Managing Director and Knowledge Transfer Director
Element Aero and the Center for Bright Beams, Illinois, United States
Sandra Biedron has been serving as the Managing Member of a research and development company Element Aero, since 2002. She also serves as the Director of Knowledge Transfer and a Faculty Member for the National Science Foundation's Center for Bright Beams based at Cornell University. She served as Deputy Lead Engineer for the integration and test of an Innovative Naval Prototype for Boeing. Previously, in her near 20-year career at Argonne National Laboratory, served as the Department of Defense Project Office Director and as a Senior Physicist, as well as an Associate Director of the Argonne Accelerator Institute. She served as a Technical and Management Consultant on the successful FERMI free-electron laser project with the Sincrotrone Trieste. She has myriad archival and conference papers and technical documents, and holds two U.S. patents and an international trademark. She recently served as the Co-Lead for the Department of Energy's report Basic Research Needs for Compact Accelerators for Security and Medicine for the Computing, Controls and Design Technical Group. Her interests are many and include particle accelerator systems; laser systems; the use of artificial intelligence in controls, modeling, and prediction of complex systems; sensors and detectors; and applications of these technologies in science, industry, security, and defense. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the SPIE as well as a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the IEEE. In 2010, she was presented a Letter of Commendation by the Chief of Naval Research for her technical efforts and bridging government, labs, industry, and academia. In 2018, she received the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society's Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award. She also serves as a technical reviewer on projects worldwide, including as the Chair for the Program Advisory Committee (APAC) of the Brookhaven National Laboratory's Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) and as an Advisor for the Associate Laboratory Directorship for Physical Sciences at Los Alamos National Laboratory on accelerator science, technology, and engineering, and next generation x-ray light sources for national security applications. Furthermore, she served on a NATO Panel for sensors and electronics committee and presently on the IEEE USA Artificial Intelligence & Autonomous Systems (AI&ASPC) Policy Committee. Recent speaking engagements include applying ethics and explainability at the recent event AI and Electric Power Summit sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
3:25pm – 3:30pm