Kenneth Ross is a materials research engineer at PNNL. Mr. Ross leads various solid-phase processing research projects in hydropower, defense, nuclear power, and automotive sectors for government and industrial clients. Prior to joining PNNL he was an R&D engineer at Manufacturing Technology, Inc. He earned BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University. He serves as the Industrial Advisory Board Chair for the NSF I/UCRC Center for Friction Stir Processing and as task lead of the Repair Task Group within the EPRI ESCP program.