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NextFlex Member Meetings 2021


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NextFlex Members and Government Partners Only

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About this Event

Join us for two virtual half-day member meetings on March 31 – April 1.

The agenda will include visionary talks from the NextFlex team with presentations from Malcolm Thompson, Janos Veres, Art Wall, Scott Miller and Emily McGrath and a government update. Members will present on how they optimize their membership with NextFlex and will share updates on projects.

Member networking activities will include live-streamed interactive sessions and topic-focused breakout rooms.

Agenda

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – Day One – NextFlex Achievements and Next Steps

All Times in Pacific Standard Time

9:00AM – 9:15AM – NextFlex 2021 Goals and Priorities

  • Dr. Malcolm Thompson, Executive Director, NextFlex

9:15AM – 9:45AM – Technology Update: Roadmapping and Materials Database

  • Dr. Scott Miller, Director of Technology, NextFlex

9:45AM – 10:30AM – Engineering and Project Work Update and Next Steps

  • Dr. Janos Veres, Director of Engineering, NextFlex

10:30AM – 11:15AM – Fab and Project Work Update and Next Steps

  • Dr. Art Wall, Director of Fab Operations, NextFlex

11:15AM – 11:45AM – WFD Update and Next Steps

  • Emily McGrath, Director of Workforce Development, NextFlex

11:45AM – 12:15PM – Gov’t Updates and Next Steps

  • Dr. Eric Forsythe, Government Program Manager, ARL
  • Dr. Giorgio Bazzan, Government CTO, AFRL

12:15PM – 12:30PM – NextFlex Fellow Award Presentation and Introduction to Breakout Rooms

  • Dr. Malcolm Thompson, Executive Director, NextFlex

12:30PM – 1:30PM – Speaker Breakout Rooms

  • Attendees can visit 6 breakout rooms hosted by each speaker from above to ask questions
  • Attendees can move freely from room to room
  • Speakers will facilitate open discussions among the attendees

Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Day Two – NextFlex Member Experiences, Funded Project Presentations and Networking

All Times in Pacific Standard Time

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM – Member Opportunities to Work with NextFlex

  • Dr. Scott Miller, Director of Technology, NextFlex

9:10 AM – 9:15 AM – NextFlex Member Experience

  • Dr. David Grierson, President and CTO, systeMECH

9:15 AM – 9:20 AM – NextFlex Member Experience

  • Nick Koop, Director – Flex Technology, TTM Technologies

9:20 AM – 9:25 AM – NextFlex Member Experience

  • Yawar Khawaja, Director, Printed Electronics Operations, Brewer Science

9:25AM – 9:30 AM – NextFlex Member Experience

  • Angela McIntyre, Executive Director, eWear Initiative, Stanford University

9:30 AM – 9:35 AM – NextFlex Member Experience

  • Daniel d’Almeida, VP Sales and Marketing, Liquid Wire

9:35 AM – 9:40 AM – NextFlex Member Experience

  • Dr. Mark Poliks, CAMM; Empire Innovation Professor of Engineering, Binghamton University

9:40 AM – 9:45 AM – Introductions to Project Presentations

  • Dr. Scott Miller, Director of Technology, NextFlex

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM – NextFlex Funded Project Presentation – Ink Jet Process Capabilities

  • Dr. Pratap Rao, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM – Attendee Q&A with Dr. Pratap Rao

  • Moderated by Scott Miller

10:15AM – 10:30 AM – NextFlex Funded Project Presentation – UAV and Multilayer Laminate

  • Dr. John Williams, Associate Technical Fellow, Additive Electronics Manufacturing (AET), Boeing Research and Technology

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Attendee Q&A with Dr. John Williams

  • Moderated by Scott Miller

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM – NextFlex Update on Projects from the Fab

  • Ben Plattner, Engineering Manager, Robotics & Automation, NextFlex

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM – Attendee Q&A with Ben Plattner

  • Moderated by Scott Miller

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM – NextFlex Funded Project Presentation – Army Munitions Monitoring

  • Cheng-Po (Paul) Chen, Electrical Engineer, GE Research

11:30AM – 11:45 AM Attendee Q&A with Paul Chen

  • Moderated by Scott Miller

11:45AM – 11:50AM – Introduction to Member Meet-Up Rooms

  • Dr. Nick Morris, FHE Technology Manager, NextFlex

11:50AM – 12:00PM – Break

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Member Meet-Up Rooms

  • Attendees can visit the following 5 breakout rooms that will focus on these topics:
    1. Standards, Test, and Reliability
      • Facilitated by: Dr. Mark Poliks, CAMM; Empire Innovation Professor of Engineering, Binghamton University
    2. Automotive
      • Facilitated by: Thomas Nealssohn, Senior Innovation Manager, SRG Global
    3. FHE Roadmapping
      • Facilitated by: Dr. Scott Miller, Director of Technology, NextFlex and Dr. Nick Morris, FHE Technology Manager, NextFlex
    4. Modernization Priorities
      • Facilitated by: Dr. Eric Forsythe, Government Program Manager, NextFlex/Army Research Labs
    5. FHE Fabs
      • Facilitated by: Dr. Art Wall, Director of Fab Operations, NextFlex and Doyle Edwards, Director, Government Programs, Brewer Science
  • Attendees can move freely from room to room
  • Facilitators will lead open discussions among the attendees
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