Albert C. Westwood

Board Member at CRDF Institution

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Last Updated 7/3/2003

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Employment History

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer  - Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils

Vice President Emeritus  - Sandia National Laboratories

Vice President for Research and Technology  - Sandia National Laboratories

Chair  - New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Council for the Central Laboratory  - Research Councils

Vice President - Research and Technology  - Martin Marietta Corporation


D.Sc. degree  - metallurgy and materials science , University of Birmingham , England

B.Sc.  - metallurgy and materials science , 

Ph.D.  - metallurgy and materials science , University of Birmingham , England

B.Sc. Degree  - metallurgy and materials science , University of Birmingham , England

Ph.D. Degree  - metallurgy and materials science , University of Birmingham , England


Board Member  - Chornobyl Relief & Development Fund

Member of Board of Trustees  - New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

Board Member  - Martin Marietta Corporation

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RESC Conference

Opened by CRDF board member Albert R. C. Westwood and organized by the CRDF with assistance from the Georgian Research and Development Foundation, the conference brought together representatives from 21 of the 22 RESCs established by the CRDF in eight countries of the former Soviet Union.

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U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation: Profiles

Dr. Albert R. C. Westwood
Dr. Albert R. C. Westwood Dr. Albert R. C. Westwood Position: Vice President Emeritus Organization: Sandia National Laboratories 'Bert Westwood received his B.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in metallurgy and materials science from the University of Birmingham, England and joined Martin Marietta Labs (then RIAS) in 1958, becoming its Director in 1974. Subsequently, he became Corporate Director of R and D in 1984, Vice President of R and D in 1987, and Vice President of Corporate Research and Technology in 1990. In 1993, he became Vice President for Research and Technology at Sandia National Laboratories, retiring from this position in 1996. From 1998 until 2000 he served as Chair and Chief Executive of the CCLRC, essentially the UK's national laboratory system. Currently, he serves nationally and internationally as an Advisor and Consultant on Research and Technology Management. Dr. Westwood has served on more than 70 national committees, chairing more than a third of them, including the Commission for Engineering and Technical Systems of the National Research Council from 1992-7. He has served as President of the Industrial Research Institute and of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), as Chair of the Humanities Councils of Maryland and New Mexico and of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. He has published some 120 technical papers, and his scientific contributions have been recognized by many awards and distinguished lectureships including, for example, the Beilby Gold Medal (1970), the Leadership Award of TMS (1992), the Acta Metallurgica Holloman Award for contributions to science and society (1996), the Medal for the Advancement of Research of ASM International (2006), the Campbell Memorial Lecturer (ASMI-1987) and the Distinguished Lecturer on Materials and Society (TMS-ASMI 1995). Dr. Westwood has also received the 2007 Herbert B. Chermside Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research Administration. In all, he has presented well over two hundred invited lectures in more than twenty nations. He has been elected a Fellow of five scientific societies, and a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, of The Royal Swedish Academy of Technical Sciences and the Russian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, UK.

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