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Oksana Wall has lead project responsibility as a Project Engineer in Disney's Ride & Show Engineering Group. Her post-opening work in Buzz Lightyear and Pooh have helped to improve the reliability and availability of these two ride systems. Oksana has contributed both as a technical resource and as the project team leader. Most recently, she has been asked to support various efforts all over property including work in the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Splash Mountain, and Fantasmic! ride and show systems. Her attention to detail and ability to communicate with customers have made her a significant contributor to the Disney Team.
B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Florida Tech.
"I chose Engineering because I love a Challenge! As an Engineer, I use my knowledge, experience, and creativity every day to achieve success in all new challenges - no matter how big or how small. I LOVE MY CAREER!!!"
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Larry L. Hench, Ph.D.
Professor of Ceramic Materials - Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine at the University of London. Director of the Imperial College Centre for Tissue Regeneration & Repair. Children's book author
I teach college students about ceramic engineering and am currently working with students to find a way to use special types of ceramics to prevent bone deterioration. I also write children's books based on the adventures of Boing-Boing The Bionic Cat.
Bachelor of Science and Doctorate in Ceramic Engineering from The Ohio State University (OSU).
In 1969, I discovered Bioglass, the first man-made material to bond with human tissue. It is used by doctors and dentists to repair bones, joints and teeth.
In 2000, my first children's book was published. "Boing-Boing The Bionic Cat" is a tale of a young boy, Daniel, who is allergic to cats. Daniel's neighbor, Professor George, surprises him with a bionic cat made from ceramic and electronic materials from his research lab. With its fiber-optic fur, computer-controlled joints, electronic eyes and ceramic-sensor whiskers, Boing-Boing is just like a real cat!
My career in engineering began with a chance meeting with two OSU students in the ceramic engineering program. They took me on a tour in the basement of Lord Hall where I saw some of the furnaces, a big gas-fired, white-hot kiln firing whiteware from one of the classes. I thought Wow, anything this incredible that can be controlled . . . this is something you could really devote your life to. The next day, I transferred to ceramic engineering.
You can e-mail him at Lhench@acers.org or visit Boing-Boing's website at www.ceramics.org/boing-boing.
Books are available through The American Ceramic Society.