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Siegfried HECKER

Siegfried S. Heckeris a professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). He was co-director of The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is Stanford University from 2007-2012.

Dr. Hecker joined Los Alamos National Laboratory as graduate research assistant and postdoctoral fellow before returning as technical staff member following a tenure at General Motors Research. He led the laboratory's Materials Science and Technology Division and Center for Materials Science before serving as laboratory Director from 1986 through 1997, and senior fellow until July 2005.

Among his professional distinctions, Dr. Hecker is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; fellow of the TMS, or Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials Society; fellow of the American Society for Metals; fellow of the American Physical Society, honorary member of the American Ceramics Society; and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He completed hisBachelor of ScienceinMetallurgyin 1965, hisMaster of Sciencein Metallurgy in 1967, and hisDoctor of PhilosophyinMetallurgical Engineeringin 1968, all fromCase Western Reserve University.