The Third Annual David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award and Blue Sky Competition

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  • The Third Annual David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award and Blue Sky Competition

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are happy to announce the Third Annual David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award and Blue Sky Competition. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the competition will be held during the 2019 SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) and ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), June 10-14, 2019 in Erie, PA.

    The aim of this annual competition is to influence the future of manufacturing research and education in the United States through new visionary ideas of the future. Such visionary ideas are often described as “radical”, “outrageous”, “transformational”, “unconventional”, “convergent”, and “breakthrough”. Presentations should pose grand challenges to be addressed by pursuing the manufacturing research vision, describing the intersections between disparate disciplines necessary to advance that vision. Topical areas should extend beyond the scope of single investigator and show potential for transformative impact in areas of interest to federal agencies.

    It is likely that team efforts will be needed to formulate such ideas. Therefore, interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged, including disciplines outside of engineering.

    Abstracts should be submitted by April 1, 2019, to Professor ZJ Pei at zjpei@tamu.edu. Each abstract should be up to one page in length, including the title. This one-page abstract should not include names of submitters and their affiliations. Such information should be included in the email.

    Attached please find the flyer, the past competition results, and the 2019 selection committee that is consisted of:

    • AFOSR: Sofi Bin-Salamon (Program Manager, Biophysics)
    • DARPA: Bradley Ringeisen (Deputy Director, Biological Technology Office)
    • DARPA: John A. Main (Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office)
    • DoD: A. Adele Ratcliff (Director, Manufacturing Resiliency & Assurance and Industrial Base Analysis & Sustainment)
    • DoE: Rob Ivester (Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office)
    • NASA: John Vickers (Principal Technologist)
    • NIST/AMNPO: Frank Gayle (Deputy Director, Office of Advanced Manufacturing)
    • AAAS/Science: Mahlet Mesfin (Deputy Director, Center for Science Diplomacy)
    • Boeing: Steve Walls (Technical Fellow, Production Engineering/Building Integration)
    • DEKA Research and Development: Kristy Pottol (Strategic Development)
    • GE: Dale Lombardo (Manufacturing Technology Manager, Structural Materials, GE Global Research Center)
    • NCDMM: Ralph Resnick (President and Executive Director)
    • Saint Gobain: Anand Tanikella (Vice President, R&D Abrasives Worldwide)


    ASME MED

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