Board of Directors

Christina Lomasney

Christina Lomasney | Chair |President and CEOModumetal

Christina A. Lomasney is president, CEO and co-founder of Modumetal in Seattle, Washington, a manufacturer of nanolaminated coatings, claddings and alloys.

Lomasney’s professional work has focused on structural and corrosion-resistant coatings, specializing in materials science, metals and alloys, electrochemistry and advanced composites. She is the named inventor of patented materials and processes for environmental remediation and nanostructured materials production and applications.

Before co-founding Modumetal, Lomasney founded composite materials company Isotron Corp. in 2001, which developed technologies for use in environmental and industrial decontamination and recovery. For more than a decade, she has worked on advanced materials technologies, starting in the Phantomworks division of the Boeing Co.

Seattle Magazine named Lomasney among the Top Innovators of 2008. Under her leadership, Isotron and Modumetal have been recognized with the Innovation Pioneer Award from IHS Cera in 2012, ACA’s Luis Villalobos Innovation Award in 2010, as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 10 Technologies of the Year in 2009 and with the Mayor’s Seattle Small Business Award in 2007.

Lomasney is a board member of the Science and Engineering Business Association and a commissioner on the Washington Economic Development Commission. She holds a B.S. in physics from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she also carried out graduate studies in applied physics.

Dr. Suresh Baskaran

Suresh Baskaran | Chief Science and Technology Officer in the Energy and Environment Directorate at PNNL

Dr. Baskaran is Chief Science and Technology Officer for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Energy and Environment Directorate, responsible for directing science and technology investments to deliver solutions for the nation’s most important energy and environment challenges. Prior to this role he managed the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) market sector, where he developed and implemented PNNL’s EERE strategy, coordinating closely with U.S. Department of Energy program managers and industry partners.

Dr. Baskaran joined PNNL in 1993, and has held a variety of research and management positions. As a researcher, he developed new materials for automotive, fuel cell, and microelectronic applications, and also has overseen research thrusts in hydrogen and fuel cells, and in CO2 capture and gas separations. Dr. Baskaran’s management responsibilities have ranged from planning, oversight and execution of materials and manufacturing programs, to managing a structural materials research group and leading Laboratory Directed Research and Development initiatives.

He has co-authored 50 technical papers, received ten patents, and has been the co-recipient of an R&D 100 Award, a PNNL Director’s Award for Excellence for best research group (materials synthesis), and two awards from DOE Basic Energy Sciences for Significant Implications of DOE Research.

A materials scientist by training, Dr. Baskaran received his degrees from Indian Institute of Technology-Chennai, Virginia Tech, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Elvin Delgado

Elvin Delgado | Director of the Institute for Integrated Energy Studies; Assistant Professor of Geography at Central Washington University

Dr. Elvin Delgado is the co-creator and founding Director of the Institute for Integrated Energy Studies, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, and Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty in the Cultural and Environmental Resource Management Program at Central Washington University (CWU).  Dr. Delgado is a Fulbright scholar and his regional specialization is Latin America with over 13 years of research experience in Venezuela.  He is the former Chair of the Energy and Environment Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. Most recently, Dr. Delgado received the 2016 Timm Ormsby Award for Faculty Citizenship Sponsored by the Washington Council of Faculty Representatives to recognize and honor exemplary civic engagement by faculty from public baccalaureates in the state of Washington.

In 2013, Dr. Delgado was among 28 scholars globally selected to participate in the ‘energy-water’ nexus training funded by the National Science Foundation Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (NSF-PASI).  He directed the creation and helped develop the new B.S. in Integrated Energy Management at CWW and teaches the following courses: Energy and Society, Society and the Politics of Nature, Integrated Energy Management, Alternative Energy Resources and Technologies, and Geopolitics of Fossil Fuels.

Dr. Delgado’s research interests lie in the areas of energy (both traditional and alternative), political ecology, political economy and nature, and environmental geography.  His research explores changing patterns of human-environment interactions in the context of fossil fuel production in Latin America.  Empirically, his research analyzes processes of socio-political struggles over resource development, the multi-scalar interconnections of the material flows of energy resources, and the socio-ecological transformations associated with resource extraction industries. He has published in the areas of energy, health, and GIS in different outlets such as the International Journal of Geography in Higher Education, the Encyclopedia of Energy as well as book chapters in the Ashgate Companion to Energy Geographies in the UK and Geonatura in Puerto Rico. Dr. Delgado’s new research looks at the political economy and political ecology of hydraulic fracturing in northern Patagonia, Argentina. He holds a B.A. in Geography from the University of Puerto Rico, a M.Sc. in Geography and Planning from the University of Akron, Ohio and a Doctoral degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University, New York.

Aaron Feaver

Aaron Feaver | Director, JCDREAM

Concentrating on the synthesis and processing of high-performance carbon materials, Aaron is a global expert on the move to engineered materials solutions for clean technology. Aaron co-founded EnerG2 and has written and spoken extensively on nanotechnology topics. He led the company’s technology development from inception at the labs of the University of Washington in 2003 to a venture-backed business.

Under Aaron’s technical leadership, EnerG2 closed its first large sales and implemented its products in a commercial setting. This was the result of many people’s hard work and, in addition to reinforcing EnerG2’s vision, it showed that the company could deliver a genuine cost benefit for its customers as well as a really useful solution. EnerG2 has never been about science for science’s sake; instead it’s about developing products that people can actually use to improve the world.

Prior to Aaron’s focus on nanotechnology, he was a project manager and engineer for Boeing’s Design for Environment / Manufacturing initiative. He also worked in a manufacturing engineering capacity on all of Boeing’s commercial airplanes. Aaron currently serves on the Board of Advisors at the University of Washington’s Materials Science and Engineering Department.Aaron received a BS from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Washington.

David Field

David Field | Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering; Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, WSU

David Field received his BS, MS, and Ph.D (1991, Yale University) in Mechanical Engineering. From 1990 to 1994 he was employed at Alcoa Technical Center as a Sr. Engineer and from 1994-2000 at TexSEM Laboratories where he was Director of Technology. He joined the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University in August, 2000.

His research interests include physical and mechanical metallurgy, deformation and recrystallization of metals, severe plastic deformation, welding and joining, anisotropy of materials, thin film and integrated circuit interconnect reliability, and advanced experimental and characterization techniques. Field is a fellow of ASM International, is the author or co-author of over 150 technical articles, and has been awarded 3 patents.  He has given more than 80 invited presentations at national or international meetings, universities, and national laboratories worldwide and has lectured and taught dozens of workshops and courses on electron backscatter diffraction, texture analysis, and materials characterization.

Barbara Hins-Turner

Barbara Hins-Turner | Executive Director of Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College

Barbara Hins-Turner was appointed to the Washington State Community and Technical College system as Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College in 2005. Previously, she was employed by Portland General Electric/Enron as Corporate University Director and Apprenticeship Coordinator.

Hins-Turner is the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Washington Integrated Sector Employment (WISE) $10 million U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT Round 4 grant and serves on steering committees for National Science Foundation (NSF) clean energy grants awarded to Bellingham Technical College and South Seattle College. She was PI for the U.S. Department of Energy Workforce Training for the Electric Power Sector grant ($5 million; leveraged to $12 million); PI for the U.S. Department of Commerce grant to create the Academy of Energy Entrepreneurs; and Co-PI for Edmond’s Community College NSF Energy Management grant.

Ms. Hins-Turner serves on the Board of Directors for the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce,  NSF Cyber Watch West Visiting Committee and is Chair of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Community College Outreach Committee. Past committee work includes the Regional Education and Training Center Executive Board (2013-2015); Washington HB2227 Evergreen Jobs Leadership Team advising the Governor and Legislature on federal ARRA investments in clean energy (2010-13); past chair of the Washington State Centers of Excellence Board of Directors (2009-11); national Center for Energy Workforce Development Education Committee (2008-2012); U.S. Department of Education delegation to Germany’s Global Sustainable Education Training and U.S. Canada Clean Energy Forums (2010); National Commission on Energy Policy’s Task Force on America’s Future Energy Jobs and U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Commission Green Jobs Roundtable (2009).

Ms. Hins-Turner earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Administration, Marylhurst University, Portland, Ore.; graduate level certifications as Master Facilitator, Oregon State University; Professional Development, Eastern Oregon University; and International Management, Concordia University, Portland, Ore.

Dr. Kelvin Lynn

Kelvin Lynn | Professor of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering; Director of the Center for Materials Research at WSU

Dr. Lynn is one of the premier researchers in antimatter and materials engineering.  His early research resulted in the development of positron (the antiparticle of electrons) beams for research with current research in positron storage at high densities and long periods of time. 

His 1988 publication “Interaction of positron beams with surfaces, thin films and interfaces” with P. J. Schultz is one of the seminal publications in the use of antimatter.  He was director of the Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Applied Physics division and the Material Sciences division.  He has over 470 scholarly publications in positron science and materials science primarily. 

Dr. Lynn came to WSU in 1996 as Director of the Center for Materials Research and dual professorships in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the School of Mechanical and Materials Science. Since that time, Dr. Lynn has been awarded over $26 million in research grants and 11 patents at WSU.  He recently was part of a team collaboration on setting a record energy efficiency of CdTe for solar cells.He is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2001), Fellow of The American Physical Society (1988), a member of the Washington State Academy of Science (2012), WSU Boeing Chair for Advanced Materials, WSU George and Diane Conniff Distinguished Professor  and was named a WSU Regents Professor in 2014. Lynn holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Utah.

Ramulu Mamidala

Ramulu Mamidala | Director of the Manufacturing Science and Technology Laboratory at UW

Ramulu Mamidala is the Boeing-Pennell Professor of Engineering at the University of Washington. He received a BE in Mechanical Engineering with distinction from Osmania University, India, M.Tech, in Production Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and a PhD from the University of Washington. He has been a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering since 1982, and adjunct professor in Industrial & Systems Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. Over the past 29 years, Ramulu has been a devoted mentor, educator, and researcher. He took the leadership role to establish and direct two graduate educational programs and developed a certificate program in Composite Materials and Manufacturing that serves working Aerospace Engineers in collaboration with industry. Mamidala’s research interests reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of materials, mechanics and manufacturing engineering, and primarily focuses on aircraft materials and structures. He has very successful research programs in fracture mechanics, fatigue and manufacturing engineering. His research has been supported by NSF, AFOSR, Boeing, GE Super abrasives, Paccar, TRW, Flow International, Quest, Electro Impact, Kyocera, Pacific Northwest Labs, McDonald Douglas, and Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard. He is an international expert on the machining and surface integrity of composite materials and structures. He received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award and the Technology Award from Waterjet Technology Association. He has supervised more than 200 graduate students. He has published more than 300 technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has edited five ASME Symposium Proceedings and co-edited a book, Machining of Ceramics and Composites. He is one of the founding members of Machining Science and Technology Journal, and serving as a member of the editorial boards of five other scientific journals. He is a Fellow of ASM, ASME, SEM and SME.

David Patrick

David Patrick | Professor and Director, Scientific Services at WWU

David Patrick received a BS degree in Chemistry from UC Davis in 1990 and a PhD from Univ. Utah in 1995. He spent a year as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge University before joining the faculty of WWU in 1996.

Patrick specializes in surface and materials chemistry, and ordered molecular systems.  His research includes solar energy concentration and conversion, crystallization and growth mechanisms in organic semiconductors, and liquid crystal solvents.  He teaches courses in the areas of analytical and materials chemistry, and energy science. Prof. Patrick has received numerous awards and commendations for his teaching and research, including an NSF PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers) award in 2000 and being named a Cottrell Scholar in 2016.

Daniel Sanders

Daniel Sanders | Senior Technical Fellow for Boeing Company

Daniel Sanders is a manufacturing technologist for the creation of new technologies for the fabrication of aircraft and jet engines, primarily working with titanium alloys. His primary work areas have been in the development of new titanium alloys, superplastic forming, diffusion bonding, friction stir welding (titanium), laser welding, machining, design of CRES and ceramic tooling, machine design, control system architecture, shot peening, laser shock peening, fine particle peening, cavitation peening, assembly, robotics and similar manufacturing related joining technologies. He currently holds 16 U.S. patents as well as several more currently pending. Sanders also works with many other aerospace companies, titanium producers, government laboratories, universities and global based research centers.

Sanders received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington, an MS in Manufacturing Engineering from Central Washington University and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.