Dr. Robert “Bobby” Cook obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi specializing in the processing and characterization of high performance nanocomposites. He currently serves as the senior materials engineer and ceramic matrix composite technical lead at Lancer Systems in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His primary focus has been the development of application-specific CMCs for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. He can be reached at rcookjr@lancer-systems.com or 610-973-2658.