11:00 a.m. LIFT – Materials Research in Hypersonic Development
LIFT, the Detroit-based national manufacturing innovation institute, will lead a discussion of industry experts on the need for rapid development of materials and manufacturing processes for hypersonics vehicles of the future. Panelists from industry and academia, who are currently working on applied hypersonics research projects with LIFT on behalf of the Department of Defense, will highlight the need to connect novel materials and manufacturing processes – in the virtual and physical worlds – to support our national security through enhanced hypersonics capabilities.
Moderator: Nigel Francis, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director LIFT
Panelist: Noel Mack, Chief Technology Officer, LIFT
Panelist: Austin Mann, Materials & Process Engineer, The Boeing Company – Boeing Research & Technology
Panelist: Matt Raplenovich Director, Business Development, ATC Materials, Inc.
Panelist: Brian Gockel, Research Scientist, Staff, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center
Panelist: Kareem Ahmed, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida
Panelist: Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Assoc. Dir. Raytheon Tech. Research Center