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Keynote speaker

The international line-up of speakers is headed by Dr John D. Russell, Technical Director, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division of the US Air Force Research Laboratory, who will present the keynote address on Carbon Fiber Composites for Next Generation Military Aircraft. Dr John Russell, Technical Director, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division US Air Force Research Laboratory

Topic: Carbon Fiber Composites for Next Generation Military Aircraft

In his role, Dr Russell is the Chief Technology Officer of the Air Force’s Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) program and is the principal advisor to the Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division Chief on all matters related to the technical strategy for the Air Force’s $265M per year program as well as the personnel and infrastructure required to execute that strategy.  In addition, he is the chairman of the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel which coordinates manufacturing technology requirements and strategies across the military services and agencies.  He has a Doctor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Washington University in St Louis.  Dr Russell is a Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE) and is currently secretary of the SAMPE North America Region.  Read the abstract here …

Plenary speakers

In his plenary address, Advanced manufacturing – unlocking future growth, Greg Williams, Senior Consultant with CSIRO Futures, will outline the key factors for a successful future in Australian manufacturing from the perspective of Australia’s lead research organisation, the CSIRO. Read the  abstract here …
Dr Jens Goennemann, Managing Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMCG) chose the topic Advancing Australian Manufacturing for his plenary address. He will report on the Centre’s analysis of Australia’s manufacturing landscape and its recently released Sector Competitiveness Plan, outlining how manufacturing, in partnership with government and Australia’s research community, can add $36 billion to the economy over the next 10 years.  Read the abstract here …
In his plenary address, Professor Peter Schubel, Director of the Centre for Future Materials, University of Southern Queensland, will give an overview of the 2016 UK Composites Strategy with some insight to its development as a co-author. Read the abstract and bio here …
Use the links at left to access the abstracts and speaker details for the Industry Stream and Peer Reviewed Stream.