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Dr. Alton RomigAlton Romiig
Space Relevant S&T Programs at Sandia National Laboratories
Tuesday April 30, 2002
Building 8 Auditorium - 3:30 PM

(Refreshments at 3:00 PM)

Dr. Alton Romig, will present Space Relavant S&T Programs at Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Romig will describe a number of current space-relevant research and development programs at Sandia. Examples will be given of light-weight, low-power high-performance microsystems, optical and rf MEMS, adaptive optics, SOI/MOEMS light-wave switches, micro-power sources, synthetic aperture radar, tags, self-aware / self-correcting systems, bio-technology, nano-technology, self-assembled 3-D nanostructures, nano-bio-micro interfaces, information technology, modeling & simulation and remote spectral sensing.

Dr. Romig will also discuss Sandia's current radiation hardened digital and mixed signal processing initiatives, which include design and fabrication of a radiation hardened Pentium microprocessor chipset being developed under a one-of-a-kind license agreement with Intel Corporation. This processor will enable on-board processing capability for our satellite hyperspectral sensors. The radiation hardened integrated circuits are required for nuclear weapons and space sensor applications such as nuclear non-proliferation treaty verification.

Dr. Alton Romig received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials science and engineering from Lehigh University. He joined Sandia National Laboratories in 1979. He has served as a Director in various divisions from 1992 - 1998. Dr. Romig, is currently Vice President for Science & Technology and Partnerships and Chief Technology Officer at Sandia National Laboratories. He is Chief Scientific Officer for the Nuclear Weapons program.

Dr. Romig has approximately 160 technical publications, is the co-author of three textbooks, and holds two patents. He is a Past-President of ASM International. He is currently the Chair of the ASM Educational Foundation and a number of committees for ASM International, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, the Materials Research Society and the Microbeam Analysis Society (MAS). He is active on a number of National Academy of Engineering/National Research Council Committees and Boards. He also serves on the Boards of Technology Ventures Corporation, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary dedicated to technology commercialization, and the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM). Dr. Romig has received several awards for his pioneering work in analytical electron microscopy and solid state diffusion, including the Burton Medal (1988), awarded by the Electron Microscopy Society of America to an Outstanding Young Scientist; the K.F.J. Heinrich Award (1991), given by the Microbeam Analysis Society to an Outstanding Young Scientist; the ASM Silver Medal for Outstanding Materials Research (1992); and the Acta Metallurgica International Lectureship (1993-1994). abstract / bio

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