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NextFlex Workshop: FHE Applications for Structural Health and Asset Monitoring Systems


West Lafayette, IN



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About the Workshop

This workshop will include over 20 speakers discussing FHE in AgTech, Industrial Asset Monitoring, and Composites.

Agenda

Monday, Oct 28, 2019

Tour of the GE Aviation Factory where LEAP Engines go through final assembly
3700 US Hwy 52 S, Lafayette, IN 47905


2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Lafayette Engine Facility is GE Aviation’s newest site. The doors opened for production of the LEAP engine in September 2015. The site has both New Engine Assembly and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and uses advanced manufacturing techniques such as laser projection, vision inspection & torque validation systems.

Space is very limited. Register now to reserve your spot.




Welcome Reception and Dinner
Ross-Ade Football Stadium, Purdue University
850 Steven Beering Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47906

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us as we kick off the Workshop at the Ross-Ade Football Stadium where you will mingle with Workshop attendees while taking in scenic views of Purdue‘s campus and the Ross-Ade Stadium. Dinner will include a guest speaker:

Redefining Traumatic Brain Injury – Prevention, Protection, and Repair







Tuesday, Oct 29 – Workshop Day One

Burton D. Morgan Center Room 129 and 121
Discovery Park, Purdue University
1201 West State Street West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057


8:00am - 8:30am Registration and Breakfast

8:30am - 8:50am – Welcome and NextFlex Overview

8:50am - 9:10am – Purdue University Overview of Structural Health and Asset Monitoring

9:10am - 11:00pm Session I: Agricultural Technology

Topics include:

  • Out-of-field asset tracking/products
  • In-field technology/communication
  • Sensors (stand alone and on-the-go sensors)
  • Soil monitoring
  • Remote monitoring and data communications
  • Open Ag data/digital monitoring interface
  • Internet-of-Things platform giving farmers real-time data
  • Real-time and on-the-go soil and water sensing in agriculture
Speakers include:

11:00pm - 12:00pm – Session I Panel Discussion to include above session speakers and Kevin Deppermann, Chief Engineer - Distinguished Fellow ; SPI Innovation Engineering Lead, Bayer

12:00pm - 1:30pm – Lunch in Discovery Park - Morgan Café and Room 129

1:30pm - 3:40pm – Session II: Industrial Asset Monitoring

Topics include:

Speakers include:

3:40pm - 4:00pm – Day One Wrap-Up

4:00pm - 6:00pm – Tour of the Birck Nanotechnology Center and Student Posters

The Birck Nanotechnology Center has a 186,000 sq ft. facility that includes a 25,000 sq. ft. ISO Class 3-4-5 (Class 1-10-100) nanofabrication cleanroom – the Scifres Nanofabrication Laboratory – that includes a 2,500 sq. ft. ISO Class 6 (Class 1000) pharmaceutical-grade biomolecular cleanroom.





Wednesday, Oct 30 - Workshop Day Two

Indiana Manufacturing Institute
Composites Manufacturing & Simulation Center - Rooms: IMI 129 - 130
1105 Challenger Ave, Suite 100, West Lafayette, IN 47906

8:00am - 8:30am Registration and Breakfast

8:30am - 8:40am – Welcome

8:40am - 11:30am – Session III: Monitoring for Composites

Topics include:

Speakers include:

11:30am - 11:50am – Wrap-Up

11:50am - 1:30pm – Lunch at the Indiana Manufacturing Institute

12:30pm - 3:30pm – Tour of Testbed and Composite facilities at the Indiana Manufacturing Institute

1:30pm - 3:30pm – Technical Breakout Sessions

  • For NextFlex Members and Government Only
3:30pm -4:00pm – Technical Breakout Results

The CMSC occupies 32,000 sq ft. in the Indiana Manufacturing Institute, a building located in the Purdue Research Park and completed in 2016. Over 13,000 sq ft. are dedicated to composites manufacturing and testing in a lab space that closely mirrors actual processes for aerospace and automotive manufacturing. Currently, this includes the full range of aerospace manufacturing including automated ply cutting, autoclave and oven curing, and CNC tool fabrication. The CMSC has added vehicle manufacturing capabilities with high-pressure resin transfer modeling, laminate stamping, injection over-molding and composites additive manufacturing.

Costs

Membership Level Ticket Description Ticket Type Price
Government Workshop and Welcome Reception Regular Free
Government Workshop Only Regular Free
NextFlex Member Workshop and Welcome Reception Regular (September 2 to October 27) $350
NextFlex Member Workshop Only Regular (September 2 to October 27) $300
Non-Member Workshop and Welcome Reception Regular (September 2 to October 27) $450
Non-Member Workshop Only Regular (September 2 to October 27) $400
NextFlex Member Workshop and Welcome Reception On-Site (October 28 to October 30) $450
NextFlex Member Workshop Only On-Site (October 28 to October 30) $400
Non-Member Workshop and Welcome Reception On-Site (October 28 to October 30) $550
Non-Member Workshop Only On-Site (October 28 to October 30) $500

Locations

The GE Aviation Factory Tour on Monday, October 28 will take place at the GE Lafayette Engine Facility, 3700 US Hwy 52 S, Lafayette, IN 47905.

The Welcome Reception on Monday, October 28 will take place at Ross-Ade Stadium located in Purdue University at 850 Steven Beering Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47906.

The Workshop Day One on Tuesday, October 29 will take place at the Burton D. Morgan Center Room 129 and 121 in Discovery Park, Purdue University,1201 West State Street West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057

The Workshop Day Two on Wednesday, October 30 will take place at the Indiana Manufacturing Institute, Composites Manufacturing & Simulation Center - Rooms: IMI 129 – 130, 1105 Challenger Ave, Suite 100, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Hotels

Courtyard Marriott

We have reserved a block of rooms at this hotel for $109 from October 27 to 31. Please reserve your room prior to October 10 to receive this discounted rate.
Located close to I-65, approximately 5 miles from Purdue University
150 Fairington Ave., Lafayette, IN 47905
To make your reservation, click on this link: Book your group rate for Nextflex
For information, call 765-449-4800.




Other Hotels

Union Club Hotel

Located on campus between Grant Street, State Street and Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette. For information and reservations, call 800-320-6291

Image of the Union Club Hotel Entrance.


Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette is located in the Wabash Landing shopping plaza with easy access to downtown Lafayette and Purdue University. 356 E. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47906. For information and reservations, call 765-743-2100.

Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette Wabash Landing Hotel, IN - Exterior


Holiday Inn Lafayette-City Centre — Lafayette, Indiana — IHG

Downtown Lafayette
515 South St., Lafayette, IN 47901
For information and reservations, call 765-423-1000

Hotel Exterior

 
Towneplace Suites Marriott

Located close to I-65, approximately 5 miles from Purdue University
163 Frontage Rd., Lafayette, IN 47905
For information and reservations, call 765-446-8668 or toll-free 888-236-2427




Homewood Suites by Hilton

Located close to I-65, approximately 5 miles from Purdue University
3939 South St., Lafayette, IN 47905
For information and reservations, call 765-448-9700

 Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette Hotel, IN - Hotel Exterior Daytime

 
Hampton Inn

Located close to I-65, approximately 5 miles from Purdue University
3941 South St., Lafayette, IN 47905
For information and reservations, call 765-447-1600



 
DoubleTree by Hilton

Located close to I-65, approximately 5 miles from Purdue University
155 Progress Dr., Lafayette, IN 47905
For information and reservations, call 765-446-0900

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Dr. Eric Nauman

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Basic Medical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering (by Courtesy), and a Director of Honors Programs in the College of Engineering, Purdue University

Dr. Nauman and his team have been using structural health monitoring to determine how best to approach brain injury prevention. Structural health monitoring detects subtle damage in aircraft and other structures using technologies such as computed tomography, X-rays, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, revealing otherwise undetectable damage that could lead to catastrophic failure.

“These tools ultimately became the foundation for the field of structural health monitoring, which has dramatically improved safety in the airline and automotive industries, military, and the food industry,” Dr. Nauman has said. “It is reasonable to propose that structural health monitoring may be effectively applied to enhance brain health in cases where neurotrauma is a potential outcome.”

Dr. Nauman is among the core faculty of the Purdue Neurotrauma Group. The group’s mission is to identify the mechanisms that lead to traumatic brain injury (TBI) in athletes, soldiers, and victims of blunt force impacts, and to develop early detection methods, protective systems, and directed therapies to provide the fastest recovery possible.

Dr. Nauman has patented a new helmet liner that reduces G-force to a player's brain by 50 percent. The double-shell helmet includes an outer shell, an impact absorbing material layer affixed to the outer shell on a first side of the impact absorbing material layer, an inner shell affixed to the impact absorbing material layer on a second side of the impact absorbing material layer opposite the first side of the impact absorbing material layer, and a foam layer affixed to the inner shell. Nauman says reducing energy to the brain would be a huge leap forward for helmets that have remained largely unchanged for more than 30 years.

The Purdue Neurotrauma Group's football brain injury research has beenfeatured in Sports Illustrated, HBO Real Sports, NBC Nightly News, PBS Frontline, CNN American Morning, Discovery Channel Daily Planet and other media. The researchers travel the nation teaching coaches and trainers how to prevent, recognize, and remedy football brain injuries.

 

Dr. Scott Miller

Director of Strategic Programs, NextFlex

As the director of strategic programs, Scott is responsible for overseeing US government projects, building relationships with DARPA and the National Science Foundation and building and managing critical relationships with the medical, avionics and pharmaceutical industries.

Most recently, he was the manager of GE Global Research’s Material System Lab where he led a multidisciplinary team developing and delivering material technologies and processes for GE products and services. Prior, he led GE’s Nanostructures & Surfaces Lab where he oversaw a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the field of nano-enabled materials, serving GE’s Healthcare, Aviation, Power, and Oil & Gas Businesses.

Scott holds eight patents, was the Founding Board Chair of the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), and is a member of the American Chemical Society. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.

 

Dr. Ali Shakouri

Mary Jo and Robert L. Kirk Director of the Birck Nanotechnology Center, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Ali received his doctoral degree from the California Institute of Technology in 1995 and his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Telecom ParisTech in France in 1990.

He was a faculty member at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 1998 to 2011 where he directed a multi university research center focused on direct conversion of heat into electricity.

He also initiated a sustainability curriculum and a California-Denmark summer program in renewable energies in collaboration with colleagues in sociology, political science and environmental studies. His major initiative at the Birck Center focuses on nanomanufacturing and printing smart films. The goal is to develop low cost devices and internet of things (IoT) sensor networks to enable digital agriculture, smart food packaging, wearables for healthcare monitoring and smart infrastructure. This involves two dozen faculty from colleges of engineering, science, agriculture and pharmacy.

Ali also received a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering in 1999, an NSF CAREER Award in 2000 and the Thermi Award in 2014.

 

Daniel Padrão

Chief Operating Officer, Solinftec

Daniel Padrão is Chief Operating Officer for Solinftec overlooking digital-Ag adoption in over 20 million acres of crops worldwide. With 10 years of experience, he joined Solinftec 5 years ago after managing an agriculture operation in Brazil that became one of the first real-time data-driven farms in the world.

Solinftec is a global leader in digital agriculture, develops solutions bringing together the best in class technologies in IoT, telecommunications and data science, to support farmers making real-time decisions, increasing farm efficiency and reducing environmental impact.

 

Dr. Chi-hua Huang

Soil Scientist and Research Leader, US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Soil Erosion Research Lab

Dr. Huang is a Soil Scientist and the Research Leader at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) - National Soil Erosion Research Lab, West Lafayette, IN. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University.

Dr. Huang's research is focused on the quantification of surface boundary conditions affecting sediment and chemical transport on the landscape, as well as on the development of innovative research techniques for soil erosion process research. He received BS from National Chung-Hsing University (Taiwan), MS from Washington State University and PhD from Purdue University, with all degrees in Soil Science. He was a Post Doc at Univ. Arizona and a Research Scientist at CSIRO (Australia) and Purdue Univ. before joining ARS in 1998.

Within ARS, Dr. Huang has served several acting leadership positions, i.e., Acting National Program Leader for Soil Erosion, Acting Associate Director (Mid South Area, and Mid West Area) and Acting Deputy Administrator (Natural Resources). He has been the US Coordinator for the Sino-US Joint Centers for Soil Conservation and Environmental Protection established in 2005 between USDA and Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology. In 2017, he received the Distinguished Career Award from the Association of Chinese Soil and Plant Scientists in North America.

 

Jeffrey Bergman

Project Manager – Engineering, Technical Lead – Asset Monitoring, NextFlex

Jeffrey is a multi-disciplinary Engineer with experience in managing the development and deployment of sensing systems in industrial and infrastructure settings.

His broad experience provides him with unique knowledge of the entire spectrum of sensing systems including system dynamics, data acquisition, analog and digital circuit design, digital communication and signal processing covering the sensor systems themselves as well as the hardware and software needed to support their implementation and use. He also has extensive experience managing multi-disciplinary teams for clients in both government and industry.

 

Dr. Rahim Rahimi

Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering, Purdue University

Dr. Rahimi holds a Ph.D. degree (2017) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, USA. His research has explored development of innovative, scalable, multifunctional, microsystem platforms for medical applications, with emphasis on smart wearable and autonomous devices for wound monitoring and therapy. His work has been featured in various news media, including Science Nation, Science360, The Computer World, and Science X.

Dr. Rahimi has led research teams on multi-institutional research endeavors with a focus on developing scalable manufacturing processes of flexible electronic devices that can empower technologies for health-care and environmental monitoring. Dr. Rahimi’s current research focus is on convergence of advancements in functional polymers and electrical engineering for developing innovative tools and technologies that can be utilized in solving various obstacles in healthcare, agriculture, and the environment.

 

Kevin Depperman

Chief Engineer - Distinguished Fellow ; SPI Innovation Engineering Lead, Bayer

Kevin Deppermann joined Monsanto in 1978 as an Electronic Technician after graduation from Ranken Technical Institute in St. Louis. Prior to that Kevin was in the United States Army in Germany working on advanced electronics in fixed secure voice and data security. He is now the Chief Engineer and a Distinguished Fellow leading Bayer’s Product Supply Seed Production Innovation, Innovation Engineering Team.

In his over 41 years with Monsanto and now with Bayer, he has throughout his career developed many new innovative processes and machines, which have accelerated Breeding, Biotech, Chemistry, Supply Chain, Product Supply, and Manufacturing pipelines. Examples of these are the development of large scale MRI oil analysis processes, agriculture farming and automation systems, Seed Chipping systems for Soy, Corn, Cotton, Melon and Wheat and associated automation with the scalability to transform forward plant breeding and manufacturing pipelines. Kevin holds a BSEE from the University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University Joint Engineering Program and Certificates of Technology Management and Engineering Management from the California Institute of Technology. He has over 75 patents in the areas of automation and engineering, has received Monsanto’s Above and Beyond technology awards, and is the recipient of the Monsanto 2009 Science & Technology Career Award, 2010 BAMSL Inventor of the Year Award, the prestigious Monsanto 2011 Edgar M. Queeny Award, Monsanto’s highest award for scientific and engineering excellence, and the 2012 James B Eads Award for Outstanding Scientist.

As a recipient of the 2012 James B Eads Award for Outstanding Scientist, Kevin was also deemed an Engineering Fellow of the Academy of Science-St. Louis. Also, in 2012, author Brett Stern interviewed Kevin on Seed Genomes dedicating a chapter to Kevin in his book entitled, “Inventors At Work”. In 2014, he received the Dean’s Alumni Award from the University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University for his outstanding contributions to engineering. In 2016, Kevin was promoted to Monsanto’s highest scientific and engineering fellow level, Distinguished Fellow. Kevin resides in St. Charles, MO with his wife, Sherry. They have three grown children, Brandy, Jason, and Cameron and two grandchildren.

 

Dr. Gregory W. Vogl, Mechanical Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Embedded Sensors for On-Machine Metrology and Dynamic Monitoring of Machine Tools

American manufacturers have asked NIST for on-machine measurement science to be able to know and trust the performance of their existing and new machine tools and machining processes. Manufacturers need smart machine tools to optimize production, to know when and why production performance thresholds are exceeded (diagnostics) or will be exceeded (prognostics). In short, manufacturers want to make informed decisions to minimize downtime and maintain or maximize production quality.

In a facility making high-value parts, current methods to assess machining performance are “offline” and typically too expensive in equipment and time. With near 24/7 production, manufacturers typically forgo these “offline” methods and choose instead to keep producing parts (“time is money”) while waiting to react to problems as they occur. However, manufacturers desire smart machine tools with “online” abilities to assess their own health, so that production isn’t halted but enhanced. Through identification of current health and early signs of problems, smart machine tools will give manufacturers the information they need to trust and optimize production.

This talk outlines requirements, standards, and some recent advances in the use of embedded sensors for on-machine measurement science and monitoring of machine tool linear axes and spindles. Lastly, the potential application of flexible hybrid electronics for factory floor monitoring of smart machine tools will be discussed.

 

Dr. Benjamin Grisso, Senior Mechanical Engineer and Structural Health Monitoring Lead, In-Service Ship Structures Branch, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division

Condition-based Maintenance for Naval Ship Structures

The integration of structural health monitoring (SHM) data with multi-scale, multi-physics, probabilistic models can be used to help track the status of assets and aid in decision support. This is the paradigm laid forth by researchers working in the field of digital twin for structures. The scope and complexity of this field is so large and so vast, that the development of the methodology will continuously evolve as the technology and capabilities of monitoring devices and numerical models continuously progress. However, the implementation of a cyber-physical system, even with the limitations of current technology, can lead to essential information necessary to implement condition-based maintenance (CBM) for naval ship structures.

The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of how SHM data might be used for both near-term and long-term (CBM) decision-making, while additionally describing the process for incorporating SHM data and information into the broader Navy/DoD digital landscape. Illustrative examples showing how the combination of SHM data with a digital twin can, a) enhance ship operational effectiveness and availability, and b) predict fatigue damage and service life under compounding uncertainty, will be discussed.  

 

Dr. Dan Berrigan

Lead, Additive Manufacturing of Functional Materials, Air Force Research Laboratory

Dr. Berrigan is a materials scientist experienced in additive manufacturing and wet chemical techniques to deposit thin, functional coatings of polymers, oxides and/or metals for flexible or stretchable electronics applications.

At the Air Force Research Laboratory, he is driving the in-house effort to establish and characterize the use of additive manufacturing techniques (e.g., inkjet, aerosol jet, and filamentary deposition) to deposit functional materials and devices.

 

Kevin Clark

Vice President, Fluke Corporation

As a strategy leader within Fluke Digital Systems, Kevin is responsible for understanding the industry, technological trends, digital transformation, and the impact the company has on their clients and partners.

Being digital is no easy task and it's more than just software. Being digital is a massive cultural shift from just doing digital, which we've done for decades. Kevin's role affords him the opportunity to lead/follow Fluke Digital Systems' clients and partners into the future.

 

Grant Chang

Product Engineer, Acellent Technologies, Inc.

Grant is currently a product engineer at Acellent. He has previously worked at Yahoo as a brand ambassador and at Apple as a cloud engineer. Grant graduated from Santa Clara University.

 

Dr. Gregory W. Vogl

Mechanical Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Greg received his B.S. (2000), M.S. (2003), and Ph.D. (2006) degrees in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech, after which he designed, fabricated, and experimented on microelectromechanical systems as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Researcher at NIST. He then joined the Production Systems Group, in which he worked on standards development for machine tools and vibration metrology for accelerometers.

Currently, Greg is a member of the Prognostics and Health Management for Reliable Operations in Smart Manufacturing (PHM4SM) project, which seeks to develop methodologies, protocols, and reference datasets to enable robust real-time diagnostics and prognostics for smart manufacturing systems. Greg develops sensor-based solutions for on-machine and real-time health assessment of machine tool linear axes and spindles. His interests include machine tool spindle health, diagnostic and prognostic methods, nonlinear dynamics, engineering mechanics, and metrology.

 

 

Dr. Benjamin Grisso

Senior Mechanical Engineer and Structural Health Monitoring Lead, In-Service Ship Structures Branch, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division 

Over the past decade, Dr. Grisso has focused on transitioning SHM technology for use on Navy assets. Research areas of interest include active SHM techniques (guided wave and impedance), large-scale distributed sensing, data analytics, digital twin, digital signal processing, and more. Dr. Grisso holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He received the 2014 Navy SBIR People’s Choice Award for supporting small businesses working with the Navy.

Dr. Grisso currently serves on technical committees for two conferences (SPIE Smart Structures+ NDE/SHM and ASME SMASIS). He has co-authored two book chapters, has over 40 journal publications, conference proceedings, and technical reports, and regularly reviews papers under consideration submitted to over ten technical journals.

 

Dr. Scott Miller

Director of Strategic Programs, NextFlex

As the director of strategic programs, Scott is responsible for overseeing US government projects, building relationships with DARPA and the National Science Foundation and building and managing critical relationships with the medical, avionics and pharmaceutical industries.

Most recently, he was the manager of GE Global Research’s Material System Lab where he led a multidisciplinary team developing and delivering material technologies and processes for GE products and services. Prior, he led GE’s Nanostructures & Surfaces Lab where he oversaw a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the field of nano-enabled materials, serving GE’s Healthcare, Aviation, Power, and Oil & Gas Businesses.

Scott holds eight patents, was the Founding Board Chair of the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), and is a member of the American Chemical Society. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.

 

Dr. Scott Miller

Director of Strategic Programs, NextFlex

As the director of strategic programs, Scott is responsible for overseeing US government projects, building relationships with DARPA and the National Science Foundation and building and managing critical relationships with the medical, avionics and pharmaceutical industries.

Most recently, he was the manager of GE Global Research’s Material System Lab where he led a multidisciplinary team developing and delivering material technologies and processes for GE products and services. Prior, he led GE’s Nanostructures & Surfaces Lab where he oversaw a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the field of nano-enabled materials, serving GE’s Healthcare, Aviation, Power, and Oil & Gas Businesses.

Scott holds eight patents, was the Founding Board Chair of the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), and is a member of the American Chemical Society. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.

 

Dr. John W. Sutherland, Professor and Fehsenfeld Family Head of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Purdue University

Sensors and Manufacturing Equipment

Industry 4.0 envisions the wide-scale use of low cost sensors, wireless communications, improved computation capabilities, and data analytics to make better decisions and operate equipment more efficiently in a manufacturing environment. Specific applications include optimal adaptive process operation, coordination among processes, better supply chain performance, enhanced management of machine tools and auxiliary equipment, real-time adaptive process and production plans, and improved equipment maintenance. An overview of sensor use in manufacturing will be provided. The specific application of sensors to predictive maintenance (PdM) will be discussed.

PdM can decrease the cost of downtime, increase the utilization equipment, and avoid premature equipment failure of components. The use of AI/deep learning methods in concert with sensor data collected from manufacturing equipment will be described, and how this can guide maintenance efforts.

 

Dr. Douglas Adams, Daniel F. Flowers Professor, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Material State Sensing and State Estimation in Composites Manufacturing

After composite materials are manufactured, flaws can be identified using a variety of techniques for post-process nondestructive testing including ultrasonic, x-ray, and shearography. However, it is costly to scrap or repair poor quality composite parts in which flaws are found. Techniques implemented during the process for sensing and estimating the material state are a promising means of identifying process mechanisms that produce flaws so that these mechanisms can potentially be mitigated. The challenge with these techniques is the uncertainty which is inherent in the measurements and models that are used for estimation. For example, in a composite laminate that cures, the temperature or cure state within the laminate could provide a means of identifying mechanisms that create flaws. But due to the variability of these states from part to part, the model must be adapted to enable the temperature and cure states to be accurately estimated.

This presentation discusses a Bayesian technique for estimation of the composite material temperature and degree of cure in a curing laminate using a Kalman filter in conjunction with infrared imaging. The filter is shown to produce accurate subsurface temperature estimates in a laminate as it cures. Separately, a flaw index is calculated based on the rate of heat loss through the part surface due to a process anomaly (hole in the vacuum bag). The long-term vision is to utilize these two techniques to enable compensation for the process controls in order to prevent flaws from forming. A wind turbine blade manufacturing application is highlighted.

 

Dr. Douglas Adams

Daniel F. Flowers Professor, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Dr. Adams' research in structural health monitoring incorporates novel sensing and system identification techniques to develop intelligent infrastructure in energy, security, and manufacturing applications. He serves as the Nondestructive Evaluation Technical Fellow for the $259M US Department of Energy Composites Institute focused on next-generation materials development in partnership with 150 industry members.

He has conducted over 140 sponsored programs ($35M in external sponsorship), written 269 technical papers, been awarded 9 patents, and authored a textbook on structural health monitoring as well as several book chapters, including chapters on damage prognosis of aerospace structures, structural health monitoring of wind turbines, and structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure.

Research awards he has received include the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Society of Experimental Mechanics DeMichele and Lazan Awards, Structural Health Monitoring Person of the Year Award, and he was elected a Fellow of ASME in 2011. He teaches courses in mechanics and dynamic systems and has won awards for classroom and online teaching along with being elected to the Purdue Book of Great Teachers. He has supervised 58 M.S. and Ph.D. students and 57 undergraduate research assistants.

 

Chris Minnella

Manager, DPHM Technologies, Diagnostics, Prognostics & Health Management, Lockheed Martin

Chris achieved an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He holds three patents for systems and methods for predicting failure of electronic systems and assessing level of degradation and remaining useful life, manufacture of exhaust articles for internal combustion engines, and exhaust articles for internal combustion engines.

 

Dr. John Sutherland

Professor and Fehsenfeld Family Head of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Purdue University

Dr. John W. Sutherland is Professor and Fehsenfeld Family Head of Environmental and Ecological Engineering at Purdue University. As Head, he has led the development of the EEE undergraduate degree and graduate degree programs and has grown the department in terms of students, staff, and faculty into one of the largest environmental engineering programs in the U.S. EEE is unique as a department in that it embraces industrial sustainability in addition to classic environmental engineering. For more information on EEE please refer to https://engineering.purdue.edu/EEE.

Sutherland is one of the world’s leading authorities on the application of sustainability principles to industrial issues. He has contributed pioneering research and education achievements, and provided leadership in establishing/advancing the field of environmentally responsible design and manufacturing. He has worked on numerous funded projects valued at approximately $50M. He has mentored nearly 100 students to the completion of their graduate degrees, including 25 PhD students. He has published over 300 papers in various journals and conference proceedings.

His honors and recognitions include the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (1992), Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (1996), SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award (1999), SME Education Award (2009), SAE International John Connor Environmental Award (2010), ASME William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award (2013), and SME Gold Medal (2018). Sutherland is a Fellow of SME (2005), ASME (2006), and CIRP (2011). He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

Dr. Jan-Anders Mansson

Distinguished Professor of Materials & Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

Dr. Jan-Anders Mansson received his PhD in 1981 in Polymeric Materials and his MS in 1977 in Mechanical Engineering, both from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden. Since 1990 he has been a Professor and the Laboratory Director at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. In 2008 he became the President of International Academy of Sports Science and Technology, an International Olympic Committee.

Dr. Mansson’s research is focused on novel cost-effective materials and manufacturing methods as well as unique additional functionalities, beyond the classical performance characteristics of composite materials. This research has led to over 600 scientific publications and a number of patents and patent applications.

 

Dr. John Williams

Associate Technical Fellow, Advanced Electromechanical Technologies (AET), Boeing Research and Technology

Dr. Williams is developing “additive electronics manufacturing” (AEM) for use on Boeing platforms. He founded the BR&T Huntsville AEM effort performing research in microwave filters, antennas, and flexible hybrid electronic (FHE) sensors by maturing manufacturing capabilities, implementing modeling and simulation, and developing prototype demonstrators. John is a principal or co-principal investigator on 7 Nextflex projects on multilayer manufacturing, antenna development, health monitoring and flex electronics for UAV platforms. He is Boeing’s Technical Council Representative for the NextFlex MII, and leads the Materials Working Group road mapping within the NextFlex community.

John applies additive electronics across the enterprise in areas associated with communications, health monitoring, hybrid aircraft, soft robotics, autonomy, and wearable devices factory floor safety. He implements new research goals and directions using disruptive technologies that when matured, have the potential to change the way we look at sensors and electronics. This is achieved through active collaborations with several Boeing teams, universities, and small businesses. John has been awarded 14 US patents, has more than 15 patents pending, 3 trade secrets, published more than 40 journal articles, and given dozens of talks to peers, universities, 2 US congressmen, and the Governor of Alabama during his 15 year career. His current and previous funding comes from NASA, DARPA, NIH, DoD, NSF, and NextFlex.

 

Dr. Shridhar Nath

Wind Blade Technology Leader, GE Global Research

Dr. Nath has been with General Electric Research Center in upstate New York, USA for over 21 years involved in the development of technologies related to Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) and Composites. He currently leads a global team of researchers targeting design, analysis, manufacturing and automation of next generation of Wind Blades. Shridhar represents GE on both the IACMI (Institute of Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation) consortium as well as the ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) institute. One of his key responsibilities is supporting the integration of LM Wind Power into GE, from a technology perspective.

In his previous role as the manager of the composites team, the charter was developing state-of-art technologies to maintain competitive advantage of GE products and expand the use of composites in newer components and systems. One example his team was very involved is the carbon composite fan blade on the GEnx engine that powers the Boeing 787 and the GE90 engine on the Boeing 777. Prior to his composite’s role, Shridhar managed the NDE team involved in developing novel solutions for both manufacturing and service of industrial products Shridhar received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University with a focus on understanding the sensor/defect interactions in materials using computational methods.

 

Dr. Scott Miller

Director of Strategic Programs, NextFlex

As the director of strategic programs, Scott is responsible for overseeing US government projects, building relationships with DARPA and the National Science Foundation and building and managing critical relationships with the medical, avionics and pharmaceutical industries.

Most recently, he was the manager of GE Global Research’s Material System Lab where he led a multidisciplinary team developing and delivering material technologies and processes for GE products and services. Prior, he led GE’s Nanostructures & Surfaces Lab where he oversaw a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the field of nano-enabled materials, serving GE’s Healthcare, Aviation, Power, and Oil & Gas Businesses.

Scott holds eight patents, was the Founding Board Chair of the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), and is a member of the American Chemical Society. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.

 

Dr. Ali Shakouri

Mary Jo and Robert L. Kirk Director of the Birck Nanotechnology Center, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Ali received his doctoral degree from the California Institute of Technology in 1995 and his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Telecom ParisTech in France in 1990.

He was a faculty member at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 1998 to 2011 where he directed a multi university research center focused on direct conversion of heat into electricity.

He also initiated a sustainability curriculum and a California-Denmark summer program in renewable energies in collaboration with colleagues in sociology, political science and environmental studies. His major initiative at the Birck Center focuses on nanomanufacturing and printing smart films. The goal is to develop low cost devices and internet of things (IoT) sensor networks to enable digital agriculture, smart food packaging, wearables for healthcare monitoring and smart infrastructure. This involves two dozen faculty from colleges of engineering, science, agriculture and pharmacy.

Ali also received a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering in 1999, an NSF CAREER Award in 2000 and the Thermi Award in 2014.

 

Dr. Scott Miller

Director of Strategic Programs, NextFlex

As the director of strategic programs, Scott is responsible for overseeing US government projects, building relationships with DARPA and the National Science Foundation and building and managing critical relationships with the medical, avionics and pharmaceutical industries.

Most recently, he was the manager of GE Global Research’s Material System Lab where he led a multidisciplinary team developing and delivering material technologies and processes for GE products and services. Prior, he led GE’s Nanostructures & Surfaces Lab where he oversaw a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the field of nano-enabled materials, serving GE’s Healthcare, Aviation, Power, and Oil & Gas Businesses.

Scott holds eight patents, was the Founding Board Chair of the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), and is a member of the American Chemical Society. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.

 

Dr. Jan-Anders Mansson

Distinguished Professor of Materials & Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

Dr. Jan-Anders Mansson received his PhD in 1981 in Polymeric Materials and his MS in 1977 in Mechanical Engineering, both from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden. Since 1990 he has been a Professor and the Laboratory Director at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. In 2008 he became the President of International Academy of Sports Science and Technology, an International Olympic Committee.

Dr. Mansson’s research is focused on novel cost-effective materials and manufacturing methods as well as unique additional functionalities, beyond the classical performance characteristics of composite materials. This research has led to over 600 scientific publications and a number of patents and patent applications.

 

Dr. Giorgio Bazzan

Program Manager, Air Force Research Laboratory

Dr. Bazzan is a Program Manager for the Defense Production Act - Title III and recently became the Government CTO for NextFlex. Before joining AFRL, he worked for UES Inc. in various roles (Research Scientist, Program Manager and Deputy Division Director). Research areas included additive manufacturing techniques (inkjet, aerosol jet and direct-ink writing) applied to organic and flexible electronics. Dr. Bazzan also wrote several successful proposals and managed several government contracts.

Dr. Bazzan received his Ph.D. in Chemistry (Nanotechnology & Materials Chemistry program) from the City University of New York and his MS in Chemistry from Padua University (Italy).

 

Chris Minnella

Manager, DPHM Technologies, Diagnostics, Prognostics & Health Management, Lockheed Martin

Chris achieved an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He holds three patents for systems and methods for predicting failure of electronic systems and assessing level of degradation and remaining useful life, manufacture of exhaust articles for internal combustion engines, and exhaust articles for internal combustion engines.

 

Dr. Amrita Kumar

Executive Vice President, Acellent Technologies Inc.

Dr. Kumar is well-versed in Structural Health Monitoring systems for metal and composite structures and has been with Acellent from its inception. She is currently the program manager for several multi-year projects and handles Acellent’s business related activities.

She is a Member of the organizing committee for the International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring held at Stanford University, Program committee member SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering), Smart Structures / NDE, Industrial & Commercial applications, Member of the G-11SHM, Structural Health Monitoring and Mgmt (AISC) Committee and a reviewer for several SHM journals.

She has more than 30 publications and presentations including those in the Encyclopedia for SHM. She achieved an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics from Drexel University.

 

Jeffrey Bergman

Project Manager – Engineering, Technical Lead – Asset Monitoring, NextFlex

Jeffrey is a multi-disciplinary Engineer with experience in managing the development and deployment of sensing systems in industrial and infrastructure settings.

His broad experience provides him with unique knowledge of the entire spectrum of sensing systems including system dynamics, data acquisition, analog and digital circuit design, digital communication and signal processing covering the sensor systems themselves as well as the hardware and software needed to support their implementation and use. He also has extensive experience managing multi-disciplinary teams for clients in both government and industry.