Curriculum Vitae

David Richard Forrest (1956 - )
[my first name] at davidrforrest.com (mildly sabotaged to hinder spambots)

Education

  
High School:    Perkiomen Valley High School, 1974  
Undergraduate:  B. S., Metallurgical Engineering, 1978
                Lafayette College, Easton, PA  
Masters:        M. S., Metallurgy and Materials Science, 1985
                Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA  
Doctorate:      Sc.D., Materials Engineering, 1993
                MIT, Cambridge, MA 

Employment

Employment 1:  Metallurgical Engineer (6/78 - 10/79)
               Republic Steel Corp., Massillon, OH  
Employment 2:  Experimental/Research Engineer (11/79 - 1/85)
               Bethlehem Steel Corp., Bethlehem, PA  
Employment 3:  Research Assistant (2/85 - 5/91)
               Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA   
Employment 4:  Summer Intern--Technology Assessment (6/87 - 3/88)
               Digital Equipment Corporation, Hudson, MA   
Employment 5:  Research Associate (5/28/91 - 9/30/99)
               Allegheny Ludlum Corp., Brackenridge, PA   
Employment 6:  Project Leader (10/1/99 - 11/28/01)
               Baverstam Associates, Newton, MA  
Employment 7:  Engineer (12/3/2001 - 11/16/2012)
               U.S. Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, West Bethesda, MD  
Employment 8:  Technology Manager (11/19/2012 - date)
               Dept. of Energy, Advanced Manufacturing Office, Washington, DC 

Awards and Honors

Undergraduate

Graduate

Other

Memberships and Affiliations

Personal Interests

Molecular manufacturing, homeschooling, space colonization, chess, photography, a wide range of music, and, yes, I prefer Macintosh and Linux to Windows.

Publications

  1. Forrest, D. R., "Regulating Nanotechnology Development," paper written for MIT course TPP32 on Law, Technology, and Public Policy (23 March 1989).
  2. Forrest, D.R., "The Frontiers of Molecular and Microscale Systems," JOM, 42 (3), p. 33 (March 1990).
  3. Forrest, D.R. and J. Szekely, "Global Warming and the Primary Metals Industry," JOM, 43 (12), p. 23-30 (Dec. 1991).
  4. Forrest, D.R., "Molecular Machines for Materials Processing," Advanced Materials & Processes, 141 (1), (Jan. 1993).
  5. Forrest, D.R., "Numerical Studies of Electromagnetically-Driven Flow in Materials Processing Applications," Sc.D. thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, (Feb. 1993).
  6. Forrest, D.R., "Third Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology," JOM, 46 (10), p. 28-29 (Oct. 1994).
  7. Forrest, D.R., "Molecular Nanotechnology: Engineering Basis, Performance Calculations, Paths to Development, and Chronology," in: Metallurgical Processes for the Early Twenty-First Century, Vol. II: Technology and Practice, Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Metallurgical Processes for the Year 2000 and Beyond and the 1994 TMS Extraction and Process Metallurgy Meeting held in San Diego, California, September 20-23, 1994, ed. H.Y. Sohn, TMS: Warrendale, PA, p. 203-224 (1994).
  8. Forrest, D.R., "The Future Impact of Molecular Nanotechnology on Textile Technology and on the Textile Industry," Proceedings of Discover Expo ’95: Industrial Fabric & Equipment Exposition, held 12 October 1995, Charlotte, North Carolina; pub. Industrial Fabric Association International, 1995.
  9. Forrest, D.R. (with Russell Whitaker), "How Can we Leverage Corporate Influence to Catalyze the Development and Adoption of an Improved Hypertext Standard?", 31 May 1996.
  10. Forrest, D. R., "Molecular Nanotechnology," in: McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 1997, ed. Sybil P. Parker, McGraw-Hill, New York, p. 320-322 (1996).
  11. Forrest, D. R., "Molecular Manufacturing Development and Technology Planning," published in: Proceedings of the 32nd International SAMPE Technical Conference, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, held 5-9 Nov. 2000, Boston, MA.
  12. Patil, B. V. and Forrest, D. R., "A State-of-the-Art Immersion Ultrasonic System for Steel Cleanliness Evaluation at Allegheny Ludlum," published in: Proceedings of the 58th Electric Furnace 2000 Conference, held 12-15 Nov. 2000, Orlando, FL, Iron and Steel Society.
  13. Forrest, D. R., "Molecular Nanotechnology," IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, 4 (3), p. 11-20 (Sept. 2001).
  14. Patil, B. V. and Forrest, D. R., "A State-of-the-Art Immersion Ultrasonic System for Steel Cleanliness Evaluation at Allegheny Ludlum," Iron & Steelmaker, 28 (11), p. 27ff (Nov. 2001).
  15. K. Eric Drexler, Ph.D.; David Forrest, ScD.; Robert A. Freitas Jr., J.D.; J. Storrs Hall, Ph.D.; Neil Jacobstein, M.S.; Tom McKendree Ph.D.; Ralph Merkle Ph.D.; Christine Peterson, "On Physics, Fundamentals, and Nanorobots: A Rebuttal to Smalley's Assertion that Self-Replicating Mechanical Nanorobots Are Simply Not Possible," http://www.imm.org/SciAmDebate2/smalley.html, 2001.
  16. K. Eric Drexler, Ph.D.; David Forrest, ScD.; Robert A. Freitas Jr., J.D.; J. Storrs Hall, Ph.D.; Neil Jacobstein, M.S.; Tom McKendree Ph.D.; Ralph Merkle Ph.D.; Christine Peterson, "Many Future Nanomachines: A Rebuttal to Whiteside's Assertion That Mechanical Molecular Assemblers Are Not Workable and Not A Concern.," http://www.imm.org/SciAmDebate2/whitesides.html, 2001.
  17. David Forrest, "Perspectives on Nano2002: the Sixth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials," held at the Rosen Center, Orlando, Florida, 16-21 June 2002. http://www.nanoindustries.com/feature/Nano2002.html.
  18. K.N. Tran, M.E. Wells, and D.R. Forrest, "Shielding Gas Dewpoint Study for Titanium Pipe Welding Fabrication," NSWCCD-61-TR-2003/16, Survivability, Structures, and Materials Department, January 2005.
  19. Prepared a white paper for the Advisory Technical Awareness Council, the technology “look-ahead” arm of ASM International. The paper assesses the state of the art in progress on molecular manufacturing and provides recommendations to the society. 4 Jan 2005
  20. Forrest, et al., "Simulation of HSLA-65 Friction Stir Welding," Trends in Welding 2005, ASM International, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Trends in Welding, held 16-20 May 2005, Pine Mountain, GA. http://asm.confex.com/asm/tw2005/techprogram/paper_6137.htm.
  21. Forrest, D. R., "Evaluation and Application of the Boeing Model for Numerical Simulation of Friction Stir Processing," Naval Surface Warfare Center Technical Report NSWCCD-61-TR-2006/08, May 2006.
  22. Forrest, D. R. and Sinfield, M. F., "Numerical Simulation of Gleeble Torsion Testing of HSLA-65 Steel," Naval Surface Warfare Center Technical Report NSWCCD-61-TR-2008/02 pdf only (1 Mb) complete archive with references and data (244 Mb), April 2008.
  23. Salamanca-Riba, et al., "A New Type of Carbon Nanostructure Formed Within a Metal-Matrix," Nanotech 2012, Santa Clara, CA, 18 June 2012.
  24. Forrest, et al., "Novel Metal-Matrix Composites with Integrally-Bound Nanoscale Carbon," Nanotech 2012, Santa Clara, CA, 18 June 2012.
  25. Brown, Joyce, Forrest, Salamanca-Riba, "Physical and Mechanical Characterization of a Nanocarbon Infused Aluminum-Matrix Composite," Materials Performance and Characterization (ASTM), Vol. 3, Issue 1, March 2014.

Served as a reviewer for the book, Nanotechnology and the Culture of Abundance, ed. B. C. Crandall, MIT Press (1996).

Served as a reviewer for the report "Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community," Committee on Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community, National Research Council, ISBN: 0-309-55081-5, 19 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, (2005).

Talks, Presentations, and Committee Activities

  • (2005-date) Represented the Foresight Institute as a member of the Technical Advisory Group to the American National Standards Institute for ISO TC/229 (ISO Nanotechnology Standards Technical Committee).
  • D. R. Forrest, L. Brown, P. Joyce, A. Mansour, L. Salamance-Riba, I. Jasiuk, Nanocarbon Metals, MS&T 2012, Pittsburgh, PA, 10 Oct 2012.
  • D. R. Forrest, L. Brown, L. Salamance-Riba, J. Wolk, P. Joyce, J. Zhang, Nanoscale Carbon in Metals for Energy Applications, MS&T 2011, Columbus, OH, 19 Oct 2011.
  • G. Talia, F. Callahan, C. Davis, and D. R. Forrest, "Advances in High Rotational Speed Friction Stir Welding for Naval Applications," Friction Stir Welding Technologies for Defense, Johnstown, PA, 12-13 May 2009.
  • Invited talk: D. R. Forrest, "Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems," Nanomanufacturing Conference and Exhibits, Society for Manufacturing Engineers, Framingham, MA, 22-23 April 2008.
  • (2005-2007) Participated as a Working Group member of the Battelle/Foresight International Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems.
  • D.R. Forrest and N. Jacobstein, "Low Cost, Atomically-Precise Manufacturing of Defense Systems: Progress and Applications," presented at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers conference Productive Nanosystems: Launching the Technology Roadmap, DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City, Arlington, VA , 9-10 October 2007.
  • Presented a talk at Aeromat 2007: D. R. Forrest, D. Backman, M. J. Hayden, J. A. Christodoulou, "Development of an Accelerated Insertion of Materials (AIM) System for an Aluminum Extrusion," Aeromat 2007, Baltimore, MD, 28 June 2007.
  • Presented a talk on "Molecular Nanotechnology and the National Defense" at the Institute for Defense Analyses, 19 January 2007.
  • Presented a talk on "Transport Phenomena in Nanomechanical Systems for Molecular Manufacturing," at the Sohn International Symposium, held 27-31 August 2006, San Diego, CA.
  • As a member of the Working Group for the Battelle/Foresight International Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems, presented a talk on "A Perspective on Approaches and Pathways to Productive Nanosystems" on 20 March 2006 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.
  • 6 April 2006: Represented the Foresight Nanotech Institute as a presenter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works: Roundtable discussion with other Nanotechnology Stakeholders on applications affecting infrastructure, health, safety, and environment. Various documents are available: spoken text, props that I held up while I spoke, a two-page summary of key points and recommendations, and a two-page handout on recent progress and future capabilities.
  • Presented a talk on "Progress in Molecular Manufacturing" to the Defense Technology Security Administration, Alexandria, VA, 22 November 2005.
  • Invited speaker at Advancing Beneficial Nanotechnology: Focusing on the Cutting Edge, 13th Foresight Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology, San Francisco, 22-27 October 2005.
    Talk entitled: "Progress in Molecular Manufacturing," (both slides and audio available from this link)
  • Participated in a debate, "Nanotechnology: Radical New Science or Plus a Change?," U. of Nottingham Surface Science Summer School, Nottingham, UK, 24 August 2005. A transcript of the debate and streaming video are available. I have posted my post-debate comments and you will also find comments from Richard Jones on his blog.
  • Presented an invited talk for the Society for Manufacturing Engineers at their emerging technology forum in Minneapolis, 4 May 2005.
  • Presented at the "Workshop on Molecular Self-Assembly for Manufacturing of Materials and Devices at the Molecular Scale," held 9-11 February 2005 at the National Research Council, Washington, DC.
  • Chair, Advisory Technical Awareness Council, ASM International, 2004-2005. Developed and implemented methodology for identifying new materials technologies; presented recommendations to Board.
  • Presented the keynote address, "Molecular Manufacturing for Clean, Low Cost Textile Production," at Ecotextile 04 in Manchester, UK, on July 7, 2004.
  • Participated in workshop on "Analysis of a Series of Emerging and Potentially Disruptive Advanced Manufacturing Technologies," at the National Council for Advanced Manufacturing in Washington DC, 22 July 2004.
  • Principal author, "The Effect Of Tandem Submerged Arc Welding Process Parameters On HAZ Toughness in HSLA-65 Steel," presented at the AWS 2004 Welding Exposition, Chicago, IL, 8 April 2004.
  • Invited speaker at the Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team's Reading Nanoscience Workshop, University of South Carolina Philosophy Department, August 2002.
  • Co-organized a session on Nanotechnology at ASM Solutions 2001, November 2001.
  • Presented a seminar on "Molecular Manufacturing and the National Defense" at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, West Bethesda, MD, 24 September 2001.
  • Presented an invited talk entitled, "Molecular Manufacturing: Implications for Polymers," to the ASTM D-20 Committee on Polymers, Montreal, Canada, 23 July 2001.
  • Presented an invited talk entitled, "Molecular Manufacturing Development and Technology Planning," at the 32nd International SAMPE Technical Conference, Boston, MA, November 2000.
  • Organized a session on Molecular Manufacturing at ASM Solutions 2000, October 2000.
  • Invited talk, "The Future Impact of Molecular Nanotechnology on Textile Technology and on the Textile Industry," Discover Expo '95, Industrial Fabric and Equipment Exposition, Charlotte, NC, 12 October 1995. Industrial Fabric Association International.
  • Talk: "Molecular Manufacturing and Materials Engineering," at the Second International Symposium on Metallurgical Processes for the Year 2000, San Diego, California, September 20-23, 1994.

In the Media

  1. FastForward Radio, Panel Discussion on the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems18 May 2008.
  2. Laura Lee Show, "Nanotechnology," 5 January 2000 (webcast, requires Windows media player).
  3. Sarah Tippit, Reuters News, "Pardon me, that’s just my jacket grumbling," 30 December 1999.
  4. ABC News, "FEATURE-In new millennium, clothes will talk, clean themselves," 29 December 1999 [edited version].
  5. Wendy Marston, "Wonder Wear," Discover, Jan 2000, p. 46ff.
  6. 5 Questions for a Scientist: Materials Engineer David Forrest, 24 July 2014.
  7. The 2016 Foresight Institute Energy Workshop: Atomic Precision for Energy, 20-22 May 2016.
  8. AMOs David Forrest Talks Nanobots at Awesome Con, 10 June 2016.
  9. Nano Nugget featuring David Forrest, 6 Dec 2016.
  10. AMOs David Forrest Attends Prestigious George C. Marshall Visit to Austria Program, 8 Dec 2016.


Last Updated 16 December 2016
Contact: [my first name] at davidrforrest.com