2002 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Keynote Presentation—“New and Emerging Technologies"

February 17–21 · 2002 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · Seattle, Washington



New and Emerging Technologies
Gary L. McVay
Deputy Associate Laboratory Directo Energy Sciences and Technology Division Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

How quickly does science fiction become science fact? You may be surprised, especially with upcoming technologies to help increase your energy efficiency and reduce your energy usage. Gary L. McVay will speak on new and emerging technologies that will soon change where you could get your energy, how you will build your buildings and what will power your equipment. Hear about fuel cells for distributed power systems and automobiles, miniature technologies, smart appliances and more - the stuff of science fiction coming to you soon!

Gary L. McVay is the Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for the Energy Sciences and Technology Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He received his B.S. in metallurgical engineering (1966) and Ph.D. in ceramic engineering (1970) from the University of Missouri at Rolla. He has managed a broad spectrum of materials research including metal forming and joining; plasma-deposited thin film optical, electronic, and protective materials; ceramic materials synthesis utilizing chemical and biological processes; inorganic polymers; intermetallic materials; environmental interactions with materials; and conducting ceramics. His personal research interests include conduction mechanisms in ceramic materials as well as materials synthesis utilizing biological processes.

His current responsibilities include division-level strategic planning and major business development. He has developed several strategic activities at PNNL including the Northwest Alliance for Transportation Technologies (NATT), superplastic forming of aluminum automobile components, biomimetic formation of new materials, non-thermal plasma emission control, and the Solid-State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA). Before coming to PNNL, Dr. McVay held research scientist positions at both Sandia National Laboratories/Albuquerque and Argonne National Laboratory. He has authored over 60 publications in refereed journals and is the editor of four books (technical proceedings) in the general areas of materials synthesis and environmental interactions of materials.

Dr. McVay has been active in the Materials Research Society (MRS) and the American Ceramic Society (ACS). He has served on numerous MRS committees, chaired the MRS Publications Committee, organized four technical symposia, and was Meeting Chair for the 1989 MRS Fall Meeting. Currently, he is a member and past chairman of the Permanent Steering Committee of the MRS Symposium on the Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management.

Dr. McVay is associate editor of the Journal of Biomimetic Materials. In addition, he is a member of the following committees and boards: Advanced Materials Technology Advisory Committee for the Washington Technology Center; Materials Directors’ Council; Technical Advisory Committee for Seattle Specialty Ceramics; and Management Advisory Board of NASA’s Center for Space Power. In 1993 Dr. McVay received an honorary Professional Degree from the University of Missouri at Rolla for “important contributions to the engineering and science professions.”

Other keynote presentations by the world leaders in the energy arena will include the following:

The Perspective and Affects of Energy and Industry
Brett Wilcox
President and Owner, Golden Northwest Aluminum, Inc.

Dealing with the Energy Crises by Reducing Demand
Paul E. Norman
Senior Vice President, Power Business Line, Bonneville Power Association

Energy Policy Position of the Aluminum Association
Robin King
Vice President Public Affairs, The Aluminum Association

Aluminum and Energy--an International Perspective
Daniel Gagnier
Senion Vice President, Corporate and External Affairs, Alcan Inc.

New and Emerging Technologies
Gary L. McVay
Deputy Associate Laboratory Director Energy Sciences and Technology Division Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


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