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Current Lecture Schedule

The spring 2024 lecture series (subject to change):

Feb 5Jennifer WolkDivision DirectorU.S. Navy, Office of Naval Research
Feb 19Matthew McDowellAssociate ProfessorGeorgia Tech, Materials Science and Engineering

Feb 26* 

*12:30 start

Guha ManogharanAssociate ProfessorPenn State University
Mar 4Hua Zheng, Austin Jensen, Surya TatapudiSenior LeadershipMicron, Atlanta Engineering Center
Mar 11Cassia BakerResearch FacultyGeorgia Tech, Enterprise Innovation Institute

Most lectures start at 12 noon EST. Please access seminars in-person in GTMI Rm. 114 or via ZOOM:

Meeting ID: 979 1837 4814
Passcode: 380668

Previous Lectures

"Supplier of Choice - Cyber Practices for Manufacturers"
Mar 11, 2024
Cassia Baker, Technology Project Manager - Cybersecurity, Georgia Tech
Recording not available  >>

"Micron as a World Leader in Innovative Memory and Storage Solutions"
Mar 4, 2024
Hua Zheng, Austin Jensen, Surya Tatapudi, Micron
Recording not available  >>

"Hybrid Additive Manufacturing: Role of AM in advancing traditional manufacturing methods"
Feb 26, 2024
Guha Manogharan, Emmert H. Bashore Faculty Development Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
View recorded lecture  >>

"Battery Materials and Manufacturing"
Feb 19, 2024
Matthew McDowell, Associate Professor, Carter N. Paden, Jr. Distinguished Chair for Innovation in Materials Science and Metals Processing, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech
Recording will be available a few weeks after the presentation >>

"Materials and Processes for Additive Manufacturing"
Feb 5, 2024
Jennifer Wolk, Director, Advanced Naval Materials and Systems Division, Office of Naval Research
Recording not available.

"The Modernization of Manufacturing through Improvements in 3D Printing"
Nov 13, 2023 
Emily Williams, Director, Business Development, Carbon, Inc.
View recorded lecture >>

”Data Driven Scalable Composites Manufacturing Processes”
Oct 30, 2023 
Ahmed Hassen
Group Leader, Composites Innovation Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Manufacturing Science Division
View recorded lecture >>

"How Reality Capture Technology is Revolutionizing Manufacturing"
Oct 16, 2023
Connor Offutt, Founder and CEO, Aetos Imaging
View recorded lecture >>

“Challenges and Opportunities in Perovskite Solar Cells”
Oct 2, 2023
Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena, Assistant Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech
View recorded lecture >>

“Delivering Intelligent Operations to your Industrial Frontline through Visual Guidance and AI”
Sep 25, 2023 
Shrikant Yarlagadda, Founder and CEO, Vieaura
View recorded lecture >>

"Building a Successful Robotics Startup"
Apr. 10, 2023
Ward Broom, The Advanced Technology Development Center, Georgia Tech
ATDC Startup Catalyst, Automation and Robotics Vertical, Georgia Tech
View recorded lecture >>

"Manufacturing Cybersecurity: A Practical Discussion of the Last Ten Years"
April 3, 2023
Kyle Saleeby, Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute
View recorded lecture >>

“Modernizing a century-old, iconic snacks company leveraging industry 4.0 digital and technology solutions”
Mar. 27, 2023
Will Bonifant, Vice President, US & Canada Supply Chain, The Hershey Company
Chris Myers, Vice President of Engineering, The Hershey Company
View recorded lecture >>

"Lessons Learned and Challenges in Developing and Deploying Modern Robotics Systems for High Mix Low Volume Operations"
Mar. 13, 2023
Stuart Lawrence, President and CEO, Titan Robotics

"Secure Digital Transformation in Action for US Manufacturing"
Feb. 27, 2023
Federico Scimmarella, Chief Technology Officer, MxD

"Pivoting JTEKT’s Product & Manufacturing in Light of Electrification in Transportation"
Feb. 13, 2023
Lance Ferguson, Director of Engineering and Innovation at JTEKT
View recorded lecture >>

"Composite Materials for Energy-efficient Buildings"
Nov. 14, 2022
Akanksha Menon, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. 
View recorded lecture >>

"In situ Sensing Methodologies for Powder Blown Laser Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing"
Nov. 7, 2022
Zach Brunson, Research Engineer, Georgia Tech, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
View recorded lecture >>

"Toward Physical Internet-Enabled Hyperconnected Manufacturing & Supply Chain Ecosystems: Enhancing Efficiency, Capability, Resilience, Scalability, and Sustainability" 
Oct. 31, 2022
Benoit Montreuil, Professor, Coca-Cola Chair in Materials Handling and Distribution, Director of the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute at the Georgia Tech School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech

"Additive for Subtractive: Design Considerations for Making Additive Manufacturing and Machining Work Well Together" 
Oct. 24, 2022
Scott Smith, Interim Section Head for Precision Manufacturing and Machining, Group Leader for Intelligent Machine Tools, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 

"Commercializing Cell Therapies – Biomanufacturing Imperatives"
Oct. 10, 2022
Eytan Abraham, Vice-President, Business Head of Cell, Gene and Nucleic Acids Franchise, Resilience

"Three Predictions for the Future of Manufacturing"
Oct. 3, 2022
Scott Reese, Chief Executive Officer, GE Digital

"Textron GSE: Equipment That Keeps Airports Moving"
Sept. 26, 2022
Kyle Shimberg, Manufacturing Engineer, Textron GSE
Keo Cody, Field Talent Specialist, Textron GSE

"Autodesk Fusion 360 Generative Design"
Sept. 19, 2022
Jason Roth, Program Manager Engineering Education, Autodesk
View Recorded Lecture >>

"The Use of Technology in Manufacturing Processes: How Manufacturers Use Technology to Streamline Operations"
Sept. 12, 2022
Geoffrey Patton, Packaging IT, Georgia Pacific
View Recorded Lecture >>

"Supply Chain Resilience in the Age of Disruption" 
April 11, 2022
Maria Rey-Marston, Global Supply Chain & Logistics Innovation Leader, Accenture
Extra info provided by the speaker: The Benefits of Supply Chain Visibility
View recorded lecture >> 

"Enhancing Process Control in Metal 3D Printing"
April 4, 2022
Ibo Matthews, Lawrence Livemore National Laboratory
View recorded lecture >>

"Composite Applications, Manufacturing and Vision Forward"
March 28, 2022
Matthew Jackson, Director, Strategic Technology, Solvay 
View recorded lecture >>

"New microfluidic technologies that enable manufacturing of safer, more precise, more cost effective cell therapies"
March 14, 2022
Todd Sulcheck, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech 
View recorded lecture >>

"Carbon Inc. - Exploring 3DP in Production with DLS™ Technology"
March 7, 2022
Connor Spiegelman, University & On-Demand Program Lead; & Alyson Borrell Senior Applications Engineer, Carbon 3D
View recorded lecture >>

"NIST: Manufacturing the Future" 
Feb. 28, 2022
Alaa Elwany, Associate Professor, ASME Foundation Swanson Advanced Manufacturing Fellow, 
Texas A&M University, NIST Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office
View recorded lecture >> 

"BioMADE MII: Strategic Development of a National Education and Workforce Ecosystem in Engineering Biology"
Feb. 21, 2022
Tom Tubon, Chief Workforce Development Officer, BioMADE 
View recorded lecture >>

"Applied research for vehicle light-weighting by composite technologies"
Feb. 14, 2022
Frank Henning, Professor and Deputy, & Holly Shores-Alles, Director, USA Liaison, 
Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) 
View recorded lecture >>

"What is the history of Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management & Why Does it Matter, Today & Tomorrow?"
Feb. 7, 2022
Don Davidson, Director, Cyber-SCRM Programs,  Synopsys 
View recorded lecture >>

"Global Supply Chain 2022: Challenges and Opportunities" 
Jan. 31, 2022
Steven Lustig, , VP of Global Supply Chain, East West Manufacturing
View recorded lecture >>

"Life at the Edge: Research and Development as a Way of Life"
Nov. 15, 2021
Chris Boshers, M.S., Director, Emerging Technologies, Lockheed Martin Corporation
View recorded lecture >> 

"GTMI's 30th Anniversary Celebration and Distinguished Lecture"
Oct. 28, 2021
Naveed Hussain, CTO and VP/GM, Boeing Research & Technology
View recorded lecture >> 

"Composites, Automation, and Data in Aerospace Manufacturing"
Oct. 25, 2021
Jerry Young, M.S., Former Senior Director in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Boeing
Lecture not available

"End-to-End View of Covid Vaccine Manufacture and Distribution"
Oct. 21, 2021
Kevin Nepveux, M.S., Vice President, Launch Excellence, and
James Jean, M.B.A., Director, Temperature Control Logistics, Pfizer Global Supply
Lecture not available

"Beyond the Electric Automobile: Electrifying Off-Road Vehicles and Equipmentat Textron Specialized Vehicles"
Oct. 18, 2021
Director, Advanced Concepts, Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.
View recorded lecture >> 

"Supply Chain for Energy Technologies"
Oct. 4, 2021
Jill Engel-Cox, Ph.D. Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA).
Samantha Bench Reese, M.S., Senior Engineer, Strategic Energy Analysis Center.
Both speakers are with the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
View recorded lecture >>

"Bioprocessing Hypoimmune iPSC Toward Cost-effective and High-quality Allogeneic Cell Therapies"
Sept. 27, 2021
Bruno Marques, Ph.D., Director of Process & Product Development, Century Therapeutics
Lecture not available

"Clean and Competitive: Opportunities for U.S. Manufacturing Leadership in the Global-Low Carbon Economy"
Sept. 20, 2021
David M. Hart, Ph.D. Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University; Senior Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
View recorded lecture >>

"Advanced Tissue Biomanufacturing for In Vitro Disease Modeling and In Vivo Regenerative Therapies"
Sept. 13, 2021
Vahid Serpooshan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory and Georgia Tech
Lecture not available

"Using Standards to Enable Smart Manufacturing on the Shop Floor"
April 12, 2021
Moneer Helu, Ph.D., Acting Division Chief of the Systems Integration Division of the Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
View lecture slides >>

"Monoclonal Antibody Manufacturing: Transforming Our Most Important Biologics Manufacturing Process from an Artform to a Science"
April 5, 2021
Olav Lyngberg, PhD., Senior Scientific Fellow, Janssen Pharmaceutical, a Johnson & Johnson Company
View recorded lecture >>

"Mark One, the True Story of a Startup"
March 29, 2021
Marco Zani, Founder and CEO with Andrej Pelikan, Mark One
View recorded lecture >>

"Digitalization for AM — How to Leverage Digitalization in AM Operations"
March 22, 2021
Tim Bell, AM Business Manager - Head of the Center of Competency for AM, Siemens Digital Industries
View recorded lecture >>

"Challenges and Opportunities in Bioindustrial Manufacturing"
March 15, 2021
Douglas Friedman, Ph.D., Executive Director of the (EBRC) Engineering Biology Research Consortium, BioMade - EBRC, University of California, Berkeley
View recorded lecture >>

"Machine Learning in Metals Additive Manufacturing"
March 8, 2021
Aaron Stebner, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Georgia Tech, School of Mechanical Engineering
View recorded lecture >>

"Ultra-precision Machining of Optical Surfaces"
March 1, 2021
Senthil Kumar, Ph.D., Professor and Co-Director of the SimTech-NUS Center for Large Format Machining, National University of Singapore
View recorded lecture >>

"Resilient Manufacturing: The Georgia Manufacturing Survey 2020"
Feb. 22, 2021
Jan Youtie, Ph.D.,, Director of STIP (Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy), Georgia Tech, EI2
View recorded lecture >>

"Approaches for In-depth Studies of Workpiece Surface Integrity in Machining"
Feb. 15, 2021
Dragos Axinte, Ph.D.,, Professor, University of Nottingham, UK
Lecture unavailable

“Manufacturing in Unstructured Environments”
Feb. 8, 2021
Gary McMurray, Ph.D., Principal Research Engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, and Associate Director of Collaborative Robotics at the Georgia Tech Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines
View recorded lecture >>

"Network Enabled Manufacturing and Supply Chain"
Nov. 16, 2021 
Al Salour, Ph.D., Technical Fellow, Boeing Research & Technology,, The Boeing Company
Lecture unavailable

“Composite Materials: The Growing Pains of a "Young Technology" Destined for a Very Bright Future”
Nov. 10, 2020
GTMI Distinguished Lecture
Carmelo Lo Faro, Ph.D., President, Solvay Composite Materials
View recorded lecture >>

"The Ecommerce Waterfall: Insights on Supply Chains in a Post-COVID World"
Nov 9, 2020 
Alan Amling, Ph.D., CEO, Thrive and Advance, LLC; Distinguished Fellow, University of Tennessee Supply Chain Institute; Former VP, UPS
View recorded lecture >>

"Impact of Covid-19 on Manufacturing Supply Chain Design and Operations"
Nov. 2, 2021
Chip White, Ph.D., Professor, Georgia Tech, School of ISYE
View recorded lecture >>

"High-Throughput Nanoscale Additive Manufacturing"
Oct 26, 2020 
Sourabh Saha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of ME, Georgia Tech
View recorded lecture >>

"Cell Therapy Facility Design"
Oct. 19, 2020 
Erich Bozenhardt, PE, Process Manager and BioProcess Subject Matter Expert, IPS-Integrated Project Services
View recorded lecture >>

"Current Research and Future Plan for Composite Joining and Repair Technologies"
Oct. 12, 2020 
Chuck Zhang, Ph.D.,, Professor, School of ISYE, Georgia Tech
View recorded lecture >>

"3D Bioprinting and the Manufacturing of Engineered Tissues"
Oct. 5, 2020 
Nicole Diamantides, Field Application Scientist, CELLINK Inc.
View recorded lecture >> 

"Shaw's Approach to Sustainability: Safe & Circular"
Sept. 28, 2020 
Kellie Ballew, Director of Sustainability, Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
View recorded lecture >> 

"Robotic Fabrication of Vascularized Tissues"
Sept. 21, 2020 
James Hoying, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Advanced Solutions Life Sciences 
View recorded lecture >>

"Entrepreneurship in Advanced Manufacturing: From Lab to Market" 
Sept. 14, 2020 
Christopher Oberste, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Weav3D, Inc
View recorded lecture >>