Thomas Kurfess Appointed to Navy Science and Technology Board
Aug 25, 2023 —
Thomas Kurfess, Ph.D., P.E., has been appointed to the Department of the Navy Science and Technology Board (DoN S&T Board). Kurfess is the chief manufacturing officer of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the executive director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute. He is the HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control and professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.
The DoN S&T Board is a discretionary federal advisory committee that provides independent recommendations on matters relating to the Department of the Navy's scientific, technical, manufacturing, acquisition, logistics, medicine, and business management functions. These matters include, but are not limited to, the pressing and complex scientific and technological problems facing the Department of Defense in such areas as research, engineering, organizational structure and process, business and functional concepts, and manufacturing. The board will help to identify new technologies and new applications of technology in those areas to strengthen national security. Membership on the board consists of private and public leaders, with a diversity of background, experience, and thought in support of the DoN S&T Board mission.
Kurfess’ appointment to the board was confirmed by the secretary of defense in August.