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VCAT Membership Since 1988

Name

Title and Organization

Years Served

Duane Adams

Vice Provost for Research
Carnegie Mellon University

1996-2002

Allen Adler

Director, Sensors & Electronics Laboratory,
HRL Laboratories, LLC

2016-present

Jay A. Alexander Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Keysight Technologies
2018-present

Thomas Baer

Executive Director, Stanford Photonics Research Center
Stanford University

2006-2012

Ruzena Bajcsy

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley

2008-2011

Arden L. Bement

Vice President, Technical Resources, Service and Technology Department
TRW, Inc.

1985-1990*

John G. Bollinger

Dean, College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin

1987-1991*

Rodney Brooks

Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus)
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

2014-2020

Dwight D. Carlson

President and CEO
SITCA, Inc.

1996-2002

John F. Cassidy

Senior Vice-President, Science and Technology (retired)
United Technologies Corporation

2005-2008

Vinton G. Cerf

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist
Google

2007-2013
2018 -present

Edward M. Chait

Vice President, Business Development
Intergen

1992-1995

Sujeet Chand

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Rockwell Automation

2010-2016

Milton M. Chang

Chairman
New Focus, Inc.

1996-1998

Uma Chowdhry

Chief Science and Technology Officer Emeritus
Dupont

2010-2015

Rita R. Colwell

Distinguished University Professor
University of Maryland, College Park and
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Senior Advisor and Chairman Emeritus, Canon U.S. Life Sciences

2014–2020

Scott C. Donnelly

Senior Vice President, GE Corporate Research & Development
General Electric Company

2003-2005

Nolan M. Ellison

President
Cuyahoga Community College

1998-1999

George Fischer Senior Vice President & Group President 
Verizon Enterprise Solution
2018-present

Paul A. Fleury

Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Engineering and Applied Physics
and Professor of Physics
Yale University

2006-2012

Gary F. Floss

Managing Director
Bluefire Partners

2002-2008

Michael Garvey

President and CEO,
M-7 Technologies

2015-2021

Louise K. Goeser

Vice President, Quality
Ford Motor Company

1998-1999

Jeanette G. Grasselli

Director, Corporate Research and Analytical Sciences
BP America

1988-1993

Peter Green

Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze Professor of Engineering;
Department Chair, Materials Science and Engineering;
Professor, Chemical Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
University of Michigan

2008-2011

Richard F. Gross

Corporate Vice President of R&D
The Dow Chemical Company

2002-2004

Deborah L. Grubbe

Vice President, Group Safety BP International
and Corporate Director, Safety and Health
DuPont Safety, Health, and Environment

2001-2006

William Happer

Professor, Department of Physics
Princeton University

2007-2008

Lloyd Harriott

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Virginia

2002-2004

Tony Haymet

Distinguished Professor and Vice Chancellor Emeritus
University of California, San Diego

2009-2015

Victoria F. Haynes

Vice President, R&D
and Chief Technology Officer
B.F. Goodrich Co.

1996-1999

Edward C. Heffron

Director, Food Division
Michigan Department of Agriculture

1988-1994

Lou Ann Heimbrook

Vice President, Global Operations, Merck Research Laboratories
Merck & Co., Inc.

2003-2009

Robert J. Hermann

Senior Vice President, Science and Technology
United Technologies

1992-1998

William M. Holt

Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow Emeritus, Technology and Manufacturing Group
Intel Corporation

2012-2018

William G. Howard, Jr.

Senior Fellow, National Academy of Engineering
Senior Vice President and Director of R&D
Motorola

1988-1994

Jennie Hunter-Cevera

President
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

2001-2005

Waguih Ishak

VP and Chief Technologist Science and Technology
Corning Incorporated

2016-present

 Dana "Keoki" Jackson

Chief Technology Officer
Lockheed Martin

2018-present

Eric Kaler President
University of Minnesota
2018-present

Karen E. Kerr

Senior Managing Director, Advanced Manufacturing
GE Ventures
General Electric

2011-2017

Donald B. Keck

Vice President, Research Director (retired)
Corning, Inc.

2004-2007

Mehmood Khan Chief Executive Officer
Life Biosciences
2018-present

Conilee G. Kirkpatrick

HRL Laboratories

1999-2002

Fred W. Kittler

Managing Director
Velocity Capital Management

1994-2000

Shaygan Kheradpir

Chief Operating Officer
Barclays Global Retail Bank
Formerly:
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Verizon Communications

2010-2013

Pradeep K. Khosla

Chancellor
University of California, San Diego

2008-2014

Caroline A. Kovac

Vice President, Life Sciences Solutions
IBM

1999-2003

Katharine Ku Chief Licensing Advisor
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
2018-present

Robert W. Lucky

Executive Director, Communications Sciences, Research Division AT&T Bell Laboratories
and Vice President, Applied Research
Bellcore

1991-1995

Steven A. Malone

Director of Weights & Measures Program
Nebraska Department of Agriculture

1998-2001

William D. Manly

Senior Vice President
Cabot Corporation

1984-1989*

Thomas A. Manuel

President (retired)
Council for Chemical Research

1999-2005

James C. McGroddy

Senior Vice President of Research (retired)
IBM T.J. Watson Center

1995-2001

Michael McRobbie

President
Indiana University

2010-2012

James W. Mitchell

Director, Materials, Reliability and Ecology Research Laboratory
Lucent Technologies

1999-2002

Richard S. Nicholson

CEO
American Association for the Advancement of Science

1990-1993

Edward J. Noha

Chairman Emeritus
CNA Financial Corporation

2004-2007

Roberto Padovani

Executive Vice President and Fellow
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

2011-2017

Wayne H. Pitcher, Jr.

Technology Management Consultant

2001-2004

Hemma Prafullchandra

Chief Technology Officer of 
Microsoft M365 Security & Compliance

2014-2020

Elsa Reichmanis

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

2007-2010

Alton (Al) D. Romig, Jr.

Vice President
The Skunk Works®
Advanced Development Program Engineering and Advanced Systems
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

2009-2015

Robert J. Saldich

President and CEO (retired)
Raychem Corporation

1994-2000

F. Raymond Salemme

President and Chief Scientific Officer
3-Dimensional Pharmaceuticals and CEO
Linguagen Corporation

1999-2005

Howard D. Samuel

Senior Fellow
National Policy Association

1995-2001

Juan M. Sanchez

Vice President for Research
University of Texas, Austin

2000-2006

Thomas A. Saponas

Senior Vice President
and Chief Technology Officer (retired)
Agilent Technologies

2004-2006

Maxine L. Savitz

General Manager, Ceramic Components
AlliedSignal Inc.

1993-1999

April Schweighart

Product Business Manager (retired)
Motorola

2000-2006

James W. Serum

President
SciTek Ventures

2004-2010

Theodore Sizer II

Vice President, IP and Optical Research Leader
Nokia Bell Laboratories

2015-present

William P. Slichter

Executive Director, Research Materials, Science and Engineering Division
AT&T Bell Laboratories

1988-1992

Darlene J.S. Solomon

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Agilent Technologies

2010-2016

William J. Spencer

Vice President, Corporate Research Group
Xerox Corporation

1988-1990

E. David Spong

President, Integrated Defense Systems (retired)
The Boeing Company

2005-2008

W. Wyatt Starnes

Chairman and CEO
SignaCert, Inc.

2005-2008

Nam P. Suh

Professor, Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1990-1994

Alan I. Taub

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
University of Michigan
and
Retired, Vice President, GM Global Research and Development
General Motors Company

2008-2014

David L. Tennenhouse

Principal Research Specialist
MIT Lab for Computer Science

1996-1997

Dr. John J. Tracy

Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President
Engineering, Operations & Technology
The Boeing Company

2013-2016

Masayoshi Tomizuka

Cheryl and John Neerhout, Jr., Distinguished Professor
University of California, Berkeley

2001-2002

David Vasko

Director Advanced Technology, Strategic Development
Rockwell Automation

2017-present

G. King Walters

Dean, Physics Department
Rice University

1992-1995

Gail Folena-Wasserman

Senior Vice President, Biopharmaceutical Development
MedImmune

2017-present

Albert C. Westwood

Vice President, Research and Technology
Martin Marietta Corporation

1990-1996

George M. Whitesides

Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry
Harvard University

1994-1997

Lynn R. Williams

President (retired)
United Steel Workers of America

1996-2000

Robert T. Williams

Vice President, U.S. Operations Division
Caterpillar Inc.

2003-2009

David Wilson

President
Morgan State University

2015-2017

*Membership carried over from the NBS Visiting Committee to the NIST Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology created in 1988.

Created June 2, 2009, Updated January 22, 2021