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Dr. Yasuyuki Horie, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is the Senior Scientist, Energetic Materials, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. He assists and advises the Associate Director and Chief Scientist of the Munitions Directorate in establishing a critical long-range science and technology research vision in support of the AFRL and Air Force goals; assessing the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to develop a personnel and laboratory technology investment strategy; and energizing the organization through a compelling vision of the future technology opportunities that AFRL can offer the Air Force.

Dr. Horie has more than 30 years of experience in the area of high-pressure shock compression of condensed matter with focus principally on thermo-chemical behavior of both inert and energetic materials. He has pioneered the development of models for shock-induced phase transition and a statistical burn model of explosives, as well as a discrete element method for granular media. Dr. Horie has published and edited dozen books and more than 120 refereed journal and proceedings papers. He is also known for his work on the shock synthesis of refractory compounds and ceramic composites such as nickel aluminides and diamond/TiC composites. He holds a patent on the latter.

Dr. Horie has served on various technical committees and professional societies, and has promoted international research collaboration. When assigned to work at the Army Research Office through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, he assisted and advised associated directors in the Engineering Science Division on technical and programmatic issues regarding idea generation, long-term and research needs, and innovation in basic research.

1961 Bachelor of Science degree in physics, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
1962 Certificate in French language, University of Grenoble, France
1963 Master of Science degree in applied physics and electrical engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
1966 Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics, Washington State University, Pullman

1. 1961, instructor in physics, Tokyo Women's College, Japan
2. 1963, mathematical assistant, Linear Accelerator Group, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
3. 1964, summer intern, Physics International, San Leandro, Calif.
4. 1966 - 1967, visiting instructor, Department of Mathematics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
5. 1967 - 1968, visiting instructor, Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, England
6. 1969 - 1999, professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, and Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.
7. 1999 - 2005, technical staff, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M.
8. 2005 - present, Senior Scientist, Energetic Materials, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.

1961 Fulbright Travel Fellowship
1961 - 1963 Graduate Fellowship, Yale University
1974 Teaching Excellence certificate, North Carolina State University
2006 Science and Engineering Award, USAF
2009 Technical Achievement of the Year, AFRL/RW
2010 Prof. Glass Memorial Lecture Award (lifetime achievement award), Shock Wave Research Society of Japan

1977 - 1978, senior physicist, SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif.
1979, 1981 and 1988, Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment, Army Research Office, Research Triangle Park, N.C.
1987, summer faculty, Army Materials Technology Laboratory, Watertown, Mass.
1994, 1997 and 1998, summer faculty, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M.;
1988 - 1989, guest professor, Center of Ceramics Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
Listed in American Men and Women of Science, International Scholars Directory, and American Men and Women in Engineering
Executive Director, Florida Institute for Research in Energetics, REEF, University of Florida

Fellow, American Physical Society
Co-Chief-Editor, Shock Wave Science and Technology Reference Library, Springer-Verlag
Vice President Elect, International Shock Wave Institute
National Defense Industry Association.

(Current as of April 2011)


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