Dr. Alex Pavlak is an engineer with 40 years experience managing a wide variety of R&D programs. His core competency is systems architecture with particular interest in synthesis. Domain interests are energy systems and applying systems engineering tools to fact based policy making. He holds patents pending for "ideal" photovoltaic concentrators and wind turbines. He has a long term interest in the limits of expert problem-solving teams - Modern Tiger Teams. His core conviction is that expert teams have the unique potential to develop strategic vision, fundamental ideas and concepts that are beyond the direct experiences of individual participants.    (20Z)

Dr. Alex Pavlak, PhD, PE, PMP; Thales Research, Inc., 315 Dunham, Ct., Severna Park, MD 21146-1670; (410) 647-7334; thales@comcast.net; http://mywebpages.comcast.net/thales/    (11V)