2016 National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting

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  • Rolf-Dieter Heuer
    Former Director General, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

    Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer is an experimental particle physicist and, since April 2016, president of the German Physical Society. He was director-general of CERN from January 2009 to December 2015. His mandate is characterized by the launch of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2009 and its energy increase in 2015, the discovery of the Higgs ...

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  • David Pearce
    Department Manager of Regional Engineering, Con Edison

    David Pearce is the department manager of Manhattan Operations Engineering at Consolidated Edison, responsible for ensuring that the city’s electric grid provides best-in-class reliability to one of the world’s most important financial and cultural centers, including the development of resilient designs to address natural or human ...

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  • Kathleen D. White
    Civil Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers

    Kate White, a registered professional engineer, leads the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Climate Preparedness and Resilience Community of Practice and has over 28 years of experience in the USACE.
    Her work includes development of policy, technical guidance, methods, and tools to support climate preparedness and resilience. Her work reflects ...

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  • Gordon R. England
    Chairman, PFP Cybersecurity

    Gordon R. England is chair of the board of both PFP Cybersecurity and V1 Analytical Solutions, and a partner of Dyno-Tech, LLC. He previously served as Deputy Secretary of Defense (2005–2009), Secretary of the Navy (2001–2006), and the first Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (2003).
    His business career spanned ...

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  • Robert J. Nicholls
    Professor of Coastal Engineering, University of Southampton

    Robert J. Nicholls has studied coastal processes, coastal hazards, and their solution for 25 years and established an international reputation on climate change in coastal areas, especially potential impacts and adaptation responses. A distinctive dimension of his research has been consideration of the coastal zone as a series of interacting ...

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