Humboldt Kolleg: Collaboration & Networks in the 21st Century - February 24-25, 2012 -Westin Arlington Gateway - Arlington, VA
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Professor Thomas A. Campbell is Associate Director for Outreach and Research Associate Professor with the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS, http://www.ictas.vt.edu/communication/pdf/tcampbell-CV.pdf) at Virginia Tech. His research specialization is nanocomposites (synthesis, characterization, and applications). Tom joined Virginia Tech from ADA Technologies, Inc., where he was Senior Research Scientist and Nanotechnology Program Manager for three years. Prior to ADA, he was with Saint-Gobain, Inc. as a Research Scientist for five years, and he was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the University of Freiburg (Germany) for one year. He is a Board Member of the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (http://www.americanfriends-of-avh.org). Tom has received funding from numerous U.S. federal agencies, including DOD, NASA, NIH, NIST, and NSF. He holds a Ph.D. (funded by a NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program fellowship) in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering with Honors from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee).

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Mr. David Abraham is a consultant at First Annapolis, a consulting and M&A advisory firm servicing the global payments industry. In 2007, David was awarded a German Chancellor Fellowship through the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to conduct a year-long research initiative in political science with the Freie Demokratische Partei (FDP) in Berlin and Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. While in Germany, he published a paper on the historical origins of the current financial crisis in Transatlantic Perspectives, the journal of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies at Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg. Prior to his fellowship, David was an operations analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in the Currency Verification division. David holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park and a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.


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