Join this Maker-to-Maker discussion with actual scientists from the Department of Energy’s National Labs who are themselves Makers. Moderated by Charlie Russomanno, Senior Technology Advisor for the Energy Department’s Office of Technology Transitions.
Charles Russomanno is Senior Technology Advisor for the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) at the U.S. Department of Energy. In this capacity, he has been integral to conceptualizing, defining, and communicating the mission and function of OTT and technology transfer programs for the Department.
Charlie Catlett is a Senior Computer Scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division and a Senior Fellow at the Argonne / University of Chicago Computation Institute. His current focus areas include cyber security, distributed computing and mobile/embedded computing.
Joanne Lo is a Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Labs and a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley EECS. Her work focuses on developing advanced large-scale manufacturing methods within Sandia Labs, and creating accessible and creative fabrications methods for the Maker's community as a Berkeley graduate student.
Lonnie Love, Ph.D., is a Corporate Fellow and Group Leader of ORNL’s Manufacturing Systems Research Group. He has over 20 years of experience in the design and control of complex robotic and hydraulic systems. He is the project lead for the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) program at ORNL that is focusing on large scale, high speed composite additive manufacturing.
Chris Spadaccini, Ph.D., is the Director, Center for Engineered Materials, Manufacturing and Optimization at LLNL. He has been a member of the technical staff in the Materials Engineering Division for the past ten years. He is currently the Principal Investigator for several advanced materials and additive manufacturing projects.
Ronald Zuckermann is a maker who enjoys woodworking, sculpture, 3D-printing and microcontroller projects and works as a nanomaterials scientist at the Molecular Foundry at the LBNL. He invented an emerging class of biomimetic polymers called “peptoids”, and works on folding them into precise nanoscale architectures.