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ICOPS-SOFE Joint Plenary Speakers

June 27 (Monday) 8:30 am:

Dr. Donald L. Cook (Keynote Speaker)
The Importance of High Energy Density Plasma Science to NNSA's Defense Programs Mission

Dr. Donald L. Cook serves as the Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Appointed to the position by President Barack Obama, Dr. Cook was sworn in as NNSA’s 5th Deputy Administrator in June 2010. He is responsible for managing the U.S. nuclear security enterprise of laboratories and manufacturing facilities.
Prior to his appointment to NNSA, Dr. Cook served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Atomic Weapons Establishment in the United Kingdom from 2006 to 2009. In this capacity, he was accountable for AWE’s performance on the contract with the UK Ministry of Defence, which includes support of the UK Trident warheads and development and sustainment of capability in nuclear weapon design, engineering development, manufacturing, qualification, assembly, transport, support in service, and finally, decommissioning, dismantlement, and disposal. AWE has an annual budget of $1.2 billion and an employee workforce of 5,000.
From 1977-2005, Dr. Cook worked in Pulsed Power Sciences, Microtechnologies, Infrastructure, and Security at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From 1999-2005, he was Director of the MESA Program Center, accountable for design and construction of the Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) complex. In 2003, he assumed Program Director responsibilities for Sandia’s Infrastructure Program and for Sandia’s Safeguards and Security Technologies Program.
From 1977-1999, Dr. Cook led efforts in pulsed power accelerator design and experimentation, fusion research, hydrodynamics, radiography, diagnostic development, and computational code development. He managed the Sandia Fusion Research Department from 1984-1993 and was Director of Pulsed Power Sciences from 1993-1999. Work during this period included construction and development of a number of accelerators, including the Z-machine.
Dr. Cook is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Institute of Physics (IOP). He is married to the former Margaret Ann Kramer, with two grown daughters, Julia and Cynthia.

June 28 (Tuesday) 8:00 am:

Dr. Bryan J. Rice
EUV Lithography: A Semiconductor Industry Application of Plasma Physics

  Dr. Bryan J. Rice is the Director of Lithography at SEMATECH.
Dr. Rice received his B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia
Institute of Technology in 1991and Ph.D. in 1998  from Duke University.  Dr. Rice joined Intel Corporation’s Portland Technology Development Division in 1998.  In 2002, Dr. Rice joined Intel’s Components Research Division. During the next four years he worked with lithography tool manufacturers and EUV source suppliers to remove roadblocks to the development of EUV lithography technology. In addition, Rice was in charge of formulating Intel’s strategic roadmap for critical dimension lithography metrology. He worked closely with metrology companies to match Intel’s needs and the metrology industry’s capabilities.
Rice became Immersion Lithography Program Manager at SEMATECH in 2006. He led SEMATECH’s high index immersion research in the search for high refractive index lens and immersion fluid materials. Additionally, Dr. Rice formed SEMATECH’s double exposure program, focusing on the exploration of novel materials for the litho-lithoetch patterning approach.
In 2008, Dr. Rice became Lithography Director for SEMATECH. The lithography division has active programs in EUV lithography, immersion lithography, and alternative lithography. Under his leadership SEMATECH has successfully launched the Resist and Materials Development Center as the world’s preeminent EUV imaging resource, increased the number of SEMATECH lithography program members from one to nine, and created the EUV Mask Infrastructure (EMI) Partnership to focus industry-wide investment in critical EUV tool development activities. Dr. Rice is the author of numerous publications on lithography and metrology. He holds eleven United States patents.

June 28 (Tuesday) 8:45 am:

Dr. Jiangang Li ( Director, Institute of Plasma Physics, Hefei, China):
The Future of Fusion


Professor Li is the Director of Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Science (ASIPP). He has worked in the field of fusion research for nearly 30 years. His main efforts have focused on plasma wave interaction, plasma wall interaction and tokamak operation. He has led the HT-7 physics experiments since 1996. He joined the EAST project beginning with its construction in 1998 and has led its experimental program since 2006.  For past few years he has concentrated on advanced steady-state operation in EAST, the activities of the Chinese Domestic Agency of ITER, and the Chinese next step fusion development strategy.


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