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EMERALD HONORS WINNERS


As a leader for General Motor’s Global CAE objectives, one of their main directives is to reduce development cycle time while delivering world-class innovation. Justin was able to deliver math-based solutions that have enabled advanced teams to create design bandwidths for electrified vehicles using his battery mod- els as potential power and range. Justin’s efforts have exceeded the objectives of the Global CAE organization.


Justin McDade has also made a commitment to help improve his Detroit community. In August Justin, along with over 3000 employee volunteers participated in the Detroit Cody High School Life Remodeled project. The goal of this project was to help improve the academic, athletic, and surrounding environ- ment of the school. Justin and his team cleaned the area around the school, they also patrolled the neighborhood streets provided safety for fellow volunteers. Justin is also a House of Help tutor and mentor. In this program he helps a young middle school boy reach his full potential academically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.


Most Promising Scientist in Industry


Jonathan Madison, Ph.D. Senior Member of Technical Staff General Motors Company


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onathan Madison, Ph.D. is a Senior Member of Techni-


cal Staff in the Computational Materials and Data Science Department at Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Madison’s primary job function is to produce original experimental and computational research in metallurgy and mirco-struc- tural characterization. He has spearheaded a new in-house characterization capability by acquiring capital equipment,


and because of this he has been expanding the customer base for materials characterizations, developing new technical partner- ships to conduct world-class research, and leading complimen- tary modeling projects that can leverage this novel experimental capability. Dr. Madison has had four and a half years of professional experience, since joining Sandia National Laboratories in 2010. And over the years, he has completed 9 peer reviewed journal ar- ticles, 4 D.O.E. published technical reports and over 35 national and international technical presentations. His research interests focus on the intersections of experimental and computational techniques for three-dimensional reconstructions of microstruc- ture, the quantitative characterization of these structures and accompanying models of microstructural evolution. While making contributions to Sandia National Laboratories and conducting research, Dr. Madison continues to be actively involved in The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), ASM International (ASM), The American Society of Mechani- cal Engineers (ASME) and The Minerals, Metals and Materi-


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als Society (TMS). He is also a proud member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Madison earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science from Clark Atlanta University, a Master of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Doctorate degree in Materials Sci- ence and Engineering from the University of Michigan. Through- out his academic and professional career, he has received several honors and distinctions, including the Sandia National Labora- tories, Early Career LDRD Award, Graduate Student Research Grant, Horace H. Rackham Graduate School, NSBE National Golden Torch Awards and several other recognitions.


Research Leadership


George Coles Principal Professional Staff Scientist The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory


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r. George Coles is a microelectronic pro- cess engineer and program manager at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), where he is expected to identify challeng- ing research problems in areas of significant national need, to develop sources of funding to address them, to perform ground-breaking research, and to mature the research into applications having significant impact to APL sponsors. During his time with APL, Mr. Coles has made many ac- complishments, including taking on the role as project manager of the fabrication team that revolutionized the arming and staffing of military munitions using MEMS devices. He also served as process development engineer for the invention of the Implant- able Pressure-Actuated Drug-Delivery System (IPADDS) and the STEM Cell Bioreactor. Mr. Coles has personally developed MEMS-based fabrica- tion processes for building the micro detonators and has respon- sibly managed the program’s millions of dollars in funding. His work resulted in the Navy’s first successful use of a MEMS initiator in a tactical environment. Mr. Coles is pursuing a MEMS-based stem cell bioreactor


system with Dr. Chao-Wei Hwang, and a transseptal access sta- bility system (TASS) sheath with Dr. Alan Cheng, both research projects within the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Cardiology. Most recently, Mr. Coles has worked with a pediat- ric otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat) researcher to develop an ear implant that will promote hearing restoration in young patients experiencing cholesteatoma, a type of inner-ear tumor. For his outstanding contributions, Mr. Cole has received several awards such as the Director’s Award from the Space En-


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