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rience with the Air Force, two years with the Navy, and 10 years in private industry. Dr. Berman currently is assigned to the Environment and Energy Quality Team. She is the AFRL lead and manager for programs to reduce cadmium and chromium in metal plating operations. She is also the AFRL lead on aircraft and runway deicing technology programs, and the technical manager for both fluid and non-fluid methods to eliminate hazardous pollutants used in aircraft and runway deicing. Additionally, Dr. Berman is leading the Air Force effort on algae research to manage carbon dioxide sequestration concerns. Dr. Berman has two years experience at the Naval Aviation Depot in Alameda, Calif., managing aircraft painting systems and processes. She also worked for three years at the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence where she represented the Air Force in technical negotiations with base, contractor, regulator, and community representatives on more than 25 Air Force installations. Dr. Natasha Voevodin is a Senior Research Engineer with the University of Dayton Research Institute, working for the Environmental and Energy Quality Team in the Materials & Manufacturing Directorate of the AFRL. She has more than 20 years experience in materials research, specializing in coating formulation, corrosion science, chemical analyses, and spectroscopic techniques. She has a strong background in material science of organic, inorganic, and polymer coatings, application of analytical and spectroscopic techniques. Her most recent work includes: programs to reduce hazardous materials in metal plating operations, the development of advanced inorganic finishing technologies; environmental and energy technology evaluations; and the evaluation of environmentally benign coating removal processes. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was conducted under tasking by the Air Force Research Laboratory. The authors would like to express thanks to Mr. Tom Naguy for his support of this work. Additionally, the authors would like to express thanks to Ms. Ruth Schaefer, Ms. Laurie Swenson, and Mr. Nathan Hughes of OO-ALC for their time and consideration in support of this effort. The authors also appreciate the efforts of Ms. Donna Provance of CTC, for not only her outstanding leadership but also her technical editing of this document. Finally, the authors would like to recognize Dr. Eric Brooman for his outstanding work in the field of metal finishing during many years of service, and to wish him well in his welldeserved retirement. REFERENCES 1. University of New Hampshire website: ������ 2. S. Clark et al, ���Requirements for Replacement of Dichromate Sealer for U.S. Air Force Anodizing Operations,��� presentation to SUR/FIN 2010, Grand Rapids, MI, June 2010. 3. Hill Air Force Base website: 4. C. Grubbs, ���Anodizing of Aluminum,��� Metal Finishing 2009/2010 Guidebook and Directory, Elsevier Inc., New York, 2009, p. 370. 5. J. Young, ���Minimizing the Use of Hexavalent Chromium,��� Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments, Office of the Under Secretary 382

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