Biographical Sketches of Workshop Panelists and Speakers
Alvin W. Trivelpiece, Emeritus Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), served as Laboratory Director from January 1989 through March 2000. Also in 1989 he was appointed Vice President of Martin Marietta Corporation, the managing and operating contractor for ORNL. In January 1996 he was appointed President of Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation, the new managing and operating contractor for ORNL. Trivelpiece served as the Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) from April 1987 to January 1989. As the Executive Officer of the country's leading general science organization, he was responsible for all the association's activities and served as publisher of Science, the association's weekly journal. He came to the AAAS from DOE, where he served as the Director of the Office of Energy Research from 1981 to 1987. From 1978 to 1981, Trivelpiece was Corporate Vice President at Science Applications, Inc., in La Jolla, California, and from 1976 to 1978 was Vice President for engineering and research at Maxwell Laboratories in San Diego, California. Trivelpiece was a professor of physics at the University of Maryland from 1966 to 1976 and was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1959 to 1966. While on leave from the University of Maryland from 1973 to 1975, he served with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission as Assistant Director for research in the Division of Controlled Thermonuclear Research. A native Californian, he received his B.S. degree from California Polytechnic State University in 1953, and his M.S. (in 1955) and Ph.D. (in 1958) from the California Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bausch & Lomb, Inc. and the Science and Technology Advisory Council for the State of Tennessee. Trivelpiece was a Fulbright scholar in the Netherlands from 1958 to 1959 and a Guggenheim Fellow in 1967. He was named Distinguished Alumnus of California Polytechnic in 1978 and of the California Institute of Technology in 1987. He received the Secretary of Energy Gold Medal for Distinguished Service in 1987. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1993. His research has focused on plasma physics, controlled thermonuclear research, and particle accelerators. He was granted several patents on accelerators and microwave devices and is the author or co-author of many technical reports and two books. He serves as an advisor to several government agencies. He is a fellow of the AAAS, the American Physical Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and is a member of the American Nuclear Society, the American Association of University Professors, and Sigma Xi.
R. Stephen Berry, James Franck Distinguished Service professor in Chemistry at the University of Chicago, has been elected as Home Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences, an advisory organization to U.S. policy makers on scientific issues. His four-year term will begin July 1, 2000. As Home Secretary, Berry will oversee membership activities of the Academy and serve as secretary of its governing council. He also will assume chairmanship of the National Research Council's Report Review Committee, which conducts a thorough review of the hundreds of policy studies the Council produces each year. These reports examine issues ranging from AIDS to obesity and from science education to nuclear waste. Elected to the Academy in 1980, Berry is active in National Research Council programs. He most recently chaired the committee on Issues in the Transborder Flow of Scientific Data, which resulted in the 1997 report, "Bits of Power: Issues in Global Access to Scientific Data." Berry also is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences. He was one of the first two chemists to receive a fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 1983. Berry conducts research in atomic collisions, thermodynamics, the efficient use of energy resources, the behavior of subnanoscale particles and their relation to proteins, and intellectual property and electronic scientific communication.
Martin Blume is Editor-in-Chief of the American Physical Society, on leave from his position as Senior Physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He has a Bachelor's degree from Princeton and Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Harvard. As Editor-in-Chief, he has responsibility for all of the journals of the American Physical Society - The Physical Reviews, Physical Review Letters, and Reviews of Modern Physics, including editorial and technical issues. Dr. Blume chairs an IUPAP Working Group on Communication in Physics and is a member of several American Association for the Advancement of Science and UNESCO working groups on scholarly communication. In one of the latter he has been involved in consideration of the problem of the definition of publication in the electronic era. He was recipient of the E. O. Lawrence Award in 1981 in physics for his contributions to theoretical analysis of magnetic phenomena in neutron scattering and his scientific leadership in solid state physics.
José-Marie Griffiths, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the Chief Information Officer at the University of Michigan and the Executive Director of the Information Technology Division with overall responsibility for all aspects of information technology, including telecommunications, networking, computing and infrastructure, as well as a professor in the School of Information. Dr. Griffiths is internationally known as a top information scientist, researcher and teacher. She is the U-M spokesperson for the Internet2 Project and is a member of the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. She is former director of the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. Dr. Griffiths holds a B.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in information science, both from University College of the University of London.
Lee B. Holcomb was named NASA's Chief Information Officer (CIO) on Oct. 22, 1997. Holcomb also continues to represent NASA on the Committee on Computers, Information and Communications of the National Science & Technology Council. Before becoming CIO, Holcomb served as Director for Information Technology Strategy and was responsible for the oversight and direction of information technology programs in support of the advancement of NASA's Aeronautics and Space Transportation Enterprise, and the enhancement of the United States' aerospace industrial base. Significant programmatic accomplishments for which he has been responsible include the development and operation of the world's first massively parallel processing computer; the development and application of information technology tools for support of the operation commanding of planetary spacecraft (Voyager), the Space Shuttle, and Air Traffic Control (ATC) Systems; and internet-based sites for access to aeronautics and space data and K-12 education products. Prior to joining NASA, Holcomb served as a Senior Engineer with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he was responsible for Voyager spacecraft hardware development, and numerous systems analysis tasks. Holcomb holds a B.S. from UCLA.; M.S. from the California Institute of Technology; and a S.M. degree from a Sloan Fellowship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kirk McDonald is Professor, Department of Physics, Princeton University. He is involved in research in three topics in experimental high energy physics: Strong-field QED, CP violation in B-meson decays, and development of detectors for hadron identification. He is beginning involvement in a more speculative effort: a muon collider.
Krishna Rajan is Professor of Materials Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received the Sc.D. degree in 1978 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Materials Science. He was a Research Fellow at the Metallurgy and Materials Science Department at Cambridge University until 1980. From 1980-87 he was a permanent Research Scientist at the National Research Council of Canada. In 1987, he joined the faculty at Rensselaer. Professor Rajan has over 140 publications and has edited several monographs. He has also received the Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellowship and the ASM International visiting Lecture Award. He has held numerous visiting appointments internationally including the Max-Planck Institute, University of Auckland, University of Wollongong, Australia and the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Professor Rajan's interests are to apply both electron microscopy and microanalysis as well as theoretical techniques based on advanced mathematical and computational modeling to the understanding of the mechanisms controlling materials behavior at interfaces. The range of application in his research varies from structural and electronic materials to new areas such as the interface in organic and biological systems.
RL Scott is Director, Project and Program Development, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). Since joining OSTI in 1987, Mr. Scott has provided vision and direction to the organization, from the first DOE homepage to the two most current OSTI products PubSCIENCE and the PrePRINT Network. He has pioneered consortium buying of scientific journal literature with Department-wide agreements between major publishers and Departmental organizations and National Laboratories. Beginning in 1968 Mr. Scott joined the City of Chicago as an Environmental Engineer where he was one of three principals responsible for the Industrial Pollution Control Program. Later he joined the Energy Research and Development Administration (precursor to DOE) as technical support to the Assistant Administrator for Fossil Energy. During his tenure at OSTI, Mr. Scott has managed all aspects of the DOE OSTI information program. He was the DOE Point of Contact, White House Technology Reinvestment Project for Digital Libraries and Authoring Tools and received the Government Computer News award for Excellence in Information Resources Management. Apart from degrees from the University of Illinois and University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Scott is also a graduate of the DOE Senior Executive Service Candidate Program and the Federal Executive Institute. Mr. Scott is a Samuel T. Owens Fellow and an American Public Works Fellow.
Kent A. Smith is Deputy Director of the National Library of Medicine, responsible for assisting in planning and managing the programs of the Library, the world's largest research library in a single scientific and professional field and a national resource for all U.S. health sciences libraries. Previously, Mr. Smith served as the Assistant Director for Administration of NLM, and earlier was Executive Officer of the Division of Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health. In the late 1960s, he served as the first Administrative Officer of the NIH Division of Research Facilities and Resources. Early in his career he was a management intern with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and before joining NIH was a management and program analyst in the Office of the Secretary, HEW. Mr. Smith is a member of the Senior Executive Service. He has a B.A. degree from Hobart College, majoring in Math/Economics. His M.A. degree is from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. He has also completed graduate work in computer science at the American University. Mr. Smith has served as President of the National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS), President of the International Council of Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI), Chair of the Policy Group of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC), and Vice President of UNESCO General Information Program. He is also a member of the Medical Library Association (MLA), the American Management Association (AMA), the AAAS and the Cosmos Club. He has received numerous Achievement Awards, the NLM Director's Award, the HHS Superior Service Medal, 1997 Medical Library Association President's Award, and the 1998 NFAIS Miles Conrad Lecture.
Walter L. Warnick has served as Director, Department of Energy Office of Scientific & Technical Information, since January 1997. Dr. Warnick has championed an aggressive effort to capitalize on technological advances in the Information Age to provide state-of-the art products and services to the DOE community, U.S. industry, academia, intergovernmental and international partners, and the general public. New products have made information access quicker, cheaper, more convenient and more complete than ever before. Such new information products include PubSCIENCE, which provides access to peer-reviewed scientific and technical journal literature with a focus on the physical sciences; the DOE Information Bridge, which provides information access to thousands of full-text research reports, all searchable; and EnergyFiles Virtual Library of Energy Science and Technology that via the EnergyPortal Search allows one-stop searching across 30 databases and over 500 disparate energy-related Web sites. Under Dr. Warnick's leadership, OSTI unveiled the PrePRINT Network on January 31, 2000. Dr. Warnick's leadership and vision for OSTI stem from broad experience which fosters an understanding and appreciation of the scientific and technical information needs of DOE scientists and engineers as well as OSTI's external customers. He obtained hands-on research experience through projects in pulsed power systems during six years with the U.S. Naval Research laboratory before coming to DOE in what is now the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE). He later served as a supervisor in the Energy Information Administration, another of DOE's information service organizations. Dr. Warnick joined the Office of Energy Research (now the Office of Science) in 1980 where he gained direct knowledge of the research portfolio of the Department as he and his group organized and conducted intensive peer reviews of research projects across DOE. Concurrent with this activity, he collaborated with other federal agencies of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program, where he was an influential member of the interagency teams that cooperatively designed and managed the research program and science assessments from 1981 to 1996. Dr. Warnick obtained a Bachelors degree in engineering science from The Johns Hopkins University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland.
Derek Winstanley was appointed Chief of the Illinois State Water Survey by the Board of Natural Resources and Environment, which governs the Scientific Surveys. He took up his appointment in January of 1997. Chief Winstanley has 30 years of international experience in environmental research and management. He previously served as Deputy Chief Scientist in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and as Director of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program in Washington, D.C. Growing up in Wigan, England, Chief Winstanley experienced life on the farm and on the coal field. He earned his doctorate (D. Phil) in climatology at Hertford College, Oxford University. He worked in the United Kingdom, Middle East, Africa, and Canada before coming to the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. His areas of expertise include climatology, air quality, entomology, and was resources. Dr. Winstanley is also Adjunct Professor with the Department of Geography at the University of Illinois as Urbana-Champaign. Additionally, Dr. Winstanley is chair of the Illinois Global Climate Change Task Force, a member of Illinois State Water Planning Task Force, and a member of the Illinois River Science Advisory Committee. Current interests are water quality in the Mississippi River Basin and hypoxia in the Gulf. Chief Winstanley may be reached at the Water Survey via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling 217-244-5459.
Greg Wood is Director of Communications for the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development. He has lead responsibility for press and public relations for the Internet2 and Abilene projects. Internet2 is a consortium, led by over 170 US universities, developing and deploying advanced network applications and technology; with the Abilene project being an advanced backbone network that connects regional network aggregation to support the work of Internet2 universities as they develop advanced Internet applications. Mr. Wood joined the Internet2 project in March 1997 and has extensive experience in communications and higher education, including developing the initial Internet communications efforts for the US Department of Education's Higher Education Center. Mr. Wood holds a M.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a B.A. in Political Science.
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