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Diran Apelian is Howmet Professor of Engineering and director of the Metal Processing Institute (MPI) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he has worked for more than 15 years. MPI is an industry-university alliance with centers in metal casting, powder metallurgy and heat treating, and has more than 110 corporate partners. Dr. Apelian’s research interests and expertise are in materials processing and, specifically, in solidification and net-shape manufacturing. The professor has more than 400 publications to his credit and serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Cast Metals, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Aluminum Transactions, and the Encyclopedia of Materials Science and Engineering.
James Evans is professor of metallurgy and the P. Malozemoff Chair of Mineral Engineering at the University of California in Berkeley, where he has spent nearly 35 years of his career. Professor Evans has received more than a dozen awards, including the Brimacombe Prize in 2004. He has earned eight patents and authored or edited more than 300 publications including seven books.
Jeffrey Wadsworth is director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Before joining the lab in 2003, Dr. Wadsworth was a senior executive at Battelle Memorial Institute in Ohio, where his work centered on Department of Energy science programs, technology transfer and homeland security. He has published more than 275 scientific papers in his 30 year career and earned four patents. Dr. Wadsworth is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, among them is being elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005.
Michael King recently retired as the director of metallurgical technology for Xstrata Nickel (formerly Falconbridge Ltd.). He led the Metallurgical Technological Group in Sudbury, Ontario, on strategic development projects for copper and nickel. Dr. King’s main professional interests have been in the minor metals. He has authored more than 20 technical publications, holds four patents and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Chartered Chemist (UK). Dr. King is a former president of the Selenium-Tellurium Development Association and has been a member of TMS since 1987.
Alan Taub is executive director of research and development at General Motors Corporation. He joined the company in 2001 and is responsible for seven science laboratories in Michigan, United States and Bangalore, India. These labs focus on a wide range of technology, including advanced powertrain systems, computer-based design and analysis systems for vehicle engineering, electronics and information-based vehicle systems, new materials and fabrication processes, environmentally friendly fuels and lubricants, and efficient emission control systems. Dr. Taub also oversees global technology collaboration, coordinating government and industry partner projects and collaborative research at universities. He holds 26 patents and has authored more than 60 papers.
Stan Williams is a Senior HP Fellow and director of Quantum Science Research at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California. He founded the research group in 1995 to address the challenges in electronic device technology in relation to developing nanometer-size features, in which quantum mechanics plays an important role. Dr. Williams’ primary scientific research over the last 25 years has been in solid-state chemistry and physics and their applications to technology. He has many awards and honors, including being named one of the Scientific American 50 Top Technology Leaders in 2002, receiving the 2000 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, and earning a patent selected by MIT in 2000 as one that will “transform business and technology.”
Julia Weertman is the Walter P. Murphy Professor Emerita in Service at Northwestern University. At Northwestern for nearly 35 years, she focuses her research on the mechanical behavior of metals and alloys and the underlying phenomenon that gives rise to the observed behavior. Professor Weertman holds three patents and has authored more than 150 technical publications. A Fellow in TMS, Professor Weertman has received many professional honors including the 2006 Institute of Metals Lecturer and Robert Mehl Award. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.