James G. Daley

Dr. Daley is manager of the Department of Energy (DOE) Superconductivity Program in the Office of Utility Technologies. This is the lead federal effort for energy applications of high temperature superconductivity. The DOE Superconductivity Program supports a broad technology base effort at government, university, and private laboratories, and a sizable portfolio of development projects, including two transmission cable projects, an industrial motor project, a fault-current limiter project, a generator project, and a transformer project. Dr. Daley was a staff scientist at Argonne National Laboratory for 15 years before joining the Department of Energy, performing research in a variety of fields that included nuclear energy, advanced heat engines, and electric utility storage systems. His industrial experience includes work at General Electric's Transportation Systems Division and United Technology's Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Division. He has published widely in journals and reports. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Thermodynamics) from the University of Connecticut.

George Gamota

Dr. Gamota is president of Science and Technology Management Associates, a technology consulting firm specializing in technology assessments, research and technology policy, and small business development. He is senior advisor to the World Technology Evaluation Center (WTEC) program, which assesses trends in international science and technology for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other U.S. government agencies. He played a key role in the founding of the WTEC program. Dr. Gamota also serves as Director of WTEC's sister organization at Loyola College, the Technology Transfer and Education Center (TTEC), which is primarily engaged in organizing business incubators in Ukraine under a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Agency for International Development. He previously served as chief scientist of the MITRE Corporation's Bedford Group, president of Thermo Electron Technologies Corporation, professor of Physics and director of the Institute of Science and Technology at the University of Michigan, director for research in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and special assistant to the President of Bell Laboratories. At Bell Laboratories he did basic research in low temperature physics, including low temperature superconductivity. He was the 1995 national chairman for the National Conference on the Advancement of Research. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Michigan (1966). Dr. Gamota has received the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Service Award and certificates of appreciation from the Presidential Management Interns and the Minority Technology Council of Michigan. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Physical Society (APS), and he is a senior member of the IEEE.

Paul M. Grant

Dr. Grant is an executive scientist at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), with responsibility for EPRI's program in superconductivity and advanced power electronics. From 1986 to 1990 he coordinated and managed the high temperature superconductivity effort at the IBM Almaden Research Center. Among his accomplishments during this period were sharing in the discovery of the structure of YBa2Cu307-y, the first material to superconduct above the boiling point of liquid nitrogen, and its optimum processing conditions, as well as the discovery of high temperature superconductivity in undoped La2Cu04+y, the parent compound to the original Bednorz-Mueller discovery. From 1990 to shortly before his retirement from IBM in 1993, he was on sabbatical as visiting full professor at the Materials Institute of the National University of Mexico. Dr. Grant is author or coauthor of more than 100 technical papers, in addition to more than a dozen articles in the popular literature and press.

Donald U. Gubser

Dr. Gubser is superintendent of the Materials Science and Technology Division at the Naval Research Laboratories (NRL). He received his PhD (1969, Physics) from the University of Illinois, and since that time he has been employed at NRL, where he has specialized in superconductivity, magnetism, and cryogenic properties of materials. In 1976, he spent one year of advanced graduate training at the Swiss Federal Technical University (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, conducting research on superconductors. He headed the Condensed Matter Sciences section of the Division of Materials Research at NSF in 1985. He is also a professorial lecturer in materials science at George Washington University. In 1983 Dr. Gubser received the Naval Meritorious Service Award for his scientific leadership and research accomplishments, and in 1992 he received the Senior Executive Service Meritorious Service Award for excellence in science management. He is Chairman of the Naval Consortium for Superconductivity, and is coeditor of the Journal for Superconductivity. Dr. Gubser is a fellow in the American Physical Society (APS) and secretary-treasurer of the Division of Condensed Matter Physics of the APS.

Published: September 1997; WTEC Hyper-Librarian