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Charles Ward's professional career has spanned 25 years, serving in several roles in research, engineering, and management. His research has focused on microstructure-property relationships in titanium and titanium aluminide alloys. He has served as manager for the Air Force's basic research program in metals and then as an engineer on the F-35 propulsion program. He also served as staff officer to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, and then Air Force liaison for materials research and development in Europe. Dr. Ward has served as Chief of the Metals, Ceramics and Nondestructive Evaluation Division, and is currently Lead for Integrated Computational Materials Science and Engineering at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Materials Engineering at the University of Dayton.