald Lecture in Canada.

Evelyn Hu (Co-Chair)

Dr. Hu's research focus as director of QUEST, an NSF-funded Science and Technology Center for Quantized Electronic Structures at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is in the area of high resolution, low-damage fabrication of electronic and optoelectronic devices. She is also the director of the UCSB node of the NSF-sponsored National Nanofabrication Users Network. Prior to joining UCSB, she was a member of technical staff and subsequently a supervisor for VLSI patterning processes at ATT Bell Laboratories. She received her BA in Physics (summa cum laude) from Barnard College and her MA and PhD in Physics from Columbia University. She currently serves on the DARPA Defense Research Science Council. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the APS, and holds an honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Glasgow.

Donald M. Cox

Dr. Cox is a physicist in the Corporate Research Laboratories of Exxon Research and Engineering Company. He received a BA in Physics and Mathematics from Indiana State College and his PhD degree in Atomic and Molecular Physics from JILA at the University of Colorado. After postdoctoral research at New York University where he studied properties of thermal equilibrium alkali plasmas, he joined Exxon Research and Engineering Company in 1973. At Exxon, his research interests have encompassed a variety of areas, including laser isotope separation of molecules using infrared multiphoton excitation and dissociation, and opto-acoustic spectroscopy; studies of the electronic, magnetic, and chemical properties of size-selected transition metal clusters both in the gas phase and deposited on substrates; investigations probing the properties and uses of carbon clusters, fullerenes, and carbon nanotubes; and most recently, studies of microporous materials useful in gas separations via membranes and sorption. He is a member of the APS and ACS and has two patents and over 100 publications.

Herb Goronkin

Dr. Goronkin is director of the Physical Research Lab at the Phoenix Corporate Research Laboratories of Motorola Corporation and a Motorola Dan Noble Fellow. He received his BA, MA, and PhD in physics from Temple University and began work on high speed devices and compound semiconductor materials in 1963 and joined Motorola in 1977 to start the GaAs electronics program. This laboratory developed Motorola's early versions of MESFETs, MMICs, HFETs for low power, low noise applications, and the high efficiency 3 volt power HFET for wireless applications. The Physical Research Lab is engaged in quantum devices for future ULSICs, giant magnetoresistance for nonvolatile memory, molecular self-assembly for future electronic and bioelectronic applications, and data mining using neural networks. The lab is the only non-Japanese organization working on the 10-year MITI program on quantum functional devices. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and member of the American Physical Society and Sigma Xi. He has served on many conference committees and organizations and gave several conference short courses on III-V device physics. He has over 40 patents and many publications. Motorola presented him with the Distinguished Innovator Award in 1992 and the Master Innovator Award in 1995, and he is a member of Motorola's Science Advisory Board Associates. The Phoenix Section of the IEEE selected him as Senior Engineer of the year in 1993.

Lynn Jelinski

Dr. Jelinski is a professor of Engineering and director of the Center for Advanced Technology and the Office of Economic Development in the Biotechnology Program at Cornell University. Her research involves the use of magnetic resonance for studies of biomaterials, including spider silk. Prior to joining Cornell in 1991, she was head of the Biophysics and Polymer Chemistry Departments at AT&T Laboratories. She received her BS from Duke and her PhD from the University of Hawaii, both in Chemistry. She is on a number of editorial boards and has served nationally in numerous capacities, including on the Galvin Commission on the Future of the Department of Energy Laboratories. She currently serves on a number of panels and advisory boards, including MIT's Department of Nuclear Engineering and the National Science Foundation's Mathematics and Physical Sciences Division. She has published over 100 papers on her research.

Carl C. Koch

Dr. Koch is professor, associate department head, and director of graduate programs in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. His present research interests include non-equilibrium processing, metastable materials, and intermetallic compounds. Current projects are studies of ductility of nanocrystalline materials and metastable structures in polymer alloys. He received his PhD in metallurgy from Case Western Reserve University (1964). In 1965 he joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he became a group leader in 1970. In 1983 he was appointed professor at North Carolina State University. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, ASM International, and AAAS. He is a member of TMS and MRS. He has received a Department of Energy Metallurgy and Ceramics Award, and I-R 100 Award, and NSF Research Award for Special Creativity, and the ALCOA Distinguished Research Award. He was cited in Science Watch (October 1995) for the third highest number of citations per paper in the world for high impact papers in materials science for 1990-1994. Co-holder of three U.S. patents, he has coedited four books and authored or co-authored over 160 papers. He is an associate editor of Materials Science and Engineering And NanoStructured Materials.

John Mendel

John Mendel has been the senior director of the Dispersion Technology Unit in the Emulsion Process Division at Eastman Kodak Company for the past ten years. His unit is a particle technology center involved with process research and development, scale-up, technology transfer, and manufacturing support, where scientists and engineers address issues in particle size reduction, dispersion stabilization, process scale-up, process verification and characterization, as well as resolving day-to-day manufacturing issues. This work involves interaction with Kodak plants worldwide on a variety of nanoparticulate systems, including organic dyes and pigments and important inorganic materials. Mendel received his BS (Physical Chemistry) from the University of Washington in Seattle, and his MS (also Physical Chemistry) from Boston College, prior to entering industry at Hercules Development Center. For three years he worked on pigmented polymer systems before joining Kodak, where he has been for 27 years[PJ1].

David T. Shaw

Professor Shaw is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the executive director of the New York State Institute on Superconductivity, and the director of the Integrated Nanostructure Characterization Laboratory. As founding president of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), he has been actively involved with the development of nanoparticle technology. Together with Benjamin Liu and David Ensor, he was one of the founding editors-in-chief of the journal Aerosol Science and Technology, which is one of the major journals covering the generation, characterization, and applications of nanoparticles. He has published more than 230 journal papers and is the editor of 7 monographs in aerosol science and technology. He has lectured extensively in Japan, Europe, and China, and he is well-known for his work on the role of nanoparticles in the fundamental and the applied aspects of superconductivity and for his work on magnetic and superparamagnetic nanoparticles. He was a member of the U.S./USSR and U.S./OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperative Development) delegations on submicron particles and led the U.S. delegation in a jointly sponsored effort to promote cooperation in the field of superconductivity between the United States and Japan. He is the recipient of AAAR's Association Award (1985) and the International Research Fellow Award (1994). Professor Shaw received his BA in Mechanical Engineering from the National Taiwan University and his MS and PhD degrees from Purdue University.


12 February 1998; WTEC Hyper-Librarian