ANTONIOS G. MIKOS, PH.D.
Dr. Antonios G. Mikos is a Rice University professor of bioengineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering. Dr. Mikos’ research has focused on the synthesis, processing and evaluation of new biomaterials, leading to the development of novel orthopedic, dental, cardiovascular, neurologic and ophthalmologic products. Dr. Mikos holds 27 patents. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, the National Academy of Inventors and the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas.
BOBBY L. WILSON, PH.D.
Dr. Bobby L. Wilson holds a chair in environmental toxicology endowed by Shell and is the L. Lloyd Woods Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Texas Southern University. He is chairman of the executive board of the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers and has served as a program director at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Wilson’s work as co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation program promoting science, technology, engineering and math engagement by minority students has brought the university recognition. Dr. Wilson has also served as the university’s provost and acting president. He earned his doctorate in chemistry from Michigan State University.
DARRELL L. DAVIS
Darrell L. Davis is head of the for-profit Committee for Action Programs Services Analytical Training Laboratory and of the nonprofit STEMversity, both of which promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Mr. Davis is an advocate for STEM education for African-American students and professionals. Mr. Davis is a former laboratory director and supervisory chemist for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration south-central and northeast regional laboratories. He retired as laboratory director at the DEA Office of Forensic Sciences. He is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University.
John Lentini is one of the few people certified to conduct both fire scene investigations and fire debris analysis. Mr. Lentini, currently an independent consultant, is nationally renowned in the forensic community for his knowledge of fire investigation science. He has conducted more than 2,000 on-scene investigations. Mr. Lentini has long been a proponent of standards for fire and other forensic investigations. He is a member of several national fire investigation technical committees and has served three terms as chairman of the ASTM Committee on Forensic Science. Mr. Lentini also has served as chairman of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) criminalistics section. In 2015, Mr. Lentini received the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Person of the Year Award in recognition of his work to advance the fire investigation profession and help prevent or reverse miscarriages of justice in arson cases. So far, he has helped ten people who were wrongly convicted win their release from prison.
Michele Triplett, a latent print examiner certified by the International Association for Identification (IAI), is the forensic operations manager for the King County Regional Automated Fingerprint Identification System Program in Seattle. She has written a dictionary of latent print terms. Ms. Triplett has been working in the friction ridge identification discipline for more than 20 years and is a distinguished member of the IAI. She has chaired two IAI probability modeling committees on training, evaluation and research.
SARGUR N. SRIHARI, PH.D.
Dr. Sargur N. Srihari is known in forensics for developing a software system used globally by document examiners and for establishing a scientific technique in handwriting individuality assessment. This led to the acceptance of courtroom testimony on handwriting analysis. Dr. Srihari is a professor at the University of Buffalo. He has served on a National Academy of Sciences forensic science committee. Dr. Srihari earned his doctorate in computer and information science from Ohio State University.
Stefan Gerrard operates BP’s Innovation Lab, where he designs and implements virtualization and storage, and provides network solutions. Mr. Garrard oversaw the design and construction of BP’s state-of-the-art data center, which has used high-performance computing since 2013. In this and other roles, he has provided support to the world’s largest supercomputer dedicated to commercial research. Mr. Garrard has also done consulting for nonprofit organizations on virtualization, cloud services, Windows networks, email servers and other electronic office functions. He earned a master’s degree in management information systems from Texas A&M University.