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Ahmad Soueid,
NCARB, RA
Ahmad Soueid
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HDR Architecture, Inc.
Principal, Senior Vice President

Mr. Ahmad Soueid is a Principal and Senior Vice President, who offers leadership and creative solutions for advanced science and technology research projects in such fields as nanotechnology, metrology, material sciences and quantum computing. With over two decades of experience, Ahmad has lead the design efforts on a list of prestigious projects at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Purdue University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Ahmad also served as a consultant on various nanotechnology projects in the United Kingdom, Mexico, Ireland and Canada. Mr. Soueid is an active volunteer supporter of the US Nanotechnology Initiative. He is co-chairman of the http://www.nanobuildings.com/ Buildings for Advanced Technology Workshop Series since 2003 organized in part under the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). Ahmad is a keen speaker at an array of technical conferences in North America and Europe. Mr Soueid is NCARB certified and a registered architect in Indiana, Connecticut, New York, Florida, Georgia, and Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where he earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Architecture.

 
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Chris Skiba
Chris Skiba
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Purdue University
Contract Manager
Chris Skiba, Purdue University’s Discovery Park Contract Manager, has over eighteen years experience in the Construction Industry. Chris’s primary responsibility is to manage the construction contract between the University and the General Contractor. Teaming up with the University Project Managers, as well as the Architectural and Engineering firm, is paramount for a successful project. Chris also works side by side with Purdue University’s trade inspectors to ensure the project is being constructed as per the plans and specifications. Chris helps to identify potential concerns and then seeks ways to rectify the situation; he closely monitors the budget and handles all financial matters in regards to the construction contract.

Chris has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Construction Management from Indiana State University; in addition, his previous positions have included, but are not limited to: estimating, site supervision, and project management. Prior to his employment at Purdue, Chris was a key player with several local firms on their newly constructed buildings which now occupy Purdue University’s Research Park.
 
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Dr. Clayton Teague
Clayton Teague
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National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)
Director
Clayton Teague is Director of the federal National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) since April 2003. Dr. Teague was previously Chief of the Manufacturing Metrology Division in the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Dr. Teague joined NIST in 1972 were he designed, constructed, and used precision instrumentation for ultra-high accuracy dimensional metrology of surfaces and micrometer to nanometer-scale features. Beginning with his metal-vacuum-metal tunneling work in the 1970’s, he continued to work with such precision instrumentation as scanning tunneling microscopes, atomic force microscopes, displacement and phase-measuring interferometry, stylus instruments, flexure stages, and light scattering apparatus. Because the laboratory and building environments were always factors in the ultimate performance of these instruments, the subject of this workshop has been an ongoing topic of great interest.

Dr. Teague is a member of the American Society for Precision Engineering, has served twice as the Society’s President, and is a fellow of the UK Institute of Physics. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Nanotechnology for ten years and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the journal. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. He has authored or coauthored 70 papers, has presented 50 invited talks in the technical fields described, and jointly with colleagues, has six patents. Dr. Teague has received the Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and Allen V. Astin Measurement Science Award from the Department of Commerce, the Kilby International Award by the Kilby Awards Foundation, and an IR-100 Industrial Research and Development Award for his work.
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Dr. David Janes
David Janes
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Purdue University
Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
David B. Janes received the B.A. degree in Physics from Augustana College in 1980 and the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1980, 1981 and 1989, respectively. From 1981 to 1985, he worked as a research scientist in microwave devices at the Research Division of Raytheon Company. Since 1989, he has been at Purdue University, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 2002-2003, he was Research Program Coordinator for the Birck Nanotechnology Center. He is currently the Deputy Director of the Institute for Nanoelectronics and Computing, a NASA-supported center. His research involves nanoelectronic devices, molecular electronics components and metal/molecule/semiconductor nanostructures.
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Derrick Mancini
Derrick Mancini
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Argonne National Laboratory
Project Manager
Derrick C. Mancini is the Project Manager and acting Deputy Director for the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory, and also currently leads the Nanopatterning Group there. He is the co-author of over 130 publications, with his research focused on advanced lithography, nanofabrication, beam-induced chemistry, x-ray microcharacterization, and synchrotron radiation instrumentation. He received his B.A. in history and B.S. in engineering physics from Cornell University, M.S. degrees in physics and materials science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Ph.D. in physics from Uppsala University in Sweden. He is also an adjunct Asst. Professor in Electrical Engineering at University of Illinois Chicago and Research Professor in Physics at Illinois Institute of Technology.
 
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Eugene Hatke
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Purdue University
Senior Architect, Facilities Planning and Construction
Gene Hatke is a lifelong resident of the Lafayette, Indiana area. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1972 with a degree in Architecture and has spent the last thirty years in various capacities with what is today called the Office of the University Architect at Purdue. He has been responsible for regional campus operations since 1984 and Senior Architect since 1990. In these capacities he has functioned as project manager for dozens of new buildings and major renovations, as well as countless smaller projects. He has managed projects with nearly fifty different Architecture/Engineering firms. The Birck Nanotechnology Center represents his first experience with a facility of this complexity and sophistication.
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Dr. George Adams
George Adams
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Purdue University
Research Development Manager, Birck Nanotechnology Center
George B. Adams III received the BSEE degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1978 and the MSEE degree in 1980 and PhD degree in 1984 from Purdue University.

In 1983 he became one of the five initial staff members of the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) at the NASA Ames Research Center. His work focused on high-performance computing for scientific applications. While at RIACS during 1986 he was also a Visiting Lecturer with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University.

In 1987 he joined the faculty of the School of Electrical Engineering, Purdue University. He has co-authored over 40 journal and conference papers, 9 book chapters, and a US patent. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. Both the General Motors Corporation Technical Education Program and the National Technological University have named him an Outstanding Instructor for his distance education classes.

He joined the team planning the Birck Nanotechnology Center in Spring 2000 and became its Research Development Manager in 2004. Dr. Adams works to foster new multidisciplinary nanoscale research efforts and to promote application of nanoscale research results to the needs of society.
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Dr. Hee-Chul Lee
Hee-Chul Lee
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National NanoFab Center
President
Dr. Hee Chul Lee is the professor of KAIST. Dr. Hee Chul Lee received his Ph.D. in Semiconductor from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University. Currently, Dr. Lee is the President of Korean National NanoFab Center.
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Jack Stellern, PE
Jack Stellern
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Senior Project Manager
 Stellern has a professional background of over 25 years in engineering project management, mechanical design engineering, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Code work.

He is project manager for the ORNL Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences an 80,000 square foot scientific lab and office building with a 10,000 square foot clean room for nanofabrication. This facility is the first of five nanotechnology facilities for DOE that focuses on regaining the leadership for the United States in nanotechnology materials research.

He worked as a project manager for the ORNL Spallation Neutron Source Project –Central Laboratory and Office Building, the Accumulator Ring Tunnel and the Central Helium Liquefier/RF Facility. The SNS is a $1.4 billion project which will upgrade ORNL to world class status in neutron scattering research.
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Dr. James Murday
James Murday
Naval Research Laboratory

 
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Naval Research Laboratory
Superintendent, Chemistry Division

Dr. James S. Murday received a B.S. in Physics from Case Western Reserve in 1964, and a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from Cornell in 1970. He joined the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in 1970, led the Surface Chemistry effort from 1975-1987, and has been Superintendent of its Chemistry Division since 1988. From May to August 1997 he served as Acting Director of Research for the Department of Defense, Research and Engineering. From January 2003 to July 2004, he served as Chief Scientist, Office of Naval Research. From January 2001 to April 2003 he served as Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. He is presently Executive Secretary to the U.S. National Science and Technology Council’s Subcommittee on Nanometer Science Engineering and Technology (NSET).

He is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society and the Materials Research Society; and a fellow of the AVS-the Science and Technology Society, and the UK Institute of Physics. For the AVS, he has served as trustee for 1981-1984, director for 1986-1988, representative to the American Institute of Physics Governing Board 1986-1992, president for 1991-93, and representative to the Federation of Materials Societies 1998-2003. His research interest in nanoscience began in 1983 as an Office of Naval Research program officer and continues through the NRL Nanoscience Institute. He has organized numerous International STM/NANO conferences and their proceedings. Under his direction, both the AVS and the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technology and Applications created a Nanometer Science/Technology Division.

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Jean-Charles Guibert
Jean-Charles Guibert
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MINATEC
Technology Transfer and Communication Director

Jean-Charles Guibert graduated in 1981 from Languedoc University “Institut des Sciences de l’Ingénieur de Montpellier” in Materials Science and then in 1983 from Strasbourg University “Ecole d’Application des Hauts Polymères” in Polymer science.
In the last two decades Jean-Charles has been actively involved in managing the development of lithographic activities at LETI-CEA, one of Europe’s largest microelectronics research centers. During this period, he set-up and managed successfully the first European project on 193nm lithography.

Then, in 1997 he was appointed microelectronics program manager in LETI and within the different projects under his responsibility, he launched the EURACCESS European network program, focused on advanced microelectronics, and the French PREUVE program on EUV lithography. Since January 2001, he has been a major force in the CEA Pôle d’Innovation in Micro and Nano-technologies project group, which shaped the MINATEC concept and get funding and scientific content for one of the largest European platform in micro and Nano-technologies. In addition to his involvement in Minatec, Jean-Charles Guibert was deputy manager of LETI, in charge of strategic marketing and international partnership development.

Jean-Charles Guibert is presently Director for the Technology Transfer and Commercialization activities of CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique), one of the largest technological research organisation in Europe (15.000 persons, 3B$ annual budget). His responsibility covers strategic marketing, contracts, intellectual property and spin-off activities.

Jean-Charles Guibert was strongly engaged in Nano-technologies development in Europe, within key European projects like Phantoms and Nanoforum or at the advisory board of the European Nanobusiness Alliance. He is an expert for the European commission as well as national authorities, and was at the board of SITELESC and JEMI, French industry associations in the field of microelectronics. He is presently at the board of the companies Air Liquide Electronics System and CEA-Valorisation, and of the incubator GRAIN located in Grenoble. He authored multiple publications in the field of lithography (Opening paper for SPIE lithography) and holds patents in this field.

From year 2000, he was frequently invited to present his international vision of strategic development for micro and nano-technologies R&D and tech transfer activities from research organization to industry.
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James Cooper
James Cooper
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Purdue University
Professor or Electrical and Computer Engineering
 
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Dr. John Sidarous
John Sidarous
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Argonne National Laboratory
Structural Engineer/Project Manager

Dr. Sidarous has extensive experience as a Structural Engineer/Project Manager and has worked for several consulting firms in design of buildings, bridges, water treatment plants, arch dams, municipal airports, multi story structures, fossil and Nuclear power plants, Value Engineering and the resolution of construction field problems, in addition to structural dynamics analysis, vibration measurements and wind engineering studies.
John Sidarous joined ANL in 1990 and is the Civil/Structural discipline engineer and Project Manager for the Conventional Facilities Group at the Advanced Photon Source facility at Argonne National Laboratory. His effort resulted in developing new concepts for floor design in synchrotron facilities which produced exceptionally vibration-quiet and dimensionally stable experiment floor. He has acted as the manager for design and construction activities for most of APS upgrade projects which included laboratories, clean rooms, BSL3 facility, etc.

Since 2000, Dr. Sidarous has been a key member of the original team responsible for the design of CNM, and was also responsible for setting the design parameters, screening and selecting and oversight of the Architect/Engineer and Construction Management firms, in addition to commissioning independent peer reviews of sensitive design areas.

Dr. Sidarous is a member of the ASCE, NSPE, is a licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois, and Professional Engineer in several states. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University.
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John Weaver
John Weaver
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Purdue University
Facility Manager for Birck Nanotechnology Center

John R. Weaver II serves as the Facility Manager for the Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University. His role at Purdue is courtesy of Delphi Electronics and Safety division of Delphi Corporation, headquartered in Kokomo, Indiana.

John received his BS degree in Chemistry at Adrian College in 1972, and joined RCA Solid State Division in process engineering in the world’s first production CMOS fabrication facility. In 1975 he moved to Hughes Aircraft Company’s Solid State Products Division in Newport Beach, California, where he continued his role in high-volume manufacturing-support engineering. In 1977 he moved to what is now Delphi Corporation in Kokomo, Indiana. During his career, John has been involved in a variety of roles in semiconductor process support, process development, and processing facilities development. His last role at Delphi was as Manager of Contamination Control, supporting clean facilities worldwide. John has been involved in the design, construction, and operation of more than 25 clean facilities over the past 34 years.

As the Facility Manager of the Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University, John is responsible for supporting the research that takes place in the facility. This includes the instruments and equipment in the cleanrooms and laboratories, the processes used on this equipment, and the facility infrastructure. He has been heavily involved in the design, construction, and commissioning of the BNC since 2000.

John has published numerous papers in both the process development and contamination control fields, has two patents in process development, and authored a book and two book chapters in contamination control technology. He has taught a wide variety of industry short-courses, and is the recipient of the Willis J. Whitfield Award for contributions to the field of contamination control. He has also managed research contracts in the contamination control field with the University of Minnesota Particle Technology Laboratory and the University of Arizona Center for Microcontamination Control.
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Dr. Larry Allard
Larry Allard
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Distinguished Research Staff Member

Dr. Larry Allard obtained all three of his degrees at the University of Michigan in the Materials Science and Engineering Dept. He started his electron microscopy career in 1963 as a sophomore at the U of M, working as a research assistant in the High Temperature Metallurgy group, where he studied microstructures of stainless steel and nickle-based superalloys to characterize creep-rupture failure mechanisms. He learned electron microscopy under Prof. Wilbur Bigelow, and was a teaching assistant for several semesters in Prof. Bigelow’s graduate EM course. From 1965 to ’69. He also worked on projects with Prof. Lawrence Brockway of the U of M Chemistry Department, including studies of gaseous reactions on thin metal single crystals. The latter project was funded out of the Materials Characterization group at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant. In 1969, Dr. Allard joined that group, where he worked for two years on materials problems (primarily studies of reactions of UF6 with Ni films) related to uranium isotope separation, before returning to Michigan to help establish the university’s Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory. Following 13 years at Michigan, and after completing his doctoral work (and the 1982 ASU Winter School and Workshop in electron microscopy), he took a position as Principal Scientist at the American Cyanamid Company in Stamford, CT. In late 1986 he returned to Oak Ridge, and is now a Distinguished Research Staff Member in DOE's High Temperature Materials Laboratory, a National User Facility located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His current research involves high resolution and analytical electron microscopy studies of nanophase and nanostructured materials, diesel and automotive catalytic materials, and instrumental developments involving electron holography, digital imaging and remote instrument operation. He is the chief scientist in charge of the Aberration-Corrected Electron Microscope (ACEM) project at the HTML, which is one of the first of a new generation of STEM/TEM instruments with sub-Ångstrom resolution to be installed in the US. He is also the principal technical designer of ORNL’s new Advanced Microscopy Laboratory, a facility housing the most advanced and sensitive modern electron beam instruments. Dr. Allard is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific publications, and has co-edited several conference proceedings and books, including “Introduction to Electron Holography,” the first definitive textbook on electron holography, published by Kluwer/Plenum in 1999.
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Lewie Wallace
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Purdue University
Senior Contracts Manager
 
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Dr. Linda Horton
Linda Horton
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Director, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
Program Director, BES Materials and Engineering Physics Program

Dr. Horton is the Director for the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), one of the five new Department of Energy (DOE) nanoscale science research centers. CNMS is a national user facility in nanoscience and nanotechnology. She is also the Program Director for the Basic Energy Sciences (BES) Materials and Engineering Physics Program for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This program includes basic theoretical studies for materials research; electron microscopy research, including operation of the Shared Research Equipment user program; and research focused on understanding of the synthesis and properties for intermetallics, advanced ceramics, and nanoscale materials systems.

She has authored ~50 publications and has edited a book on diamond thin films. Her research has received award recognition from DOE, ASM International (including Fellow), the Association for Women in Science-East Tennessee Chapter, and the Knoxville and Oak Ridge YWCAs. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania and a Ph. D. and M. S. in Materials Science from the University of Virginia.

 
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Lou Vitale
Lou Vitale

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VitaTech Engineering, LLC
President and Chief Engineer

Mr. Vitale is President & Chief Engineer of VitaTech Engineering, established in 1993 to offer Full-Spectrum EMF Surveys, Exposure/Risk Assessment and Magnetic Field Management. He has published technical articles and delivered seminars on EMF survey techniques, engineering solutions and public health issues. Cultivated a working relationship with federal agencies (EPA, DOE, NIESH, FCC) responsible for EMF policies and exposure standards (See the VitaTech Engineering Homepage www.vitatech.net for more details). He has over twenty five years of marketing, proposal development, program management, systems engineering, software and electronic design experience in professional audio/video production systems, video teleconferencing & multimedia systems; telecommunication & information systems; command, control & communication systems (C3S); biomedical product development (ECG monitor); and, electromagnetic field (EMF) surveys, exposure assessment & mitigation. He has held senior technical management and marketing positions with Booz•Allen & Hamilton, UNISYS, National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and Mercury Middle East, and successfully won/managed large-scale multimillion-dollar commercial and Department of Defense (DoD) federal government contracts. Holds an inactive Top Secret clearance.
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Dr. Luh Chang
Luh Chang

Purdue University

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Purdue University
Associate Professor of Construction Engineering

Dr. Luh-Maan Chang got his BSCE degree from National Cheng-Kung University in 1971. From 1974 to 1977, Dr. Chang worked as a project engineer for Industry Technology Research Institute (ITRI) at Hsing-Chu, the silicon valley of Taiwan. Under RCA know-how transfer contract, he worked closely with RCA facility engineers to help ITRI design and build the 1st Integrated Circuit Demonstration Plant. After getting his MS and PhD degrees in Construction Engineering and Project Management from the University of Texas at Austin, he taught in the School of Building Construction, University of Florida at Gainesville in 1983-85.

Since 1986, Dr. Chang has been teaching construction engineering and management in the School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University. In current years, He has taught the courses of Nano-Cleanroom Design & High-Tech Construction, Construction Productivity Measurements, Engineering Materials, Construction Planning and Scheduling, and Construction Business Management.

Dr. Chang’s latest research interests are in the fields of Nano-Construction Engineering, Cleanroom Environmental Controls, Construction Productivity Measurements, and Intelligent Image Processing on Steel Bridge Painting.
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Luis Carrazana
Luis Carrazana

University of California Riverside

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University of California, Riverside
Associate Director for Capital and Physical Planning

Luis Carrazana is a graduate of the University of New Mexico (UNM) where he earned his Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Architecture. Mr. Carrazana served as campus planner and project manager for seven year at UNM’s Health Sciences Center. At present he is the Associate Director for Capital and Physical Planning at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Campus. Luis has been a leader in the Planning, Design, and Construction of higher education instructional and research facilities for the last fourteen years. During this time he has worked on an extensive and varied list of projects from biomedical and clinical research building to performing arts facilities. His interest and focus however, have remained with technically and programmatically complex projects, and with aligning the academic and strategic plans of an institution with its capital and physical resources

Notable projects have involved: cancer research, clinical research, engineering (mechanical, electrical, computer sciences, chemical, and bioengineering), Physical and biological science buildings, biomedical research, neurosciences, nanofabrication, and materials science.
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Marvin Kirshenbaum
Marvin Kirshenbaum

Advanced Photon Source - Argonne National Laboratory

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Argonne National Laboratory
Project Mechanical Engineer, The Conventional Facilities Group

Marvin Kirshenbaum is project mechanical engineer for the Conventional Facilities Group at the Advanced Photon Source facility at Argonne National Laboratory. He is responsible for both new design and engineering support for facility operations. He is a member of the Department of Energy Office of Science Project Review Committee for the DOE Nano Technology Centers currently under construction across the United States.

Mr. Kirshenbaum holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanics, Mechanical, and Aerospace Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and has done post graduate work at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He has been a practicing engineer since 1977 and worked in both consulting and facility operations. He has authored a number of papers on hydronic system design and operation and has spent the last 16 years at his current position at the Advanced Photon Source, a one million square foot state of the art X ray imaging facility.
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Mike Schaeffer
Mike Schaeffer

Brookhaven National Laboratory

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Brookhaven National Laboratory
Deputy Project Director

Mr. Schaeffer is the Deputy Project Director for the 94,500 square foot Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), one of the five new Department of Energy (DOE) Nanoscale Science Research Centers. The CFN will be a national user facility in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Mr. Schaeffer has a professional background of over 30 years in architecture, civil construction, project cost-and-scope development, and project management. Mr. Schaeffer has been responsible for managing and overseeing construction of the conventional facilities for BNL’s major scientific projects. He served as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) Conventional Facilities Project Manager, while continuing to head BNL’s Engineering and Construction Services Division.

Mr. Schaeffer holds a degree in Architecture from Kent State University and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
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Dr. Neal Shinn
Neal Shinn

Sandia National Laboratories

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Sandia National Laboratories
User Program Manager for the DOE CINT

Neal Shinn is the User Program Manager for the DOE Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), a collaborative nanoscale science research center jointly operated as a National User Facility by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. His responsibilities include operating programs for visiting researchers, partnerships, and interactions with the business community. He also manages the instrumentation acquisition for two new CINT facilities recently completed in Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico,

Neal Shinn received the B.S. degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from the Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983. Thereafter, he was a National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where his research involved the elucidation of surface reaction intermediates using vibrational and electronic spectroscopies in conjunction with thermal and stimulated desorption. In 1985, he joined Sandia National Laboratories as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff, later becoming the Manager of the Surface and Interface Science Department prior to his current position. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Physics Department of Utah State University, a member of the Board of Directors for the AVS professional society, Chair of the IUVSTA Surface Science Division, and has published over 80 scientific papers.

 
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Phil Haswell
Phil Haswell

University of Alberta

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University of Alberta
Director of Facilities for the Faculty of Engineering

Phil Haswell has been with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta for 33 years in various teaching, research, technology transfer and administrative positions and has been the Director of Facilities for the Faculty of Engineering since 1999. He is also a cofounder of the Alberta Microelectronic Centre (now Micralyne). Haswell has a BEd and a BSc from the University of Alberta and a Diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
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Dr. Rashid Bashir
Rashid Bashir

Purdue University

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Purdue University
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Courtesy Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Rashid Bashir completed his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1992. From Oct 1992 to Oct 1998, he worked at National Semiconductor in the Process Technology Development Group as Sr. Engineering Manager. He is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Courtesy Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. His research interests include biomedical microelectromechanical systems, applications of semiconductor fabrication to biomedical engineering, advanced semiconductor fabrication techniques, and nano-biotechnology.
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Dr. Ray Laflamme
Ray Laflamme

University of Waterloo

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Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)
Director
Ray was born in Quebec city and did his undergraduate studies in Physics at Universite Laval. He then moved to Cambridge, England, where he survived Part III of Mathematical Tripos before doing a PhD in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) under the direction of Stephen Hawking. He and Don Page are responsible for having changed Hawking's mind on the reversal of the direction of time in a contracting Universe (see his book "A brief history of time"). After his PhD, Ray became a Killam post-doctoral fellow at UBC where he met his future wife Janice Gregson. Ray moved back to Cambridge in 1990 as a Research Fellow at Peterhouse. He finally settled down for 9 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He arrived as a Director funded post-doctoral fellow, became an Oppenheimer Fellow in 1994, just after the birth of his son Patrick. His daughter Jocelyne was born in 1995 and he became Technical Staff in 1997. In 2001 he joined the newly founded Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo where he and Michele Mosca have started the Institute for Quantum Computing. Ray holds a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Quantum Information.
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Dr. Ron Reifenberger
Ron Reifenberger

Purdue University

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Purdue University
Professor of Physics
Ron Reifenberger is currently a professor of Physics at Purdue University and a member of Purdue’s Center for Sensing Science and Technology. He received his undergraduate degree in Physics from John Carroll University in 1970, his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago in 1976. He joined the Physics faculty at Purdue in 1978 following a two-year post-doctoral appointment in the Physics Department at the University of Toronto. He has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from John Carroll University in 1992, is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and has been a Conference Co-organizer of the European Trends in Nanotechnology 2001 and Trends in Nanotechnology 2002 Conferences. He recently participated in the international APEC Foresight Committee entitled Nanotechnology, The Technology for the 21st Century. He has co-authored ~130 refereed publications and three US patents.

Since 1986, Reifenberger’s scanning probe group has been active in furthering inter-disciplinary nanoscale research at Purdue by establishing collaborations with faculty from the Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments. His group has focused on research problems that emphasize the role of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) as one of the key enablers of nanotechnology. His current research is focused on non-linear dynamics of SPM cantilevers, micro patterning of substrates for the rapid detection of targeted bacteria, and fundamental measurements related to current flow in molecules, carbon nanotubes and Au nanocluster networks. This work is currently supported by grants from ARO, NSF, DOE, NASA and NAVSEA.
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Dr. Sally Mason
Sally Mason

Purdue University

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Purdue University
Provost
Sally Mason, Provost, is responsible for planning, managing, and reviewing all academic programs at Purdue University’s West Lafayette and four affiliated branch campuses. Her office administers a variety of academic initiatives aimed at the continuous improvement of Purdue's academics.

Dr. Mason received her B.S. in Zoology from the University of Kentucky in 1972, her M.S. from Purdue University in 1974, and her Ph.D. in Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Arizona in 1978. She subsequently spent two years at Indiana University in Bloomington doing postdoctoral research before joining the University of Kansas in January 1981. During her 21 years at KU, she moved through the faculty ranks and in 1995 was appointed Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which is the largest academic unit on the University of Kansas campus. She was named Purdue University Provost in 2001.

Dr. Mason is the author of many scientific papers and has obtained a number of research grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Wesley Research Foundation. Her research interests have focused on the developmental biology, genetics, and biochemistry of pigment cells and pigments in the skin of vertebrates.
She has served as president of both the PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research and the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences.
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