Dianne Pawluk (Ph.D., Harvard) is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University. She teaches courses in the areas of computational methods, haptics and rehabilitation engineering. Her active research areas include haptic perceptual organization, the development of haptic assistive devices and methods for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and the effective use of haptics in education. (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Curtis Taylor, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. His research focuses on understanding and developing new technologies (mechanical, electronic, optical, or biological) that utilize the unique capabilities of nanostructured/nanoscale materials. He works in both the Machine Tool Research Center and the Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology at UF. Before joining Florida, he was an Assistant Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia where he was Director of VCU’s NanoManufacturing (NanoMan) lab. He received his B.S. degree (1998) in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, and his M.S. (2002) and Ph.D. (2005) in electrical engineering and physics from the University of Arkansas. Before coming to Arkansas in 2000, he worked for one year as a software development project manager at Capital One Financial Corporation in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Taylor has also held internship and research appointments with the U.S. Air Force, Central Intelligence Agency, United Technologies Corporation, and the National Center for Electron Microscopy at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Research interests include nanomanufacturing for the production of novel nanoelectronic and quantum devices, nanomechanical characterization of materials for development and improved reliability of nanodevices.