Subsequently, he became Corporate Director of Research & Development (R&D) in 1984, Vice President - R&D in 1987, and Corporate Vice President - Research and Technology for the Martin Marietta Corporation (now Lockheed Martin) in 1990.In 1993, he became Vice President Research and Exploratory Technology at Sandia National Laboratories, retiring from this position in 1996.He now serves as Vice President-Emeritus Research and Technology.
From 1998-2000, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive of the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils of the UK, based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, England.Currently, he serves internationally as an Advisor and Consultant on Research and Technology Management.
He has published over 120 technical papers, mostly concerned with environment-sensitive mechanical behavior or R&D management, and his scientific contributions have been recognized by a variety of awards and fellowships, including the Distinguished Young Scientist Award of the Maryland Academy of Sciences (1966), the Beilby Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (1970); the Exceptional Achievement Award - Martin Marietta Corporation (1974), the Leadership Award of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS -1992), the Centennial Medal of the University of Maryland (1994), Acta Metallurgica's J. Herbert Holloman Award (1996) for contributions to Science and Society, the Medal for the Advancement of Research of the American Society for Materials International (ASMI-2006) ,and the Chermside Award of the Society of Research Administrators International( SRA-2007) . He has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (1967), of the ASMI (1974) , of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS - 1986), of TMS ( 1990) and of the Institute for Materials -UK (1998).
He has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE-1980), the Royal Swedish Academy of Technical Sciences (IVA-1989), the Russian Academy of Engineering (RAE-1995), the Royal Academy of Engineering -UK (FREng-1996), and the Academy of Engineering of Georgia -FSU ( GEA-2007) . He has served as Tewksbury Lecturer (Univ. of Melbourne-1974), Burgess Memorial Lecturer (ASMI-1984), Golick Lecturer (Univ. Missouri - 1988), Campbell Memorial Lecturer (ASMI - 1987), Henry Krumb Lecturer (AIME - 1988), American Society of Mechanical Engineers Distinguished Lecturer (ASME - 1989-90) , Christie Lecturer ( The Johns Hopkins University-1991), Wenk Lecturer in Technology and Public Policy (The Johns Hopkins University - 1995), Distinguished Lecturer on Materials and Society (TMS-ASMI-1995), and has presented well over 200 invited lectures at scientific institutions or meetings around the world..
He is a Past-President of the Industrial Research Institute and of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.
Other professional responsibilities have included: Chairman-Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems 1992-7 (National Research Council); Chairman-Public Information Advisory Committee (National Academy of Engineering); Chairman of the National Research Council's Committee on Global Aspects of Intellectual Properties Rights in Science and Technology; Chairman-The Science, Technology and International Affairs Advisory Committee (National Science Foundation); and Chairman - Industrial Science Section of AAAS . Other activities have included service on committees advising AAAS, ANL, DARPA, DOC, DOE, IDA, ORNL, NASA, and the NSF . In all, he has served on over 75 national committees , chairing more than a third of them . He has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation , and of the Science and Technology Corporation of the University of New Mexico , and on the Department of Commerce's Visiting Committee to the National Institute of Standards & Technology; on the National Critical Technologies Panel for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, on the National Advisory Committee on Semiconductors, on the Board of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, on the AAAS German - American Academic Council , and on the European Research Council for Informatics and Mathematics, the Resources Board of the British National Space Science Center, the R and D Council for the European Spallation Source, the Board of the Association for Independent Research and Technology Organizations(UK), and on the Council of the Foundation for Technology , Innovation and Society (UK) . Also ,as Consultant to the National Space Council's Committee on the Future of the US Space Program and as a Member of Advisory Committees to M.I.T., The Johns Hopkins University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Universities of Colorado, Florida, and Maryland.
He is active internationally, serving as advisor or invited lecturer on technical, leadership, and strategic management matters to national organizations in the UK, Australia , China, Denmark , Germany, Georgia ,Israel, Kazakhstan, Moldova , Japan, Saudi Arabia ,South Africa , Spain , Sweden, and Russia.Dr. Westwood has also been active in non-technical fields, serving, for example, as Chairman of the Maryland Humanities Council , the New Mexico Humanities Council, and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra; as Secretary of the Baltimore Comic Opera Society, and as member of the Board of the National Aquarium, the International Visitors Center (Baltimore), the Santa Fe Opera, and the Technical Advisory Board to the MusicaRussia Foundation .. As pianist and arranger, he has accompanied his wife Jeannie, a professional singer and actress, in concerts, recitals, and cabaret performances across the United States, and in Australia, England, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, and the Ukraine.
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