Chairman - Jay E. Lane
He has 28 years experience in the development, evaluation and product development of advanced structural ceramics. He joined Rolls-Royce in 2008 to lead CMC development and implementation for Civil and Defense aero-engines and for land-based power generation turbines. Prior to Roll-Royce,
Dr. Lane worked on the development of advanced ceramics, to included coatings, while with Siemens Power Generation and at the Westinghouse Science & Technology Center. He has a Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University. He holds 22 U.S. patents in the field of gas turbine materials, primarily in CMCs.
Vice Chair - Todd E. Steyer
Dr.Steyer is the portfolio manager for extreme environments R&D for Boeing Research & Technology. He is responsible for technology planning,
developing, and executing a research portfolio consistent with internal/external customer needs (commercial, military, and space) along with
emerging technologies. The extreme environments portfolio includes: thermal protection systems, structural ceramics, ultra-high temperature ceramics, ceramic-matrix and metal-matrix composites, ablators, and thermal management materials. This portfolio has developed, matured, and transitioned numerous technologies from R&D to prototype and/or production programs. He also serves as the deputy skill team leader for the ceramics, thermal protection, and low observable materials and process engineering function for Boeing. Prior to joining Boeing in 1999, Todd was a material & process engineer at Northrop Grumman also working development and transition of high temperature materials. Education: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern
University; BS in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon.
Treasurer - Tom Foltz