K. Johnson, leader of the Site Utilities Division at the Laboratory,
was elected to the Electrical Engineering Technical Advisory
Committee of the California Board of Registration for Professional
Engineers and Land Surveyors. He is one of two electrical engineers
selected to serve.
The board of registration
is part of the Department of Consumer Affairs and regulates professional
engineering and professional land surveying practice in the state.
One of my jobs is to investigate technical issues for the
board and advise them on electrical engineering issues, Johnson
says. One thing the committee has talked about is the electricity
crisis in the state, and I imagine that there will be technical
issues that might be related to that.
received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Iowa State University
and an M.B.A. in marketing from the University of Iowa. He is also
the recipient of the Vice Presidents National Performance
Award (the Hammer Award) for saving money in government.
Each year, the American
Welding Society honors individuals who have made valuable contributions
to the field of welding research, to the advancement of the welding
industry, and to the society as a whole. At the societys 2001
awards luncheon held recently in Cleveland, Ohio, Laboratory employees
John Elmer and Joe Wong received the William Spraragen
Memorial Award for coauthoring, with two others, the best paper
published in the Research Supplement of the Welding Journal, Evolution
of Titanium Arc Weldment Macro and MicrostructuresModeling
and Real Time Mapping of Phases.
Elmer is a group leader for
Livermores Material Joining Group, which is responsible for
electron and laser beam welding, vacuum brazing, and diffusion bonding.
He also is a principal investigator for a DOE Office of Basic Energy
Sciences research program to investigate phase transformation kinetics
during synchrotron radiation x-ray diffraction measurements of arc
welds. Elmer has a Ph.D. in metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology. He was named an American Welding Society Fellow in
has B.Sc. degrees in pure and applied chemistry and physical chemistry
from the University of Tasmania, Australia, a Ph.D. in physical
chemistry from Purdue University, and a D.Sc. from the University
of Tasmania. He joined the Laboratory in 1986 and is currently a
senior staff chemist. Since 1995, he has also been consulting professor
at the Stanford Synchroton Radiation Laboratory. He has published
over 175 journal articles, coauthored a textbook, and been granted
seven U.S. patents.