Utah Defense Manufacturing Research Symposium – March 24th

  • When: March 24, 2021
  • Time: 1:00-5:00 MT
  • Where: Virtual Event (URL will be sent after registration)
  • Cost: FREE! (RSVP Below)

 Don’t miss the inaugural Defense Manufacturing Research Symposium! This free virtual event, hosted by the Utah Advanced Mfg & Materials Initiative (UAMMI) along with the Utah Defense Mfg Community (UDMC), will share defense manufacturing research opportunities that manufacturing companies can participate in.

Presenters will be from DoD Research Institutes including the Air Force Research Lab and AFWERX. Current research programs will be presented along with ideas for new projects soon to be developed. This is a fabulous opportunity to hear from DoD leaders on how manufacturers can be part of DoD research projects – Don’t miss it!


Welcome/ Opening Remarks

Changes in US Air Force Acquisition and How You Can Participate
Angie L. Tymofichuk, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Logistics and Product Support SAF/AQD (see bio)

AFWERX’s Agility Prime Paving The Way for Research into ORBS
John “WASP” Tekell, Maj, USAF, Agility Prime Deputy

Key Research Areas for Air Force Research Laboratory
Dr. Tim Bunning, Ph.D., ST, Chief Technology Officer, Air Force Research Laboratory (see bio)

Democratizing Advanced Manufacturing – Ensuring Prosperity and Security
Thomas R. Kurfess, Ph.D., P.E., Chief Manufacturing Officer, Oakridge National Labs (see bio)

INL Defense Manufacturing Research Programs
Dr. Robert O’Brien, Director, Advanced Design and Manufacturing, Idaho National Laboratory (see bio)

Making Sense of Acronym Soup: The Language of DoD and What It Means for Science and Technology
John D. Russell, D.Sc., Chief, Structures Technology Branch, Air Force Research Laboratory (see bio)

Digital Research Innovations to Support Utah’s Air and Space Force
Tom Lockhart, Director of Engineering, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (see bio)

Closing Remarks