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Dr. Sharon SmithDr. Sharon Smith is currently the President and CEO of S & W Arts and Technologies, LLC, a consulting company primarily in the area of nanotechnology. She is the former Director of Advanced Technology at Lockheed Martin Corporation and led Lockheed Martin’s Steering Groups on MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) and Nanotechnology during much of 2001-2009. She has thirty years of experience in management, program management, and engineering at Eli Lilly, IBM, Loral, and Lockheed Martin. Sharon was appointed to the U.S. National Academy’s National Materials Advisory Board in 2005. She holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Indiana University, and M.S. in Chemistry from Purdue U., and a B.S. in Chemistry from Indiana University.

Dr. Steve WinzerDr. Steve Winzer is a retired Lockheed Martin Fellow. During his 36 years at Lockheed Martin he has led R&D projects in electronic ceramics, MEMS and Nanotechnology enabled devices and subsystems for sonar, adaptive optics, sensors and high temperature materials. His focus was the development and implementation of these devices into products for aerospace and defense applications and stem the range of development from Technology Readiness Level 1-2 through product implementation at TRL level 8-9. In so doing he has managed the process from the R&D stage through the transition period to the handoff at the system level. His experience includes development of multi-disciplinery teams including key experts for other parts of the system, and addressing the issues of manufacturability, specification development and testing for flight qualification.Steve has a B.A. in Earth Science/Astronomy from Antioch College, and a Ph.D. in Petrology/Geochemistry from the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He did his post-Doctoral work at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center , Planetology Branch, under a National Research Council Resident Research Associateship.

Dr. Wade AdamsAs Director of the Smalley Institute, Dr. Wade Adams is responsible for providing the vision and direction needed to achieve the Institute’s short and long-term goals, ensuring effective execution of the Institute’s initiatives, and promoting the accomplishments of the faculty, students, and components that comprise the Smalley Institute.
Dr. Wade Adams joined the Smalley Institute after he retired from the US Air Force senior executive ranks in January 2002, as the Chief Scientist of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He was responsible for providing advice to the laboratory director and staff on the technical and scientific merit of the laboratory’s research and development programs, and he also directed the in-house research program.

Dr. Adams was educated at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Massachusetts. He was appointed a senior scientist (ST) in the Materials Directorate of the Wright Laboratory in 1995. Prior to that he was a research leader and in-house research scientist in the directorate. For the past 39 years he has conducted research in polymer physics, concentrating on structure-property relations in high-performance organic materials. He is internationally known for his research in high-performance rigid-rod polymer fibers, X-ray scattering studies of fibers and liquid crystalline films, polymer dispersed liquid crystals, and theoretical studies of ultimate polymer properties. He has written more than 200 publications on these topics, including several review articles and three books, and has given more than 700 presentations. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Dr. Adams also retired from the Air Force Reserve in the rank of Colonel in 1998.

Instructors

Dr. Sharon Smith

Dr. Sharon SmithDr. Sharon Smith is currently the President and CEO of S & W Arts and Technologies, LLC, a consulting company primarily in the area of nanotechnology. She is the former Director of Advanced Technology at Lockheed Martin Corporation and led Lockheed Martin's Steering Groups on MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) and Nanotechnology during much of 2001-2009...

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Dr. Steve Winzer

Dr. Steve WinzerDr. Steve Winzer is a retired Lockheed Martin Fellow. During his 36 years at Lockheed Martin he has led R&D projects in electronic ceramics, MEMM, and Nanotechnology enabled devices and subsystems for sonar, adaptive optics, sensors and high temperature materials. His focus was the development and implementation of these devices into products for aerospace and defense applications and covered the range...

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Dr. Wade Adams, Director, Smalley Institute

Dr. Wade Adams, Director, Smalley InstituteAs Director of the Smalley Institute, Dr. Wade Adams is responsible for providing the vision and direction needed to achieve the Institute's short and long-term goals, ensuring effective execution of the Institute's initiatives, and promoting the accomplishments of the faculty, students, and components...

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