Scientific Advisory Board
The SAB has been formed to provide advice and recommendations to the IDC as well as evaluate the progress of research carried out by the IDC.
Panos Y. Papalambros (Chairman)
Panos Y. Papalambros is the Donald C. Graham Professor of Engineering and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is also Professor of Architecture and Professor of Art and Design. He teaches in the field of design.
Born in Patras, Greece, he attended the National Technical University of Athens (Ethnikon Metsovion Polytechnion) and earned a diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in 1974. Moving to California he attended Stanford University and earned his MS degree (Mechanical Engineering) in 1976 and PhD degree (Design Division, Mechanical Engineering) in 1979. At Michigan he has served as a faculty member since 1979.
During his tenure at Michigan he served as department chair (1992-98 and 2007-2008) and was the founding director of several laboratories and centres: The Optimal Design (ODE) Laboratory (1980 -); the Design Laboratory (1990-92); the Ford Durability Simulation Center (1992-94); the Automotive Research Centre (1994-2003); the General Motors Collaborative Research Laboratory (1998-2002); the Antilium Project (2003-2006); and the Ford BlockM Sustainability Laboratory (2006-2009). In 2006 he became the founding chair of the University of Michigan interdisciplinary Design Science Doctoral Program. His research interests include design science and optimisation, with applications to product design and development, automotive systems, such as hybrid and electric vehicles, architectural design, and design of large complex engineered systems. With D. J. Wilde, he co-authored the textbook Principles of Optimal Design: Modeling and Computation (1988, 2000). He has published over 300 articles in journals, conference proceedings, and books.
He is a member of ASME, INFORMS, MPS, SME, SAE, ISSMO, AIAA, AAUP, ASEE, and the Design Society, and serves on the editorial boards of the journals Artificial Intelligence in Engineering Design and Manufacturing, Engineering Design, Engineering Optimisation, Computer-Integrated Engineering, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimisation, and the Journal of Engineering Simulation. He has also served the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, the Journal of Global Optimisation, and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers International Journal. He is currently serving as Chief Editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design.
He is a Fellow of ASME and SAE, and the recipient of the ASME Design Automation Award (1998), ASME Machine Design Award (1999), and JSME Design and Systems Achievement Award (2004), and the ASME Joel and Ruth Spira Outstanding Design Educator Award (2007). Since 2000, he holds the Donald C. Graham Endowed Chair in Engineering, and in 2009 he received the Stephen S. Attwood Award, the highest honor in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.
Jonathan S. Dordick
Jonathan S. Dordick is the Howard P. Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 2008 he became director of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Dr Dordick received his BA degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry from Brandeis University and his PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has held chemical engineering faculty appointments at the University of Iowa (1987-1998), where he also served as the Associate Director of the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1998-present) where he is the Howard P. Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He also holds joint appointments in the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Biology.
Dr Dordick’s research group includes chemical engineers, bioengineers, materials scientists, biologists, chemists and microbiologists all focused on gaining a quantitative understanding of biological principles and applying them to advance bioengineering, materials science, and drug discovery. Specific areas of current research include enzyme structure and function at biological-material interfaces and in nonaqueous environments, high-throughput biocatalysis in drug and functional materials discovery, biochip development for identification of drug candidate toxicity and biologically-inspired nanocomposites for 2D and 3D functional architectures.
Dr Dordick has received numerous awards, including the 2007 Marvin J. Johnson Award of the American Chemical Society, the 2007 Elmer Gaden Award, the 2003 International Enzyme Engineering Award, the 1998 Iowa Section Award of the American Chemical Society, and an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1989. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2010, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2004, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers in 1996.
He presently serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards for several biotechnology companies and venture capital firms, and has cofounded a number of companies, including EnzyMed (now part of Albany Molecular Research), Solidus Biosciences, and The Paper Battery Company. Dr Dordick has published over 270 papers and is an inventor/co-inventor on nearly 40 patents and patent applications.
Fritz Prinz serves on the faculties of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He also holds the Finmeccanica Professorship in the School of Engineering. He obtained his PhD in Physics at the University of Vienna, Austria.
Dr Prinz's current work focuses on scaling effects and quantum confinement phenomena for energy conversion. His graduate students study mass transport phenomena across thin membranes such as oxide films and lipid bi-layers. In their research, the Prinz group employs Scanning Probe Microscopy, Impedance Spectroscopy, and Quantum Modeling. In his laboratory, prototype fuel cells, solar cells, and batteries serve to test new concepts and novel material structures.
Mary Shaw is the Alan J. Perlis Professor of Computer Science and a member of the Institute for Software Research, the Computer Science Department, and the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She has been a member of this faculty since completing the PhD degree at Carnegie-Mellon in 1972. From 2001 to 2006 she served as Co-Director of the Sloan Software Industry Center. From 1992 to 1999 she served as the Associate Dean for Professional Education. In 1997-98 she was a Fellow of the Center for Innovation in Learning. From 1984 to 1987 she served as Chief Scientist of CMU's Software Engineering Institute. She had previously earned a BA (cum laude) from Rice University and worked in systems programming and research at the Research Analysis Corporation and Rice University.
Her research interests in computer science lie primarily in the areas of software engineering and programming systems, particularly value-driven software design, support for everyday users, software architecture, programming languages, specifications, and abstraction techniques. Particular areas of interest and projects have included software architectures (Vitruvius, UniCon), reliable software development (everyday software, strong typing and modularity), evaluation techniques for software (predictive design evaluation, performance specification, compiler contraction, software metrics), program organization for quality human interfaces (Descartes), technology transition (SEI), abstraction techniques for advanced programming methodologies (abstract data types, generic definitions), programming language design (Alphard, Tartan), and analysis of algorithms (polynomial derivative evaluation).
She has participated in developing innovative curricula in Computer Science from the introductory to the doctoral level, including the Immigration Course (1971), a complete undergraduate curriculum design (1984), a system of professional masters programs (1993-1998), and courses in data abstraction (1979), software engineering (1990), software architecture (1995), software engineering research (2000) and software design (2003-2005).
Dr Shaw is an author or editor of seven books and more than one hundred seventy papers and technical reports. She has received the Stevens Award for instrumental contributions in the development and recognition of software architecture as a discipline and the Warnier prize for contributions to software engineering. She is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She is also a member of the Society of the Sigma Xi, the New York Academy of Sciences, Working Group 2.10 (Software Architecture) of the International Federation of Information Processing Societies (IFIPS) and a member emeritus of Working Group 2.4 (System Implementation Languages) of IFIPS . She is a past member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board and DARPA ISAT study group. In addition, she has served on a number of advisory and review panels, conference program committees, and editorial boards.
Robert W. Weisberg
Robert W. Weisberg is Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Studies at Temple University. A cognitive psychologist, Dr. Weisberg's area of interest is creative thinking, the cognitive processes involved in the intentional production of novelty: solutions to problems, works of art, scientific theories, and inventions. He has published papers investigating cognitive mechanisms underlying problem solving, and has published papers and books examining cognitive processes underlying creative thinking.
Dr Weisberg and his students are carrying out laboratory studies of undergraduates solving problems of various sorts, in order to gain understanding of the mechanisms underlying leaps of insight and Aha! experiences in problem solving. He and his students are also examining "real-world" creative thinking at the highest levels, through case studies of people such as Edison, Picasso, and jazz great Charlie Parker. In those studies, attempts are made to apply quantitative methods to historical "data," to derive conclusions concerning how the creative process functions at the highest levels.