Wendy R. Cieslak is the director emeritus
at Sandia National Laboratories and a former director of The Fannie and John Hertz
Foundation. Previously, she was the principal program director for Nuclear
Weapons Science & Technology at Sandia and Materials Science &
Technology Division leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is a fellow of
ASM International and performs regularly as a violinist in the Albuquerque
Philharmonic Orchestra. Wendy holds a BS and PhD in materials engineering from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.