2014 NAE Annual Meeting

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  • Frances H. Arnold
    Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology

    In her research at the California Institute of Technology Frances H. Arnold focuses on directed evolution and protein engineering, with applications in alternative energy, chemicals, and medicine. She pioneered the “directed evolution” of proteins, mimicking Darwinian evolution in the laboratory to create new biological molecules. The ...

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  • Wanda M. Austin
    President and Chief Executive Officer, The Aerospace Corporation

    Wanda M. Austin is president and chief executive officer of the Aerospace Corporation, a leading architect of the nation’s national security space programs, with nearly 4,000 employees and annual revenues of more than $850 million. She assumed this position on January 1, 2008.

    Dr. Austin is internationally recognized for her work in ...

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  • Eric Schmidt
    Executive Chairman, Google, Inc.

    Since joining Google in 2001, Eric Schmidt has helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. As executive chairman he is responsible for external matters—building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership—as well as advising the CEO ...

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  • Charles E. Hutchinson
    Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College

    Charles E. Hutchinson was dean of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in 1984–1994 and again in 1997–1998. He launched the school’s master of engineering management program and in 2007 helped establish the PhD innovation program. The latter modifies and supplements the doctoral engineering curriculum with ...

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  • Robert E. Schafrik
    General Manager, Materials and Process Engineering Department, (retired) GE Aviation

    Robert E. Schafrik recently retired as general manager of the Materials and Process Engineering Department at GE Aviation (formerly GE Aircraft Engines) in Cincinnati, a position he held since 1999. During his tenure he and his team reduced the development time for several new materials, including low rhenium turbine blade alloy, R65 (a ...

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