Harnessing Materials Innovations to Support Next Generation Manufacturing Technologies

A TMS-MForesight Workshop Report

More than 40 leading experts and stakeholders in the materials-related manufacturing community convened in October 2017 to forecast and brainstorm key technological breakthroughs supporting the next wave of U.S. manufacturing. The ideas generated by this workshop will be documented in Harnessing Materials Innovations to Support Next Generation Manufacturing Technologies, set to be released by TMS in March 2018. In addition to presenting thought-provoking insights into the potential future of manufacturing innovation, this technical report will also outline actionable pathways and tactics identified to reach that future. This project is organized by TMS, on behalf of the Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight (MForesight).

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Workshop Plenary Presentation

"GE Perspectives on Material-Manufacturing Innovations and Intersections"
Luana Iorio, General Manager, Materials & Process Engineering, GE Aviation

Luana Iorio has responsibility for the entire life cycle of the materials used in the 60,000+ GE turbine engines that power both commercial and military aircraft. Her team develops novel material systems and processing techniques, spanning a range of materials including superalloys, ceramic matrix composites and coatings, provides application engineering and material behavior assessments and develops and applies component life management methods. A recording of her plenary presentation at the Harnessing Materials Innovations to Support Next Generation Manufacturing Technologies workshop will be available in early December for free download.

Workshop Participants

  • Iver Anderson
    Senior Metallurgist, Ames Laboratory;
    Iowa State University
  • Kevin Anderson
    Engineering Senior Fellow
    Mercury Marine
  • Christine Andres
    Managing Director
    MForesight
  • Joshua Bishop-Moser
    Principal Researcher
    MForesight
  • Craig Brice
    Research Scientist
    Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • Brett Conner
    Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering;
    Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Initiatives,
    Youngstown State University
  • Glenn Daehn
    Fontana Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
    The Ohio State University;
    Executive Director, Ohio Manufacturing Institute;
    Leadership Council Member, MForesight
  • Ryan DeHoff
    Deposition Science and Technology Group Leader
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Susan Fiore
    Advanced Applications Manager
    Hobart Brothers Company
  • Richard Fonda
    Office of Naval Research, Program Officer/Naval Research Laboratory, Section Head
  • Kathy Flores
    Professor and Associate Director of the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering
    Washington University of St. Louis.
  • Erica Fuchs
    Engineering and Public Policy
    Carnegie Mellon University;
    Member, National Materials & Manufacturing Board
  • Adam Hehr
    Research Engineer
    Fabrisonic LLC
  • Ed Herderick
    Director Additive Manufacturing
    The Ohio State University Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME)
  • Luana Iorio
    General Manager, Materials & Process Engineering
    GE Aviation
  • Matthew Kiser
    Steel Technology Steward
    Caterpillar Inc.
  • Robert Klug
    Consulting Engineer
    Solar Turbines
  • Martin Koerdel
    Research Group Head
    Siemens Energy
  • John Lewandowski
    Arthur P Armington Professor of Engineering;
    Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Reliability Center
    Case Western Reserve University
  • Alexis Lewis
    Program Director
    National Science Foundation
  • Manuel Marya
    Materials Engineering Manager & Principal Engineer
    Schlumberger Technology Corporation
  • Bryce Meredig
    Co-founder and Chief Scientist
    Citrine Informatics
  • Mark Norfolk
    Research Engineer
    Fabrisonic LLC
  • Todd Palmer
    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering;
    Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics;
    Director of CISP
    The Pennsylvania State University
  • Tresa Pollock
    ALCOA Distinguished Professor
    University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Warren Poole
    Professor and Department Head;
    Rio Tinto Alcan Chair in Materials Process Engineering
    University of British Columbia
  • Siddiq Qidwai
    Program Director
    National Science Foundation
  • Babak Raeisinia
    Scientist
    Novelis
  • Mark Rhoads
    Consulting Engineer, Materials
    GE Aviation
  • Brian Rosenberger
    Fellow, Advanced Manufacturing & Materials
    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Ken Sandhage
    Reilly Professor of Materials Engineering
    Purdue University
  • Andrew Sherman
    Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer
    Powdermet Inc
  • Neeraj Thirumalail
    Materials Integrity and Performance;
    Corporate Strategic Research
    ExxonMobil Research Engineering
  • Tia Benson Tolle
    Director, Materials and Fabrication, BCA Product Development
    Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Chuck Ward
    Chief, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division
    Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Emma White
    Associate Scientist
    Iowa State University & Ames Laboratory
  • Lloyd Whitman
    Acting Leader, Technology and Innovation Division
    White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
  • Jennifer Wolk
    Program Officer
    Office of Naval Research
  • Ji-Cheng Zhao
    Professor and Associate Chair for Research,
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    The Ohio State University

About MForesight

MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight is a federally-funded consortium focused on enhancing U.S. manufacturing competitiveness by providing insights to decision makers on emerging technology trends and related priorities to inform policy and investments in advanced manufacturing. For information on events, projects, and activities, please visit the MForesight website.

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