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									                   JTEC/WTEC PANEL ON RAPID PROTOTYPING
                           IN EUROPE AND JAPAN
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency, the Office of Naval Research, and the Department of Commerce of the United States Government.

Friedrich B. Prinz (Panel Chair)      Robert L. Brown                       Lee E. Weiss
Stanford University                   Gillette Company                      Carnegie Mellon University
Terman 501                            Prudential Tower Bldg., 49th Floor    217 Smith Hall
Stanford, CA 94305-4021               Boston, MA 02199                      Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Clinton L. Atwood                     Paul S. Fussell                       Michael J. Wozny
Sandia National Laboratories          Alcoa Technical Center                National Institute of Standards and
P.O. Box 5800 M/S 0958                100 Technical Drive                   Technology
Albuquerque, NM 87185                 Alcoa Center, PA 15069-0001           Room B322, Metrology
                                                                            (Building 220)
Richard F. Aubin                      Allan J. Lightman                     Gaithersburg, MD 20899
United Technologies Research          University of Dayton Research
Center                                Institute
411 Silver Lane, MS 129-48            300 College Park
East Hartford, CT 06108               Dayton, OH 45469-0150

Joseph J. Beaman                      Emanuel Sachs
University of Texas at Austin         MIT
ETC 5.134C                            Room 35-136
Campus Mail Code: C2200               77 Massachusetts Ave.
Austin, TX 78712                      Cambridge, MA 02139




           INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
                          WTEC PROGRAM
The World Technology Evaluation Center (WTEC) at Loyola College (previously known as the Japanese
Technology Evaluation Center, JTEC) provides assessments of foreign research and development in selected
technologies under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). Loyola's International
Technology Research Institute (ITRI), R.D. Shelton Director, is the umbrella organization for WTEC. Paul Herer,
Senior Advisor for Planning and Technology Evaluation at NSF's Engineering Directorate, is NSF Program Director
for WTEC. Other U.S. government agencies that provide support for the program include the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Defense.

WTEC's mission is to inform U.S. policy makers, strategic planners, and managers of the state of selected
technologies in foreign countries in comparison to the United States. WTEC assessments cover basic research,
advanced development, and applications/commercialization. Small panels of about six technical experts conduct
WTEC assessments. Panelists are leading authorities in their field, technically active, and knowledgeable about
U.S. and foreign research programs. As part of the assessment process, panels visit and carry out extensive
discussions with foreign scientists and engineers in universities and in industry/government labs.

The ITRI staff at Loyola College help select topics, recruit expert panelists, arrange study visits to foreign
laboratories, organize workshop presentations, and finally, edit and disseminate the final reports.

Dr. R.D. Shelton                          Mr. Geoff Holdridge                  Dr. George Gamota
Principal Investigator                    WTEC Director                        Co-Principal Investigator
Loyola College                            Loyola College                       17 Solomon Pierce Road
Baltimore, MD 21210                       Baltimore, MD 21210                  Lexington, MA 02173

								
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