PRESENT RESEARCH INTERESTS Durability of Materials and by sanmelody


									                          PRESENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:

                                   Durability of Materials and Structures
                                   Micromechanisms of Flow and Failure in Polymers
                                      and Composites
                                   The Relationship of Defect Structures to Strength
                                      and Fracture in Materials
     Biomimetics and Biomaterials
     Novel Processing Methods
1957 Boston University - B.S., Aeronautical Engineering
1963 University of Oklahoma – M.S., Metallurgical Engineering
1967 Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Ph.D., Metallurgy

Sept 2000-Present Research Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Aug 1999-June 2000 Consultant, The Leverite Group, Alexandria, Virginia
Feb 1997-Aug 1999 Principal Advisor, Army Research Office-Ballston, Arlington,
1994-1996 Senior Advisor. Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering,
The Pentagon, Washington, DC
1992 –1999 Associate Director(to 1994); also Research Professor), Materials Research
Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1988 – 1992 Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, Virginia
1968 – 1988 Army Research Office, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
1975-1988 Director, Materials Science Division
1972-1975 Associate Director, Materials Science Division
1968-1972 Chief, Physical Mechanical Branch, Metallurgy and Ceramics Division
1969 – 1992 Adjunct Professor of Materials (Concurrently), Science and Engineering
(Adjunct Associate Professor
1969 - 1975), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
1966 – 1968 Senior Research Scientist and Project, Manager, Monsanto Company,
Everett, Massachusetts
1963 – 1967 Member of Research Staff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1961 – 1963 Project Manager, Ilikon Corporation, Natick, Massachusetts
1958 – 1961 Aeronautical Engineer (USAF), Group Leader, Tinker Air Force Base,
1957 – 1958 Test and Development Engineer, Chrysler Corporation, Warren, Michigan
1957 Aeronautical Research Engineer, Allied Research Associates, Boston,

Recipient of Charles Hayden Scholarship (1952), Boston University Scholarship (1956),
United States Air Force Achievement Awards (1960, 1961); Member of Society of the
Sigma XI; Fellow of ASM International and the American Institute of Chemists; Listed
in American Men and Women of Science and Who's Who in the South and Southwest;
Outstanding Performance Awards (1974, 1976, 1977, 1983); Nominated for Meritorious
Federal Executive Award (1981); U.S. Army Special Achievement Award (1987);
Decoration for Meritorious Civilian Service (1988).

ASM International, American Institute of Chemists, American Association for the
Advancement of Science, Materials Research Society

”The Department of Defense Basic Research Plan”, (editor), 1996 and 1997 editions,
Washington, DC.
”Hierarchical Structures in Biology as a Guide for New Materials
Technology”-National Materials Advisory Board Study Report 464, (co- author), 1994,
Washington, DC.
”Assessment of the Status of a Biomimetic Approach to Armor”, Institute for Defense
Analyses Report D-1203 (August 1992)
“A Survey of Electromagnetic and Acoustic Effects on Behavior and Processing of
Materials", with B. Tao, Institute for Defense Analyses Report D1115 (January, 1992)
"Mechanical Behavior of Hierarchical Synthetic Composites." in Hierarchical Structures,
MRS Symp. Proc. 225, 107(1992)
"New Directions in Research on Dynamic Deformation of Materials," Proc. Int. Conf.
on Shock Wave and High Strain Rate Phenomena,, Marcel Dekker, 35 1992)
with S. S. Yau, "Fatigue of Metal-Matrix Composite Materials," Materials Science and
Engineering, 82, 45 (1986)
with S. S. Yau, "Fatigue Crack Propagation in Polycarbonate Foams, "Materials Science
and Engineering, 78, 111 (1986)
with J. D. Williams, III, "Deformation and Failure of Polymers at Low Temperature and
High Strain Rates," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Deformation,
Yield, and Fracture of Polymers, Cambridge, England (1979), 11-1
with D. I. Golland and J. B. McCombs, Effects of Size and Orientation of Crystallites
upon the Strength of Polycrystals," Materials Science and Engineering Science and
Engineering, 15, 274 (1974)
with M. W. Taylor, "Fracture Under Constrained Deformation,"Proceedings of the
Third International Conference on Fracture, Munich, Germany (1973) II-522
with D. I. Golland, "Characterization of Deformation Bands by Microhardness
Analysis," in The Science of Hardness Testing and Its Research Applications, American
Society for Metals (1973), 212
with M. W. Taylor, "Delineation of Microstructures in Crystalline Polymers,
Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Reactivity of Solids, Bristol,
England (1972), VI-72
with W. A. Backofen, "Constrained Deformation of Single Crystals, Trans. TMS-AIME,
V. 242, 1587 (1968)
with W. A. Backofen, "Considerations in the Growth of Iron Single Crystals," Material
Research Bulletin, V.2, 871 (1967)

Dr. George Mayer was assigned to the Army Research Office-Ballston (Washington)
under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) from February, 1997 until August,
1999. In that position, he was responsible for developing and recommending scientific
strategies for ARO, with cognizance of Washington's other funding agencies, overall
Army interests, and the interests and activities of the Office of the Director of Defense
Research and Engineering (Research). He maintained cognizance of large programs,
such as the MURI (the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative) Program, and
other key defense programs of national and international interest (such as
chemical/biological defense). He was active in initiating new cooperative interagency
programs of research. He was a private consultant until June 2000.

Dr. Mayer worked with the Office of The Director, Defense Research and Engineering
(Research) from December 1994 to December 1996, as an IPA employee. His duties
included the assessment of the Basic Research Program of DoD, along with the
development of the first two editions of the Basic Research Plan for DoD, and the
concept of Strategic Research Areas of emphasis (these include: Nanoscience,
Biomimetics, Smart Structures, Intelligent Systems, Compact Power Sources, and
Mobile Wireless Communications), the preparation of research accomplishment
documentation, and the development of requirements for special programs of DoD
research, such as the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Program. He
managed the $225M MURI program for two years, including three competitions for
the FY1996 and 1997 topics. He also played key roles in carrying out the Reviews of the
DoD Basic Research Program in 1996 and 1997. These reviews covered all program
topics, from materials, to mathematics, to oceanography, to neurosciences, etc. In these
activities, he headed a Research Team of senior scientists and consultants, from inside
and outside the Government.

He joined the University of Pittsburgh's Materials Research Center in April 1992, as
Associate Director and Research Professor in Materials Science and Engineering. In
this role, he was responsible for promotion and administration of multidisciplinary
research efforts of the Materials Research Center, for development of new thrusts, new
associations between the MRC and industry, and for response to large new
interdisciplinary research opportunities in collaboration with industry, such as the
TRP and ATP programs. A major proposal on Advanced Durable Coatings, that he
organized and wrote for Kennametal Inc., was funded by the ATP. Another large effort
was devoted to the development of a broad program in Durable Systems for
Prevention of Deterioration, which included the broad areas of high-temperature
systems, biomedical applications, and infrastructure systems (the latter has been
funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at a number of Pennsylvania
universities, (including the University of Pittsburgh). He retired recently from the
University of Pittsburgh.

He left government service in 1988, and worked as a private consultant for eight
months with several clients in program and strategy development in defense science
and engineering. In late 1988, he joined the Institute for Defense Analyses, and took
part in a number of tasks with DARPA, including efforts for the Land Systems Office,
and the Defense Sciences Office, ranging from the Balanced Technology Initiative, to
novel energetic materials, and advanced armor and penetrators.

In prior professional experience, he joined the Army Research Office in 1968, with
appointment as Program Manager, progressed through the level of Associate Division
Director to the post of Director of the Materials Science Division. As Director, Dr.
Mayer had responsibility for developing program thrusts and priorities, and for
justifying the Army's research initiatives in materials science and engineering and a
variety of other areas (such as vulnerability and lethality), including a major contracts
program. More than one hundred contracts, including two relating to national centers
of excellence (in composite materials and high loading rate phenomena), were under
his jurisdiction. Many scientific and technical achievements resulted from the
programs that he managed, including high power magnets based on rare earths,
superplastic forming of high-strength steels, and ways to predict and reduce the
environmental deterioration of metallic alloys, polymers, and composites. He had
management and overview responsibilities for the work of several hundred Army
scientists and engineers in sixteen offices and laboratories in the United States and
abroad. Over the period of his directorship, the budget of his Division increased
During the past thirty-five years, he has been affiliated with four universities, taught
both undergraduate and graduate courses, conducted research, supervised theses, and
served on university committees.

His experience in industry, coupled with a key government position and that of a
university professor, have provided Dr. Mayer with extensive exposure to research
and development operations at both public and private levels, as well as a perspective
on factors which contribute to the success and stability of those programs. He
routinely dealt with all levels of managerial, scientific, technical, financial, and legal
representatives in the federal, state, and private sectors, and has been successful in
developing links between government, university, and industry programs.
As a working engineer and scientist, Dr. Mayer worked on the design of the first
primary flying structure comprising composite materials, the launch vehicle for the
first U.S. orbital flight and subsequent space flights, novel techniques for the growth of
single crystal materials in the solid state, and failure mechanisms in a many materials
under a variety of environmental conditions. During the past several years, he has
been active in the areas of n durability of materials, and in biomimetics.

In 1979, he became a charter member of the Senior Executive Service, the highest career
technical management level in the United States Government. In this position, he
represented the Department of Defense on national and international bodies such as
the NAS Solid State Sciences Committee, the National Materials Advisory Board, the
United States Delegations for Cooperative Scientific Exchange Programs with the
Soviet Union, and national committees charged with the development of policy and
guidelines for critical technologies and export control. He was also Chairman of the
Joint Directors of Laboratories Advanced Materials Panel, which had oversight of all
materials programs of the Department of Defense. He has served on many national
and international studies, boards, and committees.
Dr. Mayer was born in Györ, Hungary in 1934, and was raised in the USA. He received
a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Boston University in 1957, an M.Met.E.
Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Metallurgical Engineering in 1963, and a
Ph.D. in Metallurgy from M.I.T. in 1967.

Honors and special recognitions include: listing in American Men and Women of
Science and in Who's Who, Fellow of ASM International and the American Institute of
Chemists; Member of Advisory Boards at M.I.T., and of other university boards and
panels. His publications include numerous articles in journals and books, as well as
corporate and government papers and studies. He has also received awards from two
Governors for volunteer programs that he developed in North Carolina.

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